One Liner’s Current – Week 01 (Feb)

🗓 Weekly One Liner Current 01 –07 February 2017


▶️ National News Updates– India

  1. Who has launched two-wheeler aggregation service UberMOTO in Hyderabad. Uber.

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🔺  UberMOTO can hire two-wheelers for short-distance commute at cheaper rates to provide the last-mile connectivity from and to the upcoming Metro railway stations.

🔺  Fares at Rs. 25 for (first 3 km) and Rs. 5 per km thereafter.

🔺  The service will be available from 8 am to 10 pm in parts of Kondapur, Hitech City, Madhapur and Gachibowli.

  1. The 19th edition Bharat Rang Mahotsav has begun with the special focus on the different genres of Indian theater. New Delhi.

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🔺  Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM) established in 1999.

🔺  It is the annual theater festival of India’s premier theater training institute of Govt. of India National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi.

  1. Who is planning to remeasure the height the world’s tallest peak Mount EverestThe Survey of India.

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🔺  The Survey of India would be sending an expedition to Nepal in two months to conduct the exercise.

🔺  The Mount Everest currently stands at a height of 8,848 metres (29,028 feet) above the sea level.

🔺  The Survey of India is India’s central engineering agency in charge of mapping and surveying set up in 1767 to help consolidate the territories of the British East India Company.

  1. Who has inaugurated the 9th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival in Bengaluru (Karnataka) Siddaramaiah

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🔺  Form 55 countries,200 films will be screened in Bengaluru and Mysuru during this film festival.

  1. Who will start three non-stop flights a week from New Delhi to Dulles International Airport in the suburb of Washington DC (USA) this summerAir India (AI).

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🔺  The move will bring 30,000 people from India to America every year for economic, commercial and family purposes.

🔺  The direct flights will attract students from India to come and study at universities in Virginia and other parts of the United States.

  1. The “Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign” has been launched in the state Karnataka.

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🔺  The campaign against these two diseases will start from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Goa and Lakshadweep and will cover nearly 3.6 crore children.

🔺  All children aged between 9 months and less than 15 years will be given a single shot of MR- vaccination.

🔺  The MR vaccine will be provided free- of- cost across the states.

  1. The Union Human Resource Development Ministry will set up a department to conduct examinations for higher and secondary education National Testing Agency (NTA).
  2. The Union Minister for Sports Vijay Goel laid the foundation stone of the country’s first centre of excellence for differently abled sportsmen at Gandhinagar(Gujarat).

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🔺  The center is proposed with an estimate of 50 crores rupees and will provide World class facilities such as indoor halls, dedicated tracks, and 100 bedded hostel.

🔺  Para-athletes will also be trained for various international competitions including Paralympics.

▶️ International News Updates – World

  1. Who has launched an appeal for 3 billion US Dollar to help 48 million children caught up in crises worldwide amid fears of a funding cut from top donor the United States UNICEF.

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🔺  This year’s appeal represents a 18% increase from the initial request for funding in 2016.

🔺  The United States is the top donor to UNICEF, followed by Germany, Britain and the European.

  1. The Two-day programming committee meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was held at Kathmandu (Nepal).

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🔺  Indian delegation leads by Joint Secretary (SAARC) Shri Prashant Agarwal.

🔺  Issues including budget of SAARC secretariat and its 5 regional centers and regular activities of the association will be discussed.

  1. The country who host the 4th BIMSTEC Summit-2017 Nepal.

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🔺  Delegates of member countries will review the progress made by BIMSTEC and recommend future course of action to strengthen regional cooperation among the group.

🔺  The BIMSTEC was founded in 1997 and is an international organization involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia.

  1. The world’s first country to completely divest from fossil fuels. Ireland.
  2. The country who has successfully test a new version of missile Dongfeng-5C missile China.

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🔺  The missile can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads from the Taiyuan Space Launch Centre in Shanxi province.

▶️ States News Updates

  1. The Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal has inaugurated the 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Faridabad (Haryana).

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🔺  The Mela is located near the Surajkund village between the villages of Baharpur and Lakkarpur in Faridabad district of Haryana.

🔺  Around 400 artistes will showcase the art, culture, heritage, handicrafts and cuisine of the state.

🔺  21 countries are participating in the fair, Egypt is the partner nation and Jharkhand is the theme state.

  1. The state government has recently launched India’s first social innovation centre “Kakatiya Hub for Social Innovation” in Nizamabad. Telangana.

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🔺  The purpose of the hub is to create a model for promoting entrepreneurs in rural and semi-urban areas in the country.

  1. The state government has introduced third gender category in school exams Bihar.

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🔺  Now, under the third-gender category the Board exams will be conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB).

  1. The state government has launched “Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana” Assam.

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🔺  The purpose of the mission is to bring revolutionary changes by doubling the farm income in the State.

▶️ Banking & Financial Updates

  1. People has won 97-crore rupee prizes under Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi dhan Vyapar Yojana till 30th January 2017Over 6.26 lakh.

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🔺  These two schemes are part of NITI Aayog’s digital payment promotion schemes and covered cities from 21 States and 4 Union Territories.

🔺  Over 100 Digi-Dhan Melas are planned across the country to inculcate digital payment among the people.

🔺  Lucky Grahak Yojana (Daily scheme): 5.55 lakh consumers have won the prize.

🔺  Lucky Grahak Yojana (Weekly scheme): over 26 thousand consumers.

🔺  Digi dhan Vyapar Yojana (weekly scheme): over 35 thousand merchants.

  1. Budget 2017-18 contains 3 major reforms.

🔺  First, presentation of Budget advanced to 1st February to enable the Ministries to operationalize all activities from the commencement of the financial year.

🔺  Second, merger of Railways Budget with General Budget to bring Railways to the centre stage of Government’s Fiscal Policy.

🔺  Third, removal of plan and nonplan classification of expenditure to facilitate a holistic view of allocations for sectors and ministries.

The revised tax slabs and rates: Tax -Slabs

New Tax Rate

Up to Rs. 3 lakhs

No Tax

Between Rs. 3 and 5 Lakhs

5%

Between Rs. 5 and 10 lakhs

20%

Above Rs. 10 lakhs

30%

Income above Rs. 50 Lacs

30% + 10% Surcharge

Income above Rs 1 crore

30% +15% Surcharge

Key highlights:

🔺  The Individuals tax rates Slashed on income from 2.5 lakh to 5 lakhs reduced to 5 % instead of 10%

🔺  0% tax liability on income up to 3 lacs

🔺  10% Surcharge on individuals with income between 50 lakh to1 Crore

🔺  15% surcharge on individuals with income of 1 cr and more

  1. In the year 2017-18 budget agriculture is expected to grow at 4.1%.
  2. How many crore Rs. will be given as credit to the farmers with the 60-day interest waiver Rs. 10 lakh crore.
  3. The chairman of the proposed the Payments Regulatory Board (PRB) Governor of RBI.

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🔺  The chairman of the board will be the Governor of RBI, along with a deputy governor in charge of payments and settlements as member.

  1. Women and child welfare allocation has been increased by Rs 184362 crore.
  2. Senior Citizens, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) will provide guaranteed how many return on their premium8%.
  3. How many houses will be completed by 2019 for houseless and those who living in kaccha houses1,00,00,000.
  4. Highest allocation in MGNREGA, up from 38,500 crore rupees to 48,000 crore rupees.
  5. Participation of women in MNREGA has increased to 55%.
  6. 100% village electrification will be achieved by May 1st May,2018.
  7. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra to be extended to 600 districts.
  8. Coverage of eNAM to be expanded from 250 to 585 APMCs.
  9. High speed broadband connectivity on optic fibres will be available in more than gram panchayats 1,50,000.
  10. How many Crore announced for coastal road connectivity; essentially to enhance connectivity to ports & coastal villages Rs 2000 Cr.
  11. The budget target under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) has been doubled to Rs. 2.44 lakh crores.
  12. Fiscal deficit for 2017-18 pegged at 3.2 % of GDP.
  13. A common application form for registration, opening of bank and demat accounts, and issue of PAN will be introduced for Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs).
  14. How many districts of Haryana have become kerosene free. Eight.
  15. The Government will launch how many new Schemes to promote the usage of BHIM App Two.

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🔺  Two schemes are Referral Bonus Scheme for individuals and a Cashback Scheme for merchants.

🔺  125 lakh people have adopted the BHIM app so far.

  1. A merchant version of Aadhar Enabled Payment System will be launched shortly.Aadhar Pay.
  2. Govt. has approved the extension of tenure of loans under Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana from 15 to 20 years.
  3. Who has reached an agreement with the Karnataka government to set up a manufacturing plant in Bengaluru. Apple.

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🔺  Apple is reportedly expected to start production for the Indian market by June.

🔺  India will be only the third country globally to assemble iPhones.

🔺  Apple is an American multinational technology company, founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell personal computers.

  1. The fund allocated for the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) for fiscal year 2017-18 Rs. 333 crore.

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🔺  The NSCS works as an advisory group, consists of various experts on security-related matters and is headed by deputy NSA Arvind Gupta.

  1. A new scheme will be launched by the Union Government to fund export infrastructure to create infrastructure for exports. Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES).

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🔺  The scheme will help create modern infrastructure like last mile connectivity to ports, testing labs and certification centres.

  1. The Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund will be set up by the organization NABARD.

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🔺  The Dairy Infrastructure Development Fund will boost financing of milk processing capacities.

  1. India’s GDP growth rate in FY 18, as per the latest report by the HSBC7.1%.

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🔺  India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to be 7.1% in the FY 18

🔺  The country may sufficiently remonetized and consumption moves back to pre-demonetization levels.

▶️ Sports News Updates

  1. Who has won the 18th Asian Junior Team Squash Championship-2017 India.

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🔺  Indian team has won gold medal in the boys’ team event at the 18th Asian Junior Team Squash Championship-2017 by defeating Malaysia by 2-0 in the final in Hong Kong.

  1. Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones.

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🔺  The Japanese public will be asked to donate old phones and small appliances to gather two tonnes of gold, silver, and bronze for the 5,000 medals.

🔺  Earlier, Olympic host cities have traditionally obtained the metal from mining firms.

  1. Indian shuttler has become the World No. 1 Junior Badminton player in the latest rankings of the Badminton World Federation (BWF)Lakshya Sen.

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🔺  He moved Chia-Hao Lee of Chinese Taipei to attain the top spot.

🔺  He is the first shuttler from Uttarakhand to attain the number one spot at the international level.

  1. The former Football player of England and Chelsea has announced to retire Frank Lampard.

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🔺  He scored 211 times for Chelsea and won every major club honour, netting the goals which in 2005 secured the club’s first championship title in 50 years.

  1. Who has won the Indian National Snooker Championship. Pankaj Advani.

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🔺  He has become the only Indian men’s cueist to be the holder of all national billiards and snooker titles at the same time – Billiards, 6-red Snooker and 15-red Snooker.

  1. Who has won the gold medal in the boy’s team event at the Asian Junior Squash championship in Hong Kong. India.

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🔺  Indian boys had won the title for the second time.

🔺  Earlier, in 2011 they defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in Colombo.

  1. Who has completed an emphatic 4-1 victory over New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie, in Pune. India.

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🔺  India now play second round tie at home in April against Uzbekistan.

  1. Who has won the Women’s Singles title of the 81st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament played at Patliputra Sports Complex Patna. Rituparna Das.

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🔺  She defeated Reshma Karthik of Air India in straight sets 21-12, 21-14.

  1. Who will miss this summer’s World Athletics Championships after governing body IAAF voted to extend their suspension from international competition in Monaco. Russia.
  2. Who has resigned as test captain after a record 59 matches in the role Alastair Cook.

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🔺  Cook is England’s leading scorer in Tests with 11,057 runs.

🔺  Cook was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2012 and ICC World Test Captain in 2013.

  1. The country will host 2017 FIBA women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament. India.

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🔺  This tournament will be the qualifying tournament for FIBA Asia at the 2018 FIBA World Championship for Women in Spain.

▶️ Honours & Award

  1. The states emerged Winners of Excellence under the state category Rajasthan and Telangana.

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🔺  eGov awards instituted by the Computer Society of India’s (CSI) Special Interest Group with sponsorship from Nihilent Technologies.

🔺  The award help to recognize the efforts of e Governance practitioner from across central and state departments, projects and in district administrative units.

  1. An IT risk assessment and digital security services provider startup company Lucideus has bagged the government’s ‘Best IT Startup of India. Lucideus.

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🔺  Lucideus is behind the security for BHIM app.

🔺  Lucideus has been co-founded by its CEO Saket Modi and was incubated out of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

  1. The first Indian Versatile female singer to collaborate with United Nations for women empowerment. Neeti Mohan.
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