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Current Affairs One Liners of the Week: 5 September to 10 September

Sep 10, 2016 19:00 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the week like 2016 ‘Swachh Survekshan’ results, ‘Best Horticulture State’ award and ISRO’s advanced weather satellite.

•    Cleanest districts of rural India as per 2016 ‘Swachh Survekshan’ results are - Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) in hilly areas, Sindhudurg (Maharashtra) in plains

•    Mariyappan Thangavelu won India’s first gold medal at the Rio Paralympic Games in - the Men’s High Jump T-42

•    He won the bronze medal for India at the Rio Paralympic Games in the Men’s High Jump T-42 - Varun Singh Bhati

•    The state bagged ‘Best Horticulture State’ award for the concerted efforts made by the state government to increase the income of the farmers in horticulture - Haryana

•    Civil Aviation Ministry prohibited the use and carriage of a smart phone on board aircraft - Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

•    Indian Oil Corporation flagged off the first convoy of tank and trucks carrying petroleum goods from Guwahati, Assam for Tripura via - Bangladesh

•    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned the 105 metre vessel ICGS Sarathi into the force in - Goa

•    The advanced weather satellite that was launched by ISRO from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota is - INSAT-3DR

•    India recently received certificates from World Health Organisation recognising India free from - Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

•    Troops of Indian and Kazakhstan Army began the joint exercise called - ‘PRABAL DOSTYK – 16

•    The theme of the International Literacy Day 2016 is - Reading the Past, Writing the Future

•    The first edition of IoT India Congress 2016 began in – Bengaluru

•    UN Charter was recently translated into - Sanskrit

•    The Union Government in September 2016 announced a Special Financial Package for - Andhra Pradesh

•    India in September 2016 signed Air Services Agreement under Open Sky Policy with - Greece

•    The Union Government recently approved projects worth about 450 crore rupees under Swadesh Darshan scheme for five states. The five states are: Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu

•    The amount of money recently approved by the Union Government for Swadesh Darshan scheme is - About 450 crore rupees

•    Person who assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Uranium Corporation of India Limited recently - CK Asnani

•    Person appointed as the Director General of Police (Intelligence) of Tamil Nadu recently - TK Rajendran

•    The programme launched by Department of Science & Technology to nurture ideas and innovation into successful start ups is - National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI)

•    Ministry of Railways decided to implement Flexi Fare system in - Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains

•    The Brazilian swimmer and wheelchair user who lit the symbolic cauldron at the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games is - Clodoaldo Silvax

•    India’s first Paralympic gold medallist who was the flag-bearer for the Indian contingent at the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games is - Devendra Jhajharia

•    Indian organisation that won the 2016 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy- Jan Shikshan Sansthan

•    Companies that adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield framework recently- Microsoft, Google and Salesforce

•    A newly discovered fish of the genus Tosanoides was in September 2016 named after- Barack Obama

•    A team of scientists recently discovered a new Ghost Snake Species of elusive, pale grey reptiles dwelling in- Madagascar

•    The women who created a new record in the Women's Hammer Throw at the 65th All India Police Athletics Championship in Hyderabad is – Minakshi from CISF

•    Union Government launched the biggest Leprosy Case Detection campaign in the country with an objective - to detect the disease early so that those affected can be saved from physical deformity

•    The agrarian mass festival of western Odisha that was celebrated is - Nuakhai

•    The country that appointed an ambassador to Iran for the first time since 2011, as part of its aims for more productive co-operation is - The United Kingdom

•    The 28th ASEAN Summit began in - Laos capital Vientiane

•    State High Court that recently launched e-stamping facility- Rajasthan

•    Urjit Patel recently assumed charge as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.  He is RBI’s - 24th Governor

•    Sunil Godhwani was recently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of - Religare Enterprises Limited

•    The 2016 G20 Summit was recently concluded in – Hangzhou, China

•    The country that was recently declared malaria-free by the World Health Organisation is - Sri Lanka

•    The first Asian to win the Heritage Heroes Award by the International Union for Conservation of Nature is - Bibhuti Lahkar

•    World’s oldest cricketer who hails from South Africa and died in September 2016- Lindsay Tuckett

•    Nuakhai festival is celebrated in- Odisha

•    Fast Attack Craft that was recently handed over to Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited- Tihayu

•    Urja Mitra Helpline number that was recently launched by Union Government- 14401

•    Report released by UNICEF recently stating the crisis for migrant children- Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children

•    The former IAS officer who was recently appointed the part-time chairperson of Unique Identification Authority of India is - J Satyanarayana

•    The veteran film director who won the 2015 J.C. Daniel Award is - KG George

•    The movie that won the Best Film Award at the first BRICS Film Festival that recently concluded in New Delhi is - Thithi

•    Dharmendra Pradhan recently launched #Gas4India campaign to - promote use of natural gas

•    The indigenous Light Utility Helicopter recently successfully completed its test flight in Bengaluru. The helicopter is developed by - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

•    The first edition of Nomad Film Festival 2016 began recently in- New Delhi

•    The tennis star who set a new record of most number of Grand Slam matches wins is - Serena Williams

•    Complying with the Supreme Court direction, the state that released Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu is - Karnataka

•    Union Government approved 450 crore rupees for Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim under - the Swadesh Darshan scheme

•    Maharashtra Government announced a cash reward of 75 lakh rupees for a steeplechase specialist from the state - Lalita Babar, who finished a creditable 10th at the Rio Olympics

•    The Odisha Government recently launched Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana in - Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Angul districts of the state

•    The great ape species that has recently been declared as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature is - Eastern Gorilla

•    The village that has become the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana is - Gumthala Garhu

•    The Mercedes driver who won the 2016 Italian Grand Prix is - Nico Rosberg

•    Mother Teresa was proclaimed a Saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican. She was declared and defined by the Pope as - Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

•    International Day of Charity is observed globally on- 5 September

•    The wrestler appointed as the Wrestling Director of the Rohtak University is - Sakshi Malik

•    Indian Olympic gold medallist who announced his retirement from shooting recently- Abhinav Bindra

•    Person was elected as the National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) for the year 2016-17- K K Aggarwal

•    Assamese poet and author who won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002 and died recently in September 2016- Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya

•    The state that decided to develop 340 villages as Horticulture Villages at a cost of 93 crore rupees during the Golden Jubilee year of the State is - Haryana

•    India's mixed doubles pair that won the 2016 Brazil Open Grand Prix is - Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy

•    The state that signed a long-term lease agreement with Falcon Marine Exports for the operation of Jagatjore Shrimp Culture Project is – Odisha

•    India A clinched the Quadrangular one-day cricket series by defeating - Australia-A by 57 runs

•    For crowd control, the Union Government approved the use of Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide (PAVA) as an alternative to - Pellet Guns

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