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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 7th May to 14 May 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include youngest President of France, President Nation of the UN-Habitat and 2017 National Technology Day among others.
  • Justice Leila Seth, the renowned jurist who passed away, was the first woman chief justice of - Himachal Pradesh high court
  • 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket Photograph of the Year was awarded to  - Saqib Majeed
  • Country that successfully test-flight its indigenously developed C919 passenger jet plane - China
  • Japan's men-only island that was recommended by UNESCO for World Heritage status - Okinoshima Island
  • Indian actor who was conferred the award for outstanding achievement in Cinema posthumously at the 7th annual Asian Awards - Om Puri
  • This Hollywood actor/actress bagged the first-ever MTV genderless award – Emma Watson
  • Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first bio refinery in this Indian city – Pune, Maharashtra
  • This experimental space plane, belonging to the US military landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre on 7 May 2017 after completing a two-year-long classified space mission - X-37B
  • He has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) - Braj Bihari Kumar
  • The fossil of this last living African dinosaur species was discovered in a phosphate mine in northern Morocco-Chenanisaurus barbaricus
  • Chief Minister of this state that in second week of May 2017 announced that all illegal slaughter houses in the state will be closed down soon - Madhya Pradesh
  • The Indian boxer who qualified for the World Championships in the 52 kilogram category after getting a walkover against Malaysia's Salam Abdul Kasim at the Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan is - Kavinder Singh Bisht
  • Baahubali 2: The Conclusion that became the first Indian film to cross the Rs 1000 crore mark with its worldwide collections is the directed by - SS Rajamouli
  • He in May 2017 was elected as the youngest President of France - Emmanuel Macron
  • This is the country where a cultural festival is being organised by India to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore - Egypt
  • The country that was recently elected as the President of the UN-Habitat is - India
  • The Sunday Times Rich List 2017 was topped by - Sri and Gopi Hinduja
  • The footballer who was recently named for the FWA Footballer of the Year is - N'Golo Kante
  • The famous India-born Sitar maestro who passed away recently in Karachi is - Rais Khan
  • The country that is hosting the 26th session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat-2017 is - Kenya
  • This body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development is planning to organise book fairs at panchayat level in different regions across the country - National Book Trust
  • This state’s government is planning to launch district-level action plans to reduce infant mortality rate – Rajasthan
  • This country has initiated its second attempt to test its simulated space cabin - Yuegong-1- for future long duration moon mission – China
  • The PWD ministry has expressed deep anxiety about the state of disrepair of most bridges in this Indian state- Kerala
  • This Indian city would be hosting the biggest ever International Yoga Day event on 21 June 2017 – Ahmedabad
  • This Indian actress won the best actress award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2017 – Konkona Sen Sharma
  • The UN General Assembly designated 8-9 May as a Time of remembrance and reconciliation to pay tribute to the victims of – Second World War
  • The residents of this state will soon have a smart house ID – Haryana
  • Thousands of people were evacuated from this country after the discovery of unexploded World War II bombs– Germany
  • Two Indian warships INS Mumbai and INS Aditya, were on a three-day visit to this country on the Mediterranean coast – Egypt
  • The new doctrine that was spelled by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to tackle against the problem of Maoists during the Review Meeting of Left Wing Extremism affected State in recent past   is - SAMADHAN
  • It was chosen as the mascot of Asian Athletics Championships that is scheduled to be held from 6 to 9 July 2017 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar - Olive Ridley Turtles
  • Senate confirmed her name as Trump's Air Force secretary - Heather Wilson
  • India in May 2017 affirmed plans to strengthen their defence cooperation with this country amid rising tension in the Asian region – Japan
  • The State level Under-19 CAPF Football Talent Hunt Tournament for Boys and Girls organized by Assam Rifles concluded on 8 May 2017 at – Kohima
  • This state government has formed a committee to study the environmentally harmful Seemai Karuvelam trees – Tamil Nadu
  • The Election Commission of India has launched this new centre to address voter queries – National Contact Centre
  • A former researcher at IIT-Madras has created white light using these natural extracts - Red pomegranate & turmeric
  • He has been newly elected as the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas- Hubert Minnis
  • Country that declared end to Zika emergency recently - Brazil
  • Online facility launched by Union Government to provide direct solution to problems of agriculture sector - e-Krishi Samvad
  • Metro Rail Corporation that became the first in India to employ transgenders in their workforce - Kochi Metro
  • Person appointed as Defence Secretary of India recently - Sanjay Mitra
  • Theme of the 2017 National Technology Day - Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth
  • The person appointed as the Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee is - Mukul Mudgal
  • The cricketer who was recently awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club is - V V S Laxman
  • As per a recent study published in The Lancet, the percentage of total TB cases in India will turn into Drug-resistant TB by 2040 is - 12.4%
  • The bank that has been put under watchlist under Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) due to high bad loans is - IDBI Bank
  • The Indian Army recently planned to re-introduce Cordon and Search Operations as a part of its counter terrorism operations after a gap of - 15 Years
  • Theme of the 2017 World Thalassaemia Day - Together for Humanity
  • Person appointed as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India - Sohail Mahmood
  • Awards that are part of the ‘Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil’ - Tolkappiyar award, Kural Peedam and Young Scholar awards
  • Cashback portal Cashkaro.com tied up to launch card-linked offers with - Yes Bank
  • India’s largest cab aggregator Ola partnered to launch a range of integrated digital offerings to customers with - Airtel
  • The organisation that hosted the Season II of Indian Speed Star culminated on 10 May 2017 in New Delhi with selection of 7 athletes – GAIL
  • This state’s government is planning to launch district-level action plans to reduce infant mortality rate – Rajasthan
  • This country has initiated its second attempt to test its simulated space cabin - Yuegong-1- for future long duration moon mission – China
  • The PWD ministry has expressed deep anxiety about the state of disrepair of most bridges in this Indian state- Kerala
  • This Indian city would be hosting the biggest ever International Yoga Day event on 21 June 2017 – Ahmedabad
  • This Indian actress won the best actress award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2017 – Konkona Sen Sharma
  • The Indian wrestler who won a bronze medal in the Greco-Roman weight divisions in 80kg category on the opening day of the Asian Wrestling Championship is - Harpreet Singh
  • With an aim to generate more revenue by providing better facilities to the tourists, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on 9 May 2017 decided to merge the local bodies of two temple towns - Ayodhya-Faizabad and Mathura-Vrindavan
  • The Co-Chairs of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) was held on 10 May 2017 in - New Delhi
  • The Indian all-round cricketer who recently became the highest wicket-taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals is - Jhulan Goswami
  • The theme of the 2017 World Migratory Bird Day is - Their Future is our Future- A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People
  • The liberal politician who was recently sworn-in as the President of South Korea is - Moon Jae-in
  • The Indian actress who won the Best Actress award at New York Indian Film Festival is - Konkona Sen Sharma
  • The Tamil scholar who was conferred with the Tholkappiyar Award for the year 2015-16 is - R Kalaikkovan
  • The world leader in IT and networking company that will work in Andhra Pradesh to make starting a small business easy is - Cisco Systems
  • The state government that has formulated a plan for electricity consumers to use handheld devices for accurate meter reading is – Haryana
  • Minister of state for Railways and Communication, Manoj Sinha has announced the flag-off of the much awaited train between - Indore and Guwahati
  • The FBI director who was fired by US President Donald Trump is - James Comey
  • The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May 2017 stayed the execution of Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying - Kulbhushan Jadhav
  • The channel that will be airing a biopic series on Baba Ramdev by end of the year 2017 is - Discovery Jeet
  • Buddha Purnima or "Vesak", the day of the Full Moon was observed globally on – 10 May 2017
  • India has decided to replace Maitri research station to expand its research activity in - Antartica
  • The 2017 hunting festival “Bishu Parv” was observed in this state- Jharkhand
  • This Indian court has decided to go completely paperless and adopt digital management system – Supreme Court
  • This country has been elected as the new President of Governing Council of UN-Habitat - India India

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