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Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (01st October- 08th October) 2017 : The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 2 October and 8 October 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 8th Conference of the Association of SAARC, new SBI Chairman and 14th India-EU summit among others. This file is important for all upcoming Banking & Insurance exams 

Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (01st October- 08th October) 2017 : Download Now

IMPORTANT NEWS- WORLD

  • India is going to be a part of the upcoming Annual Gathering of World's Summit of Governments. This summit is scheduled for February 11 to 13, 2018.
  • Russia has launched the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship called Sibir.
  • The eighth edition of Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) began in Colombo.
  • The United Arab Emirates has begun collecting new "sin" taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks.
  • The government of Saudi Arabia has announced that Eman Al-Ghamdi ,the first woman to be appointed as assistant mayor of Al Khubar governorate.
  • India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh.
  • The International Police Organization or Interpol has accepted Palestine as its new member.
  • Austria's laws banning face veils has come into effect from this month.

IMPORTANT NEWS- INDIA

  • Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and is organising the first ever ASEAN-India Music Festival from October 6th-8th 2017 at Purana Quila in New Delhi.
  • The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in collaboration with other Central Ministries and State Governments is organizing a “Paryatan Parv” across the country from the 5th to 25th October 2017. 
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed a five-member Commission-G Rohini committee- to examine sub categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) under Article 340 of the Constitution
  • The government of India has unveiled 3rd National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) 2017-2031.
  • "Secure Himalaya", a six year program, was launched by Government of India on the inaugural day of the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) conference.
  • The Centre has notified a new set of rules under the head Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 replacing the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010.
  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development will be hosting the 3rd annual ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ from October 1st to 15th, 2017, in New Delhi.
  • Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya signed an MoU under Ek Bhart ; Sreshta Bharath program to boost cultural ties.

IMPORTANT NEWS- STATES

  • Development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam has been approved under Namami Gange programme.
  • Government has set up a high-level committee to evolve a strategy for management of the north east region’s water resources.
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated a toilet for the third gender in the Mangalwara area for their exclusive use.
  • The State government of Karnataka has launched Mathru Poorna Scheme. This scheme aims to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas.
  • 'No helmet, no petrol' rule for two-wheeler riders has come into force in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched 'Single Click Pension Delivery' scheme, where the money will go directly into the account of the beneficiaries.
  • Niti Aayog will host the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad on November 28-30.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated the Pratham—Shyok bridge in Leh.
  • Gujarat is to become the second state after Goa to use the Electronic voting machines with voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) system for assembly elections.
  • Madurai's Meenakshi Temple of Tamilnadu named the best Swachh Iconic place in India.
  • CM of Andhra Pradesh ChandraBabu Naidu launched " Swachh Andhra Mission ". Shuttler PV Sindu is chosen as Brand Ambassador.
  • Madhya Pradesh launched Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Samvardhan and Kaushalya Yojana.

BANKING AND FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • HDFC Life Insurance Company has launched Neo which is a servicing bot for Twitter.
  • The Appointments Committee of the government has named Rajnish Kumar as the new chairman of SBI or the State Bank of India.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Fourth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement for the financial year 2017-18. Repo and Reverse repo rates were unchanged.
  • The state-owned Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has become the first Indian financial institution to raise ‘green masala bonds’.
  • Digital payment firm Mobikwik partnered with IRCTC Rail connect app.
  • RBI has opened a new branch in Dehradun the capital city of Uttarakhand state.
  • HPCL- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation tied up with Vijaya Bank for Digital payments.
  • India signed a contract with EIB- European Investment Bank for financing Bangalore Metro Rail project.

INDEX AND RANKING:

  • Gujarat International Finance Tec-City International Financial Services Centre (GIFT IFSC) has been ranked tenth in the latest edition of Global Financial Centres Index 22 (GFCI)-London.

MOUS AND PARTNERSHIPS:

  • Nepal and India have decided to conduct a joint headcount of tigers in the national parks, forests and sanctuaries.
  • 14th India- EU summit was held at New Delhi.PM Narendra Modi represented India.
  • Bangladesh signed a $.5 billion dollar LoC agreement with India for its infrastructure and social development.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

  • The home ministry is examining the recommendations of TK Viswanathan committee formed to propose new laws or amendments to deal with hate speech on the internet
  • The third edition of India International Science Festival will be held from October 13-16 at IIT-Chennai.
  • Defence Security Corps personnel have got a new software called ‘ARPAN’ version 3.0.
  • Yatra online inc has partnered with OYO to expand the hotel inventory.
  • National Highways Authority of India, NHAI launched new website and a PMIS, Project Monitoring Information System -mobile app.
  • Flipkart launched MarQ, an in-house brand to sell large appliances.

SPORTS NEWS

  • Pooja Kadian has bagged India's maiden gold medal at the World Wushu Championships.
  • The 20th edition of Asia Masters Athletics Championship was held in Rugao, China. Indian athletic team bagged 146 medals in total.
  • Jagan Kumar wins sixth title at National Motorcycle racing.
  • FIFA Under 17 Football World Cup 2017 commenced in India.

NEW APPOINTMENTS

  • Mridul Kumar has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Malaysia.
  • Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed as one of the Deputy Directorr Generals of WHO.
  • FICCI appointed Param Shah as the new director for the United Kingdom operations.

HONOUR AND AWARDS

  • Journalist Gauri Lankesh has been honoured posthumously with the Anna Politkovskaya Award.
  • PC Narayan, faculty from the Finance and Accounting at IIM Bangalore has been selected for the ‘Teaching Innovator Award-2016’ by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Renowned vocalist Manik Bhide has been chosen for the prestigious Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi award for the year 2017-18 for her contribution in the field of music.
  • Indian lawyer Colin Gonsalves Wins Swedish Right Livelihood Award.
  • IPS Officer of Uttar Pradesh Cadre, Aparna Kumar became the first Indian woman to scale Mount Manaslu.

NOBEL PRIZE AWARDEES:

  1. English writer Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Literature Prize for 2017
  2. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been awarded with the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
  3. Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
  4. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries about the body's daily rhythms.
  5. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for their detection of gravitational waves

IMPORTANT DAYS

  • International Day of older persons was celebrated on 1 October 2017.
  • China celebrated 68th national day on October 1, 2017.
  • 2 October 2017 was observed as the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri.
  • International Day of Non violence is also observed on October 2
  • International Teachers Day was celebrated on 5 October 2017.

OBITUARIES

  • Veteran Film director Kundan Shah passed away.
  • Monojit Datta, famous Indian musician passed away.
  • Hanumant Moreshwar Marathe, Indian journalist and writer passed away.
  • Former Union Minister Purushottam Lal koushik passed away.


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