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Weekly One Liners: 17 October to 22 October 2016

Oct 22, 2016 12:07 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like country withdraws from ICC, Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope and Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor-III among others.

• India on 21 October 2016 signed a 650-million US dollar loan agreement with the World Bank for - the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor-III (EDFC-III) Project

• Union Government unveiled a Regional air connectivity scheme - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik)

• Union Government has held tripartite talks with Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and United People's Front (UPF) of Manipur to find - an amicable solution to their long standing demand

• The Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope that tracked the landing of a European Space Agency's spacecraft on a Mars mission is located at - Khodad near Pune

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the state of art international terminal at Harni airport in - Vadodara

• The country that formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is - South Africa

•    India’s rank in the FIFA ranking that was released on 20 October 2016 is - 137

•    Country that will posthumously pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men is - The United Kingdom

•    An online tool that was developed by scientists that can predict whether citizens will vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the upcoming US Presidential elections is - 'Tweetcast'

•    The Police Commemoration Day is observed on - 21 October

•    Vice Admiral S V Bhokare was recently appointed as the Commandant of the -Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kerala

•    The secretary-general of Japan Gymnastics Association elected as the President of the International Gymnastics Federation is - Morinari Watanabe

•    The city that recently bestowed honorary citizenship on Dalai Lama is - Milan

•    The well-known Gandhian activist, who passed away recently, is - Mewa Ramgobin

•    The author of the book titled The Adivasi Will Not Dance is - Hansda Sowendra Shekhar

•    Satyadev Katare recently passed away. He was - Leader of the Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly

•    He is the authored the book Andhere Se Ujale Ki Aur that - Arun Jaitley

•    The country that along with the United States imposed sanctions on alleged Hezbollah members and financial backers is – Saudi Arabia

•    Author of the book, The Sleepwalker's Dream is - Dhrubajyoti Borah, the President of Asam Sahitya Sabha

•    The State Bank of India (SBI) on 20 October 2016 declared Silchar as its 5th zone in North-East India to cater to the banking needs of the people of - Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur along with the Barak Valley

•    The first ever global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India began in - New Delhi

•    Typhoon that killed at least four people in Philippines after lashing the country is - Super Typhoon Haima

•    The statistician honoured with the inaugural International Prize in Statistics is - David Cox

•    The team that won the World Railway Shooting Championship Cup is - Indian Railways

•    The Indian Boxing Council was recently inducted into the World Boxing Organisation with voting rights. The headquarters of World Boxing Organisation are located at - San Juan, Puerto Rico

•    The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to provide emission and noise pollution details for every vehicle they produce. In this regard, the ministry has notified amendment of - Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act

•    The state that has increased the retirement age of doctors to 65 years is - Haryana

•    The VoICE.NET, which launched at first ever Global Conference on Voter Education, is – a Global Knowledge Network on voter education

•    Sino India Cooperation 2016, a joint tactical exercise, between Indian and China was recently held in - Ladakh

•    In a bid to make the North East a power surplus region, the company that will commission two power projects of 710 megawatt in Arunachal Pradesh is 2917 is - North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO)

•    The domestic air passengers grew by 23.17 percent during Jan-Sept 2016 as the airlines carried 726.98 lakhs passengers as against - 590.21 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year

•    He was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Odisha - Retired bureaucrat Sunil Kumar Mishra

•    The city that became the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup is - Kochi

•    Scientists at the Delhi’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) successfully devised a procedure to produces electricity from water at room temperature without using - Any external energy

•    The skill development initiative that was launched by Maharashtra Government for students is - Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation)

•    The state government that cancelled affiliation of 68 intermediate colleges of the state for not fulfilling its criterion is - Bihar

•    The noted urologist elected as the President of the North Zone of Urology Society of India is - S P Yadav

•    The wrestler appointed as the DSP in Haryana Police is - Geeta Phogat

•    Kigeli V Ndahindurwa who passed away recently was the last king of - Rwanda

•    The oil and gas company that was recently granted a licence to BP Plc to set up 3500 petrol pumps in India is - BP

•    The International Union for Conservation of Nature is all set to declare the Kashmiri Red Stag, also known as, Hangul to declare it as - a Critically Endangered species

•    The mammal whose milk contains an arsenal of antimicrobial compounds, as per a recent research, that can kill several drug-resistant superbugs is - Tasmanian devil

•    A country that agreed for close security coordination with India in border areas keeping in view the sensitivity of each other’s strategic interests is - Myanmar

•    The Election Commission’s first ever International Conference on Voter Education was held in - New Delhi

•    The World Bank has pledged 2 billion US dollars aid to tackle climate change to - Bangladesh

•    To boost the bilateral relations between the two nations, India signed three agreements with – Myanmar

•    The country that recently executed a Prince for shooting a man during a brawl is – Saudi Arabia

•    Human rights activist Irom Sharmila on 18 October 2016 announced the formation of her political party named - Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA)

•    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council reached a consensus on the way the states would be compensated for any loss of revenue after implementation of - the new indirect tax regime, GST from 1 April 2017

•    United Nations Security Council has agreed that a new UN mission of the country could continue to monitor a ceasefire despite a referendum vote rejecting the peace deal. The country is - Colombia

•    The actor who will be awarded with the 44th Chaplin Award for the year 2016 by Film Society of Lincoln Center is - Robert De Niro

•    India completed its nuclear triad by inducting country's first indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine named - INS Arihant into service

•    The company that recently launched India’s first indigenous electric bus is - Ashok Leyland

•    The country that will host the fresh round of peace talks on Syria crisis is – Britain

•    Person appointed as India's Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva recently- Amandeep Singh Gill

•    Country ranked as the safest place as per Global Travel and Terrorism Report 2016 of World Economic Forum- Finland

•    Cricket team of which country recently became the world first team to play 900 ODIs- India

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the national SC/ST hub and zero effect on environment scheme for MSME sector in - Ludhiana, Punjab

•    In an honour for an Indian sportsperson, who was appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission is - Saina Nehwal

•    Prime Minster Narendra Modi today inaugurated three hydropower projects of 1,752 MW capacities in - Himachal Pradesh

•    Indian grapplers clinched four medals, including gold, at the just-concluded sixth edition of the – TAFISA World Games in Jakarta, Indonesia

•    State government that will roll out biometrics authentication for receiving food grains for beneficiaries of National Food Security Act (NFSA) from January 2017 in the state is - Odisha

•    Kigali Agreement that was reached by more than 170 countries in October seeks to – 1987 Kyoto Protocol

•    China successfully launched a manned spacecraft that carried carrying two astronauts into the space is - Shenzhou-11

•    Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, recently inaugurated National Summit on Fortification of Food in - New Delhi

• Person selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016- C Radhakrishnan

• China in October 2016 signed 26 agreements and MoUs in fields of power and energy, information technology, investment, disaster management and culture with- Bangladesh

• Russia's Rosneft Oil Company and its partners in October 2016 acquired- Essar Oil Limited

• Recently, around 25 people were killed and various were injured in a stampede near Rajghat bridge in- Varanasi

• Theme of World Food Day 2016- Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too

• Player appointed Brand Ambassador of Valvoline Cummins India- Virat Kohli

• Theme of 2016 World Standards Day- Standards Build Trust

• The theme for 2016 BRICS Summit was - Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions

• The 2016 BRICS Summit concluded with adoption of Goa Declaration that says - it is the responsibility of all states to prevent terrorist actions from their territories

• The ninth BRICS Summit will be hosted by China in - 2017

• Government constituted seven-member expert committee that said that the Saraswati River was not mythical and it existed was headed by – Professor K.S. Valdiya

• International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed on 17 October 2016 with theme - Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: ending poverty in all its forms

• India signed agreement for cooperation in the field of water resources, including innovations in irrigation technology with – Hungary

• Indian boxer who retained his welterweight Asia title by outpunching Australian Ben Kite in New Delhi is - Neeraj Goyat

• Indian shuttler who clinched the men's singles title at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton is - Sourabh Verma

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