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

Jul 29, 2017 13:48 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 23 July and 29 July 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mohun Bagan Ratna 2017 and satellite-launch rocket named Simorgh among others.

• The Chief Minister of Punjab who will succeed Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of Pakistan after his resignation from the post is - Shehbaz Sharif

• The footballer who was recently conferred the Mohun Bagan Ratna 2017 is - Subrata Bhattacharya

• The slogan for the 2017 International Tiger Day is - Fresh Ecology For Tigers’ Protection

• The theme of the 2017 United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons is - Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons

• The former Union Minister who was recently conferred with the Japan’s imperial decoration Order of the Rising Sun award for his/her contribution to fostering Japan-India ties is- Ashwani Kumar

• The country that successfully test-fired satellite-launch rocket named Simorgh is – Iran

• Indian wrestler who recently won the Bronze medal in Asian Youth & Junior Weightlifting Championships held in Kathmandu, Nepal is - Ajay Singh

• Union Minister that chaired the first-ever meeting of the newly constituted Islands Development Agency - Rajnath Singh

• Person honoured with the Life Time Excellence Award at the 2017 National Earth System Sciences (NESS) awards - K Gopalan

• India signed an MoU on cooperation in the field of youth affairs with - Palestine

• State that approved a bill to levy entertainment duty - Haryana

• Company that launched its first Made for India chat messaging application called Kaizala – Microsoft

• The nation that recently declared Total Independence from IMF and World Bank is – Bolivia

• The mobile app that was recently launched by the National Centre for Seismology for earthquake parameter dissemination is - India Quake

• The Bollywood actor, best known for sharing the screen space with Salman Khan in the movie Wanted, who passed away recently is - Inder Kumar

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at – Pei Karumbu, Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu

• The Olympic medallists recently appointed as Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh Government is - PV Sindhu

• This country successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket called ‘Simorgh’ into space – Iran

• The tax authorities of the five BRICS nations signed this landmark document to establish a mechanism for taxation cooperation – The BRICS Taxation Cooperation Memorandum

• He overtook Bill Gates to become the world’s richest man for a brief while in July 2017 - Jeff Bezos

• Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi has said that this city is the worst performing city in the critical issue of child sex ratio – Kolkata

• This world leader has urged all the members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to support India’s bid for membership – Donald Trump

• Nitish Kumar on 27 July 2017 took oath as Chief Minister of Bihar with the support of - BJP

• Nitish Kumar has resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar by submitting his resignation to the Governor of the state. Governor of the state is - Keshri Nath Tripathi

• The count of tigers in Uttarakhand rose to 242 with an increase of 63 big cats in the year 2017. With this, Uttarakhand became second highest in India in terms of tiger count. The state that stands on the top position in terms of tiger count is – Karnataka

• The ocean in which a group of scientists recently discovered a new species of glow-in-the-dark shark is - Pacific Ocean

• The Codex Alimentarius Commission recently adopted three Codex standards for three spices. They are - black, white and green pepper, cumin and thyme

• Renowned politician Dharam Singh recently passed away in Bengaluru. He had served as the Chief Minister of – Karnataka

• The country that will host the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship is - Indonesia

• This country’s President has banned transgender individuals from serving in the military – The United States of America

• This bill seeks to empower the Centre to collect statistical data from Jammu and Kashmir - Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017

• This bill ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating four labour related laws – New Wage Code Bill

• The AAI has signed a deal with this state’s government to help develop its civil aviation sector- Uttarakhand

• This Indian state has successfully brought down child trafficking rate from 40 percent to 5 percent – Maharashtra

• The GST Council recently constituted a selection committee to identify members and head of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority. The chairman of the committee is - PK Sinha

• The country that extended martial law on restive Mindanao Island until 31 December 2017 is - The Philippines

• The country that will host the Men’s World Boxing Championship in 2021 is – India

• The rank of India in the new global Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) index is - 132nd

• The high court that ruled made Vande Mataram compulsory in educational institutes and offices of the state is - Madras High Court

• The Canadian woman swimmer who won the 100m backstroke gold in a new world-record time at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest is - Kylie Masse

• The book titled ‘Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister’ has been written by - Sagarika Ghose

• This yesteryear actress, who essayed the role of Anarkali, has joined the ranks of Bollywood celebrities who will have their wax figures at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds - Madhubala

• This day commemorates India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War- Kargil Vijay Diwas

• This country’s Parliament has passed a bill giving its President the power to appoint the country's top judges without consulting any other institution - Zimbabwe

• Player named as the captain of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team - Mithali Raj

• India’s first metro to have its own FM radio station - Lucknow Metro

• Rajya Sabha passed The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims), 2017, which seeks to repeal - Admiralty Court Act, 1861

• Sri Lankan Cabinet recently revised the agreement for Hambantota Port built by - China

• A Delhi-based start-up has launched this app to assist people with disabilities to find accessible places - BillionAbles

• The Indian contingent finished at this position in the Youth Commonwealth Games 2017 – 7th

• India won maximum gold medals in this category at the 6th Youth Commonwealth Games - Tennis

• This country won the maximum number of medals in the Youth Commonwealth Games 2017 – England

• This renowned Indian scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee passed away at his residence in Noida on 24 July 2017 at the age of 90 – Yash Pal

• Online complaint system for sexual harassment launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development - SHe-Box portal

• Oil company that will operate India’s first petroleum R&D facility for testing high-end BS-VI quality fuel emissions - Indian Oil Corporation

• Person appointed as Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs - Raveesh Kumar

• State that announced to set up Vegetable Price Stability Fund - Haryana

• Two countries that signed an accord to boost military cooperation recently - Iraq and Iran

• The mobile app launched by the Union Government for maintenance of rural roads is – Aarambh

• The country in which the world's oldest emoji was discovered on a 3700-year-old jug is – Turkey

• The winner of the 2017 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title is - HS Prannoy

• The city selected by the UN as the Local Data Hub for Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region is – Dubai

• Al Aqsa Mosque, which is in news these days, is situated in - Old City of Jerusalem, Israel

• The winner of the 2017 Swedish Open Men’s Singles title is - David Ferrer

• The theme of the 2017 Global Conference on Cyber Space, which will be held in New Delhi in November 2017, is - Cyber4All: An Inclusive, Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace

• The winner of the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup is – England

• Person appointed as the Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office - Gopal Baglay

• Person appointed as secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind - Sanjay Kothari

• First female President of the Supreme Court (SC) in United Kingdom - Brenda Marjorie Hale

• State president of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of Kerala who passed away recently - Uzhavoor Vijayan

• The Indian boxer who in July 2017 clinched gold in Commonwealth Youth Games being held in Bahamas is - Sachin Siwach

• The world's first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off - the north-east coast of Scotland

• The state that in July 2017 constituted a food commission is - Madhya Pradesh

• The former chairperson of ISRO who was credited for the launch of India's first satellite Aryabhatta and died on 24 July 2017 is – Prof UR Rao

• Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee will be demitting office and new President Ram Nath Kovind will be taking charge on this day - 25 July 2017

• This former senior Congress leader, freedom fighter and father of late actress Smita Patil passed away on 22 July 2017 - Shivajirao Girdhar Patil

• This veteran leader resigned as the Leader of Opposition from Gujarat state assembly - Shankersinh Vaghela

• Researchers from a Spanish university have discovered a molecule that could be used to combat the effects of - Zika virus

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