Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 7 January to 13 January 2018

Jan 13, 2018 14:29 IST
Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 7 January to 13 January 2018

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 7 January to 13 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include National Youth Festival, top borrower from AIIB in 2017 and launch of Cartosat-2 among others.

• Colour of new Rs 10 note to be issued by RBI - Chocolate Brown

• Focus country group in the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 - European Union

• Person who won the 2018 men’s singles Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis tournament - Gilles Simon

• This city hosted the Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 - Kathmandu

• This country became the first to enforce equal pay for women and men - Iceland

• This city will host World Sweet Festival (WSF-2018) - Hyderabad

• The world's largest known prime number was discovered by a volunteer for a prime-number hunting project. This prime number contains - 23 Million digits

• Person appointed as the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry - TS Tirumurti

• These countries formally joined UNSC as the new non-permanent members - Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, and Poland

• This city will host the 2018 Karnataka International Travel Expo - Bengaluru

• France would be conferring its highest order of merit, the 'Legion of Honour', on legendary film and theatre actor - Soumitra Chattopadhyay

• This World Champion powerlifter recently passed away in a road accident - Saksham Yadav

• This country is going to extend its state of emergency for the sixth time - Turkey

• The Supreme Court ordered a stay on this HC’s order that overturned the 2014 government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the packaging space - Karnataka HC

• This supercomputer, nation’s first and fastest was inaugurated by Union Minister of Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan on 8 January - Pratyush

• This state government has banned the use of electronic cigarettes - Bihar

• The output of this crop is expected to touch an all time high of 100 million tonnes in 2017-18 – wheat

• This state has topped the logistics index chart released by the Union Ministry for Commerce & Industry – Gujarat

• This nation sealed a 4-0 win in the ashes series by winning the final test by an innings and 123 runs - Australia

• British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed this Minister as the new Northern Ireland minister after James Brokenshire resigned due to ill health – Karen Bradley

• This nation has warned the world of a possible withdrawal of the US from the 2015 nuclear deal – Iran

• India has signed the bilateral annual Haj 2018 Agreement with this nation - Saudi Arabia

• Person appointed as the Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development - Sunny Verghese

• Creator of iconic Old Munk rum who died recently at the age of 88 - Kapil Mohan

• Cricket player banned recently for five months for failing dope test - Yusuf Pathan

• Indian railway station that entered the Limca Book of Records for having all-woman staff - Matunga

• US approved the sale of anti-ballistic missile worth USD 133 million to - Japan

• World Bank recently projected India’s growth rate of 2018 at - 7.3 per cent

• First Indian to win an international medal in skiing at Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup - Aanchal Thakur

• India’s first city to have a common mobility card for rides on public buses and the metro - Delhi

• Bollywood personality who became the official brand ambassador of Sikkim - AR Rahman

• World Hindi Day (WHD) is observed every year on - 10 January

• India is going to be a reliable and close neighbour of this nation - Maldives

• The national youth festival was inaugurated in this state - Uttar Pradesh

• The nation celebrated this spiritual leader's 155th birth anniversary on 12 January - Swami Vivekananda

• This state government is going to use robots to clean sewers - Kerala

• This country emerged as the top borrower from Asian infrastructure investment bank (AIIB) in 2017 - India

• India on 12 January 2018 launched these many satellites including Cartosat-2 - 31

• This nation set a new record with its wind energy production in 2017 - Denmark

• With the launch of PSLV-C40, India has in total launched these many of its own satellites till date - 100

• US President Donald Trump has announced that US could go back into this agreement, which it initially withdrew itself from - Paris Climate Deal

• This country has granted citizenship to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - Ecuador

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