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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 4 December to 9 December 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 4 December to 9 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review by RBI, Jerusalem and International Solar Alliance among others.

Dec 9, 2017 12:17 IST
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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 4 December to 9 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review by RBI, Jerusalem and International Solar Alliance among others.

• This country will be the new Member of Wassenaar Arrangement - India

• India festival recognized by UNESCO as India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - Kumbh Mela

• This country recently passed same-sex marriage bill - Australia  

• Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated every year in India on - 7 December

• Person of the Year 2017 as per the Time magazine - The Silence Breakers

• BR Ambedkar International Centre was recently launched in - New Delhi

• This country will host the 46th Congress of the International Hockey Federation - India

• Person who resigned as National Sports Observer over conflict of Interest issue following the resignation of Mary Kom - Sushil Kumar

• US President Donald Trump recognised this place as the capital of Israel - Jerusalem

• This person will head the 3-member committee constituted by the National Commission on Minorities to give minority status to Hindus in 8 states - George Kurien

• Repo Rate fixed by RBI in its 5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review (MPR) 2017-18 - 6.0 per cent

• First state to endorse Triple Talaq Draft Bill - Uttar Pradesh

• The International Children’s Peace Prize 2017 was conferred upon - Mohamad Al Jounde

• Operation launched recently to rescue the people affected by Ockhi Cyclone in India - Operation Synergy

• This country was banned by IOC from Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang - Russia

• South Indian music director who passed away recently - Adithyan

• India signed MoU on cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues with - Italy

• India signed MoU on cooperation in Health Sector recently with - Cuba

• This country’s airline, Avior Airlines, has been banned from European Union skies - Venezuela

• Russia has been banned from competing at next year’s Winter Olympic Games, which will be held in - Pyeongchang

• China has temporarily halted funding of road projects in - Pakistan

• This state government has signed a MoU with IT giant Hewlett Packard to provide tele-medicine facilities in the remote areas of the state - Uttarakhand

• This country has won the first-ever South Asian Regional Badminton Team Championship - India

• According to twitter, this world leader is the most tweeted about on the micro blogging site - Donald Trump

• This world leader had the most-like tweet of the year 2017 - Barack Obama

• This planet’s moon may have similar plate tectonics as Earth - Jupiter

• The 6th ‘International Tourism Mart’ (ITM) was inaugurated in this which state - Assam

• These two Arab nations have formed a new economic and partnership group, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council - UAE & Saudi Arabia

• The World Soil Day was observed on - 5 December

• This country became the 15th nation to ratify the International Solar Alliance on 6 December thereby, paving way for it to become a treaty-based international intergovernmental organisation - Guinea

• India has conducted successful test launch of this surface to air missile with indigenous radio frequency seeker - Akash

• This Indian state has become the first one to pass a bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below - Madhya Pradesh

• The International conference on climate change was held in this nation – Nepal

• The 61st death anniversary of this social reformer, who played a huge role in fighting against untouchability and in drafting the Indian constitution, was commemorated on 6 December - B R Ambedkar

• India celebrates Navy Day every year on 4 December. The day was proclaimed to mark - Operation Trident

• This state launched India's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant - Kerala

• Indian Cricketer named as India's Captain for 2018 U-19 World Cup - Prithvi Shaw

• This commission held its first meeting in New Delhi recently - Fifteenth Finance Commission

• This State received the Award for Best State in Promoting Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for the year 2017 - Chhattisgarh

• This former Indian President's birthday is observed as National Agricultural Education Day on 3 December every year - Rajender Prasad

• The first International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector was titled - Arogya 2017

• This state’s government would soon set up the world’s first IT campus for differently-abled persons - Telangana

• This country has withdrawn itself from United Nations’ refugee and migrant pact - United States of America

• The United States recently launched the largest-ever air exercise along with this nation - South Korea

• This country recently announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency to combat its economic crisis - Venezuela

• This Indian archer was the sole one to win a bronze medal at Indoor Archery World Cup stage 2 - Deepika Kumari

• This country was awarded the Certificate of Commendation by CITES for its exemplary effort to combat illegal wildlife trade – India

• The 7th edition of the three-day ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ was inaugurated in this city - New Delhi

• A new NASA study has discovered that there may be liquid water oceans beneath the surface of this planet - Pluto

• Researchers have discovered more than hundreds of fossilised eggs of this group of extinct winged dinosaurs - Pterosaurs

• This currently active Indian sportsperson resigned as the national observer for Indian boxing - Mary Kom

• India was re-elected to this International Council recently - International Maritime Organisation

• Person sworn-in as the President of Kenya - Uhuru Kenyatta

• Day celebrated on 3 December every year - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

• Person appointed as the CEO and MD of Infosys - Salil S Parekh

• This State Government approved 5 per cent reservation to Kapu Community - Andhra Pradesh

• He inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar Port recently - Hassan Rouhani

• This state will soon have the world’s first IT campus for differently-abled persons - Telangana

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