Weekly GA One Liner : 4 Sep to 9 Sep 2017

Weekly GA One Liner

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 4 September and 9 September 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include foundation stone of Greenfield Smart City, Chief Coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team and “North East Calling” festival among others.

• BSNL has joined hands with this bank to roll out open mobile wallet Speedpay across 10 states in the country – Punjab National Bank

• India in September 2017 slapped countervailing duty for period of 5 years on some steel products from this country to guard domestic players – China

• Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on 9 September 2017 laid the foundation stone of Greenfield Smart City at capital city of this state – Jharkhand

• Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Centre will provide up to Rs 60,000 crore to Maharashtra in the next two years for river-linking and irrigation projects to tackle – the recurring water crisis

• He was named as the Chief Coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team – Waltherus Marijne

• Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on 9 September 2017 inaugurated the “North East Calling” festival in – New Delhi

• The Supreme Court has granted six weeks’ time to the Centre to explore the possibility of an amicable solution to the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal row between – Punjab and Haryana

• This state has hiked the Freedom Fighters pension from 12-thousand rupees to thirteen thousand rupees per month is – Tamil Nadu

• Name the French fashion tycoon who died in September 2017 – Pierre Berge

• Water-poor nations that on 7 September 2017 launched a project using seawater to produce crops with clean energy is – Jordan

• The Andhra Pradesh Government inked an MoU with a US-based company to introduce futuristic Hyperloop transportation system in – Amravati

• The country that will host the 2019 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships is – India

• The company that recently introduced a policy for paternity leave in India is – Johnson & Johnson

• The country that refused to sign the Bali Declaration over Rohingya issue is – India

• Person unanimously elected as the Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI) recently – Viveck Goenka

• Joint military exercise between India and US that will be conducted from 14 to 27 September 2017- Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2017

• The Energy Efficiency Services Limited ( EESL) of India launched UJALA Scheme in – Malaysia

• Person appointed as Chairperson of National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention –Inder Jit Singh

• The institute/orgaisation that has decided to undertake major research works on agriculture with the World Bank fund of Rs 1100 crore in the year 2017 is – Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)

• The Pakistani bank that was ordered to shut down its New York office for repeatedly failing to heed concerns over possible terrorist financing and money laundering is – Habib Bank

• The 51st International Literacy Day was celebrated globally with this theme – Literacy in a Digital World

• The 51st International Literacy Day was celebrated across the world on this day – 8 September

• The Women and Child Welfare Department of this state signed a joint MoU with milk marketing federation to prevent malnutrition among Anganwadi children – Gujarat

• The South Asian Women Development Forum would be organising ‘Across Barriers-International Business Women’s Summit’ in this city – Kathmandu

• A US Court has allowed extended family members of US citizens from six majority-Muslim nations to lawfully enter the US. The countries are – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen

• Person declared as the co-patron of Archdiocese of Calcutta recently – Mother Teresa

• Scheme launched in Melaka, Malaysia to promote the concept of energy efficiency – UJALA

• Person resigned as a MakeMyTrip co-founder and President recently – Ashish Kashyap

• NITI Aayog has constituted an Expert Task Force to provide a major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports. He will be chairing the task force – Dr. Rajiv Kumar, the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

• The hurricane that caused considerable damage on French island territories in the Caribbean on 7 September 2017 is – Irma

• The event launched by the Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East India is – North East Calling

• A massive black hole was discovered near a bright and very compact astronomical radio source at the centre of the Milky Way. The name of the astronomical radio source is – Sagittarius A*

• Winners of the 2017 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education are – “Mobile MaCTec Bus Labs/Mini Academy of Science and Technology” project of Mini Academy of Science and Technology, Peru, and “Education and Life Skills Training Programme to Help Stateless Children and Women Migrating from Shan State to Thailand” project of the Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities Centre in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

• A naval exercise named SLINEX 20117 is being held near Vishakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal. The other country take part in the exercise along with India is – Sri Lanka

• The Home Ministry has extended the financial powers of Chiefs this Indian defence segment – Central Armed Police Forces

• This Indian actress has become the first Indian woman ambassador of Australia – Parineeti Chopra

• This state’s CM flagged off the statewide ‘Narmada Mahotsav Yatra’, as part of a two-week celebration to mark the completion of Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river – Gujarat

• This world leader has raised a furor with his decision to withdraw work permit to those who arrived in the nation illegally as children – Donald Trump

• As per a recent report, the storm that is going to be the most expensive weather disaster in the history of the United States of America is – Hurricane Harvey

• As per a recent research published in the International Journal of Astrobiology, the phenomena that may have caused beaching of whales in the year 2016 is – Solar Storms

• He was recently appointed as the Chairman of the European Club Association – Andrea Agnelli

• The tennis player who recently became the oldest semi-finalist in US Open history is – Venus Williams

• This state’s Governor has given assent to Religious Freedom Bill-2017 – Jharkhand

• Coastal erosion has resulted in the disappearance e of this biodiversity-rich uninhabited islands, which was a part of Lakshadweep – Parali I

• This country has launched its largest military drill in 20 years – Israel

• This state’s government has set up a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Cell for the implementation of DBT scheme – Assam

• Person conferred with the 2017 PLuS Alliance Prize – N R Narayana Murthy

• Former Union Minister and Trinamool MP who passed away recently – Sultan Ahmed

• Person who launched the first batch of 1000 E-rickshaws from Huda City Centre metro station in Gurugram – Nitin Gadkari

• Person nominated as US ambassador to India – Kenneth I Juster

• NITI Aayog on 5 September 2017 launched the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at – Kuposhan Mukt Bharat

• The bank that for the first time was identified as the Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) by RBI in its latest release of 2017 is – HDFC Bank

• This Minister, who served as the Health and Family Welfare Minister of Arunachal Pradesh passed away on 5 September 2017, after prolonged illness – Jomde Kena

• The leaders of all five BRICS nations jointly adopted this declaration to address various international and regional issues of common concern – Xiamen Declaration

• This Central board was honoured by the government for successfully resolving public grievances – Central Board of Direct Taxes

• This nation has begun its five-month political transition that will end with the stepping down of its President Raul Castro, ending his family’s nearly 60 years of reign over the country’s political system – Cuba

• Name of the environment awareness initiative launched by the Environment Ministry on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day is – Prakriti Khoj

• The official song for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup football tournament was formally launched recently. The composer of the song is – Pritam

• The CIPAM-DIPP recently launched social media campaign to promote Geographical Indications. The hash tag for the campaign is – #LetsTalkIP

• The country that recently enacted world’s strictest ban on plastic bags is – Kenya

• BRICS leaders signed four documents during the summit on Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Cooperation, Innovation, Customs Cooperation and MOU with Development Bank on Strategic Cooperation in – Xiamen, China

• The woman weightlifting player from India who in September 2017 won a gold medal in 44kg weight category in the Commonwealth Youth (boys & girls) weightlifting championships held at Gold Coast, Australia is – Konsam Ormila Devi

• Person appointed as the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports recently – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

• International Day of Charity is observed every year on – 5 September

• Indian Basketball player who was signed by Australian basketball team for the first time – Amritpal Singh

• Union Government hiked GST cess on a range of cars from mid-size to hybrid variant to luxury ones to – 25 per cent

• The head coach of the India men’s hockey team who was sacked recently is – Roelant Oltmans

• The New Development Bank recently approved USD 1.4 billion loan for development projects in – India, China and Russia

• The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team recently announced that a ransomware is spreading through massive spam campaign. The name of the ransomware is – Locky Ransomware

• The winner of the women’s singles of U.S. Open Grand Slam Carrom tournament is – Tejasvi Duduka

• Event named ‘Ye India ka time hai’ was organized by this educational institute on 3 September 2017 – National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur

• The government has notified hike in GST cess on a range of cars from mid-size to hybrid variant to luxury ones to a maximum of 25 per cent. Earlier, the cess was – 15 per cent

• Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni surpassed this cricketer to become the wicketkeeper to hold the record of highest stumpings in ODI cricket – Kumar Sangakkara

• She has been elected as the first full-time woman Defence Minister of India – Nirmala Sitharaman

• The banks of this conglomerate signed an agreement to establish credit lines – BRICS

• The foundation stone for link – 4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation (SAUNI) Scheme in Rajkot district was laid by – Ram Nath Kovind

• This US city declared state of emergency after it witnessed the largest wildfire in its history – Los Angeles

• Person appointed as the Union Minister of Railways in a cabinet reshuffle in September 2017 – Piyush Goyal

• Person appointed as the acting President of Singapore recently – J Y Pillay

• State that banned garbage dumping in the state’s two landfills – Delhi

• This entire state was declared as ‘disturbed area’ for 6 months under AFSPA – Assam

 

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