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

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.

Created On: Sep 10, 2016 19:00 ISTModified On: Sep 10, 2016 12:26 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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