Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 31 October to 6 November 2016

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the day like Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran, Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index and 2016 Vigilance Awareness Week among others.

Nov 5, 2016 20:02 IST
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The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the day like Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran, Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index and 2016 Vigilance Awareness Week among others.

•    The winner of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy for men is - India

•    The winner of the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton

•    The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is observed annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

•    The state that recently became India’s open defecation free state is - Himachal Pradesh

•    The first Indian state to be declared Open Defecation Free is - Sikkim

•    Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran recently commenced at Saljhandi in Nepal. It is the - 10th edition of the exercise

•    The theme of the 2016 Rashtriya Ekta Diwas that was observed recently is - Integration of India

•    Digital exhibition that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 141st birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is - Uniting India: Sardar Patel

•    The initiative that was launched by PM Modi on 31 October 2016 to promote greater awareness among people of various States about one another, hence promoting the spirit of Unity in Diversity is – Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat

•    The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (General) Rules, 2016 notified for Union Territories (UTs) will be applicable in these five UTs - Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep

•    The state that celebrated 51st year of its making as Golden Jubilee (Swarna Jyanti) across the state is – Haryana

•    India and Palestine signed a Memorandum of Understanding for setting up of Palestine-India Techo Park in - Ramallah

•    He was adjudged as the Man of the Match of the fifth ODI series played between India and New Zealand – Amit Mishra

•    The 92-year-old Indian Navy veteran who won a gold medal in a 5000-metres race walk at the World Masters Athletics Championships being held in Perth is - Commodore V Sriramulu (Retd)

•    Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) chief who has resigned is - Iyad Madani

•    The Indian Revenue Service officer who took over as the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes is - Sushil Chandra

•    Arnab Goswami in November 2016 resigned as the Editor-in-Chief of - Times Now

•    First woman chief minister of Goa who died recently - Shashikala Kakodkar

•    State declared as India’s third Open Defecation Free (ODF) state - Kerala

•    International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is observed globally on - 2 November

•    The Central Vigilance Commission declared the week beginning from 31 October as the Vigilance Awareness Week. 31 October is - Birthday of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

•    The state that topped the Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index is - Maharashtra

•    The first ever Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index was launched by - NITI Aayog

•    The South Korean directors who will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 47th International Film Festival of India is - Im Kwon-taek

•    The Twitter India Head who resigned recently is - Rishi Jaitly

•    The all-time World Cup top-scorer who announced his retirement from football on 1 November 2016 is - Miroslav Klose

•    The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in October 2016 asked the public sector banks to share their reports relating to all loan frauds involving funds over - One crore rupees

•    The state that topped the list of state-wise Ease of Doing Business rankings that was released by Union Government is – Andhra Pradesh

•    The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 formulated to curb black money came into effect on - 1 November 2016

•    The state that declared all 14 districts as drought-hit is – Kerala

• India recently signed MoU to develop Techo Park at Ramallah with - Palestine

• State that launched the Parippida Mission recently- Kerala

• Theme of 2016 World Savings Day- Grabbing hold of your financial future

• As per a recent ruling of Supreme Court, false declaration of what information could lead to annulment of a candidate’s election- Educational Qualification

• Theme of the 2016 Vigilance Awareness Week- Public participation in promoting integrity and eradicating Corruption

• India and Bangladesh will conduct a joint military training exercise at Tangail, Dhaka from 5 to 18 November 2016 is - SAMPRITI

• Russia invited India to join in developing next-generation nuclear reactors and participate in its fast reactor research project, known as - MBIR (Russian acronym)

• Organisation that released Freedom of the Press 2016 report is - Freedom House

• Railway Ministry appointed him as the brand ambassador of Swachh Rail Mission - Bindeshwar Pathak

• He won the men’s singles title of the Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament - Pratul Joshi

• Saur Sujala Yojana was recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in - Chhattisgarh

• Kolkata-born Sarabjit Singh Marwah recently became the first Sikh to be appointed to the Senate of - Canada

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently presented the Ramnath Goenka Awards. The awards are given in the field of - Journalism

• M N Sharma, who passed away recently, was the first chief architect of - Chandigarh

• Name of the designer of the FIFA World Cup Trophy, who passed away recently, is - Silvio Gazzaniga

• Person appointed as the new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Lebanon- Sanjiv Arora

• Padma Shri singer and composer of Sri Lanka who passed away recently- Pandit Amaradeva

• Four Tier Tax Structure created by GST council in November 2016 under the Goods and Services Tax- 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent

• Company that tied-up with Archaelogical Survey of India for virtual tour of monuments- Google

• Person who resigned as Managing Director of Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region of Twitter- Parminder Singh

• For the first time, Mizo History in Hindi language titled, "An Introductory Brief History of Mizo Tribes" was released by - the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla

• The Article of the European Union treaty that can’t be revoked by government without Parliament’s approval to process the BREXIT is – Article 50

• Union Government has decided to launch a clean energy equity fund of - 2 billion US dollar

• The state that has decided to converting 42 state-of-the-art cyber crime labs into cyber police stations – Maharashtra

• The news channel that was asked by inter-ministerial committee to be taken off air for 24 hours on 10 November 2016 is – NDTV

• The Indian actor who will be honoured by the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival with a Lifetime Achievement Award is - Rekha

• The Government of India will be hosting the Conference of Parties for the first time ever. It will be the – Seventh Edition of the conference

• As per the Paris Agreement on Climate Change that officially entered into force recently, the amount to be raised by the developed countries annually to finance climate change mitigation projects by 2020 is- 100 billion US dollars

• The International Forum on Adopting an ICT Perspective to Education and Learning recently started in - New Delhi

• India’s first titanium project recently started its test production in - Odisha 

• Largest ever space telescope that is expected to be launched by NASA in 2018- James Webb Space Telescope

• Former Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister who passed away recently- Mangat Ram Sharma

• RBI recently directed all the banks to dispense more banknotes through ATMs of which denomination- 100 rupees notes

• Person appointed as CEO of the World Bank- Kristalina Georgieva

• Theme of the World Tsunami Awareness Day- Effective Education and Evacuation Drills

• Theme for the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2016 that was observed from 31 October to 5 November 2016- Media and Information Literacy: New Paradigms for Intercultural Dialogue

• Bank that launched home loan overdraft facility for salaried customers- ICICI Bank

• Person appointed as the Prime Minister of South Korea recently- Kim Byong-joon

• NASA recently completed the construction of- James Webb Space Telescope

• International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed globally on- 6 November

• The theme of the World Tsunami Awareness Day is - Effective Education and Evacuation Drills

• Asia’s largest man-made Jungle Safari is located in- Chhattisgarh

• Aware and Care health awareness campaign was launched by- Punjab

• Ministry that recently signed MoU with LinkedIn to create jobs for students- Ministry of Human Resource Development

• Indian Railways recently set the target to achieve 100 percent de-carbonisation with 90 percent electrification by- 2021

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