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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 23 April to 29 April 2017

Apr 29, 2017 13:01 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 16 April to 22 April 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Doubles title, 52nd Jnanpith Awardeet and Miss Teen Universe 2017 among others.

• The Oscar-winning director of the movie The Silence of the Lambs who passed away recently is - Jonathan Demme

• The country that became the first in world to ban metals mining is - El Salvador

• The shorts film selected by UNESCO to screen as a part of the World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Indonesia is – Azaad

• The theme of the 2017 World Press Freedom Day that will be celebrated by the UNESCO in Jakarta, Indonesia is - Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

• Uma Bharti has launched a new water conservation scheme for – Bundelkhand

• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award to this eminent Bengali poet- Sankha Ghosh

• The Indian cultural centre located in this country recently organised a seminar to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two nations - Egypt

• B S Sandhu was appointed as the new Director General of Police of this state- Haryana

• This country has become the first country to open an honorary consulate office in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) – Belgium

• The person was conferred by the CII President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement by the President Pranab Mukherjee on 27 April 2017 - Rahul Bajaj

• Lawmakers of this country had approved package of security measures, partially ban burqa – Germany

• The first Indian city that has won Pierre L’enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017 instituted by the American Planning Association is - Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha

• The Supreme Court has dismissed the Centre's curative petition seeking a recall of its verdict giving police the liberty to probe the role of armed forces in alleged encounter cases in areas where - AFSPA is in force

• The internet giant that acknowledged that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures - Facebook Inc

• He was recently appointed as the Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police - R. K. Pachnanda

• He was recently appointed as the Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force - Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar

• The winner of the Miss Teen Universe 2017 crown is - Srishti Kaur

• Nita Ambani was made a member of two important commissions of the International Olympic Committee’s governing body. They are - Olympic channel and Olympic education Commission

• Hana Khatib was appointed as first female judge in Muslim Sharia Court of - Israel

• World Lab Animal Day (WLAD) is observed globally on - 24 April

• NASA recently successfully launched its heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from - Wanaka, New Zealand

• India recently notified conformity to the UN resolution of imposing sanctions on - North Korea

• This state’s government cancelled 15 public holidays in educational institutions – Uttar Pradesh

• The newly discovered planet by NASA scientists is being referred to as- Iceball

• This cricket body stands to lose more than half of its revenue share in ICC with the approval of the new revenue model – BCCI

• NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered into which this planet’s unexplored region – Saturn

• The NASA astronaut recently set a new US record for most cumulative days spent in space is - Peggy Whitson

• The theme of the 2017 World Intellectual Property Day is - Innovation – Improving Lives

• The Indian professional shot putter who recently won a gold medal in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jinhua, China is - Manpreet Kaur

• He became the first Pakistani cricketer to score 10000 Test runs - Younis Khan

• Central University for Divyangs will be set up in - Uttar Pradesh

• Unique Identification Number was recently suggested to curb illegal trafficking of - Cow

• World’s fifth largest military spender as per SIPRI - India

• Country which recently became the first time importer of Indian mangoes - Australia

• This retired War Veteran was named the new Director of US Secret service - Randolph Alles

• The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales launched a new service called- Wikitribune

• India recently signed agreements on agriculture, satellite building and broadcasting and film sector with this country – Armenia

• This country has banned more than a dozen Muslim names – China

• This country has ordered the expulsion of the head of the United Nations Development Program - Tanzania

• High Court of this state has restrained the state government from shifting the liquor shops functioning along the national highways or operating them by categorizing key stretches of the National Highways into municipal or corporation roads - Tamil Nadu

• The Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar will start its maiden direct international flight on 26 April 2017 to - Kuala Lumpur

• Chief Minister of this state has directed the local Government department to explore production of bio mass energy by mixing stubble with garbage in order to eliminate the problems of garbage accumulation in cities as well stubble burning - Punjab

• The public sector financial institution that has decided to offload 7 percent of its shares to the public through a follow-on offer is - Indian Bank

• Indian social activist who is one of the six winners of Goldman Environmental Award 2017 - Prafulla Samantra

• Winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016 - Kasinathuni Viswanath

• State that signed MoU with Indian Railways to expand green cover - Maharashtra

• Indian bank that won the 2017 Golden Peacock Innovative Product / Service Award - Yes Bank

• Country that was recently elected to Committee for Programme and Coordination - India

• Indian sprinter Man Kaur recently clinched the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games. The event was held at - Auckland, New Zealand

• He was recently appointed by Etihad as the Chief Executive Officer Airline Equity Partners - Robin Kamark

• The state declared as the overall winner of the National Youth Athletics Meet is – Haryana

• The Indian film that won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival is - Newton

• Two countries that recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to restore the diplomatic ties after a hiatus of 37 years are - Cuba and Morocco

• The Peshawar High Court recently allowed Pakistani Hindus to worship at a Shiva temple in – Abbottabad

• The President of United States, Donald Trump wants to send American astronauts to – Mars

• This NASA astronaut recently broke the previous US record for most time spent in space - Peggy Whitson

• This city will be hosting the 2017 United Nations Oceans Conference – New York

• This versatile playback singer was presented the Ghantasala national award instituted by the Ghantasala National Art Academy - Vani Jairam

• The theme of the 2017 International Mother Earth Day is - Environmental & Climate Literacy

• The child rights activist awarded with the P C Chandra Puraskaar 2017 is - Kailash Satyarthi

• The winner of the Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Singles title is - Rafael Nadal

• The winners of the Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Doubles title are - Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas

• Person who won the UNESCO’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize - Giuseppina Nicolini

• City that was designated as UNESCO World Book Capital 2018 - Athens

• All India Radio (AIR) station that was honoured with the prestigious ‘Lelte Award’ - AIR Aizawl

• Earth Day is celebrated every year on - 22 April

• This city has been designated UNESCO World Book Capital 2018 - Athens

• India’s first-ever “village of books” will open in this state to promote tourism – Maharashtra

• The function commemorating National Panchayati Raj Diwas was held in this Indian city - Lucknow

• This Indian Navy Ship is currently undertaking a hydrographic survey of Weligama Bay along with Sri Lankan Navy - INS Darshak

• Google on 24 April 2017 paid tribute to this legendary cultural icon in India with a special doodle – Rajkumar

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and reaffirmed India's steadfast support to Afghanistan in - fighting all forms of terrorism

• Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that Indian economy will grow at a clip of 7.5 per cent this fiscal, up from - 7.1 per cent in the 2016-17

• NITI Aayog, the think tank of the Union Government, on 26 April 2017 came up with a vision document 2031-32 that envisages a new India where every Indian will have - houses with toilets, two-wheelers or cars, air-conditioners, power and digital connectivity in next 15 years, that is, by 2032

• The Delhi High Court on 26 April 2017 said that hospitals cannot hold patients hostage to extract money for - Unpaid Bills



 

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