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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 24 October to 30 October 2016

Oct 29, 2016 14:00 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the day like 47th International Film Festival of India at Goa, Haji Ali Dargah and 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup among others.

•    The Sanskrit film that will be the opening film of Indian Panaroma 2016 in Goa at 47th International Film Festival of India is - Ishti directed by G. Prabha

•    The Delhi government has announced a three-tier air treatment system to deal with rising air pollution in city ahead of Diwali. The system includes setting up of - Wind Purification Units, Mist Fountains and Virtual Chimney

•    The state that decided to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for its employees is - Odisha

•    India's Forex Reserves rose by USD 1 billion to USD 367.14 billion for the week ended October 21 on the back of increase in - the core currency assets

•    The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 to curb black money will come into effect from – 1 November 2016

•    The square-shaped probe placed atop China's second space lab that is orbiting the Earth in search of gamma-ray bursts, the strongest explosions in the universe is - Little Bee

•    The country that withdrew a request for three warships to dock at the Spanish port of Ceuta for refuelling, following concern among NATO allies is – Russia

•    24 countries and the European Union have unanimously agreed to create the world's largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the ocean next to – Antarctica

•    The country that ordered a national census on the sources of pollution, as it seeks to bring down the high pollution level affecting several of its main cities is – China

•    CCEA approved special horticulture package to Jammu and Kashmir to help apple growers rejuvenate old orchards and start new ones of – 500-crore rupees

•    Two Yazidi women, who escaped sexual enslavement by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq, have won Europe's top human rights award, the Sakharov prize are - Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar

•    The first woman to conquered Mount Everest who died recently is - Junko Tabei

•    The Union Cabinet approved the establishment and operationalisation of - National Academic Depository

•    The Union Cabinet approved the first Cadre Review of Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service. The service was started in - 1972

•    The Indian documentary that won the first prize in the Documentary Film category at the sixth CAM International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt is - Daughters of Mother India

•    The National Ayurveda Day is celebrated on - 28 October

•    Union Cabinet approves agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit with- Bhutan

•    Union Cabinet approved agreement between India and which country on the transfer of sentenced persons - Estonia

•    Person appointed as Chairman of GSMA recently- Sunil Bharti Mittal

•    Person appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Australia- Ajay M Gondane

•    The theme of the 2016 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage that was observed on 27 October 2016 is - It's Your Story - Don't Lose It

•    The state Government has decided to observe 2017 as the “Garib Kalyan Varsh” is – Haryana

•    He headed the one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) that submitted its report to the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar - Justice (Retd.) L Narasimha Reddy

•    India recently signed revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with- South Korea

•    The Union Government recently constituted a High-Level Committee to monitor bird flu situation. The committee will be headed by- Munialappa

•    Person appointed as the as President and CEO of Ericsson recently- Borje Ekholm

•    The country with which on 26 October 2016 signed three agreements in the areas of double taxation avoidance, food security and sports is - New Zealand

•    The country that topped the list of 2016 Global Gender Gap Report that was released by World Economic Forum (WEF) is - Iceland

•    India’s rank in the list of 2016 Global Gender Gap Report that was released by World Economic Forum (WEF) is - 87

•    India's first Astrobiology Conference - Life in Space - was organised in the city by Indian Astrobiology Research Centre and IARC Centre for United Nations in collaboration with Nehru Science Centre in - Mumbai

•    The country that agreed to expand its cooperation in regional forums, including the East Asia Summit, the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus and others with India is - New Zealand

•    Raj Begum recently passed away. She was a - Kashmiri singer

•    The IPS officer appointed as the Director of the Enforcement Directorate is - Karnal Singh

•    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd entered into a strategic collaboration with Gland Pharma to - Market and distribute a diverse portfolio of eight injectable Abbreviated New Drug Applications

•    He became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize - Paul Beatty

•    Paul Beatty won 2016 Man Booker Prize for his racial satire - 'The Sellout'

•    The High Court of the state ordered a complete ban on the sale of whitener in the state - Uttarakhand

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 October 2016 inaugurated 2016 National Tribal Carnival at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in - New Delhi

•    The animal character chosen as the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is – a wolf

•    Legendary footballer Carlos Alberto passed away recently. He belonged to - Brazil

•    A group of researchers recently discovered a tiny threadlike millipede in the unexplored dark marble caves in - Sequoia National Park in California

•    The former Olympic and World Cup umpire who was recently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of International Hockey Federation is - Jason McCracken

•    The company that recently agreed to acquire Time Warner Inc. is - AT&T

•    Country that topped the list of global country rankings of business efficiency in World Bank's Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All- New Zealand

•    Rank secured by India in the World Bank's Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All report- 130th

•    India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise that began recently- Mitra Shakti 2016

•    Person appointed as the Commissioner of Police of Mysuru City recently- AS Rao

•    Dam that recently won World Bank’s Award of Excellence for best utilisation of funds for renovation to enhance the strength of the dam- Almatti Dam

•    Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Akshat Prakash, student of DPS Indirapuram has started a challenge to involve schools in the national mission towards cleanliness. The challenge is coded as - Bagit challenge

• Anti-Vietnam War activist who authored Port Huron statement and died recently- Tom Hayden

• Campaign launched by PM Narendra Modi through which people can send their Diwali greetings and messages to the soldiers- #Sandesh2Soldiers

• Shrine that recently granted equal access to women in entering the complete premises- Mumbai's Haji Ali Dargah

• Company that launched its first cybersecurity engagement center in India- Microsoft

• Recently, a team of scientists discovered a secret Nazi base of German dictator Adolf Hitler at- Arctic Circle

• The winner of the Mr Asia 2016 title at the 5th Phil-Asia bodybuilding championships held in the Philippines is - G Balakrishna

• The winner of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is - North Korea

• As per the World Meteorological Organization, average level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere across the globe passed - 400 parts per million in 2015

• The winner of the 2016 Mark Twain Prize for American Humour is - Bill Murray

• The winner of the 2016 European Golden Boy Award is - Renato Sanches

• He was appointed as the interim chairman of Tata Group after the board of Tata Sons ltd sacked Cyrus Mistry as its Chairman – Ratan Tata

• World Development Information Day was observed on - 24 October 2016

• Disarmament Week is an annual event that is observed from - 24 October to 30 October

• He was appointed as the chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission - Bilal Nazki, the former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court

• The former Emir of Qatar, who died at the age of 84, is - Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani

• Indian Immunologicals Ltd recently unveiled a vaccine to fight against tapeworms in pigs. The name of the vaccine is - CYSVAX

• The theme of the 2016 World Osteoporosis Day is - Love Your Bones: Perfect Your Future

• The country defeated by India to win the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup is - Iran

• The Formula One driver who won the 2016 United States Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton
• Two Indian Coast Guard Ships were recently commissioned into Indian Coast Guard. They are christened as - ICGS Aryaman and Atulya

• Two doctors each from the AIIMS and the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital were selected for the prestigious Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy Award for excellence in the field of medicine. The award was instituted in the year - 1976

• The United Nations Day was recently celebrated on - 24 October 2016

• Smooth-coated otter was sighted for first time in Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located in- Andhra Pradesh

• Bollywood actor selected for the Yash Bharti Awards 2016- Naseeruddin Shah

• State that organises the Yash Bharti Awards that are conferred for excellence in literature, fine arts, folk and classical music and sports- Uttar Pradesh

• AT&T Inc recently agreed to acquire- Time Warner

• India in October 2016 re-launched the scientific and technological cooperation with- Italy

• Country that recently passed a law banning the sale, import and production of alcohol- Iraq

• Bank that recently declared Silchar as its 5th zone in North East- State Bank of India

• State that launched Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation) initiative- Maharashtra

 

 

 

 

 

 


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