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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 7 November to 12 November 2016

Nov 12, 2016 13:00 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs happenings of the week like Armistice Day, Smart India Hackathon and ICN 2018 Annual Conference among others.

• India signed ten agreements including Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy to boost the bilateral cooperation with – Japan

• The visiting England cricket team paid tribute to their nation's war dead on Armistice Day on 11 November 2016 before the start of the third day's play in the first Test against India in - RajkotAll 42 Congress members of Punjab Assembly today handed over their resignations to Speaker Punjab Assembly after Supreme Court's verdict on - Satluj Yamuna Link canal issue

• Government has decided to impose levy up to Rs 8500 per flight on major routes to fund the regional air connectivity scheme - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik)

• UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in its report claimed that he Arab Spring protest movement has cost the region - 614 billion dollars in lost growth since 2011

• Tennis star who will once again be a UN goodwill ambassador when her doping ban expires in April and she returns to international tennis competition is - Maria Sharapova

• Delhi boy who smashed the 12-year-old national senior record in high jump with an effort of 2.26 meter while winning the gold on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships in Coimbatore is - Tejaswin Shankar

• The visiting England cricket team paid tribute to their nation's war dead on Armistice Day on 11 November 2016 before the start of the third day's play in the first Test against India in - Rajkot

• The country that will host the 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is - Peru

• The state that recently received the Union Government’s nod to introduce pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under Universal Immunisation Programme is - Himachal Pradesh

• The women’s team who won the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament is - Mumbai's Western Railways

• Twitter’s Chief Operating Officer recently decided to quit the company. His name is - Adam Bain

• The Competition Commission of India would host the 2018 ICN Annual Conference at New Delhi. The 2017 ICN Annual Conference will be hosted by - Portuguese Competition Authority

• Guy Ryder was recently re-elected as the Director-General of - the International Labour Organisation

• Pulsar navigation satellite launched by China - XPNAV-1

• World Diabetes Day is observed every year on - 14 November

• Awardees of Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 by the Karnataka Lalithakala Academy - Baburao V Nadoni, KK Makali, Marta Jakimowicz

• National building initiative that was launched by Union Government recently - Smart India Hackathon

• State that launched Lakshya Bhagirathi campaign to complete the irrigation projects - Chhattisgarh

• Noted geophysicist who passed away recently and was a former Director-grade scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute - Janardhan G Negi

• The state where the demonetization of 1000 rupees and 500 rupees notes has seen sudden spurt in donations to around 100 temples and trusts and in cash reserves of around 1000 cooperative banks and credit societies is – Maharashtra

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for Tokyo after paying his final respects to late Thai King Adulyadej Bhumibol in Dulsit Maha Prasat Hall in - Bangkok

• He is the author of the Marathi book ‘CHARAIVETI, CHARAIVETI’ is - Ram Naik, Governor of Uttar Pradesh

• Government is planning to make it mandatory for auto companies to provide rear view sensors or backup cameras, speed warning systems, airbags and child pedestrian system in all new vehicles from - October 2017

• India’s first LNG-powered bus was recently launched in - Kerala

• The first ever India-American to win the U.S. Senate seat from California is - Kamala Harris

• The first India-American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representative is - Pramila Jayapal

• The theme for the 2016 World Science Day for Peace and Development is - Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums

• The Union Minister who recently launched the Healthy India Initiative magazine is - Jagat Prakash Nadda

• Scheme launched by Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship recently- Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana

• Scientists of US Geological Survey and NASA recently discovered water on- Psyche

• Loan amount sanctioned by the Asian Development Bank to improve Assam’s power distribution system- 48 million US dollars

• Person appointed as Managing Director and CEO of BoB Capital Markets Ltd- Ratnesh Kumar

• Organisation that will host the ICN 2018 Annual Conference in New Delhi in March –April 2018- Competition Commission of India

• Maharashtra government has signed an agreement to implement a joint action plan on urban infrastructure development in the State with - Canada

• State government that has decided to start Deendayal generic medicine stores to sell generic medicines which will remain open 24 hours and sell around 1000 generic drugs to the poor patients at 40 to 80 per cent lower rates is - Gujarat

• In Jammu and Kashmir, the Regional News Unit of Radio Kashmir, Jammu started Morning News Bulletin in one of the most widely spoken language of the State. The language is - Gojri

• Union Government on 9 November 2016 announced that cash deposits above 2.50 lakh rupees threshold under the 50-day window could attract - tax plus a 200 percent penalty in case of income mismatch

• The 1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress that was held in New Delhi from 6 November to 9 November 2016 concluded with adoption of - Delhi Declaration on Agro-biodiversity Management

• Reserve Bank of India recently notified withdrawal of legal tender of- 500 and 1000 rupees notes

• Person who won the 2016 US Presidential Elections- Donald Trump

• Union Government recently signed loan agreement to improve Assam’s Power Distribution with- Asian Development Bank

• Person appointed as MD & CEO of Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India- Praveen Kumar Sharma

• Bollywood personality appointed as the brand ambassador of Switzerland tourism- Ranveer Singh

• The Indian- American author who will be honoured with Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 is - Amitav Ghosh

• The Uttarakhand High Court recently demanded putting a ban on all construction within - 25 km radius of the glaciers

• The Government of India will be hosting the Conference of Parties for the first time ever. It will be – the seventh edition of the conference

• Girish Nikam recently died after a heart attack at the age of 59. He was related to the field of - Journalism

• The National Convention on Innovations in Green Highways was recently inaugurated in – Lucknow

• The second edition of National Children's Film Festival (NCFF) organised by Children's Film Society of India (CFSI) will be held in Jaipur, Rajasthan from 14t to 16 November with central theme of - 'Make in India', showcasing India's potential in diverse fields

• Madhya Pradesh government’s prestigious Rashtriya Kalidas Samman will be given to eminent theatre artists namely - Raj Bisaria and Banshi Kaul

• The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to devise a common minimum programme to deal with - Rising pollution

•    The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari, recently released a book authored by Sashi Tharoor. The title of the book is - An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

•    Ratnesh Kumar was recently appointed as the MD and CEO of - Bank of Baroda Capital Markets Limited

•    The first female U.S. Attorney General who passed away recently is - Janet Reno

•    Famous Tunisian leader who was conferred with the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Awards for promoting Gandhian values outside India is - Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi

•    Mission of NASA that created Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of GPS signal recently- Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

•    The Union Government recently launched the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan. The scheme had first found its mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat in – June 2016

•    Person appointed as Chairman of Fund Trustee and Advisory Commission of Kerala- Vinod Rai

•    Union Government recently issued guidelines for suspension or banning of business dealings in- Armament Sector

•    Two newly identified biomarkers that will help in easy diagnosis of drug resistant Tuberculosis- miR-16 and miR-155

•    Lost ancient river Chandrabhaga flowed near- Konark Sun Temple

•    President Pranab Mukherjee presented the 2016 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards to the winning children of IGNITE competition. The competition was organised by – National Innovation Foundation

•    He was awarded with the Reporters without Borders (RSF)-TV5 Monde prize in the journalist category - Hadi Abdullah

•    India and UK signed two agreements in the field of - Intellectual property rights and the Ease of doing business

•    He was appointed as the Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India in November 2016 - M Rajeshwar Rao

• Company that became to first one to get RBI approval for debt recast under Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets- Hindustan Construction Company Limited

• City that hosted the International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition Petrotech-2016- New Delhi

• Indian who was elected as a Member of International Law Commission (ILC) of UN recently- Aniruddha Rajput

• 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held in- Mongolia

• Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 was held at- Delhi

• The 12 day Global Climate conference is being hosted in - the Moroccan city of Marrakech

• Filipino southpaw who reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time in Las Vegas, USA is - Manny Pacquiao

• The report that ranked India at the second position on the global business optimism index during the third quarter (July-September 2016) is - Grant Thornton’s International Business Report 2016

• Indian Women's hockey team lifted the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 by defeating - China 2-1

• Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of 1300 crore rupees Patanjali Herbal and Mega Food Park at - Balipara

• The winner of the 2016 WTA Elite Singles Trophy is - Petra Kvitova

• The winners of the 2016 BNP Paribas Masters Doubles title are - Henri Kontinen and John Peers

• World’s first hydrogen-powered and zero-emission passenger train was recently unveiled in - Germany

• The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently constituted a four-member team for conservation and management of - Loktak Lake

• The author of the book titled “An Era of Darkness : The British Empire in India” that was recently released by released by the Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari is - Sashi Tharoor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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