Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 5 March to 11 March 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 5 March to 11 March 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include HCFC Phase Out Management Plan, Saraswati Samman 2016 and World Kidney Day .

Mar 11, 2017 16:55 IST
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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 5 March to 11 March 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include HCFC Phase Out Management Plan, Saraswati Samman 2016 and World Kidney Day .

•    India's 1st lunar probe spacecraft that was found by the NASA scientists by using a new ground-based radar technique is - Chandrayaan-1

•    The Uttarakhand High Court has directed this state government to admit children who lost their parents during a flood in the Navodaya Vidyalayas and bear the expenses for it - 2013 Kedarnath tragedy

•    Pakistan government today introduced a constitutional amendment bill in Parliament to revive the controversial special military courts for - Trying hardcore militants

•    Companies that have apologised for using Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photograph in their advertisements, without permission are - Reliance Jio and Paytm

•    The World Kidney Day was observed on 9 March 2017 with the theme - Kidney Disease and Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys

•    This Konkani writer was selected for the Saraswati Samman 2016 - Mahabaleshwar Sail

    The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) signed a MoU with this Central Armed Police Force for execution of skill development programmes - Sashastra Seema Bal

    It is for this period the Union Government recently launched the Stage II of India’s HCFC Phase Out Management Plan - 2017-2023

    India successfully test-fired this supersonic cruise missile recently - BrahMos

• This country is hosting the inaugural commonwealth summit 2017, which is largely focused on stimulating trade within the group – The United Kingdom

• Researchers have found molecular evidence confirming the presence of this bird species in India more than 25000 years ago- Ostrich

• This sector has been allocated the highest funds in the Delhi budget for the fiscal year 2017-18- Education

• Sentinel-2B satellite in the series of Sentinel satellite was launched by - European Union

• The Swachh Shakti 2017 – A Convention of Women Sarpanches was held in - Gujarat

• The 11th edition of North-East Business Summit (NEBS) started in - New Delhi

• The university that recently conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Science on RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat is - Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University

• The South Korean President whose impeachment was upheld by the Constitutional Court ending his/her presidency is - Park Geun-hye

• The person recently re-elected as the President of the European Council is - Donald Tusk

• The sportsperson named as the new ambassador of the Chinese Super League is - Diego Maradona

• Number of un-served airports and airstrips of the state governments, Airports Authority of India and Civil enclaves that will be revived after the approval by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affair (CCEA) is – 50

• The Trade Mark (TM) Rules, 2017 came into effect from 6 March 2017 will replace the erstwhile Trade Mark Rules, 2002 brings down the number of TM forms from existing 74 to – 8

• In Sri Lanka, an opposition party has demanded to appoint a special presidential commission (SPC) to review - the Hambantota Port Agreement with a Chinese company

• Institute/College of India that was ranked at 8th among top 10 in Times Higher Education 2017 list of world's best small universities is - Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

• The anti-missile system that is being deployed by the US in South Korea after defiant North’s latest test is - THAAD

• The Indian pacers that are currently sharing the Number One spot in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers are - Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin

• Indian women hockey team recently clinched a five-match Test series against – Belarus

• The person recently named as the Regional Director of Ford Foundation for India, Nepal and Sri Lanka is - Pradeep Nair

• This country is hosting the fifth edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ – Egypt

• This state among the United States of America is seeking to challenge Trump’s new immigration order – Hawaii

• The citizens of this country gained permission to travel to the European Union nations without having a visa- Georgia

• Noted Bengali folk music singer who passed away recently - Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya

• Online web platform launched by Karnataka to report the performance and achievements of the government to the citizen - Pratibimba

• India’s first biometric-based payment system Aadhaar Pay was launched by - IDFC Bank

• The Advanced S-300 Missile Defence System of Iran which became operational was manufactured by - Russia

• BSE Institute will organise a two-day 'Dalal Street Lit Fest 2017' at its premises in from 10 March 2017 in – Mumbai

• In US, former Utah Republican Governor who has accepted President Donald Trump's offer to be Ambassador to Russia is - Jon Huntsman

• State Bank of India has decided to reintroduce penalty on non-maintenance of minimum balance in accounts from – 1 April 2017

• The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, the retirement fund body of India, has extended the last date of submission of digital life certificate through Jeevan Pramaan Patra (JPP) under Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) to - 31 March 2017  

• Veteran journalist Arvind Padmanabhan passed away recently. He worked with – IANS

• CCEA approved the proposal for revival of 50 un-served airports and airstrips of - the state governments, Airports Authority of India and Civil enclaves

• The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 that came into effect from 6 March 2017 to streamline and simplify the processing of Trade Mark applications replaces - the erstwhile Trade Mark Rules, 2002

• This Padma Bhushan awardee was appointed as the adviser to the Odisha government for its ongoing public health programmes - K Srinath Reddy

• The foreign ministry of North Korea has temporarily banned citizens of this country from leaving the Democratic People's Republic of Korea – Malaysia

• This country has violated UN’s ban on developing missile technology, prompting UN Security Council to call for an emergency meeting – North Korea

• US President Donald Trump’s new executive order spared this Muslim majority country from the immigration ban – Iraq

• The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation organised a national conference in New Delhi on - Jal Kranti Abhiyan

• The socialist politician and former Lok Sabha speaker who passed away recently is - Rabi Ray

• The Union Cabinet recently approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between India and the United Nations Entity of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). The headquarters of the UN-Women are located in - New York City

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released a special commemorative postage stamp on 100 years of Yogoda Satsang Math, which is located at - Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal

• Rene Preval, who passed away recently, had served as the President of - Haiti

• The book The Rise of Sivagami : Book 1 of Baahubali - Before the Beginning was written by - Anand Neelakanthan

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval for India’s accession to the TIR Convention, which is related to - International transportation of goods

• The Union Cabinet approved the signing of a MoU on renewable energy with this country - Portugal

• The Union Cabinet approved the signing of a MoU on Energy Efficiency Services with this country – The UAE

• The Dahej Petrochemicals Complex that was dedicated to the nation located in – Gujarat

• The government of this State proposed a Smart Mosquito Density System to fight vector-borne diseases – Andhra Pradesh

• The women’s singles title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2017 was won by - Elina Svitolina

• Identify the country that pegged its GDP growth target for 2017 at a 25-year low - China

• The men’s singles title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2017 was won by – Andy Murray

• Scientists of this country developed the first all-solid-state battery cells recently – The USA

• The Union government has launched the first-ever across-the-river survey to determine the population of aquatic life in – Ganga

• This city is going to host the three-day event, Destination North East 2017 – Chandigarh

• This historic ship, known as the world’s oldest aircraft carrier was decommissioned on 6 March 2017 – INS Viraat

• The Wildlife Institute of India is planning to use drones to monitor the habitat of – Tigers   

• The famous liver surgeon, who also performed first successful liver transplant on a human patient, passed away recently. His name is - Thomas E Starzl

• The West Bengal Government recently granted official language status to tribal language Kurukh. The language is – a Dravidian language

• The winner of the 2017 ATP Mexican Open Men’s Singles title is - Sam Querrey

• The w inners of the 2017 Dubai Tennis Championships Men’s Doubles title are - Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau

• West Bengal Clinical Establishments Bill, 2017 passed by state assembly will replace - West Bengal Clinical Establishments Bill, 2010

• Syed Shahabuddin, who died recently, was a - politician

• Country that fired several banned ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast recently - North Korea

• The two states that in March 2017 agreed to resume works on Shahpur Kandi Dam project are - Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir

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