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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 26 March to 1 April 2017

Apr 1, 2017 17:43 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 26 March to 1 April 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Home of the Brave book, Decisions of Union Cabinet and Indian Navy among others.

•    The second Annual Meeting of the New Development Bank began in – New Delhi

•    The Union Cabinet approved the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) with this country recently - Malaysia

•    The Union Cabinet approved the signing of a new Air Services Agreement with this country recently – Serbia

• Amount of loan agreement was signed between India and New Development Bank for major district roads project in Madhya Pradesh - $350 million

• Indian personality that was inducted into the international advisory board of Atlantic Council - Anil Ambani

• The Indian hockey player honoured with the Asian Player of the Year 2016 by the Asian Hockey Federation is - S V Sunil

• The first Muslim to join the Emergency Service Unit of the New York City Police Department is - Sergeant Ali Javed

• The theme of the 2017 World Autism Awareness Day is - "Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination"

• The tiger reserve became the first in India to officially introduce a mascot named Bhoorsingh the Barasingha is - Kanha Tiger Reserve

• This Indian cricketer was conferred with the Padma Shri by the President of India in 2017- Virat Kohli

• Union Minister for Transport, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a new centre for child cancer patients in this city- Mumbai

• This country’s recently impeached President became the first leader since the nation’s transition to democracy to be sent to jail- South Korea

• This world leader stated that global warming is not mankind’s fault and instead of trying to stop it we have to somehow adapt to it -Vladimir Putin

• This bank has been adjudged the ‘Best Small Bank for 2016’ - Karur Vysya Bank

• This bank recently opened 40 ‘Ananya’ transformed branches - Syndicate Bank

• It is in this State, the BHEL commissioned a 800 MW supercritical thermal power plant recently – Karnataka

• He wrote the book – ‘Indian Railway-The weaving of a National Tapestry’ - Bibek Debroy

• Bob Dylan, who received the 2016 Nobel Literature Prize, belongs to - United States

• The country that recently gave final legislative approval to a bill that permits the medicinal use of marijuana is – Argentina

• The Turkish runner who was recently banned by the IAAF for two years is - Elvan Abeylegesse

• The team that won the 2016–17 Deodhar Trophy is - Tamil Nadu

• UPI-based mobile payment service launched by Truecaller - Truecaller Pay

• The online film certification system launched to promote transparency and ease of doing business - E-Cinepramaan

• Renowned Assamese playwright and Sahitya Akademi Award-winning novelist who passed away recently - Arun Sarma

• Amazon, the USA based e commerce giant made its entry in UAE by acquiring a company and that is - Souq.com

• The state that will be the 27th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Centre to implement Power-for-All Project in the state is - Uttar Pradesh

• The state that on 29 March 2017 announced that recommendations’ of the 7th pay commission will be implemented from 1 April 2017 is - Chhattisgarh

• Australian stargazers have been invited to join in for the hunt for – Planet 9

• This iconic theatre is going to bring its curtains down with the screening of Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker and Sangam – Regal Theatre

• This country is going to host the southern EU leaders Brexit meeting - Spain

• This Pakistani pacer has been slapped with a one-year ban for failing to report a spot-fixing approach by bookmakers – Mohammad Irfan

• The former South Carolina Governor who was recently appointed by the United Nations to run the World Food Programme is - David Beasley

• The President of India recently presented Dr. B. C. Roy National Awards for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Awards were instituted in - 1976

• The INLCU L51 was recently commissioned into the Indian Navy. The ship is commanded by - Cdr Vishwesh S Nadkarni

• The country that was recently approved by the US Senate as the 29th member of the NATO is - Montenegro

• Person bestowed with the Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Award for 2016 - Neena Srivastava

• Ahmed Kathrada, the renowned anti-apartheid activist who passed away, belonged to - South Africa

• Jurist who passed away recently and was a Solicitor General of India from 1996 to 1998 - Tehmtan R. Andhyarujina

• As per a report of the NASSCOM, the number of internet users in India by 2020 will be – 730 million

• The e-billing system Aviation Turbine Fuel Digital Issue and Payment that was launched by – The Indian Air Force

• The bank that launched the Unnati Credit Card to spread credit inclusion is – State Bank of India

• The book ‘Home of the Brave’ traces the history of - Rashtriya Rifles

• The Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems was inaugurated at – INS Rajali

• Prime Minister of this country has activated a disaster response plan after a powerful cyclone named Debbie pummelled the north-east coast - Australia  

• The High Court of this state on 28 March 2017 ordered a ‘complete’ ban on mining activities in the State for four months - Uttarakhand

• This Indian duo won the 2017 Vietnam Open International Challenger Badminton Doubles title - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty

• It is on this subject the Law Commission of India submitted its 267th report to the Union Government – Hate Speech

• This many number of Integrated Cold Chain Projects were sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries recently – 101

• He was elected as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of – Punjab

• World Theatre Day (WTD) is observed every year on - 27 March

• Person appointed as Chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) - Sharad Singh Negi

• Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) launched Mobile Clinic Services in - Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

• She has been appointed as the first woman field officer of the BSF after 51 years - Tanushree Pareek

• The Lok Sabha recently passed the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016. It will replace – the Mental Health Act, 1987

• The Indian that will host the hockey World League Final 2017 and the World Cup 2018 is - Bhubaneswar

• She became the first woman to be appointed as the president and CEO of ‘The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights' - Vanita Gupta

• With this country India has renewed its agreement on the supply of petroleum for next five years – Nepal

 • The renowned pulmonologist appointed as the Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences is - Randeep Guleria

• The winner of the 2016-17 Santosh Trophy is - West Bengal

• The winner of the 2017 Australian Grand Prix is - Sebastian Vettel

• World Bank signed USD 100 million credit agreement to improve quality of health care services in all 13 districts of - Uttarakhand

• Jagadisa Thyagarajan, famously known as Ashokamitran, who died recently, was a - litterateur

• Indian who got ranked in the 2017 Best CEOs List of Barron's - Aditya Puri

• This Indian political leader has been named among the probable contenders for Times 100 most influential people in the world list 2017- Narendra Modi

• India has become the third largest in terms of domestic passenger traffic in - Aviation Market

• A court in this nation has passed a ruling sentencing the country’s own President to death for ‘high treason’ – Yemen

• The 2-day long World Conference on Environment 2017 was held in – New Delhi

• India won this many number of medals in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games – 72

• It is in this country scientists switched on the world's largest 'artificial sun' recently – Germany

• The Beijing-backed civil servant who on 26 March 2017 was chosen to be the first female Chief Executive of the Hong Kong is - Carrie Lam

• Hatsun is planning to set up two Greenfield projects in 2017-18 in - Coimbatore and Ongole

• The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) on 26 March 2017 issued a seven-point instruction for the three existing BCCI office bearers, namely - Vice President CK Khanna, Joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and Treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry

• The Supreme Court (SC) of India on 27 March 2017 held that the government cannot make Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of - Welfare schemes

• The Indian Navy is preparing for de-induction of a Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after 29 years of dedicated service to the nation - TU142M

 


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