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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 25 September to 29 September 2017

Sep 30, 2017 14:25 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 25 September and 29 September 2017. The important happenings covered in this segment include Saubhagya scheme, National Tourism Awards 2015-16, World’s largest aircraft and 2017 Japan Super Series among others.

• The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an anti-corruption investigation in this nation – Sri Lanka

• The National Green Tribunal has directed this state’s government to submit a report on segregation, compaction & disposal of waste at one of its major landfill sites - Delhi

• This Indian shuttler won the women's singles Under-19 title at the Belgian Junior Open badminton tournament - Vaishnavi Jakka Reddy

• A new underground water treatment plant has been commissioned in this state - Tripura

• Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched this scheme to provide last mile power connectivity to all rural and urban households - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana-Saubhagya

• This party has won the German Federal Elections 2017 - CDU/CSU

• This state’s government has decided to release over 100 inmates to mark birth centenary of Deendayal Upadhyaya - Uttar Pradesh

• This country is planning to boost its defence programme with nuclear submarines and spy satellites – South Korea

• The veteran journalist and Marathi litterateur, known for his/her work in Mumbai Dinank, who passed away recently is - Arun Sadhu

• A multi-agency exercise Pralay Sahayam was recently conducted on - the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad

• The athlete chosen as the first Indian to be picked as representative of the International Boxing Association for the IOC Athletes’ Forum is - Mary Kom

• The state in which the Union Government recently launched Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana is - Uttarakhand

• The winner of the 2017 Calcutta Football League title is - East Bengal

• The famous Assamese film icon, popularly known as Majidka, who passed away recently is - Abdul Majid

• The region in which the Mission Indradhanush will be launched on 7 October 2017 is - North-East

• Joao Lourenco was recently sworn in as the President of Angola

• Saudi King recently issued a decree allowing women to drive. The name of the king is - King Salman

• The rank of India in the recently released Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-18 is - 40th

• The country that topped the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-18 is – Switzerland

• He has been named as the President of Angola - Joao Lourenco

• Mobile app launched by Union Government for Divyangs - Divyang Sarathi

• Web portal launched by the Union Government for effective implementation of National Child Labour Project - PENCIL

• Head of the recently constituted Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council - Bibek Debroy

• She, known as the world's heaviest woman, passed away on 25 September in a hospital in UAE - Eman Abdul Atti

• This former Railway Minister has been suspended from his party, TMC, for 6 years for being involved in anti-party activities - Mukul Roy

• This aircraft, known as the world's largest aircraft, has passed its first engine tests - Stratolaunch

• Ruler of Sharjah is on a five-day visit to this Indian state – Kerala

• This country’s Prime Minister has called for snap elections, banking on the rising support following tensions with North Korea – Japan

• World’s smallest squirrel named Bormean pigmy squirrel was recently discovered in – Indonesia

• The company that has been asked by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board to close its 1200 MW thermal power plant is - Bharat Aluminium Company Limited

• The Indian scientist chosen for the 2017 Von Hippel Award is - C N R Rao

• The winner of the Men’s Singles title of the 2017 Japan Super Series is - Viktor Axelsen

• The winner of the Women’s Singles title of the 2017 Japan Super Series is - Carolina Marin

• International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed every year on - 26 September

• State government that recently launched electric bus service in the 51km-long stretch road - Himachal Pradesh

• Ship that was recently commissioned into Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai - INS Tarasa

• Female player who was recently nominated for Padma Bhushan by Sports Ministry - PV Sindhu

• Union Cabinet gave its approval for merger of 17 Government of India Presses into - 5 units

• This state government declared 2017 as e-Pragati year - Andhra Pradesh

• Joint military exercise “DRUZBA 2017” began recently between - Pakistan and Russia

• This state was awarded the award for ‘Best State for Adventure Tourism’ in the ‘National Tourism Awards’ 2015-16 – Madhya Pradesh

• The Swachhta Award in the National Tourism Awards 2015-16 went to this state government- Government of Telangana

• The National Human Rights Commission has sought action against unidentified persons for child rights violation in this state – Tamil Nadu

• High court has issued notice to this state’s government over abolition of agricultural pump set subsidy to rich farmers - Punjab

• The centre has approved 221 rural roads projects and bridges for this state – Himachal Pradesh

• Veteran Congress party politician who passed away recently and served Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi - Makhan Lal Fotedar

• First woman in Saudi Arabia to be appointed to a senior government post - Eman Al-Ghamid

• Founder of the iconic Playboy magazine who passed away recently - Hugh M Hefner

• Scheme approved by Union Government which comes under the purview of Internal Security Scheme - Modernisation of State Police Forces (MPF) Scheme

• Union Government recently approved agreements to bring Exim Bank under the Interbank Cooperation Mechanism of - BRICS

• The 190th Gunners Day was celebrated on - 28 September 2017

• The department that recently celebrated its diamond jubilee is - Directorate General of Quality Assurance

• The India International Science Festival 2017 will be held in October 2017 in – Chennai

• He was recently named as the new CEO and MD of Tata Capital. His name is - Rajiv Sabharwal

• As per the Union Ministry of Water Resources, the water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on 28 September 2017 has gone up by - 5 per cent

• The Union Home Ministry has set up an expert committee to recommend ways to tackle this crime - Cybercrime

• This state is going to be the first big state and second one overall to use EVMs with VVPAT system for its Assembly elections – Gujarat

• India signed a Letter of Intent to extend bilateral cooperation within health sector with this nation – Norway

• Indian Railways is working along with this government organisation to develop safety mechanisms to make travel by trains safer - ISRO

• The deadline for obtaining Aadhaar has been extended till – 31 December 2017

• Theme of 2017 World Tourism Day - Sustainable tourism – a tool for development

• Person appointed as Chairman of World Gold Council - David Harquail

• Port renamed as Deendayal Port - Kandla Port

• Winner of 2017 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize - Maryna Viazovska

• Maharashtra State government signed an agreement for infrastructure projects with - South Korea

• The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a MoU in the oil and gas sector between India and this nation - Belarus

• The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of an agreement on cooperation in the field of Information, Communication and Media between India and this nation - Ethiopia

• The World Maritime Day 2017 was observed globally with this theme: Connecting Ships, Ports and People

• This governmental body celebrated its 13th Formation Day on 28 September 2017 - National Disaster Management Authority

• This day is celebrated across the world on 28 September -World Maritime Day

• Scientists announced that they have detected a fourth gravitational wave signal coming from the merger of two black holes. It is the first time that this phenomenon has been measured simultaneously by - LIGO and Virgo detectors

• An anti-doping laboratory of Chatenay-Malabry was recently suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The laboratory is situated in – France

• The theme of 2017 World Rabies Day is - Rabies: Zero By 30

• The system that was recently launched to simplify the Warehouse Registration Rules in New Delhi is - Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt System

• A new species of non-venomous aquatic snake named Aquatic Rhabdops, which was misidentified since 1863, was recently identified and described as new species in - Western Ghats

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