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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 22 October to 28 October 2017

Oct 28, 2017 13:14 IST
Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 22 October to 28 October 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 22 October to 28 October 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Bharatmala Project, bank recapitalisation plan and Chandrayaan-II among others.

• This state’s government has increased the quota for OBCs by 5 per cent to a total of 26 per cent - Rajasthan

• This state’s government has decided to use drones to conduct slum survey - Odisha

• The Union government will be sending CCI officials to this state to resolve cotton procurement related issues - Telangana

• The Special Centre for Disaster research was inaugurated in this university – Jawaharlal Nehru University

• Indian Railways’ first set of solar plants was launched in this city – New Delhi

• He is the ambassador of Delhi Olympic Games to be held in December 2017- Yogeshwar Dutt

• This day is celebrated as Infantry Day in India- 27 October

• Researchers from Florida State University developed a tool to objectively define the beginning and end of the Indian summer Monsoon. The name of the journal where the research was published is- Climate Dynamics

• She was sworn in as the Prime Minister of New Zealand on 26 October 2017- Jacinda Ardern

• The senior IAS officer took charge as the new chief secretary of Uttarakhand on 25 October 2017-Utpal Kumar Singh

• He was one of the biggest stars of the early rock ’n’ roll era- known for having a two fisted boogie-woogie piano- Fats Domino

• The Ministry of Shipping sanctioned Rs 25 crore and Rs 50 crore under the flagship Sagarmala project to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and the Karwar port. These ports are located in this state- Karnataka

• India’s rank in the Passport Index of the Global Passport Power Rank 2017 - 75th

• Union Ministries jointly launched a new scheme “SAATHI”- Ministries of Power and Textiles

• Indian origin couple who won the 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for AIDS research - Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Salim Abdool Karim

• India has levied anti-dumping duty on these products from the European Union and other nations including China and Korea - stainless steel products

• This country has announced introduction of a minimum wage for workers - Qatar

• The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has given its in-principle stage-I forest clearance for the construction of - Kaleshwaram Lift irrigation project

• The Indian Navy has approved a new deployment plan that involves deploying warships along critical sea lanes of communication in the- Indian Ocean Region

• A heritage railway museum will be set by the Nilgiris Mountain Railway in this state – Tami Nadu

• Scientists have discovered about 400 previously mysterious stone structures known as 'Gates' in this country’s dessert – Saudi Arabia

• The 3rd Global Investors’ India Forum was held in New Delhi on 26 October 2017 with the theme: Ideate, Innovate, Implement and Invest in India

• Person who will head the newly constituted task force of RBI on Public Credit Registry - M Deosthalee

• This bank recently signed MoU with Escorts for tractor financing - State Bank of India

• Person appointed as CEO of the Association of Mutual Funds in India - NS Venkatesh

• MobiKwik signed an agreement to launch a cobranded app with -  IndusInd Bank

• 30th edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was held between the navies of India and - Indonesia

• Central American country that signed Paris climate agreement recently - Nicaragua

• The Union Government recently approved highway projects worth Rs 7 lakh crore. These projects also include - Bharatmala Project

• World's oldest navigational tool 'Astrolabe' was discovered by shipwreck searcher David Mearns off the coast of - Oman

• The United Nations Day is observed every year on - 24 October

• Country that recently commissioned Coast Guard Ship Suraksha provided to it by India - Sri Lanka

• 56th raising day of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was celebrated on - 24 October 2017

• Noted Malayalam film director who passed away recently and was known for his film 'Avalude Ravukal' - IV Sasi

• This International organisation recently signed loan agreement to promote a series of fiscal reforms in West Bengal - Asian Development Bank

• The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it would be extending the Dawn mission at Ceres

• This country has used its veto power to block a UN resolution to extend work of inspectors seeking to determine who was behind the chemical attack in Syria - Russia

• This High Court has passed a ruling banning the use of photographs or pictures of living persons on banners, flex boards and sign-boards - Madras

• This eminent Indian classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee, also considered as ‘Queen of Thumri’, passed away at the age of 88 - Girija Devi

• This state’s government would be constructing 43 highlands at the Kaziranga national park - Assam

• The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final 2017 was held here - New Delhi, India

• He was elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan - Shinzo Abe

• Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won gold in this sports event - Shooting

• Union Finance Minister announced recapitalisation of public sector banks. This reform falls under scheme - Indradhanush 2

• The foundation stone for an aerospace park was recently laid in this state - Tamil Nadu

• This state’s election department has entered into the Limca Book of Records for forming Human logo that read Mission Unite - You 'N' I (towards Enrolment) - Meghalaya

• This mission, to be launched in the first quarter of 2018, would be India’s second space mission to moon- Chandrayaan-II

• The Union Government has appointed Dineshwar Sharma as its representative in this state - Jammu & Kashmir

• This Indian shuttler lifted the 2017 Denmark Open Superseries trophy in the singles’ category - Kidambi Srikanth

• India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra was inaugurated by Union Minister in New Delhi for - Skilling in Smart Cities

• This person has  won the Best FIFA Men's Player Award- Cristiano Ronaldo

• India beat this team to win Asia Cup Hockey-Malaysia

• He is the newly appointed the CEO of HSBC- Jayant Rikhye

• Manav Thakkar became the first Indian to occupy the top spot at the ITTF World Junior Circuit. With this sport is Manav associated-Table Tennis

• The two have won gold at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup-Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu

• India’s first Roll On-Roll Off (Ro-Ro) ferry service was launched in - Gujarat

• Person who led the Indian delegation in the 4th ASEAN Defence Minister’s Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) 2017 - Nirmala Sitharaman

• State that passed an ordinance prohibiting action against public servants without sanction - Rajasthan

• This organisation launched an excel-based offline tool for businesses to file initial GSTR-3B returns - GST Network

• Person appointed as MD & CEO of India Post Payments Bank - Suresh Sethi

• International tri services joint exercise INDRA -2017 started between - India and Russia

• Person appointed as the chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development - Sunny Verghese

• State that launched Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna (BBY) for farmers - Madhya Pradesh

• Person appointed as the CBI Special Director recently - Rakesh Asthana

• The 2nd World Congress on Marxism will be held in - Beijing

• Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Odisha’s first PNG (Piped Natural Gas) project at - Bhubaneswar

• Person appointed as member of the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for Manipur and Mizoram - Ngangom Sarat Singh

• This Indian origin teenager has become UK's Youngest Millionaire - Akshay Ruparelia

• This country according to a recently released study has come second in the individual list of nations, where people are most at risk of succumbing to pollution-related diseases - China

• This lake, located in Russia, is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history - Lake Baikal

• This warship, the world’s oldest took off on its first sail since three years on 20 October 2017 - USS Constitution

• He has been appointed as the New Lokyukta of Madhya Pradesh - NK Gupta

• This e-retailer has joined hands with Union textile industry to promote handloom – Myntra

• This eminent poet and journalist has been chosen for the prestigious for Padma Prabha Puraskaram - Prabha Varma

• He has resigned as the Solicitor General of India on 20 October 2017 - Ranjit Kumar

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