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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 3 October to 8 October 2016

Oct 8, 2016 14:14 IST

The one liners of the day cover important current affairs of the day like BRICS Science & Technology Senior Official Meeting, Indian Air Force Day and Nobel Peace Prize among others.

• The Indian-origin investment veteran appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Management Company is - N P Narvekar

• The 2016 BRICS Science & Technology Senior Official Meeting was held in – Jaipur

• The sportsperson awarded the Player of the Tournament for UEFA EURO 2016 is - Antoine Griezmann

• Dharmendra Pradhan recently launched LPG the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in – Maharashtra

• The committee constituted to assess ground situation at Cauvery basin is - GS Jha Committee

• The Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting 2016 was held in - Washington DC

• The author of the book titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is - Arundhati Roy

• The Indian Air Force Day was recently observed across India. It was first observed in - 1932

• The United States of America recently lifted economic sanctions on - Myanmar

• The Delhi Waqf Board has recently been dissolved by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung for - alleged corruption and procedural irregularities in functioning

• The person of Indian origin who was recently appointed to the UK shadow cabinet is - Shami Chakrabarti

• 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to- Juan Manuel Santos

• Manipur-based theatre legend who died recently- Heisnam Kanhailal

• Theme of World Post Day 2016- Innovation, Integration and Inclusion

• Person appointed as Honorary Consul of Germany in Hyderabad recently- BVR Mohan Reddy

• Person appointed as acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court recently- Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty

• Indian shooter who clinched a silver medal in the 50 meter pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final at Bologna, Italy is - Jitu Rai

• Country that passed a bill that seeks to curb murders in the name of honour is – Pakistan

• Country that passed a bill that seeks to punish rapists by use of modern technology of DNA testing in probes involving rape cases is – Pakistan

• IMF in its 2016 October World Economic Outlook (WEO) projected the global growth in 2016 at - 3.1 percent

• IMF in its 2016 October World Economic Outlook (WEO) projected the India’s growth in 2016 at - 7.6 percent

• The organiser of the first edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit is - The Energy and Resources Institute

• The theme of the first edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit that was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee is - Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress

• The person honoured with the 2016 Sustainable Development Leadership Award is - Pawan Chamling

• The terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport declared first Platinum rated green airport terminal building in India is - Terminal 3

• The World Heritage site declared as the cleanest iconic place in India is - Rani ki Vav, Gujarat

• Oil India Limited recently signed MoU with which University to augment its reserves base and maximise recovery from its aging oilfields- University of Houston

• As per the recent report of UNESCO, what number of new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030- 69 million

• The Union Cabinet recently approved setting up of a Medical Devices Manufacturing Park (Medipark) in- Tamil Nadu

• New frog species recently discovered in Australia’s largest virgin forest in Queensland- Cape York graceful tree frog or Litoria Bella

• Person appointed as Brand Ambassador of Kerala’s Haritha Keralam project- K J Yesudas

• India’s the communication satellite that was launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana is - GSAT-18

• To streamline government borrowings and better cash management with the overall objective of deepening bond markets, the Union Finance Ministry has set up - Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC)

• Professional Indian mountaineer who scaled the world's sixth highest mountain Cho Oyu is-Arjun Vajpai

• He was conferred with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow (Akademi Ratna) by President Pranab Mukherjee - C V Chandrasekhar, an eminent personality in the field of performing arts

• The system that was launched to make sure that the bridges across India remains safe by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari - Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS)

• The Union Government on appointed Indian Revenue Service officer Sushil Chandra as the Chairman of - the Central Board of Direct Taxes

• The former Portuguese Prime Minister recently selected by the UN Security Council as the next UN Secretary-General is - Antonio Guterres

• M. Venkaiah Naidu recently released the book titled Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy, which is authored by - Surendra Kumar

• The winner of the 2016 Shinhan Donghae Open is- Gaganjeet Bhullar

• Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, who will be the chief guest at the 2017 Republic Day parade of India- Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

• The noted contemporary artist, who had recently released a book called Faces of Creativity, who died recently is - Yusuf Arakkal

• Former ISRO Chairman who was recently inducted into the 2016 IAF Hall of Fame by the International Aeronautical Federation is - U R Rao

• The country that recently became the first in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates is - France

• The theme of the 2016 World Teachers' Day is - Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status

• The winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are- Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa

• RBI in its 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 reduced the Repo rate to- 6.25 percent

• RBI in its 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 adjusted the Reverse Repo rate to- 5.75 percent

• The Union Cabinet recently approved the amendments to- HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

• Union Cabinet recently approved the signing of MoU between India and which group of countries in the field of water resources- European Union

• Indian who won the 2016 John F Richards Prize of American Historical Association- Nayanjot Lahiri

• India recently signed three MoUs with Singapore to- strengthen ties on countering terrorism and skill development

• Taxi-booking app that launched the offline taxi booking feature recently- Ola

• The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was won by- David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz

• The first-ever BRICS trade fair will be held in- New Delhi

• Person appointed as CMD of Power Finance Corporation recently- Rajeev Sharma

• 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to- David J. Thouless along with F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz

• CEO of Prasar Bharati Corporation who resigned recently- Jawhar Sircar

• Indian Bank that became the first to open a branch in the capital city of Yangon, Myanmar-State Bank of India

• Person appointed as the CEO of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Ltd recently- Ashish Vohra

• In a major deal for India's private defence industry, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group and Rafale maker Dassault Aviation announced - a joint venture

• Number wise India is 62nd nation to ratify - the Paris Agreement on climate change

• The state that became India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene is – Jharkhand

• World Space Week is being observed from 4-10 October with theme - Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future

• Person elected as president of Indian Newspaper Society (INS) recently- Somesh Sharma

• Short film that won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Murga

• Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine for – his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy

• Kersti Kaljulaid was recently elected as the first woman President of - Estonia

• The Indian-American who was named as the 2016 class of the Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology by the American Academy of Audiology is - Vinaya Manchaiah

• The National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in - Shillong, Meghalaya

• The Indian wildlife film-maker who was recently appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (Knight in the National Order of Merit) by the French Government is - Prajna Chowta

• He will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations on 26 January 2017 – Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

• Colombian voters in a referendum rejected the peace deal with - Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels

• Bihar government notified Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 under which a drunker could land in jail for – at least 7 years with a fine of at least 1 lakh rupees

• Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) who was given a year’s extension by Union Government is - Arundhati Bhattacharya

• Tributary of River Brahmaputra that was blocked by China for building a dam is - Xiabuqu River

• Person recently appointed as the Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board- MS Sahoo

• The new species of Pika named Ochotona sikimaria was recently discovered in- Sikkim

• Indian-origin teenager who won the Google Science Fair prize 2016- Kiara Nirghin

• The winner of the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix is - Daniel Ricciardo

• The state that topped the list of endemic flowering plants, as announced by the Botanical Survey of India is - Tamil Nadu

• The India Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at - New Delhi

• S. Sivakumar was recently appointed as a full-time member of - the 21st Law Commission of India

• The theme of the World Habitat Day 2016 - Housing at the Centre

• Vector-borne disease that claimed 27 lives of children in Malkangiri district of Odisha in 25 days is - Japanese Encephalitis

• The Indian-origin investment veteran appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Management Company is - N P Narvekar
• The 2016 BRICS Science & Technology Senior Official Meeting was held in – Jaipur
• The sportsperson awarded the Player of the Tournament for UEFA EURO 2016 is - Antoine Griezmann
• Dharmendra Pradhan recently launched LPG the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in – Maharashtra
• The committee constituted to assess ground situation at Cauvery basin is - GS Jha Committee
• The Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting 2016 was held in - Washington DC
• The author of the book titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is - Arundhati Roy
• The Indian Air Force Day was recently observed across India. It was first observed in - 1932
• The United States of America recently lifted economic sanctions on - Myanmar
• The Delhi Waqf Board has recently been dissolved by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung for - alleged corruption and procedural irregularities in functioning
• The person of Indian origin who was recently appointed to the UK shadow cabinet is - Shami Chakrabarti
• 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to- Juan Manuel Santos
• Manipur-based theatre legend who died recently- Heisnam Kanhailal
• Theme of World Post Day 2016- Innovation, Integration and Inclusion
• Person appointed as Honorary Consul of Germany in Hyderabad recently- BVR Mohan Reddy
• Person appointed as acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court recently- Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty
• Indian shooter who clinched a silver medal in the 50 meter pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final at Bologna, Italy is - Jitu Rai
• Country that passed a bill that seeks to curb murders in the name of honour is – Pakistan
• Country that passed a bill that seeks to punish rapists by use of modern technology of DNA testing in probes involving rape cases is – Pakistan
• IMF in its 2016 October World Economic Outlook (WEO) projected the global growth in 2016 at - 3.1 percent
• IMF in its 2016 October World Economic Outlook (WEO) projected the India’s growth in 2016 at - 7.6 percent
• The organiser of the first edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit is - The Energy and Resources Institute
• The theme of the first edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit that was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee is - Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress
• The person honoured with the 2016 Sustainable Development Leadership Award is - Pawan Chamling
• The terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport declared first Platinum rated green airport terminal building in India is - Terminal 3
• The World Heritage site declared as the cleanest iconic place in India is - Rani ki Vav, Gujarat
• Oil India Limited recently signed MoU with which University to augment its reserves base and maximise recovery from its aging oilfields- University of Houston
• As per the recent report of UNESCO, what number of new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030- 69 million
• The Union Cabinet recently approved setting up of a Medical Devices Manufacturing Park (Medipark) in- Tamil Nadu
• New frog species recently discovered in Australia’s largest virgin forest in Queensland- Cape York graceful tree frog or Litoria Bella
• Person appointed as Brand Ambassador of Kerala’s Haritha Keralam project- K J Yesudas
• India’s the communication satellite that was launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana is - GSAT-18
• To streamline government borrowings and better cash management with the overall objective of deepening bond markets, the Union Finance Ministry has set up - Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC)
• Professional Indian mountaineer who scaled the world's sixth highest mountain Cho Oyu is-Arjun Vajpai
• He was conferred with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow (Akademi Ratna) by President Pranab Mukherjee - C V Chandrasekhar, an eminent personality in the field of performing arts
• The system that was launched to make sure that the bridges across India remains safe by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari - Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS)
• The Union Government on appointed Indian Revenue Service officer Sushil Chandra as the Chairman of - the Central Board of Direct Taxes
• The former Portuguese Prime Minister recently selected by the UN Security Council as the next UN Secretary-General is - Antonio Guterres
• M. Venkaiah Naidu recently released the book titled Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy, which is authored by - Surendra Kumar
• The winner of the 2016 Shinhan Donghae Open is- Gaganjeet Bhullar
• Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, who will be the chief guest at the 2017 Republic Day parade of India- Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
• The noted contemporary artist, who had recently released a book called Faces of Creativity, who died recently is - Yusuf Arakkal
• Former ISRO Chairman who was recently inducted into the 2016 IAF Hall of Fame by the International Aeronautical Federation is - U R Rao
• The country that recently became the first in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates is - France
• The theme of the 2016 World Teachers' Day is - Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status
• The winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are- Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa
• RBI in its 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 reduced the Repo rate to- 6.25 percent
• RBI in its 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 adjusted the Reverse Repo rate to- 5.75 percent
• The Union Cabinet recently approved the amendments to- HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014
• Union Cabinet recently approved the signing of MoU between India and which group of countries in the field of water resources- European Union
• Indian who won the 2016 John F Richards Prize of American Historical Association- Nayanjot Lahiri
• India recently signed three MoUs with Singapore to- strengthen ties on countering terrorism and skill development
• Taxi-booking app that launched the offline taxi booking feature recently- Ola
• The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was won by- David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz
• The first-ever BRICS trade fair will be held in- New Delhi
• Person appointed as CMD of Power Finance Corporation recently- Rajeev Sharma
• 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to- David J. Thouless along with F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz
• CEO of Prasar Bharati Corporation who resigned recently- Jawhar Sircar
• Indian Bank that became the first to open a branch in the capital city of Yangon, Myanmar-State Bank of India
• Person appointed as the CEO of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Ltd recently- Ashish Vohra
• In a major deal for India's private defence industry, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group and Rafale maker Dassault Aviation announced - a joint venture
• Number wise India is 62nd nation to ratify - the Paris Agreement on climate change
• The state that became India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene is – Jharkhand
• World Space Week is being observed from 4-10 October with theme - Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future
• Person elected as president of Indian Newspaper Society (INS) recently- Somesh Sharma
• Short film that won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Murga
• Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine for – his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy
• Kersti Kaljulaid was recently elected as the first woman President of - Estonia
• The Indian-American who was named as the 2016 class of the Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology by the American Academy of Audiology is - Vinaya Manchaiah
• The National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in - Shillong, Meghalaya
• The Indian wildlife film-maker who was recently appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (Knight in the National Order of Merit) by the French Government is - Prajna Chowta
• He will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations on 26 January 2017 – Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
• Colombian voters in a referendum rejected the peace deal with - Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels
• Bihar government notified Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 under which a drunker could land in jail for – at least 7 years with a fine of at least 1 lakh rupees
• Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) who was given a year’s extension by Union Government is - Arundhati Bhattacharya
• Tributary of River Brahmaputra that was blocked by China for building a dam is - Xiabuqu River
• Person recently appointed as the Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board- MS Sahoo
• The new species of Pika named Ochotona sikimaria was recently discovered in- Sikkim
• Indian-origin teenager who won the Google Science Fair prize 2016- Kiara Nirghin
• The winner of the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix is - Daniel Ricciardo
• The state that topped the list of endemic flowering plants, as announced by the Botanical Survey of India is - Tamil Nadu
• The India Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at - New Delhi
• S. Sivakumar was recently appointed as a full-time member of - the 21st Law Commission of India
• The theme of the World Habitat Day 2016 - Housing at the Centre
• Vector-borne disease that claimed 27 lives of children in Malkangiri district of Odisha in 25 days is - Japanese Encephalitis

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