Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 9 October to 14 October 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 9 October and 14 October 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Intensified Mission Indradhanush, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao week and Passage Exercise among others.

Created On: Oct 14, 2017 16:32 ISTModified On: Oct 13, 2017 16:39 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 9 October and 14 October 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Intensified Mission Indradhanush, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao week and Passage Exercise among others.

• Bharti Airtel announced acquiring mobile business of this group -Tata Group

• The World Bank lowered India’s growth forecast from 8.6% in 2015 to - 7.0

• This country has developed a laser gun for counter-terrorism operations - China

• The United States has withdrawn itself from this UN body - UNESCO

• The United States of America has scaled back visa issuing services with this nation - Turkey

• This player won the women’s singles event at China Open 2017 - Caroline Garcia

• Rafael Nadal has beaten this tennis player to win his 6th ATP title of the year 2017 - Nick Kyrgios

• Scientists belonging to this nation have developed a smart bandage that can cause better and faster healing – The United States of America

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched this nation-wide intensive immunisation drive in Gujarat - Intensified Mission Indradhanush

• This Indian journalist has been chosen for the Anna Politkovskaya Award 2017 - Gauri Lankesh

• This is the theme of the Bachao Beti Padhao Week that is going to be celebrated from 10-14 October - The Daughters of New India

• This state government has launched a special campaign under Mission Indradanush to achieve full immunisation in the state – Jammu and Kashmir

• The Smart City project is being implemented in Puducherry in cooperation with this nation – France

• Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu wants this city to be turned into a world centre of excellence for financial technologies – Visakapatnam

• This young Indian won the World Open U-16 Snooker Championship held in St. Petersburg, Russia - Anupama Ramachandran

• The Indian air force celebrated the 85th Air Force Day on - 8 October 2017

• NABARD has bought an additional 7 per cent stake in this Indian bank - Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi)

• India is going to take on this nation in its second FIFA U-17 match - Colombia

• This US economist has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics - Richard Thaler

• NABARD has bought an additional 7 per cent stake in this Indian bank - Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi)

• This PepsiCo India Chairman and CEO has resigned from office on 10 October 2017 - D Shivakumar

• The UN has issued a global port ban on four vessels found violating sanctions against this country- North Korea

• He has been sworn in as the new Governor of Assam on 10 October 2017 and has previously served as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Prof Jagdish Mukhi

• The first state to incorporate skill development programme in higher education- Rajasthan

• This person will succeed D Shivakumar as new CEO of PepsiCo India- Ahmed El Sheikh

• Prof Jagdish Mukhi, was sworn in as the new Governor of this state- Assam

• Nobel Economics Winner Richard Thaler is one of the founding members of this theory - Nudge theory

• Theme of 2017 World Mental Health Day - Mental health in the workplace

• Minister who inaugurated first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise - Rajnath Singh

• World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on - 10 October

• This country will be hosting the first BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise 2017 - India

• The 3rd International Conference on Yoga was held in this city – New Delhi

• India celebrated 20-years of strategic corporation in 2017 with this nation – South Africa

• He has been appointed as the Chairman of National Panel of Experts, a nine-member panel reconstituted by Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways - SR Tambe

• This country is going to hold elections to choose a successor to Africa’s first elected female president - Liberia

• This state is going to provide reservation to persons with disabilities in government jobs - Bihar

• The Union government has imposed anti-dumping duty on imports of steel wire rods from this nation - China

• The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated this Yojana in the state’s Silchar district - Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

• This state’s cabinet has approved a climate change adaptation policy – Maharashtra

• This public sector Shipyard has bagged a contract for building 8 vessels for Indian Navy - Cochin Shipyard Limited

• State that launched Solar Briefcase to provide electricity in remote areas - Uttarakhand

• India’s rank in the world’s most valuable nation brands, as per Brand Finance’s Nation Brands 2017 report - 8th

• 5th edition of India Water Week (IWW-2017) was launched in- New Delhi

• Theme of the 2017 International Conference on Yoga - Yoga for wellness

• Person appointed as President of US-India Business Council - Nisha Desai Biswal

• The International Monetary Fund lowered India's growth forecast for 2017 to - 6.7%

• This nation qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time in history - Iceland

• This nation launched its 4th Michibiki satellite for a new high precision Global Positioning System(GPS) – Japan

• This Facebook India Managing Director resigned from his position in October 2017 - Umang Bedi

•  This drug discovered at IIT Roorkee to is used fight Chikungunya - Piperazine

• Person appointed as the new chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India - Anupam Kher

• Theme of the 2017 International Day of the Girl Child - EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after crises

• Person awarded with the 2017 Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration - Bindeshwar Pathak

• Person appointed as the new Union Health Secretary recently - Preeti Sudan

• Person nominated to head Homeland Security department of the United States - Kirstjen Nielsen

• This actor received Karanth award in October 2017- Prakash Raj

• This state would be setting up 16 new (GIDC) townships for the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises- Gujarat

• This state government announced a new policy- Garments & Apparel Policy 2017- Gujarat

• The ‘atlas of life’ led by researchers at the University of Oxford and Tel Aviv University is a Global review and map on- Every vertebrate on Earth

• This Indian bowler has announced retirement from all forms of cricket and will play his last T20 match against New Zealand on 1 November 2017- Ashish Nehra

• He won the German Book Prize 2017 for his novel ‘Die Hauptstadt’- Robert Menasse

• The bench of Justices of Supreme Court that gave the ruling-‘Sex with minor wife amounts to rape’ comprise - Justice Deepak Gupta and Madan B. Lokur

• This Metro Rail department has introduced a free bicycle ride scheme for its customers - Chennai Metro Rail Limited

• The 44th edition of Indian Handicrafts and Gifts (IHGF) was observed in this city- Delhi

• India qualified for 2019 AFC Asian Cup with 4-1 win over this team- Macau

• Indian naval ships, Satpura and Kadmatt would be participating in this naval exercise with Japanese Marine - Passage Exercise (PASSEX)

• The International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed globally on – 13 October

• This Yojana was launched by Union Minister Manoj Sinha on 13 October to provide affordable life insurance services to the rural people - Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana

• The United States has announced its decision of withdrawing itself from UNESCO, accusing it of being anti this nation - Israel

• This party won the maximum number of seats in the Nanded civic polls in Mahashtra – Indian National Congress

• India will sign MoC agreement for setting up flexible LNG market with - Japan

• Person who will head the 2nd National Judicial Pay Commission (NJPC) to look into pay hike issue of lower court judges - Justice PV Reddi

• State government that recently implemented the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme - Himachal Pradesh

• City that hosted the 48th Conference of Governors - New Delhi

• State that unveiled a new policy regarding Internet of Things and e-waste – Telangana

• This bank has announced John Flint as its new CEO- HSBC

• This Dutch Team won the World Solar Challenge, a solar car race - Nuon Solar Team

• This fashion brand has announced going fur-free from 2018- Gucci

• The National Committee celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi will be headed by this person- Narendra Modi

• The Two World Bank supported schemes approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs  (CCEA) to boost Skill India Mission - SANKALP and STRIVE

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