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

Oct 14, 2017 16:32 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• The United States has withdrawn itself from this UN body - UNESCO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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