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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 3 April to 9 April 2017

Apr 8, 2017 16:06 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 3 April to 9 April 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include new Deputy Governor of RBI, First woman DGP of Gujarat and Assam’s Namami Brahmaputra festival among others.


• Country that became the new member of South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program - Myanmar

• Person appointed the Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University - Sunaina Singh

• Union Government signed USD 350 million loan agreement with this financial organisation for road projects in Madhya Pradesh - New Development Bank

• The winner of the Women’s Singles title at the 2017 India Open Super Series is - P V Sindhu

• The winners of the Leon Challenger Tour tennis tournament's Men's Doubles trophy are - Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin

• The winner of the 2017 Miami Open Men's Singles title is - Roger Federer

• The winner of the 2017 Miami Open Women’s Singles title is - Johanna Konta

• The Union Government has sanctioned Rs 98.35 Cr for the development of a Heritage Circuit in – Assam

• The Union government has launched a new comprehensive scheme to boost the development of – Powerloom sector

• This Indian Foreign Service Officer has been appointed as the new Indian-consul general in Dubai -Vipul

• One of the most prominent black activists of his generation in Britain who died in April 2017 after suffering from prostate cancer is - Darcus Howe, a leader of the UK's little-chronicled black power movement

• With this country’s airport authorities India has taken up the matter of an Indian woman being asked to strip by the security officials during her travel on March 29 - Frankfurt

• India signed seven agreements including an air services agreement with this country on 1 April 2017 – Malaysia

• Under the GST regime, tax evasion of this sum would be considered as the non-bailable offence – Rs 5 crore

• The state that on 2 April 2017 became the 27th state to sign MoU with Union Government for Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme – Mizoram

• This amount of fund was immediately sanctioned by the Uttar Pradesh government to provide drinking water during summer season in Bundelkhand region of the state - Rs 47 crore

• He took over as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. His name is - B. P. Kanungo

• The former President of Guatemalan Football Association who was banned for lifetime by FIFA is - Brayan Jimenez

• The theme of the 2017 International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action that was observed recently is - Needs driven. People Centred.

• The educational institute declared the best in the overall India Rankings 2017 is - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka

• The child rights campaign launched by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in Dhaka recently is - 100 Million for 100 Million

• He was nominated as the chairman of the Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India for the next four years - Ram Bilas Sharma

• The state that signed two agreements with the Ministry of Power to enhance power supply in distribution network in April 2017 is - Tripura

• Namami Brahmaputra, the biggest river festival is being organized by the Assam government in - 21 districts

• A 1982 batch senior IPS Officer who has been appointed as new Director General of Police of Gujarat is - Geeta Johari

• US President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about - their customers' browsing habits

• The US has ruled that being a simple computer programmer would no longer qualify as a specialist profession, which is a must for the issue of - H-1B work visa

• This person was elevated to the position of Chief Adviser (Cost) in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure w.e.f. 1 April 2017 - Aruna Sethi, 1985 batch officer of Indian Cost Accounts Service (ICoAS)

• US President Donald Trump's son-in-law who flew into Iraq with the top US military officer to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against Islamic State from US commanders on the ground and to meet Iraqi officials is - Jared Kushner

• This Nobel laureate will become the youngest person to address Canadian Parliament -Malala Yousafzai

• This war hero, the national flag carrier’s former chief passed away in Karachi on 3 April 2017 - Azim Daudpota

• At least 11 people were confirmed to be dead and over 43 injured after a bomb blast ripped through a metro train carriage in -Saint Petersburg, Russia

• This short film made by 26-year-old Omkar Modgi has made it to the much- acclaimed Cannes film festival 2017 - ‘Avyakta’

• This 1982 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer has been appointed as the first woman Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat- Geetha Johri

• Chairman of the newly constituted National Board for Electric Mobility - Girish Shankar

• Gilbert Baker, who passed away recently, was the creator of - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rainbow Flag

• Union Cabinet recently approved closure of - Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana

• This state’s government is planning on setting up 6 AIIMS like institutes and 25 medical colleges in the next 5 years - Uttar Pradesh

• This country successfully test-fired a home developed ballistic missile recently that can hit any part of North Korea- South Korea

• NASA announced a three-month extension to the space term of this International space station crew member- Peggy Whitson

• The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing of the Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and this country- Georgia

• Scientists recently discovered a new species of tree-dwelling crab named Kani Maranjandu in Western Ghats area of - Kerala

• The country that recently officially recognized bitcoin as legal money is – Japan

• The CMD of Quatrro recently appointed as the Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies is - Raman Roy

• The person who recently assumed the charge as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IDBI Bank is - Mahesh Kumar Jain

• The Union Cabinet in April 2017 approved the agreement for fairway development of Ashuganj-Zakiganj stretch of Kushiyara River with - Bangladesh

• The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the agreement on Audio Visual Co-Production with - Bangladesh

• The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the MoU on Cooperation in the field of Mass Media with - Bangladesh

• The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing of MoU in the field of judicial sector cooperation with - Bangladesh

• International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) was observed across the world on - 6 April 2017

• The three-member committee that in its report has pointed out gross abuse of power by the city government is – Shunglu committee

• The Pakistani cricketer who recently announced his retirement from the international cricket is - Misbah-ul-Haq

• The movie that won the 64th National Film Awards for the Best Feature Film is – Kasaav

• The film that won the 64th National Film Awards for the Best Hindi Feature Film is - Neerja

• World Health Day is being observed on 7 April 2017 with theme - Depression: Let's Talk

• Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on 6 April 2017 approved the appointment of two foreign coaches and two support staff in the discipline of –Athletics

 

• King Maha Vajiralongkorn who signed a military-backed Constitution for his country into a law is the King of this country - Thailand

• The Supreme Court has sought response from these six states on a plea seeking a ban on cow vigilante groups there - Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh

• The Uttar Pradesh government has set up a high-level judicial committee to probe the alleged misuse of money and work being carried out on - Gomati River Front Development project

• Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, TRAI, has ordered Reliance Jio Infocomm to withdraw its - Summer Surprise plan

• The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to launch this Yojana in its districts in order to provide subsidised food to the poor - Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana

• The three-day National Children’s Film Festival, also known as the largest film festival for children in the country was inaugurated by - Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu

• This Indian shuttle player reached career-best ranking of World no. 2 in the recently revealed Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings – PV Sandhu

• This state’s cabinet approved the draft of Bill prohibiting attacks on journalists – Maharashtra

• The person appointed as the new Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India is - Malvika Sinha

• The cricketer who was named the Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016 is - Virat Kohli

• The Union government has decided to revive 40-year-old North Koel Irrigation project to resolve water problems in these two states -Bihar & Jharkhand

• This Nobel Peace Prize winner is going to be appointed as the youngest United Nations Messenger - Malala Yousafzai

• The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh is going to set up a - DNA bank for wildlife

• This country will become the world’s first country to neutralise gender pay gap -Iceland

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