Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 27 November to 2 December 2017

Dec 2, 2017 15:02 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 27 November and 2 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include new Director General of National Archives, Exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ and Indian Sports Honours among others.

• International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) began in - Bangladesh

• This Indian Wrestler clinched Silver medal in U-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship - Ritu Phogat

• This country will host 36th International Geological Congress 2020 - India

• This city will host the 15th MIFF for Documentary, Short, Animation Film - Mumbai

• This state laid foundation stone of healthcare centre for children - Maharashtra  

• ISRO will launch Aditya L1 Mission in - 2019

• This bank launched Blockchain-based International Payment Service - Axis Bank   

• This college will be renamed as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya - Dyal Singh College

• He became first billionaire since 1999 to have net worth over USD 100 billion - Jeff Bezos

• First Indian to win Asian Marathon Championship - Gopi Thonakal

• This freedom fighter passed away at the age of 89 - Saraswati Tripathy

• The Union cabinet has approved investment cooperation and facilitation treaty between India and this nation - Brazil

• The 7th edition of three-day ‘Kathakar - International Storytellers Festival’ was inaugurated in this city - New Delhi

• The combined military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ began in Bikaner, Rajasthan between India and this nation - UK

• Union Cabinet has approved MoU for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues between India and this country - Italy

• The Indian Sports Honour for ‘Sportsman of the Year’award in team sports category went to this player - Ravichandran Ashwin

• This Union Minister launched the Paytm Payment Bank recently - Arun Jaitley

• First Indian in over two decades to win gold at the IWF World Weightlifting Championship - Mirabai Chanu

• Indian actress appointed as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India recently - Dia Mirza

• India’s first crypto-currency exchange 'Coinome' was launched by - Billdesk

• Day observed on 1 December every year - World AIDS Day

• This organisation launched the guidelines regarding child sex abuse - World Health Organization

• This Indian bowler surpassed Denniss Lillee’s record to become the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 test wickets - Ravichandran Ashwin

• He became the first Indian-American to hold a press gaggle aboard Air Force One - Raj Shah

• The logo and mascot of Hockey World Cup 2018 was unveiled by whom - Naveen Patnaik

• This Indian sport team was named ‘Team of the Year’ at the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours - Indian Women's Cricket Team

• She won the ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ award in the individual sport category at the Indian Sports Honours - P V Sindhu

• This state’s high court has imposed a complete ban on sand mining - Tamil Nadu

• International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) began recently in - Jaipur

• This Union Ministry launched India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

• Person appointed as the Chairman of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST regime - BN Sharma

• Person conferred with the 3rd Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award - Hiroshi Marui

• Person appointed as the Director General of National Archives - Pritam Singh

• Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHGAYA) was launched recently in - Manipur

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of - Hyderabad Metro Rail project

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President’s adviser Ivanka Trump jointly inaugurated - Global Entrepreneurship Summit

• India will provide financial assistance for Afghanistan’s Transport Network of - USD 2.87 million

• Chairperson of 15th Finance Commission that was recently constituted by the Union Government - NK Singh

• First-ever female UK Ambassador to United Nations - Karen Pierce

• Person appointed as India’s G 20 Sherpa - Shaktikanta Das

• The National Skill Development Corporation has signed a three-way MoU with Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council and this rental hospitality service company - Airbnb

• India will sign a MoU for cooperation in the policy planning and technology transfer in the urban transport sector with this nation – United Kingdom

• The City of Oxford has stripped this Nobel Peace Laureate of its human rights award for failing to respond to the world’s biggest refugee crisis - Aung San Suu Kyi

• This Australian state has become the first one to legalise assisted death, euthanasia – Victoria

• The newly appointed Union Water Resources Secretary is - Upendra Prasad Singh

• India and this nation have agreed to further deepen security cooperation to collectively tackle the threat of terrorism - Singapore
• South African woman crowned as the Miss Universe 2017 - Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

• This union minister launched an intensive program to train Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions - Maneka Gandhi

• This state government recently announced death sentence for raping 12 year olds and below - Madhya Pradesh

• The Mt Agung volcano recently erupted and led to the closure of airport of - Indonesia

• Scientists of this country developed the world’s first Artificial Intelligence politician 'SAM' - New Zealand

• India recently signed comprehensive anti-terror pact with - Russia

• India recently signed Air Services Agreement with - Greece  

• Person awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Times Lit Fest 2017 - Nayantara Sahgal

• Joint military exercise 'Ajeya Warrior' will be held in December 2017between India and - United Kingdom

• Soumya Swaminathan was recently appointed as Deputy Director-General of - WHO

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