Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (08 Jan - 14 Jan) 2017: Download Now

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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (01 Jan - 14 Jan) 2017: Download Now.
Weekly Current Affairs One Liners

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 25th December to 01 December 2017. The one liner cover important happenings like Ravi Menon, 'Swachh Sarvekshan Survey 2018' and Vidarbha Cricket team won 2017 Ranji Trophy tournament, India’s Second Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh among others.

  • World Bank, in his 2018 Global Economics Prospect (GEP), has projected India’s growth rate to 7.3% in 2018 and 7.5 for the next two years i.e. 2019 and 2020.
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd is planning to create its own cyptocurrency, JioCoin which will be led by
  • Mukesh Ambani’s elder son Akash Ambani.
  • The Punjab National Bank (PNB) and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) tied up to provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) families living below Double Poverty Line (DPL).
  • The Union govt liberalised and simplified the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regime in a host of sectors, including Single Brand Retail Trading (SBRT), civil aviation (aimed at facilitating Air India’s divestment), construction development, power exchanges, pharmaceuticals and audit firms.
  • SBRT allows 49 per cent FDI under the automatic route, and FDI beyond 49 per cent and up to 100 per cent through the government approval route.
  • The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released the First Advance estimates of national income for the financial year 2017-18, forecasting the India’s GDP growth at 6.5% for 2017-18 compared with the growth of 7.1% in 2016-17.
  • T C A Anant is the chief statistician of CSO.
  • Real Gross Value Added (GVA) - 6.1% in 2017-18
  • The per capita income in real terms (at 2011-12 prices) during 2017-18 - Rs 86660
  • Growth rate in per capita income - 5.3% during 2017-18
  • Telangana Industrial Health Clinic Ltd (TIHCL), a State govt initiative, has got RBI clearance to register and function as a non-banking finance company (NBFC).
  • Leading Exchanges BSE and NSE launched new interest rate futures (IRF) contracts offering 7.17 per cent yield on govt bonds, from Jan 08. (The 10-year-benchmark bonds would mature on Jan 8, 2028)
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has barred auditor Major Price Waterhouse's network entities from issuing audit certificates to any listed company in India for two years and ordered disgorgement of over Rs 13 crore wrongful gains from the audit major.
  • Govt think-tank, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog announced to rank 115 backward (Aspirational) districts by April 2018 at ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ conference held in New Delhi.
  • India’s factory output, measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) rose 17-months high to 8.4% in Nov 2017 from 2% in Oct 2017.
  • The Union Ministry of Railways has launched Smart Freight Operation Optimization & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) application to help in planning the traffic flows and optimizing freight operations.
  • According to wealth index released on the basis of fourth round of National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4), ‘Delhi’ is richest state and ‘Jain’ wealthiest community in the country.
  • The Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has launched month long Saksham 2018 Mahotsav (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) in Vijayawada.
  • The ‘new online vendor registration system’ has been developed by Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO), the research arm of the Railways which is headquartered in Lucknow.
  • The Supreme Court modified its Nov 30, 2016 interim order and made it optional for cinema halls to play the 52-second national anthem before every show.
  • The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is set to roll out a National Programme for Control of Viral Hepatitis, a new scheme free treatment of Hepatitis C from the 2018-19 financial year.
  • The Union Govt has completed first phase of BharatNet project after successfully laying optical fibre cables (OFC) in more than 1 lakh gram panchayats (GP).
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has announced to relax norms around levy of minimum alternate tax (MAT) for insolvent companies from financial year 2017-18.
  • India’s fastest and first multi-petaflops (PF) supercomputer named Pratyush was unveiled at Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM).
  • The Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) has proposed rolling out of e-Sansad in Parliament and e-Vidhan in State Legislatures to digitize and make their functioning paperless.
  • The three-day annual Flamingo Festival held at Pulicat lake and Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary in Sullurpet mandal in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Gujarat has topped in the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index, a perception-based index of mobility of goods and efficiency of logistics chain, closely followed by Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.
  • The 18th All India Whips’ Conference aimed at strengthening the Parliamentary Democracy, its institutions and ultimately serves people at large, held in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Kerala Govt has introduced Kerala Accelerator Program for three months, to promote startups in the early revenue stage.
  • The 22nd National Youth Festival (NYF) with the theme 'Sankalp Se Siddhi' held in New Delhi on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the youth icon of India.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 4th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference on “State and Social Order in Dharma-Dhamma Traditions” at Rajgir in Nalanda district, Bihar.
  • The Punjab govt has rolled out e-Raktkosh web portal in all the 45 govt blood banks.
  • India has missed Dec 2017 deadline announced for elimination of Kala Azar (black fever) in 2017-18 Budget by the Union Govt.
  • The chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has launched a common mobility card scheme to aid seamless travel between the city’s bus transport and the Metro system.
  • The Matunga suburban station on the Central Railway (CR) of Mumbai division has figured in the Limca Book of Records 2018 for having an all-woman staff.
  • The first-ever Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference was held in the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra (PBK) in New Delhi on Jan 09.
  • The third meeting of Council of Trade Development and Promotion (CTDP) was held in New Delhi.
  • Mankidia, one of the 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in Odisha, were denied habitat rights inside the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) under the historic Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006.
  • Arunachal Pradesh would get its first Film and Television Institute, being set up by the Union Govt as part of tapping the potential of the Northeastern region.
  • Haryana has achieved the distinction of becoming the first state in the country to launch High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal.
  • The official emblem of West Bengal, designed by Mamata Banerjee features the Ashoka Pillar, was unveiled by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Jan 05.
  • Haryana had implemented the birth companion strategy under which one female attendant would be allowed during delivery in the labour room.
  • China announced to provide financial support to construct counter-terrorism base in Badakshan province of northern Afghanistan that would prevent cross-border infiltration of the Chinese Uyghur militants.
  • Iran has recently banned teaching of English language in primary schools to fight against western cultural invasion.
  • Saudi Arabia has approved the plan of India to revive the option of ferrying Haj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah.
  • The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), in which India is a second largest shareholder, is planning to issue its first US dollar-denominated bond with minimum worth of $1 billion by June 2018.
  • Bahrain has unveiled plans to stage the first ever Baby Olympics in April 2018, where medals will be contested by two to four-year-olds.
  • Canada has filed an expansive complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) accusing the US of breaking international trade rules.
  • Sri Lanka has revoked a 38-year ban on selling alcohol to women and employing them in places where the brews are produced and sold.
  • The Indian Navy has decommissioned INS Nirbhik and INS Nirghat warships at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai (Maharashtra), after a glorious 30 and 28 years respectively in the service of the nation.
  • China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy commissioned Rizhao, a new missile frigate, in a naval port in Dalian, China.
  • China has successfully launched two BeiDou-3 satellites, BeiDou-3 M7 and BeiDou-3 M8, to provide navigation and positioning services to countries along Belt and Road initiative (BRI) by the end of 2018.
  • The Army Air Defence Corps celebrated its 25th Raising Day on Jan 10
  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commissioned Charlie-435, a state-of-the-art patrol vessel at Karaikal in the Union Territory of Puducherry.
  • Scientists from Duke University in North Carolina, US for first time have developed working human skeletal muscle from stem cells in the laboratory.
  • The Indian Navy has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) towards leasing of 228 metres of berths, Q2 and Q3 at Mattancherry Wharf for a period of five years.
  • Hardware and Electronics Company Acer Inc. has unveiled the world’s thinnest laptop Swift 7.
  • The Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bihar and Jharkhand for completion of balance works of North Koel reservoir project.
  • The Election Commission (EC) has constituted 14 member committee headed by Umesh Sinha to suggest changes to Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (RP Act) in view of social media expansion.
  • The Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) refused to allow captive breeding of Chiru (Tibetan antelope), whose underfur is used for making famous shahtoosh shawls.
  • The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has signed a MoU with South Korea for Business co-operation with a focus on automobile, defence and textiles sectors.
  • The Union Cabinet decided to fix three-year term of chairperson and the members of the board of the
  • National Trust, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • The Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada for cooperation in field of Science & Technology.
  • The committee of governors submitted a report, titled ‘Rajyapal —Vikas Ke Rajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’ on best practices to President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • The sub-committee of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), chaired by Kadiam Srihari looking into issues of girl’s education, has recommended free and compulsory education for girls up to post-graduate level across the country.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval to continuation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) till term of 14th Finance Commission i.e. Mar 31, 2020.
  • The Supreme Court has stayed Karnataka High Court order reducing size of pictorial warnings on packages of tobacco products to 40% of the package space from earlier 85%.
  • The govt has notified the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017, which is set to ease the implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.
  • First Woman Lawyer to be directly promoted as SC Judge: Indu Malhotra
  • Chairman of ISRO: K. Sivan
  • Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD): Sunny Verghese
  • MD and CEO of NPCI: Dilip Asbe
  • Brand Ambassador of Sikkim : AR Rahman
  • Soumitra Chattopadhyay, the legendary film and theatre actor, will be conferred with the France’s highest order of merit ‘Legion of Honour’ at the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair 2018.
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has been selected for the 1st Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity in Public Life.
  • R.S. Puram Police station (B-2) credited another golden feather in the cap of Coimbatore City Police when it was ranked as the best police station in the country in the category of SMART Police Stations, an initiative by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  • The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, organized at Beverly Hills, California, United States (US), honored the best in film and American television of 2017.
  • Best Motion Picture Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
  • Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy: Lady Bird.
  • Best Director in Motion Picture-Drama: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water).
  • Best Actor in Motion Picture-Drama: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) as Winston Churchill.
  • Best Actress iMotion Picture-Drama: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Mildred Hayes.
  • Best Original Song: “This Is Me” (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) – The Greatest Showman Best Animated Feature Film: Coco.
  • Best Foreign Language Film: In the Fade (Germany/France).
  • Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey
  • Aditya Mehta, an Indian professional snooker player & Asian Games medallist, won the 2018 Kolkata Open International Invitation Snooker Championship in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Aanchal Thakur from Himachal Pradesh, becomes the first Indian to register an international medal in skiin by clinching bronze in the slalom race category at Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup.
  • The vibrant Khelo India logo, reflecting the freshness, agility and vitality of New India has been launched by the Union Minister of State ( I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore.
  • Switzerland won their third Hopman Cup as Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Germany's Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-3(3) 4-2 in the deciding mixed doubles to secure a 2-1 victory in the final at the Perth Arena.
  • Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan was handed a five-month retrospective suspension for failing a dope test, a sanction which will end on January 14, after the BCCI accepted that the violation was inadvertent.
  • China's national marathon champion and Olympian, Wang Jiali has been banned for eight years after failing a drugs test.
  • Gilles Simon won the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis Trophy at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune.
  • Jan 12: National Youth Day                      
  • Jan 10: World Hindi Day                            
  • Jan 09: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas "Ancient Route, New Journey: Diaspora in the Dynamic ASEAN INDIA Partnership"
  • Former Director General and first Chief of international organization World Trade Organization (WTO): Peter Sutherland
  • Famous story writer: Doodhnath Singh
  • An American astronaut: John Young

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