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Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 7 August to 13 August 2017

Aug 12, 2017 12:24 IST

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 7 August and 13 August 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include second volume of Economic Survey 2016-17, International Youth Day and Ayodhya title dispute among others.

• He authored the second volume of Economic Survey 2016-17 that was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in both houses of the Parliament on 11 August 2017 - Arvind Subramanian, the Chief Economic Adviser

• He in August 2017 became first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London - Davinder Singh Kang

• This district of Nagaland aims at achieving Open Defecation Free status by 2018 - Dimapur

• The International Youth Day was celebrated on 12 August 2017 with this theme - Youth Building Peace

• The import duty on crude palm oil was increased to what per cent by union government in August 2017 - 15 per cent

• The import duty on refined oil was increased to what per cent by union government in August 2017 - 25 per cent

• This union ministry has planned to celebrate Sankalp to Siddhi- New India Manthan in all the districts of the country from 19th to 30th of August 2017 - Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

• The Supreme Court has decided to hold final hearing in Ayodhya title dispute from - 5 December 2017

• All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE, has decided to close down those technical colleges which recorded less than ______ per cent admissions in the last five years - 30 per cent

• In Egypt, at least 44 people were killed and nearly 180 others injured after two trains collided near Egypt's coastal city of - Alexandria

• He was appointed as Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC, for a period of three years - Prasoon Joshi

• He was re-elected as the President of Kenya on 11 August 2017 - Uhuru Kenyatta

• Government of this state has directed all Madrassa to compulsorily hoist the national flag and sing the national anthem on Independence Day - Uttar Pradesh

•  The National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 10 projects worth more than Rs 2000 Cr for sewage infrastructure and treatment and river front development in - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal

•  This country hosted the 15th Ministerial meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation – Nepal

•  The Supreme Court of India has issued a list of directions in an attempt to curb pollution that includes no renewal of vehicle insurance unless the owners produce– PUC certificate

•  NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to begin its final five ultra-close orbits around this planet - Saturn

•  The football club that won the UEFA Super Cup 2017 is - Real Madrid

•  The Lok Sabha recently passed the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill seeks to repeal - SBI (Subsidiary Banks) Act 1959 and State Bank of Hyderabad Act 1956

•  The country whose Constituent Assembly recently declared itself superior to all other government bodies is – Venezuela

•  He was recently elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board - Najam Sethi

•  India and the United States of America will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in November 2017 at - Hyderabad

•  NASA rover that has recently captured the images of Martian clouds - Curiosity Rover

•  National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) launched Android Skill Development programme with - Google

•  Private bank that introduced an instant credit card against savings account - ICICI Bank

•  International Youth Day is celebrated every year - 12 August

•  Rajya Sabha on 10 August 2017 passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Lok Sabha has already passed the Bill. The bill seeks to amend the Banking Regulation Act of - 1949

•  Former Union Minister Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in as Vice President of India on 11 August 2017. With this he became – 13th Vice President of India (in person)

• The NGT has issued a complete ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in this city -New Delhi

• The IT Ministry has set up this centre to scan web traffic and detect cyber threats - National Cyber Coordination Centre

• The second round of National Deworming Day was held across the nation on - 10 August 2017

• This acclaimed Bollywood actor of ‘Peepli Live’ fame passed away early morning on 10 August 2017 after battling kidney and lung cancer- Sitaram Panchal

• Person appointed as the 45th Chief Justice of India (CJI) - Dipak Misra

• Amazon India signed a MoU to educate weavers and artisans to directly sell their products to Amazon customers with - Telangana

• Union Ministry of Commerce started process to shut down - Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D)

• Supreme Court sought response from five states on a plea alleging non-compliance of order related to - High Security Registration Plates

• India recently ratified the Second Commitment Period of - the Kyoto Protocol

• India’s rank in the 2017 Global Retirement Index is - 43rd

• The country that topped the 2017 Global Retirement Index is – Norway

• The states that launched the Namami Gange Jagriti Yatra is - Uttar Pradesh

• Name of the ancient Hindu tradition of Nepal - that banishes women from home during mensuration and after childbirth - that was criminalized by passing a law is Nepal’s Parliament is - Chhaupadi

• Muslim clerics and imams from India has passed a resolution calling for an action against him by the United Nations for his anti-India activities - Hafiz Saeed, the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief

• The 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting will be held in – Kathmandu, Nepal

• NITI Aayog has chosen three states for transformative change in health sectors under its 'Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital (SATH) ' initiative. The states are -  Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka

• NITI Aayog has chosen three states for transformative change in education sectors under its 'Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital (SATH) ' initiative. The states are - Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha

• International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every year on - 9 August

• Actor honoured with Asia Society Game Changers Award 2017 - Dev Patel

• Person appointed as Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs in New York - Dilip Chauhan

• 15th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC countries will be hosted by - Nepal

• Railway station in Uttar Pradesh renamed after Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay - Mughalsarai Junction railway station

• This institution or organization has said to the Supreme Court that a mosque could be built in a Muslim-dominated area at some distance from disputed site in Ayodhya is - Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board

• A high-intensity earthquake of magnitude 7 on the Richter scale struck China on 8 August 2017. The epicenter of this quake was in - Sichuan province

• The Indian shooter who on 8 August 2017 won a bronze in men's trap event at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun at Astana, Kazakhstan is - Kynan Chenai

• This state’s government has decided to raise $270 million from the Green Climate Fund with the help of 2030WRG – Maharashtra

• This former Union minister and BJP MP from Ajmer passed away in New Delhi on 9 August 2017 at the age of 62 - Sanwar Lal Jat

• The Union government has formed a new committee with the aim of making this product more affordable- Drugs

• India celebrated the 75th anniversary of this historic movement on 9 August 2017 - Quit India Movement

• India finished the Asian Junior Boxing Tournament in Puerto Princesa, Philippines with these many medals- 8 (2 silver, 6 bronze)

• This Indian cricketer has been suspended from playing the third test between India and Sri Lanka- Ravindra Jadeja

• This Indian has been ranked as No. 1 Test all-rounder in the ICC 2017 rankings- Ravindra Jadeja

• The 3rd National Handloom Day was celebrated across India on this day – 7 August

• This country has vowed to retaliate against the United States for the latest sanctions issued against it by the UN – North Korea

• ‘The dawn of cruise tourism in India’, a special event held to promote cruise tourism in the country was inaugurated in this city – Mumbai

• This IAS officer, also the Principal Secretary of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has been appointed as the Executive Director at the World Bank in the United States- S Aparna

• This noted economist has been appointed as the new Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog – Rajiv Kumar

• This state’s government has announced that it would be spending Rs 1 lakh Cr on development works – Jammu & Kashmir

• The Union Government has declared a state as a disturbed area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for one month – Assam

• He was elected as the new vice President of India on 6 August 2017 - Venkaiah Naidu

• Assembly of this state has passed a bill to reclassify coconut as a tree ensuring legal protection to it - Goa

• These two Indian Boxers won silver medals in the Asian Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines on 7 August 2017 -  Satender Rawat and Mohit Khatana

• This state’s high court has asked its government to file a reply to a public interest litigation seeking preventive action against cow vigilante groups ahead of next month's Eid ul Adha - Maharashtra

• Indian shooter who clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men's double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in August 2017 is - Ankur Mittal

• The city where Asia's biggest basketball tournament, known as FIBA Asia Cup, will be held in August 2017 is - Beirut, Lebanon

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