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Dear Readers,
Weekly One Liner Update is a complete docket of important news and events that occurred between the week of 1 May to 6 May 2017. This file is important for exams like SBI POand all upcoming Banking & Insurance exams. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include South Asia Satellite, 2012 Delhi gang rape case and 7th Pay Commission among others.

  • The communication and broadcasting satellite that was launched by ISRO on 5 May 2017 is - South Asia Satellite
  • This South Asian Nation is not part of the South Asia Satellite that was launched by ISRO on 5 May 2017 – Pakistan
  • This NGO is in the process of reviving an ancient water body located in Kancheepuram taluk, Tamil Nadu - Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI)
  • Allies of Syria – Russia & Iran signed a deal with rebel supporter Turkey during talks conducted in this country - Kazakhstan
  • This country is hosting the 27th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) - Switzerland
  • The Union government has appointed Braj Bihari Kumar as the Chairman of this Indian research body- Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
  • The country that leads the FIFA World Ranking, which was released recently is - Brazil
  • The public intellectual recently appointed the Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University is - Pratap Bhanu Mehta
  • The city that was declared as the cleanest city as per the Swachh Survekshan 2017 is – Indore
  • The city/town that was declared as the least clean city as per the Swachh Survekshan 2017 is – Gonda
  • Hollywood film that was awarded the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival - The Black Prince
  • Theme of 2017 World Asthma Day - Better air better breathing
  • National Youth Awards will now be given to - 25 individuals and 10 organisations
  • Strike range of medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-ll that was recently test-fired off the Odisha coast - More than 2000 km
  • Web portal launched by Department of Telecom for information sharing on Mobile Towers - Tarang Sanchar
  • Famous filmmaker recently honoured with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award is - Kasinadhuni Viswanath
  • Sualgiri and Swalgiri communities were recently notified as Scheduled Castes following the President’s nod to the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2017. These communities belong to the state of - Odisha
  • The winner of the World Snooker Championship is - Mark Selby
  • The person who will represent India at the 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is - Mukul Rohatgi
  • These two countries in May 2017 said that that they support the creation of safe-zones in war-torn Syria as a delegation of Syrian rebels walked out of cease-fire talks with the Damascus government underway in Kazakhstan - Russia and Turkey
  • Report titled 'The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017' that says India is expected to achieve 7.1 per cent growth in fiscal 2017-18 was released by - UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Chief Minister of this state has said that police public schools will be set up in all subdivisions to provide best education facilities to the children of police personnel in the state - Haryana
  • India exchanged views on prevailing terrorist threats in their respective region, including state-sponsored and cross-border terrorism in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region with - Kazakhstan
  • The former US President who unveiled the vision for his presidential library in Chicago, a modern, 500 million dollars project and hopes that it will be a training ground for future leaders housed in the city that launched his career is - Barack Obama
  • BrahMos cruise missile was successfully test-fired recently from - Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Newly-crowned I-League football champions that threatened to go on a "fast unto death" if they are not allowed to play in the top-tier of domestic club structure next season is - Aizawl FC
  • This High Court has asked Election Commission to place before it the regulation for bringing transparency regarding expenditure of political parties and funds received by them - Delhi
  • Government has urged all hospitals, doctors and patients to immediately inform National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) about - any shortage of stents
  • World’s highest rail bridge, which will be taller than Eiffel Tower, is being constructed on - Chenab river
  • World Tuna Day (WTD) is observed by the United Nations (UN) every year on - 2 May
  • The National Green Tribunal has announced a fine of Rs 1 lakh on anyone found dumping electronic waste (e-waste) on the banks of this river in Moradabad, UP – Ramganga
  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated these two roadways exhibitions in New Delhi on 3 May 2017 -‘The Highway Saga’ and ‘SRISHTI’
  • This renowned physicist has warned that humans will need to leave Earth and colonise another planet within the next 100 years - Stephen Hawking
  • This Indian domestic airport got a go ahead from the Union Cabinet to be upgraded to an International airport- Vijayawada Airport
  • The company that in May 2017 received the approval for exiting the corporate debt restructuring (CDR) scheme by the consortium of lenders led by IDBI is - Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited
  • City that became the first in the world to have its own Microsoft font - Dubai
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched commemorative stamps on 1000th Birth Anniversary of - Ramanujacharya
  • First Indian state to use Automated Weather Stations - Maharashtra
  • Campaign launched by Google to expand and energise the start-up ecosystem in tier II cities across India - 'Solve for India' campaign
  • The state that became the first state in India to switch to the January-December financial year from existing April-March cycle is – Madhya Pradesh
  • Pop star who was honoured at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards with the ceremony's first-ever Icon award is - Britney Spears
  • India slipped to this position in the recently released annual update of ICC T20 International team rankings – 4th
  • The World Press Freedom Day was observed globally on 3 May 2017 with the theme - Critical Minds for Critical Times
  • Which city has activated its visa-on-arrival facility for Indians having US visa or green card –Dubai
  • This Indian actress will be attending UNICEF’s fundraising event in South Africa that aims to highlight the challenges faced by children affected by violence – Priyanka Chopra
  • This imprisoned Eritrean-Swedish journalist will be conferred the 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize - Dawit Isaak
  • The ministry that is observing Swachhta Pakhwada throughout India is - Union Ministry of Textiles
  • The Indian football player who was awarded the Hero of I-League 2016-17 Award is - Sunil Chhetri
  • The Congress leader recently appointed as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee is - Mallikarjun Kharge
  • India’s second tallest flag pole was recently inaugurated in - Kolhapur
  • Indian personality selected for Japan’s prestigious ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ award - Ashwani Kumar
  • International Labour Day is observed globally on - 1 May
  • Foundation that bagged the ‘FICCI-India Sanitation Coalition’ prize - Aga Khan Foundation
  • Financial service that received the final license from RBI for Small Finance Bank - Janalakshmi Financial Services Ltd
  • He is appointed as the Controller General of Accounts - Anthony Lianzuala
  • The winners of the Tallahassee Challenger Men’s Doubles title are - Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky
  • The football club that recently won the I-League title is - Aizawl F.C.
  • He was recently honoured with the 2017 INSA Medal for Young Scientist - Sanjay Pratihar
  • Hockey India has recommended his name for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour - Sardar Singh
  • BCCI has recommended her name for the Arjuna Award in May 2017 – Harmanpreet Kaur
  • Scientists at IIT Roorkee used naturally occurring pigment of this Indian summer fruit to create inexpensive solar cells- Jamun
  • India's first book village is going to come up in this state’s hamlet – Maharashtra
  • The Tamil Nadu government conferred the 2017 Avvaiyar Award to this social worker and daughter of former Indian President - Padma Venkataraman
  • The Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas was observed on – 2 May 2017
  • India in April 2017 signed four agreements including agreement on shipping and air services to boost the bilateral relationship with - Cyprus




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