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Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (18th September- 24th September) 2017 : Download Now

Dear Readers,  This Weekly Current Affairs One Liners is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between (18th September- 24th September) 2017The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include National Sports Awardsnewly appointed Chairman of Railway Board Ashwani Lohani and India and Nepal 08 MOU among others.


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BANKING & ECONOMY
  • The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu released a Commemorative Coin of Rs 100 and Rs 10 denomination on the occasion of 101st Birth Centenary of noted Carnatic musician & Bharat Ratna Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) along with FTSE Russell, global index and data provider launched FTSE SBI Bond Index series at London Stock Exchange (LSE).
  • Multilateral funding agency ADB has sanctioned a USD 300 million loan facility for carrying forward fiscal reforms in West Bengal to bring about more accessible, affordable, and high quality public services.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) is India’s most trusted and most popular bank according to a survey conducted by Brand Finance, a business valuation and strategic consultancy headquartered in London.
  • The Union Govt has issued gazette notification, notifying that Peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platforms will be treated as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and regulated by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • Fino Payments Bank has launched its mobile banking app called BPay” to help develop the fintech ecosystem in India.
  • World trade in goods is estimated to grow 3.6 per cent in 2017 compared with the 1.6 per cent increase in 2016, according to the revised estimates circulated by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) allowed Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) and Real Estate investment Trusts (REITs) to raise capital by issuing debt securities.
  • The GST Network (GSTN) has reopened composition scheme window facility for small taxpayers with turnover of up to Rs.75 lakh to opt for composition scheme.
  • HDFC Bank retained its No. 1 position in the BrandZ India top 50, doubling its brand value since 2014 with a sustained focus on improving services.
  • Tech Giant Google’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based digital payment service Tez (meaning fast in Hindi) was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi
NATIONAL NEWS
  • The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launched country-wide Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat scheme to distribute LPG connections among rural areas where conventional fuel is used for domestic purposes.
  • India gets its first high horse power locomotive with the arrival of the first bodyshell of 12000 HP loco from Alstom France at Kolkata port.
  • NITI Aayog and the International Road Federation, Geneva (IRF Geneva) have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to cooperate in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Hindi film "Newton", to represent India in the Best Foreign Language category at the 90th Academy Awards (Oscar) next year.
  • The Union Govt is planning to safeguard fast-eroding Majuli island, world’s largest riverine island, using research carried out on floating Brahmaputra Biodiversity and Biology Boat (B4) labs along Brahmaputra River.
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) has made a significant oil discovery to the west of its prime Mumbai High fields in the Arabian Sea.
  • The Ministry of Development of Northeast has invited start-ups from all over country to avail benefits of Northeast Venture Fund, first dedicated venture capital fund for North-Eastern region, in a bid to make Northeast India favourite destination for young Startups.
  • The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has launched full-fledged intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), paramilitary force that guards India’s borders with Bhutan and Nepal.
  • India’s first Centre for Animal Law has been established at the city-based NALSAR University of Law.
STATE NEWS
  • The President Ram Nath Kovind had launched the nationwide campaign “Swachhta Hi Seva”, from Iswarigunj, a village in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh with the objective of mobilising people between Sept 15 and Oct 02 & reigniting the “jan aandolan” for sanitation.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated interstate multi-purpose Sardar Sarovar Dam (Narmada dam project) at Kevadia, Gujarat to the nation on the occasion of his 67th birthday (Sept 17).
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre and Crafts Museum for handicrafts at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Multi-Agency humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise Pralay Sahayam was recently held in Hyderabad to create public awareness about man-made and natural climate change and urban disasters including flood.
  • India’s first electric bus service was launched at Rohtang Pass area in Himachal Pradesh.
  • The 6th edition of VASTRA, an International Textile and Apparel Fair 2017 (VASTRA 2017) was recently held in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra inaugurated the second International Yoga Festival and International Yoga Sports Championship 2017 in which about 300 people from across the world are participating.
  • The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved changes to laws to incorporate the death penalty for those producing illicit liquor that causes death.
  • Jharkhand Govt has launched Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana aimed at developing villages of freedom fighters in the state.
  • INTERNATIONAL NEWS
  • 13th Inter-Governmental Commission meeting was held in Astana, Kazakhstan from Sep 19 20, 2017.
  • Fifty countries, Brazil being the first country to sign, signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.
  • The WHO has released its first tranche of emergency funding of $175,000 to provide life-saving healthcare to the “vulnerable population” in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar.
  • The Union Govt is hopeful that strategic Chabahar Port in Iran will be operational by 2018-end.
  • For the first time in history, the United States established an official, permanent military base in Israel: an air defense base in the heart of the Negev desert.
  • Norway’s sovereign wealth fund hit $1 trillion for the first time, driven higher by climbing stock markets and a weaker U.S. dollar.
  • The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has downgraded conservation status of snow leopard from “endangered” to “vulnerable”.
  • 13th edition Yudh Abhyas 2017, a joint military training between India and United States was held at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, US.
SCIENCE & DEFENCE
  • Saudi Arabia and the UK have signed a military cooperation framework deal.
  • India’s first ingenuously built, INS Kalavari submarine was handed over to Indian Navy by state-owned Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.
  • Scientists from University of Manchester have created world’s first ‘molecular robot’, millionth of a millimetre in size.
  • The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned two high-speed interceptor boats, C-433 and C-434 boats fitted with a 12.7 mm machine gun at the Dighi Port in Mumbai.
  • International team of astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have spotted an unusual object called 2006 VW139/288P having two asteroids orbiting each other with comet-like features.
  • The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is planning to fund project to develop quantum computers in order to tap into the next big advance in computing technology.
APPROVALS & MOUS
  • The Union Cabinet approved revamped Khelo India programme that aims at mainstreaming sport as tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) extended time period “Special Industry Initiative for J&K” (Sll J&K)- Udaan Scheme till December, 2018 without any modification and cost escalation.
  • India is collaborating with Russia to build Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Ford Motor Company inked a pact to explore a strategic alliance covering areas like product development, electric vehicles and distribution in India and abroad.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has signed pacts with Turkey-based Erkunt group to acquire its tractor manufacturing and foundry businesses from for about Rs. 735 crore.
  • Amazon ties up with Bank of Baroda to offer micro-loans to sellers.
APPOINTMENTS
  • NPCI Interim Chairman : Sambamurthy     
  • Brand  ambassador  for  Swachh  Bharat Abhiyan in Uttarakhand :  : Akshay Kumar
  • India’s ambassador to China : Gautam Bambawale    
  • India’s high commissioner to Pakistan : Poland Ajay Bisariawill
  • New DG of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) : Rajni Kant Mishra   
  • Prime Minister of Peru : Mercedes Araoz Fernandez
  • DG of National Investigation Agency (NIA) : YC Modi                        
AWARDS
  • Three Indian corporate czars – Lakshmi Mittal (chairman and CEO of Arcelormittal), Ratan Tata (Tata groups Chairman Emeritus) and Vinod Khosla (co-founder of Sun Microsystems) – have been named in Forbes special list of the World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.
  • BCCI nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for Padma Bhushan, country’s third highest civilian award for his contribution to game.
  • Karnataka Police, DIG D Roopa, who pointed to Sasikala getting preferential treatment in jail, was awarded the President’s Medal for meritorious service.
  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu felicitated film-maker S S Rajamouli with the prestigious ANR National Award for his contribution to the Telugu film industry.
  • The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has been awarded National level Rajbhasha Keerti Award for the third consecutive year.
  • Superstar Salman Khan: Global Diversity Award 2017 in the British Parliament House.
  • 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep
  • Outstanding Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale (first web series to win)
  • Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live
  • Outstanding Limited Series: Big Little Lies
  • Outstanding Television Movie: Black Mirror (“San Junipero”)
  • Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: The Voice
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson on This Is Us
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne / Offred on The Handmaid’s Tale
SPORTS
  • India grabbed the 11th spot in the 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan after winning four more medals.
  • Purnima Hembram won the gold medal in the women’s pentathlon event in Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
  • Mark Beaumont has broken the world record for cycling around the world by 44 days.
  • Mercedes-AMG F1’s Lewis Hamilton won: Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
  • India’s ace shuttler P V Sindhu (World no. 4) won women’s singles title at 2017 Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  • Sept 21 : International Day of Peace; Alzheimer’s Day                   
OBITUARY
  • French  businesswoman  whose  family founded L‘Oreal: Liliane Bettencourt
  • Bollywood Actress: Shakila
  • Legendary Boxer: Jake LaMotta
  • World’s oldest person: Violet Moss Brown (Jamaica)
  • Sole marshal of IAF: Arjan Singh


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