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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 30 July to 5 August 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 30 July and 5 August 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include ‘Swachhata Survekshan-2018’, world’s first green metro system and Union Government’s new portal for agriculture amoung others.

Aug 5, 2017 17:02 IST
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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 30 July and 5 August 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include ‘Swachhata Survekshan-2018’, world’s first green metro system and Union Government’s new portal for agriculture amoung others.

• Indian metro that became world’s first green metro system - Delhi Metro

• India's first unmanned tank developed for surveillance, mine detection and reconnaissance of nuclear threats - Muntra

• Life insurance company directed to take over the Sahara India Life Insurance Company - ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

• App launched for dissemination of alerts towards the livelihood of coastal community as well as their safety at Sea - Sagar Vani

• The Union Minister for Minority Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi recently launched Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 in Mumbai. The Phase-I of Jiyo Parsi Publicity was launched in – 2013

• The country that won the final of the Division ‘B’ of 2017 FIBA women’s Asia Cup is – India

• The winner of the 2017 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix is - Sebastian Vettel

• The Wheeler Island was recently named as Dr. Abdul Kalam Island.  The island is located in - Odisha

• Russian President Vladimir Putin in July 2017 asked 755 diplomats of this country to leave the country - The United States

• As per reports, India and Pakistan will hold talks on two hydropower projects, namely Kishenganga and Ratle, under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) at - the World Bank headquarters in Washington  

• Union Health Minister JP Nadda has announced that the government will provide Hepatitis C vaccine free from next year and it would help in tackling - the liver related diseases

• This country has made a historic breakthrough by producing natural gas from flammable ice - China

• This state government is going to launch ‘streets with cycle track’ project to encourage the use of bicycle- Maharashtra

• The United States (US) has said that the time for talk with this country is over – North Korea

• This Union Minister has said that tiger-bearing forests play a mitigative role in combating Climate Change- Harsh Vardhan

• Organisation that signed MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation on skill development - Border Security Force

• Player who won the Atlanta Open title of tennis recently - John Isner

• Amazon Prime Video signed a worldwide exclusive content deal with - Salman Khan

• World’s largest exporter of beef, as per OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 report - Brazil

• This Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, passed away on 27 July 2017 - Sam Shepard

• This bill seeking constitutional status for the National Commission for Backward Classes was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 31 July 2017 - Constitutional (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017

• The Supreme Court has imposed a ban on the use of these five harmful metals in firecrackers - Lead, Mercury, Lithium, Arsenic and Antimony

• Donald Trump honoured this army medic with the Medal of Honour for risking his life to save the wounded during the Vietnam War - James McCloughan

• India signed a new bilateral agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit with this country – Bhutan

• This city was chosen as the host of 2024 Summer Olympics - Paris

• This city was chosen as the host of 2028 Summer Olympics - Los Angeles

• The union government has ordered state-run oil companies to raise subsidised cooking gas, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), prices by this amount per cylinder every month - Rs 4

• Germany lent support to France's push to make operational a new multinational military force in this region of Africa to tackle Islamist militants – Sahel region

• The government has allowed trade of several commodities such as locally produced vegetables and garments at four border haats between India and Bangladesh. They are - Baliamari-Kalaichar, Lauwaghar - Balat, East Madugram and Middle Place of Sagaria - Srinagar, and Tarapur-Kamalsagar

• Neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein’s brain and died recently - Marian Diamond

• Survey launched to rank cities and towns of India based on infrastructure development for improved sanitation services - Swachh Survekshan-2018

• Indian sportsperson conferred with the East Bengal Football Club’s highest honour 'Bharat Gaurav' - Dhanraj Pillay

• Anthem launched to inspire the people to participate in the Swachhata Jan Andolan and connect themselves with the ‘Swachhata Survekshan-2018’ - Swachhata Ki Jyot Jagi Hai

• A two day Conclave of Tax Officers ‘Rajaswa Gyansangam’ will be held on 1-2 September 2017 in - New Delhi

• He was recently re-appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Tech Mahindra - C P Gurnani

• India recently signed an agreement on transfer of sentenced persons with – Somalia

• The portal that was recently launched by the Union Government to provide a platform to sell agricultural produce is - e-RaKam

• Famous neuroscientist Marian Diamond passed away recently. She was mostly known for studying the brain of - Albert Einstein

• The Reserve Bank of India recently cut its repo rate by - 25 basis points

• Cabinet of this state has approved Religious Freedom bill 2017 in which forceful or allurement induced religious conversion will be a non-bailable criminal offence - Jharkhand

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 August 2017 announced a Rs 100 crore corpus to study and find a permanent solution to the flood problem in - the North-Eastern states of India

• This state has formed a committee to examine trans-location proposal of tigers from one region to sanctuaries of the state - Maharashtra

• The Government has approved establishment of Post Graduate Institutes for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy at - Nagmangla in Karnataka and Jhajjar in Haryana

• Government of this state has recommended a CBI probe into the appointment made in its Public Service Commission between 2012 and 2017 - Uttar Pradesh

• Longest suspension pedestrian bridge of the world was opened in - Switzerland

• The Aadi Perukku festival that pays tribute to the water bodies is celebrated annually on the 18th of the Aadi month in this Indian state - Tamil Nadu

• The WCD Ministry has launched a contest for designing the logo for this festival that is scheduled to be held in October 2017 - ‘Women of India Festival’

• This project has been sanctioned for implementation by the Railway Ministry with technical and financial assistance of the Japan government - Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project (MAHSR)

• Committee, constituted to study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods for addressing them, will be headed by  - Justice BN Srikrishna

• Person confirmed as the Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation - Christopher Wray

• Person appointed as the Chief of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command - Lt General Abhay Krishna

• Hindustani classical vocalist and one of the leading exponents of Dhrupad tradition who died recently - Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar

• Person appointed as the Secretary General of industry chamber FICCI - Sanjay Baru

• Name the mobile application that was developed by the Indian Army to enable serving soldiers to track details like postings, promotions, and monthly payslips as well as form 16 - Humraaz

• Scientists have developed a technique to edit embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes heart disease in families. The technique is - CRISPR

• Punjab government has decided to appoint this cricketer as DSP with the state’s police - Harmanpreet Kaur

• The Election Commission has rejected plea by parties to remove this option from the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat- None of the Above (NOTA)

• Reports suggest that the Union Cabinet in August 2017 cleared a proposal that amends electoral laws to extend proxy voting rights to - Overseas Indians/NRIs

• Name the institution/organization that in its report has said that India is more attractive to FDIs as compared to other emerging markets – Nomura, Japan's financial services major

• He won the National Rapid Chess Championship - Anwesh Upadhyay

• He recently took over as the new Air Officer-in-charge Administration of Indian Air Force - Air Marshal Hemant Narayan Bhagwat

• Israel recently launched its first environmental research satellite. Name of the satellite is – Venus

• The Lok Sabha recently passed the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by – Voice Vote

• This UN organisation adopted a resolution on eliminating supply of weapons to terrorists - United Nations Security Council

• Country allowed to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers under Indus Waters Treaty - India

• Repo Rate fixed by RBI under Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2017-18 - 6.00 per cent

• Eminent scientist and Founder-Director of Cellular and Molecular Biology who passed away recently - Pushpa Mittra Bhargava

• The National Human Rights Commission has sent notice to this state for its many cases of political murders - Kerala

• This city hosted the 2nd AGRI-UDAAN programme, launched by the Government of India – New Delhi

• ISRO is working on the NISAR mission along with this international space research organisation- NASA

• Ninety-seven of these endangered species, which were illegally smuggled out of the country, were found and will be brought back to their natural habitat - Indian Star Tortoises

• The state government that has decided to give compulsory retirement to the non-performing head masters, teachers and education department officials above the age of 50 years - Bihar

• This country in August 2017 extended a technical hold on a proposal to list Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist by the UN - China

• The country that recently passed the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill to help protect the country's reputation as one of the least corrupt in the world is - New Zealand

• IBM recently opened its first Machine Learning Hub in - Bengaluru

 

• The Banking Regulation Bill 2017 that was passed in Lok Sabha on 3 August 2017 seeks to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and replace - the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017

• With his nomination by the selection committee, he became the first paralympian to be recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award - Devendra Jhajharia

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