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The One Liners of the week segment gives you an understanding of important events happened around the world with special focus on India. This article covered all such events between 19 December and 24 December 2016

  • President Pranab Mukherjee promulgated this ordinance for the fifth time on 23 December 2016 - The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance
  • This noted Bengali poet was conferred with the 52nd Jnanpith Award – Shankha Ghosh
  • The theme of National Consumer Day 2016 is - Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal
  • This industrialist was removed by the Tata Motors shareholders from the Board of Directors – Nusli Wadia
  • The National title in 6-Red Snooker was won by - Pankaj Advani
  • The 5th session of India - Kazakhstan Joint Working Group on Trade & Economic Cooperation was held in – New Delhi
  • As per a recent report by the World Health Organisation, 46% population of this continent suffer high blood pressure – Africa
  • Railway Ministry and National High Speed Rail Corporation entered into a tripartite agreement with this agency to develop Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Railway Project - Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • This urban local body won the Platinum Award in the Outstanding Digital Initiative category as part of the Digital India Awards 2016 – Surat Municipal Corporation
  • These two movies have made it to the long list of 336 feature films eligible for the Oscars - MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Sarbjit
  • India received the maximum FDI inflows in 2015-16 from- Singapore
  • India’s first cashless bazaar was launched in- Chhattisgarh
  • Mobile app launched by Union Ministry to monitor rural electrification data- GARV-II
  • Head of the newly constituted high-level task force on Indus Water Treaty- Nripendra Mishra
  • National Mathematics Day was observed on 22 December 2016 across India to mark the birth anniversary of - Srinivasa Ramanujan
  • The Indian footballer who was recently selected for the 2016 AIFF Woman Player of the Year award is - Sasmita Malik
  • The Indian striker who recently selected for the 2016 AIFF Player of the Year award is - Jeje Lalpekhlua
  • The Indian bowler who occupied 1st place in the ICC Rankings for Test Bowlers is -Ravichandran Ashwin
  • The author of the poetry titled Kavyanirjhari who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 for the Sanskrit language is - Sitanath Acharya
  • The author of the novel titled Paarijat who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 for the Hindi language is - Nasira Sharma
  • This country has withdrawn its visa-free facility for Indians- Hong Kong
  • This civil servant has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu- Girija Vaidyanathan
  • Nepal has initiated a new bilateral military engagement with – China
  • India won the bronze in the Women's U18 Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament after defeating - South Korea
  • The winner of the 4th Women's U18 Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament is - China
  • The winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016 is - Ravichandran Ashwin
  • The actor recently declared the PETA’s Person of the Year for 2016 is - Sunny Leone
  • Country that launched the TanSat satellite recently to understand the climate change- China
  • Uber recently announced partnership to help customers book a cab without downloading the application with- Micromax
  • The world's first cloned goat bearing superfine Cashmere wool was born in- China
  • Country that commissioned its first 7-tonne civil helicopter recently- China
  • This popular film star topped the 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List – Salman Khan
  • This state government allotted land to NPCIL for setting up 6600 MW nuclear power project in Kovvada – Andhra Pradesh
  • This north-eastern state has decided to opt for cashless payment in all its public transactions -Tripura
  • This Indian dairy brand is planning to invest Rs 200 Cr in a processing plant in Bengal - Amul
  • The new service launched by Google to enhance public convenience is- Google Map toilet locator
  • The Parliamentary Standing Committee has recommended a national policy to curb – Forest Fires
  • The Winter Olympian from India, who won the gold medal at Asian Luge Championship is - Sheva Keshavan
  • This Queen’s last letter to India has been put up on display at an Indian Museum- Queen Victoria
  • This reigning monarch has decided to step down as the patron of some of the charity organisations by the end of 2016- Queen Elizabeth II
  • This telecom company has paired up with SBI to launch a mobile app in Assam to facilitate cashless transaction- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
  • As per a Union Cabinet decision, the ├Źndian Enterprise Development Services will be created in the Ministry of - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • It is with this country India signed 6 agreements to boost bilateral cooperation - Kyrgyzstan
  • Union Government announced Rs 207 crore for development of Majuli Island. The island is located in – Assam
  • The debut film of Legendary Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor who passed away recently - Lovely to Look At
  • This State Government announced creation of a separate Ministry for the development of Other Backward Classes - Maharashtra
  • The word named by Merriam-Webster as Word of the Year 2016 is - Surreal
  • The 2000-batch IAS officer of UP cadre appointed as the CEO of Noida Authority is - Deepak Agarwal
  • The country that topped the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index that was released recently is - China
  • The International Boxing Association recently granted full membership to the Boxing Federation of India. The President of the Boxing Federation of India is - Ajay Singh
  • India’s first cashless bazaar recently came up in - Chhattisgarh
  • Scientists have discovered a huge dead zone in- Bay of Bengal
  • This court was recently banned for unauthorised functioning- Sharia Courts
  • This Indian Special Forces unit may participate in the Republic day parade on 26 January for the first time in history- National Security Guard (NSG)
  • State that attained 100 percent Aadhaar saturation in India recently- Himachal Pradesh
  • State that launched the subsidised meal scheme ‘Annapurna Rasoi' recently- Rajasthan
  • Pherzawl and Noney districts were recently inaugurated in which state- Manipur
  • Famous environmentalist who passed away recently and authored the book 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab'- Anupam Mishra
  • Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India by the President Pranab Mukherjee. Justice Kehar will replace – Justice T S Thakur
  • The Tamil poet whose statue was recently inaugurated on the bank of River Ganga in Haridwar is - Thiruvalluvar
  • The United Nations Security Council voted to deploy UN observers to monitor evacuations in the Syrian city of - Aleppo
  • A rainbow-headed snake was recently discovered by the scientists in - Greater Mekong
  • The ranking of India in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity index is - Fourth
  • This country unveiled a Charter on Citizen’s Rights to guarantee a number of rights such as right to a fair trial, freedom of speech and freedom f movement – Iran
  • The Central Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) reduced the interest rate payable on their PF savings for 2016-17 to - 8.65%
  • For the first time in nearly 150 years, India's economy surpassed the economy of this country – The United Kingdom
  • The country whose Senate has passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of its biggest currency notes (Rs 5000 currency notes) is – Pakistan
  • Lanura village that became the first village to go cashless of in the state is located in - Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir
  • India’s first ever Indian Institute of Skills will be set up in this city – Kanpur
  • It is with this country India signed 4 agreements to boost bilateral cooperation – Tajikistan
  • This country became first in the world to legally approve the 3-parent technique – The United Kingdom
  • These three words were added to the Oxford Dictionary – Brexit, YouTuber and Bama
  • The person appointed as the Chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India is - V K Sharma
  • The winner of the 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup is - India
  • The famous medical researcher and inventor of Heimlich manoeuvre who passed away recently is - Henry Heimlich
  • Indian boxer Vijender Singh recently knocked out Tanzania's Francis Cheka to retain - the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title
  • The winner of the 2016 Indian Super League is - Atletico de Kolkata
  • This International library has undertaken a project that includes digitisation of over 4000 early printed Bengali book- British Library
  • The winner of Miss World 2016 is – Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle
  • She represented India in the 66th edition of the Miss World pageant that recently concluded in the United States of America - Priyadarshini Chatterjee
  • This legendary Hollywood Actress passed away recently at the age of 99- Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel inaugurated the Conference on Youth Development in – Delhi
  • State Bank MobiCash Mobile Wallet that was launched in third week of December is a product developed by - SBI and BSNL
  • The Centre has decided to set up a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes and it will be headed by - a retired Supreme Court judge
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