🗓 Weekly One Liner Current 15 –21 February 2017
▶️ National News Updates– India
- Who has launched a record 104 satellites in a single flight in one go on board a single rocket PSLV-C37 ISRO.
✒ All the satellites were successfully put into a 505-km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.
✒ 96 belong to USA and 5 from International customers of ISRO – Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates.
✒ India now surpasses the record of Russian Space Agency which had earlier launched 37 satellites in one go.
- Sachin Tendulkar is now set to adopt another village for transformation under the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna’ ‘Donja’ in Osmanabad (Maharashtra).
✒ The amount will be spent on development of a new school building, a water supply scheme that would provide potable water to each household, concrete roads and a sewage line.
✒ Earlier, he was transforming the lives of villagers in ‘Puttamraju Kandriga’ in Andhra Pradesh.
- The city is hosting the 2017 Indian Panorama Film Festival Port Blair.
✒ The Film Festival is being organized after a gap of five years in the Island.
✒ The film Bahubali (Telugu) directed by SS. Rajamauli has screened on the occasion.
- The portal has been launched by the union government to ensure transparency in mining operations Tamra.
✒ TAMRA stands for “Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation”.
✒ TAMRA is a step to speed up mining activity in the country and facilitate all the stakeholders to track the status of the statutory clearances associated with mining blocks.
✒ It will be an interactive platform for all the stakeholders to compress the timeline for statutory and other clearances as it is expected to help minimize the gestation period for starting production.
- The theme of the second edition of Hunar Haat-2017. Craft aur cuisine ka sangam.
✒ It will remain open till 26th of this month at State Emporia Complex in Connaught Place, New Delhi.
✒ ‘Hunar Haat’ is to encourage, promote and provide national and international market to master artisans and craftsmen belonging to minority communities.
- Two-days mega event of Global investor summit “Momentum Jharkhand” has been augurated by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Ranchi (Jharkhand).
✒ The Global Investor Summit is being organised for the first time in Jharkhand since its creation and more than one thousand delegates of Indian & other countries are taking part in this event.
✒ Former Indian cricket captain M S Dhoni is Brand Ambassador for the Summit.
- The state is hosting the 2017 South Asian Speaker’s summit. Madhya Pradesh.
✒ Two-day South Asian Speaker’s summit has been inaugurated by the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
- The union Minister who has inaugurated the Indian Seed Congress-2017 in Kolkata Shri Radha Mohan Singh.
✒ The theme of Seed Congress is “Seed of Joy”.
✒ The theme is in line with vision to bring happiness and prosperity in the lives of farmers by doubling their farm income by 2022.
- Who has unveiled a new communication radio for the Indian armed forces (STARS-V Mk III) at the Aero India 2017 show. Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL).
✒ The radio is completely designed, developed and made in BEL.
✒ It is a multi-brand, high data rate, software intensive IP radio with mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) functions supporting up to 64 notes.
- Who has signed pact with which technological giant for connected vehicle technology Tata Motors.
✒ The purpose of the pact is to provide an enriched mobile experience for its consumers.
- The India Vetiver Network (INVN) has been launched in the state Tamil Nadu.
✒ The INVN is a not-for-profit scientific network to promote vetiver in India.
▶️ International News Updates – World
- Who has inaugurated the three-day International Conference on NexGen Technologies for Mining and Fuel Industries at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Harsh Vardhan.
✒ The conference has covered areas like Innovative mining technology for sustainable development and advances in mine design mine planning recent advancement in drilling and blasting.
- International organization has opened the South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) in India. International Monetary Fund(IMF).
✒ The center is a collaborative venture between the IMF, the member countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) and development partners.
- The city has hosted the 7th edition of 2017-Indian Seed Congress (ISC) Kolkata.
✒ The theme of Seed Congress is “Seed of Joy” which is very much in line with vision of this government to bring happiness and prosperity in the lives of farmers by doubling their farm income by 2022.
- The Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) Manoj Sinha has inaugurated the two-day ASEAN India Digital connectivity summit in New Delhi.
✒ Around 30 countries delegates explore areas of cooperation in the area of telecommunication and network technology.
- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested its indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine for GSLV Mark III.
✒ The test was last in the series before going for an actual rocket launch and the engine will be put into use in April.
▶️ States News Updates
- Andhra Pradesh government has allocated lands for the construction of nine thematic cities in the new capital Amaravathi.
✒ Three Internal roads with 60-meter width would be constructed connecting the nine thematic cities and 97.5 km six-lane Inner Ring Roads, 186 km 8 lanes Outer Ring Road would be constructed around the Capital city.
✒ There is also the proposal to construct 134 km metro rail connecting Amaravati.
✒ The government has acquired 32,448 acres of land from 25,796 farmers under Land Pooling Scheme for the construction of new capital Amaravati.
- The state govt. has decided to constitute a sub-committee of Council of Ministers to prepare a blue print of Integrated Dairy Complexes in all cities of the State. Haryana Govt.
✒ The committee consists of Agriculture Minister Om Parkash Dhankhar, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Kavita Jain and Minister of State for Cooperation, Munish Kumar Grover.
✒ The committee will submit its report within a month.
- The state government has launched “Aardram” a public health initiative. Kerala.
- The world famous 43rd edition of Khajuraho Dance Festival begins at Khajuraho in Chhatrapur, Madhya Pradesh.
✒ It is a cultural festival that highlights the richness of the various Indian classical dance styles.
✒ The UNESCO World Heritage Site “Khajuraho Temple” is a group of Hindu and Jain Temples in Madhya Pradesh build by Chandela Dynasty between 950 and 1050 AD.
- ‘Mil Banche’ program was held in all the primary and middle government schools in. Madhya Pradesh.
✒ Under the program, public representatives, other dignitaries have gone to schools to motivate children and read out a portion of Hindi book of their choice.
- The Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir SP Vaid has launched a website suvidhajkpolice.in
✒ A mobile application to provide updates to the people about various policing related activities, advisories, and National Highway status.
- The state govt. has approved new service conduct rules for judicial officers and amended existing rules for state government officials to ensure strict adherence to the provisions of total prohibition Bihar.
✒ As per the new norms, no judicial officers or state government official is allowed to be under the influence of any intoxicating drink or drugs wherever they are.
- The state government has approved cloud seeding program to produce adequate rain Maharashtra.
✒ The programme would be coordinated by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology.
- The union minister has launched the “Cyber Swachhta Kendra” for Botnet cleaning and Malware analysis Ravi Shankar Prasad.
✒ The Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK) is a part of Government’s digital India initiative to create a secure cyber space by detecting botnet infections.
▶️ Banking & Financial Updates
- The bank has awarded with ISO 27001: 2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS) South Indian Bank (SIB).
✒ Earlier, SIB has received ISO 9001 Quality Management certification for its Credit Department, Personnel Department and Data Centre.
- The Reserve Bank has enhanced the cash withdrawal limit from Savings Bank Account to 50,000 rupees from the existing 24,000 rupees.
- India’s rank in the 2017 Economic Freedom Index (EFI). 143rd.
✒ Annual index was released by a conservative US political think tank “the Heritage Foundation”.
✒ It measures the degree of economic freedom in the countries of the world.
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased the gold loan limit for RRBs (Regional Rural Banks) from the current Rs. 1 lakh to help the farmers and artisans Rs. 2 lakh.
✒ RBI has directed that the gold loans should not exceed 75% of the value of the gold pledged for taking the loan.
- Who has launched “Pragati” a traditional life insurance plan that has been specifically designed to empower low income families. HDFC life.
✒ Pragati makes life insurance easily accessible to every person who wishes to financially secure his family.
✒ HDFC Life will offer the dual benefit of systematic savings (with guaranteed premium returns) and wholesome life protection.
- The union Cabinet has approved the merger of five subsidiary banks with the bank which will make the bank among top 50 banks in the world. State Bank of India (SBI).
✒ SBI will acquire State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Patiala (SBP) and State Bank of Travancore ( SBT )
- Bank has launched of mobile wallet “Oriental Batuaa” on the occasion of its 75th Foundation Day Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC).
✒ The bank has also launched two new cards RuPay based Platinum international debit card and Oriental Prepaid Card a RuPay card for individuals and corporates.
- The public-sector bank has signed MoU with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to start higher education financing agency. Canara Bank.
✒ HEFA has been formed as a special purpose vehicle.
✒ The purpose of the HEFA is to create high quality infrastructure/capital assets in premier educational institutions.
- The state to host 3rd edition of LIC-Gateway LitFest. Maharashtra.
✒ The 3rd edition of the annual LIC Gateway LitFest will be held in Mumbai, Maharashtra on February 25 and 26, 2017.
- India has sanctioned amount of soft loan to Nepal for infra projects $340 million.
✒ Under this programme, Mahalaki bridge and 15 roads will be constructed in various parts of Nepal.
- The public-sector bank has won the National MSME Excellence Award 2017 Corporation Bank.
✒ The award is instituted by the Federation of Industry Trade and Services (FITS), which is a national industry body working in the form of a bridge between the industry and the state and central governments.
▶️ Sports News Updates
- Australian cricketer has decided to retire from all formats of international cricket. Adam Voges.
✒ He has played 20 Tests for Australia after debuting at the age of 35-year in 2015 and became the oldest debut centurion when he scored not out 130 runs against West Indies in Dominica.
- The city to host India’s first sport theme literary festival ‘SporTale’. Pune.
✒ The 2-day event will feature approx 38 luminaries from the field of sports, media, cinema, books and photography.
- Who has won the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards for Sportswoman of the Year. Simone Biles.
✒ She is the first woman to win four gymnastics gold medals in a single Olympic Games.
- The first Indian ever to be promoted by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as Technical Delegate (TD) Norman Isaac.
- Who has won the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards for Sportman of the Year Usain Bolt.
✒ Bolt was conferred with the top honour for the fourth time (2009, 2010 and 2013) and equal the record set by tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams and surfer Kelly Slater, who are all four-time Laureus winners.
- The Legendary Pakistan all-rounder has announced his retirement from international cricket Shahid Afridi.
- Who has claimed ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
✒ He defeated third seeded David Goffin (26-year) of Belgium 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
- The Indian Women’s team has won a medal at the Asian women’s Rugby Sevens Trophy tournament at Vientiane, Laos. Silver medal.
- Legendary cricketer has been removed from captaincy of IPL franchise Rising Pune Super giants Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
✒ The Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) are a cricket team based in Pune, Maharashtra, India that plays in the Indian Premier League starting 2016.
- Who has won the gruelling men’s 50-kilometre event of the National Race Walking Championships in New Delhi Sandeep Kumar.
✒ He smashed his own national record.
✒ Sandeep clocked three hours 55 minutes and 59.05 seconds in a brilliant performance to win the race and qualify for the London World Championships in August.
- The country to host 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. England.
✒ The 11th edition of ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 will be hosted by England from 24 June to 23 July 2017.
▶️ Honours & Award
- Indian health institute has won first prize for sanitation & hygiene under the Kayakalp awards 2017 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
✒ AIIMS has won the first prize and a cash reward of Rs. 5 crore for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene under the Government of India (GoI)’s Kayakalp awards 2016-17.
- Indian chess master has been honored with the title of Candidate Master (CM) by World Chess Federation Kush Bhagat.
✒ A second-grade student from Hill Spring International School has been awarded the title of Candidate Master (CM) by World Chess Federation body.
- Indian-origin personality has been awarded the 2017 United Kingdom’s (UK) Outstanding Bravery of the Year Award Shand Panesar.
✒ Panesar and Craig Nicholson were jointly awarded after the public voted for them in the Total Excellence in Policing Awards.
- Who will be honoured with the 4th National Yash Chopra Memorial Award-2017 Shah Rukh Khan.
✒ The award commemorates the director-producer by honouring excellence in various spheres of cinema like acting, music etc.
- Who has been honoured with the 2017 Brand Laureate Legendary Award Lata Mangeshkar.
✒ The Brand Laureate Awards recognize world-class achievement in branding amongst individuals and companies.
- Hindi litterateur and playwright has been selected for ‘Vyas Samman-2016’ Surendra Verma.
✒ Vyas Samman was instituted in 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation and carries a cash award of Rs 3.50 lakh, a citation and a logo.
✒ Surendra Verma has been selected for his novel “Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se”.
- Indian professional hockey player has been honored with an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Desh Bhagat University Sandeep Singh.
- Two Indian films have bagged tophonorss at the annual 67th Berlin International Film Festival “Newton” and “Aaba” (Short film).
✒ Newton has won the CICAE Art Cinema Award and Short film Aaba has won Special Prize of Generation KPlus International Jury for Best Short Film.