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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 29 May to 4 June 2017

Jun 3, 2017 14:04 IST

The one liners of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 29 May to 3 June 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include CEO of Prasar Bharati, first gay Prime Minister of Ireland and MODI festival among others.

• Person who was appointed as the Economic Affairs Secretary - Tapan Ray

• World Milk Day (WMD) is observed every year on - 1 June

• State police department that launched patrolling on bicycle to improve policing - Delhi Police

• 70th World Health Assembly(WHA70) was held from 22 to 31 May 2017 in - Geneva, Switzerland

• This diplomat is India’s first and so far the only woman spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Nirupama Rao

• This country has decided to pull out from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change – The United States of America

• G Parameshwara, who resigned from his post on 1 June 2017, served as the Home Minister of this state-Karnataka

• This former Indian Ambassador to the United States has been appointed as the public policy fellow to a top American think-tank based in Washington - Nirupama Rao

• India signed a joint declaration to build an 'Energy Bridge' with this country - Russia

• Members of a committee in the Lower House of the Diet approved a bill enabling Emperor Akihito to abdicate. Diet is the lower house of this country – Japan

• High Court of this state/UT has said that no encroachment can be permitted in the ridge areas of the state as these are primary natural features – Delhi

• The Indian duo who in Dusseldorf created the history by becoming the first pair to qualify into of the World Table Tennis Championships is - Manika Batra and Mouma Das

• This Cricketing country that in recent past launched Twenty20 league, the league will be called the T20 Global League is – South Africa

• The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was observed across the world on 4 June 2017. The day was proclaimed/ established for observation by the United Nations in - 1982

• The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was observed across the world on 4 June 2017. The day was first established with the focus on the victims of - 1982 Lebanon War

• These two Indian athletes have been featured in the top 15 of ESPN’s World Fame 100 list for 2017- Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni

• This country has launched a satellite to help build a high-precision geolocation system and complement US operated GPS – Japan

• This major cricket playing nation has not qualified for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 for the first-time ever – West Indies

• India is aiming to strengthen bilateral cooperation with this country to fight terrorism – Spain

• Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017 - Tobacco – A Threat To Development

• Amul signed MoU for fodder acreage estimation using space technology with -  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

• Telugu filmmaker and former Union minister who passed away recently - Dasari Narayana Rao

• City that will host 2017 India Mobile Congress - New Delhi

• India on 31 May 2017 signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Programme. The project will be developed at an expense of – USD 45 million

• The loan amount of the loan agreement that was signed between India and World Bank for Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Programme is - USD 36 million

• The Global Day of Parents was observed on - 1 June 2017

• India’s GDP growth in the financial year 2016-17 was - 7.1 per cent

• India’s GDP grew by what percent in fourth quarter of financial year 2016-17 – 6.1 per cent

• The first tranche of the loan agreement that was signed between Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Punjab National Bank (PNB) for Solar Rooftop Investment Program (SRIP) is - USD 100 million

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 18th Indo-Russia Annual Summit on 1 June 2017 in - St. Petersberg

• The Uttar Pradesh government has extended the retirement age of the doctors working under provincial medical service to - 62 from 60

• According to United Nation's top humanitarian coordinator Stephen O'Brien this country is facing total social, economic and institutional collapse – Yemen

• Cabinet of this state has decided to enact a new law declaring all bandhs and blockades as illegal – Manipur

• The Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel co-chaired the 4th India Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations in – Berlin

• Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by - January 2018

• RBI in May 2017 said that will soon put into circulation currency notes in one rupee denomination that will carry the signature of - Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Ministry of finance

• Prasar Bharati signed MoU to step up cooperation in the broadcasting sector with - Morocco

• Researchers from this country were successful in 3D bioprinting of cartilage using a bio-ink - India

• Person appointed as the Chairman of National Scheduled Caste Commission - Ramshankar Katheria

• Person appointed as Vice-Chairman of National Commission for Minorities - George Kurian

• This Indian batsman is the only one to feature in the top ICC ODI Player Batting Rankings list – Virat Kohli

• This Indian bowler is the highest ranked in the ICC ODI bowler’s ranking list - Akshar Patel

• This Indian state has raised the retirement age of government doctors to 62 years – Uttar Pradesh

• This Indian state has banned the use of thin plastic bags – Goa

• This Kannada film producer, who is also the wife of late Kannada superstar Rajkumar passed away due to prolonged illness - Parvathamma Rajkumar

• This country has witnessed the launch of its first-ever women’s only television channel – Afghanistan

• India signed a MoU on Defence Cooperation with this country – Fiji

• US researchers have identified a new method to slow down the development of this life-threatening disease – Cancer

• Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has launched this UGC app to provide protection to the university students - Anti-Ragging App

• The year by which India's own Global Positioning System NavIC will become operational is - 2017

• A new glass frog species, Hyalinobatrachium yaku, with transparent skin and visible beating heart found was found in – Ecuador

• Dailong village was recently declared Biodiversity Heritage Site. The village comes under the territory of – Manipur

• The football club recently won the Coupe de France for the record 11th time is - Paris Saint-Germain

• Country that was ranked as the most complex tax jurisdiction in Asia-Pacific, as per 2017 Asia Pacific Tax Complexity Survey conducted by Deloitte - China

• Former Panama dictator who passed away recently - Manuel Noriega

• Former Greek Prime Minister who passed away recently - Constantine Mitsotakis

• Gregg Allaman, the renowned musician who passed away, hailed from - United States

• He will lead the Union Government’s campaign called Darwaza Band that was launched on 30 May 2017 - Amitabh Bachchan

• She will feature in the Union Government’s campaign called Darwaza Band that was launched on 30 May 2017 - Anushka Sharma

• President of this county has signed into law a contentious new bill to regulate non-governmental organisations, making it harder for charities to operate – Egypt

• The winner of the 2017 Sudirman Cup is - South Korea

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

• The theme of the 2017 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is - Investing in Peace around the world

• The winner of the 2016-17 DFB-Pokal also known as German Cup is - Borussia Dortmund

• India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project was launched in - Nagpur

• City police that won the 2017 FICCI Smart Policing Award - Pune city police

• Country that hosted the 2017 G7 summit - Italy

• Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will observe 2017 Financial Literacy Week on - 5-9 June 2017

• This English football team won the FA Cup title of 2017 – Arsenal

• TADA court is likely to announce order against this underworld don in connection to the 1993 Mumbai blasts case – Abu Salem

• This GSLV Mk- III rocket, the heaviest one ever made by India, is going to be launched by ISRO on 5 June 2017 – Fat Boy

• This football club has won the FA Cup title the maximum number of times – Arsenal

• The non-member NATO country that in last week of May 2017 agreed to sent an additional 30 troops to join the NATO-led training and assistance mission in Afghanistan is – Australia

• Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) would invest this amount in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) in fiscal 2017-18 as it has decided to raise the investment limit in ETFs – Rs 20000 crore

• A new analysis of the ransom note included with the global WannaCry Microsoft Windows malware hack earlier in May 2017 suggests that it may have originated in - Southern China

• The government has selected five merchant bankers to manage its three per cent stake sale in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) which could fetch about six thousand crore rupees to the exchequer. The bankers are - Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Deutsche Equities, SBI Capital Markets and ICICI Securities

• India hosted a two-day India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference in - Suva, Fiji

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