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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 28 November to 3 December 2016

Dec 3, 2016 19:15 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs happenings of the week like International Children’s Peace Prize winner, National Pollution Control Day and the first cashless village in India among others.

• International Children’s Peace Prize 2016 winnr - Kehkashan Basu

• The author of the book titled “The Modi Doctrine: New Paradigms in India's Foreign Policy” is- Anirban Ganguly

• This Formula One player announced his shocking retirement, days after he won the world champion title of 2016- Nico Rosberg

• The total number of satellites that ISRO will be launching in one go next year is- 83

• Person appointed as Secretary of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs recently- Ameising Luikham

• Indian company that recently started health insurance arm- Aditya Birla Group

• International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed globally on- 2 December

• Company that won the Startup Karnataka Top Tech 25 Awards 2016- Aissel Technologies

• National Pollution Control Day is observed in India on- 2 December

• The village that became the first cashless village in Maharashtra is - Dhasai

• The domestic space technology start-ups that recently signed a contract with the Indian Space Research Organisation to send a robot to the Moon is - TeamIndus

• The country to which the United Nations recently formally apologized for its role in the country's cholera epidemic is - Haiti

• Twelve eminent personalities were recently awarded with the Yash Bharti Award 2016, which is the highest honour of - Uttar Pradesh

• The country on which the United Nations recently imposed new sanctions over the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests is - North Korea

• The theme of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities is - Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want

• The Union Government on 30 December 2016 gave its approval for the inclusion of 15 new castes in- the Central list of Other Backward CasteS

• The National Commission of Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutes- Five Members

• This country conducted its first-ever missile tests on 1 December 2015- Ukraine

• India million government-to-government deal for 145 M-777 Ultra-Light Howitzers with the US under - the US Foreign Military Sales programme

• The United Nations Department of Field Support recently launched a new strategy to - Maximize its peace operations' efficiency in the use of natural resources

• The UNESCO recently added rumba dance to its coveted list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The dance belongs to - Cuba

• The theme of the 2016 World AIDS Day is - Hands up for #HIVprevention

• The winner of the 2016 World Chess Championship is - Magnus Carlsen

• The country that hosted the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is - India

• Ghazipur garbage to be used for - Highway construction

• The Brazilian football club which lost most of its players and officials in the Columbian plane crash - Chapecoense

• North-Eastern Space Applications Centre to use drones to assess – Areas damaged by natural disasters  

• The Union Cabinet recently approved the rehabilitation package of Rs 2000 crore for displaced families from - Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir

• The Central Statistical Office in November 2016 announced that India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) accelerated to- 7.3 percent

• Head of the Committee of Chief Ministers on demonetisation that was constituted recently- N Chandrababu Naidu

• Indian Film that was invited by the United Nations for a special screening at its headquarters in New York, USA- Pink

• Bank that tied up with Bajaj Finance to launch a series of co-branded credit cards for Indian customers- RBL Bank

• The IAS officer who was recently appointed as the Chief Secretary of Delhi is - M. M. Kutty

• A group of scientists recently revealed that the Great Barrier Reef suffered from its worst coral die-off ever recorded. The Great Barrier Reef is located in - Australia

• The Parliament of Thailand recently invited Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to be the new king of the country. He will also be known as - King Rama X

• The Indian snooker player has won bronze at IBSF World Snooker Championship 2016 is - Pankaj Advani

• The Indian short film that won the award UNESCO Salon Youth Video Competition is - Magical Piano

• Asia’s first and longest cycle highway was inaugurated in- Uttar Pradesh

• Percent of tax that will be levied if the declarant voluntarily declare the undisclosed income- 30 Percent

• RBI reduced the monthly cash withdrawal limit from the  Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts to- Rs 10000

• Head of the Committee of Chief Ministers on demonetisation that was constituted recently- N Chandrababu Naidu

• Country that hosted the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)- India

• The South Indian temple that has eased its dress norms and permitted women devotees to offer their prayers wearing salwar suits is- Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

• Wealthiest Hindu place of worship- Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

• Bangladesh Liberation war was fought in- 1971

• The second Indian-American to be nominated by Trump for a top post in his administration is- Seema Verma

• The Court that held the son, irrespective of his marital status has no legal right to live in his parent’s house. Parent’s house means, the house self-acquired by the father/mother is - Delhi High Court

• The winner of the 2016 Davis Cup is - Argentina

• The Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year for 2016 is - Xenophobia

• The author of the book titled ‘Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India's Green Movement’ is - Sunita Narain

• Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, launched e-Pashuhaat portal to - connect breeders and farmers regarding availability of bovine germplasm

• The village in Gujarat that recently earned the tag of becoming India’s first digital village in India is – Akodara

• Person appointed as Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration- Upma Chawdhry

• City that will organise the first underwater festival of India- Pune

• Bank that launched contactless debit card based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology- South Indian Bank

• Bank that tied-up with Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) to digitise payment of bus tickets for its customers- YES Bank

• Person appointed as the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO) recently- Lt-General A K Bhatt

• The Indian Dairy brand to debut online through Amazon in the United States- Amul

• This state will be the first-ever in India to go completely cashless- Goa

• The 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in- Goa

• The Golden Peacock for ‘Best film’ at the 47th IFFI went to- Daughter

• The ICFT- UNESCO Gandhi medal was awarded to Turkish drama film- Cold of Kalandar

• The Bill that amends the Income Tax Act, 1961 and seeks to impose a higher rate of tax and penalty in respect of undisclosed incomes is - Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016

• The Indian golfer who won the inaugural Qatar Ladies Open is - Aditi Ashok

• The Union Government recently constituted a committee to push cashless transactions. The committee will be headed by - NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

• Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently appointed Lieutenant-General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the 16th Chief of Pakistan Army. Bajwa will replace - General Raheel Sharif

• The Board of Tata Steel voted to remove Cyrus Mistry as the Chairman of the company. He will be replaced by - O.P. Bhatt

• The National Milk Day is observed on - 26 November

• N V Srinivasan was recently elected as the new National President of - Trade body Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) for 2016-17

• The Union Ministry of AYUSH, the Confederation of Indian Industry and the State Ayurveda Department organized AROGYA fair in - Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

• The noted Marathi author and Sahitya akademi awardee that passed away in recent past in Pune is - Anand Yadav

• He became the third Indian boxer to bag gold medal at the AIBA Youth World Championships - Sachin Singh

• She won the women’s singles title at 2016 Hong Kong Open Super Series - Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei

• He won the men’s singles title at 2016 Hong Kong Open Super Series - Ng Ka Long Angus

• Dilip Padgaonkar was a part of three-member interlocutors’ team, who were chosen by the Union Government in 2010 to conduct dialogues with people of – Jammu & Kashmir

• The latest central government body to introduce the third gender column in its forms is- The Indian Railways

• The Bollywood film invited for a special screening at the UN Headquarters is- Pink

• The winner of French conservative party candidacy is- François Fillon

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