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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 5 June and 11 June 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 17th Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) submit, yoga parks to be established across India and ccommittee to look into various demands of farmers among others. 
  • The two nations who were included into the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) as permanent member - India & Pakistan
  • The 17th Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) submit that concluded on 9 June 2017 was held in - Astana, Kazakhstan
  • The book of the Canadian author WO Mitchell that came in news in June 2017 after it was returned to Noah Webster Library in West Hartford, Connecticut after 52 years - Who has seen the Wind
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on has launched three new apps to help customers’ rate quality of services, speed and performance. The three new apps are - Mycall app, MySpeed app and 'Do not disturb (DND 2.0)' app
  • She became the first female Sikh Member of Parliament in United Kingdom - Preet Kaur Gill
  • He became the first turban wearing Member of Parliament in United Kingdom - Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
  • The chairman of the NSCN-K who died in second week of June 2017 at Takka in Kachin state of Myanmar - SS Khaplang
  • The theme of the three-day Tourism Annual Conference of Arunachal Pradesh that concluded on 9 June 2017 was - Tourist Friendly Arunachal
  • He will head the six-member high powered committee that was constituted by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to look into the various demands of farmers, including a loan waiver - Chandrakant Patil
  • Ayush Minister Shripad Naik has announced that these number of yoga parks will be established across the country to promote yoga activities - 100
  • To broaden its campaign to protect struggling steel manufacturers in Europe, the European Union (EU) has imposed new anti-dumping duties on steel products from this country - China
  • Name the Indian who was felicitated by Nepal for becoming the first Indian to scale Mount Everest for a record six times - Love Raj Singh
  • This state is hosting the 2nd National Health Editor’s Conference on Yoga – Delhi
  • The Centre has passed the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Bill 2017 that legalises this sport - Kambala
  • This Indian sportsperson is the only one to feature among the world's 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list – Virat Kohli
  • The author of the book titled, “Who has seen the Wind” is - WO Mitchell
  • This party has the second largest share of votes in the UK general elections 2017 – Labour Party
  • India’s Rohan Bopanna in June 2017 won the mixed doubles title of the French Open of Tennis with his Canadian teammate - Gabriela Dabrowski
  • India’s Rohan Bopanna with his Canadian teammate Gabriela Dabrowski has won the mixed doubles title of the 2017 French Open of Tennis by defeating - Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah
  • The institution/organisation that in its report said that stressed assets of Indian banks will increase through 2019 and capitalisation will remain a key credit weakness for state-owned lenders is - Moody’s
  • The State Tourism Department of this state is holding a three-day full moon festival at Oravakallu, a natural landscape of regal rock formations, beginning on 9 June 2017 - Andhra Pradesh
  • Cricketer who was recently inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame - Muttiah Muralidaran
  • Theme of 2017 World Oceans Day - Our Oceans, Our Future
  • Newly discovered exoplanet that is warmer than most stars in the universe and sports a giant, glowing gas tail like a comet - KELT-9b
  • India recently signed the multilateral convention in Paris to implement tax treaty-related measures to prevent BEPS.  BEPS stands for - Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
  • Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for export credit of USD 9 billion between Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) and Export-Import Bank of - South Korea
  • This eminent social activist, author and wife of the late thinker and Marathi writer Hamid Dalwai passed away at her residence on 8 June 2017 - Mehrunnisa Dalwai
  • The eminent historian and former chairman of Indian Council for Historical Research passed away in Guwahati in June 2017 is - Basudev Chatterji
  • The world's first hybrid aeroboat has been built by this Indo-Russian joint venture- IIAAT Holding
  • According to BMI Research, India has been ranked among the top five- consumer markets in Asia
  • This Union Minister was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control - J P Nadda
  • The 17th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation - SCO is being held in – Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Current Repo Rate as per second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2017-18 - 6.25 per cent
  • RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism for 2017 will be awarded to - Vinod Dua
  • Winners of 2017 Kalinga Literary Awards - Neelakanta; Haraprasad Das; Paramita Satpathy
  • Scientists have discovered a new species of flying squirrel known as Humboldt’s flying squirrel or Glaucomys in - North America
  • Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Mali for -Standardization and Conformity Assessment
  • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has extended the deadline for submitting Aadhaar number for its members to - 30 June 2017
  • The body or institution that expressed disappointment over RBI keeping the policy interest rates unchanged in June 2017 is - ASSOCHAM
  • The Supreme Court refused to hear Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan's plea seeking a stay on an order awarding him - a six-month jail term for contempt of court
  • Institution or organisation whose report said, India continues to be a favourite FDI destination though tax-related concerns remain a deterrent for some foreign investors is - UNCTAD
  • 4th RSETI Diwas was observed across nation on 7 June 2017. RSETI stands for - Rural Self Employment and Training Institutes
  • The author of book The Crisis within Knowledge and Education in India is - Ganesh Devy
  • The Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh that will be the largest milk bank and lactation counselling center available in the North India was established in collaboration with - the Norwegian government, Oslo University and Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI)
  • Name of the National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre that was inaugurated at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi by CK Mishra, Secretary Health and Family Welfare is - Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh
  • The Indian-American who was selected by space agency NASA among 12 astronaut candidates who will conduct research off the Earth for deep space missions is - Raja Chari, a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force
  • India has signed a pact with this country to provide $318 million credit line for the development of its railway sector – Sri Lanka
  • The Union government would be appointing them to speed up the hearing of the long-pending cases - Nyaya Mitras
  • He was elected as the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal on 6 June 2017 - Sher Bahadur Deuba
  • This island nation is counting its islands to protect its territory and resources – Indonesia
  • The book titled ‘Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ has been authored by - Arundhati Roy
  • This state has launched India’s first single-woman pension scheme – Telangana
  • Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be the CIA's top lawyer - Courtney Simmons Elwood
  • Chief Minister of this state has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention over Mahanadi water sharing dispute between his state and neighbouring state – Odisha
  • The central government in June 2017 said that Ministries will have to decide on FDI proposals with these many days of application - 60 days
  • The Indian who has joined the United Nations initiative titled Super Dads’ is - Sachin Tendulkar
  • India signed USD 39.2 million loan agreement with the World Bank for - Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery
  • Nepal signed an MoU for the development of 1200 MW Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project with - China
  • Hottest giant planet that was discovered recently by astronomers - KELT-9b
  • Person appointed as the Registrar of Copyrights - Hoshiar Singh
  • Union Ministry that launched the Skill for Life, Save a Life Initiative - Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • The countries that have recently been elected to the United Nations Security Council are - Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan
  • The world's fastest elevator that can operate at a record breaking speed of 1260 metres per minute is set to been installed in a skyscraper complex building in China. The elevator has been developed by – Hitachi
  • The railway station that will soon become India’s first railway station to be redeveloped in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode is - Habibganj Railway Station
  • The football club that won the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League title is - Real Madrid
  • The Russian Language Day is celebrated on - 6 June
  • The United States recently handed over hundreds of anti-terror weapons to this country – Philippines
  • This 94-year-old veteran parliamentarian passed away following old age -Era Sezhiyan
  • This state government has implemented a ‘green protocol’ to make weddings more nature-friendly – Kerala
  • This bank is going to develop 100 digital villages – Vijaya Bank
  • India’s first Rural LED Street Lighting Project is set to launch in this state – Andhra Pradesh
  • Person who took the charge of Director General of National Water Development Agency (NWDA) - Sharad Kumar Jain
  • India's rank in the World Competitiveness Rankings 2017 of the International Institute for Management Development’s - 45th rank
  • Name given to the RCom- Aircel merged entity - Aircom
  • Indian-American student who won the 90th Scripps Naional Spelling Bee competition - Ananya Vinay
  • India’s first smartcard-based Public Bicycle Sharing initiative Trin Trin was launched in - Mysuru
  • The first Indian to be inducted in the Umpires and Referees Committee of the International Table Tennis Federation is - Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer
  • The Indian badminton player who won the 2017 Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold Men’s Singles title is - B. Sai Praneeth
  • The country that recently repealed a 334-year-old blasphemy law that forbids public insults of a religion is – Denmark
  • The district of Andhra Pradesh that recently won the MGNREGA National Award is –Vizianagaram
  • The rate of gold fixed by Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is - 3 percent
  • World Environment Day was observed on 5 June 2017 with theme - Connecting People to Nature
  • This temple, which had been remained hidden for nearly 1000 years, was discovered recently by Chinese archaeologists – The Fugan Temple
  • This country is all set to open up combat positions for women, breaking the gender barrier that has been broken by only a few prior to this – India
  • The UNSC has passed a resolution expanding sanctions against this country- North Korea
  • Five middle-eastern countries have cut their links with this country – Qatar
  • She became the first Indian woman to cross the 65m mark in the hammer throw - Sarita R Singh
  • The Health Minister Punjab who has ordered all civil surgeons to plant trees in the government hospitals to mark the celebrations of world environment day is - Brahm Mohindra
  • This organisation/institution in June 2017 said that the global economy is set to post solid growth this year, amid improving world trade and better performance by large emerging markets - World Bank
  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today inaugurated a new bridge on this River at Mahad on Mumbai-Goa highway in Maharashtra - Savitri River






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