One Liner’s Current – Week 02 (Feb)

🗓 Weekly One Liner Current 08 –14 February 2017

▶️ National News Updates– India

  1. The first North-eastern state government has implemented e-Cabinet solution for the state cabinet members Arunachal Pradesh.


📝 The ‘e-Cabinet’ system uses a web-based software by which ministers can prepare for cabinet meetings, conduct them and review minutes, entirely without paper.

📝 The e-Cabinet system is a multi-user secure solution that keeps information organized and updated in real time.

  1. India’s first a-political three days National Women’s Parliament (NWP) was held in Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh).


📝 The 3-day conference has been organized by the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly with the theme of “Empowering Women-Strengthening Democracy”.

  1. India’s first inter-disciplinary school on Quality and Reliability (Q&R) will be set up by the IIT Kharagpur.


📝 The purpose for establishing the school is to improve the quality of life for the people of India as well as develop quality conscious global citizens.

  1. The world’s first Braille Atlas for visually impaired persons has been launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan.


📝 The special edition of the “Atlas for Visually Impaired (India)” in English Braille has been prepared by National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization (NATMO) under the Department of S&T.

  1. The Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) has constituted a sub-committee to boost girls’ education. Kadiyam Srihari committee.


📝 He is the Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Telangana.

📝 The committee will analyze girls’ participation at all levels of school education across socio-economic groups of SC/ST, minorities and in rural-urban areas and reduce existing educational disparities among them.

  1. Who has inaugurated a two-day seminar on Bonded Labour at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi Justice H L Dattu.


📝 The NHRC is the National Human Rights Commission of India, responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights, defined by the Act as “rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants”.

  1. The first floating elementary school of India has been inaugurated at Langolsabi Leikai of Champu Khangpok floating village on Loktak Lake in Manipur Loktak Elementary Floating School.
  2. The Union Minister has launched the National Career Service (NCS) and JeevanPraman facility to the EPFO pensioners through Post Offices in Hyderabad Bandaru Dattatreya.


📝 The post offices will work as employment registration centres for unemployed youth through the NCS portal as India Post has a large network of more than one and half lakh post offices.

📝 Over 14 lakh employers and about 4 crores job seekers enrolled so far registered with the National Career Service portal.

  1. This has become the first Indian airport to enter the list of top 15 airports in the World – Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
  2. The union Government has decided to open the Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) at different locations in many states for delivering passport related services to the public 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras.

▶️ International News Updates – World

  1. The country to host the Mobile World Congress 2017. Spain.


📝 The 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) will be held in Barcelona, Spain from 27th February to 2nd March.

📝 The MWC is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry.

  1. The Airways who has launched the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline route with the arrival of its flight from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand Qatar Airways.


📝 The airliner 777-200LR is 259-seat Boeing crossed 10 time zones before landing in Auckland after taking off from Doha covering distance of 7848 nautical miles.

📝 Emirates previously held the record for its route between Dubai and Auckland.

  1. Japan’s Scientists have announced the development of transmitter which can transmit digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits per second over a single channel using the 300-gigahertz band Terahertz (THz).


📝 It is a next generation system which can transmit digital data over 10 times faster than 5G mobile networks expected to appear around 2020

  1. The National Security Adviser of United states has resigned over his contacts with Russia. Michael Flynn.


📝 Mr. Flynn is alleged to have discussed US sanctions with the Russian Ambassador before President Donald Trump took office.

📝 Retired Lieutenant General Joseph Keith Kellogg has been appointed the acting National Security Advisor.

📝 National Security Advisor is a senior aide in the Executive Office of the US President, based at the West Wing of the White House

▶️ States News Updates

  1. The first Indian State to establish cashless system for distribution of food grains Gujarat.


📝 The beneficiaries under National Food Security Act (NFSA) will need to carry only Aadhaar cards for getting their food grain in the state.

  1. The state who has hosted the 17th International Seminar on Counter Terrorism-2017. Haryana.


📝 The Minister also unveiled the NSG annual magazine ‘The Bombshell’, which contains details of various IED explosions that occurred in various parts of the world in 2016.

  1. The 2017 UNESCO Natural Heritage festival was held in the state Himachal Pradesh.


📝 The festival feature a media workshop on environmental journalism, discussions on natural and cultural heritage of the Himalayan region and a heritage walk.

  1. The cities to host the 11th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition ‘Aero India 2017’ Bengaluru.
  2. The state is hosting the 2nd edition of International Spice Conference. Kerala.


📝 The event is hosted by the All India Spices Exporters Forum (AISEF), which represents about 80% of spices exports, in association with the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

📝 The central theme of the conference is “21st century spice industry: Disrupt or be disrupted”.

▶️ Banking & Financial Updates

  1. India’s bank has tied up with a cross-border payment network Earthport Plc. to enable faster outbound cross-border payments for its customers. Axis bank.


📝 Earthport Plc has a state-of-the-art global payments network, which spans over 60 countries.

📝 Now, Axis bank has become the first bank in India, who connects with Earthport.

  1. The technology giant will launch its mobile payment wallet “Samsung Pay” in India Samsung.


📝 The launch is expected to happen in the first half of 2017.

📝 According to reports, Samsung will be partnering with American Express (Amex) to bring its mobile payment solution to India.

📝 The company is also exploring the possibility of pairing with the two global financial services companies, ‘Visa’ and ‘MasterCard’.

  1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced its Sixth Bi- monthly Monetary Policy Rates for 2016-17. 6.25%.


📝 The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the policy repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility unchanged at 6.25%.

📝 It lowered GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 6.9% and the apex bank expects a rebound in GDP growth to 7.4% next year.

  1. The committee has been constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on cyber security. Meena Hemachandra committee.


📝 The committee will be headed by Meena Hemachandra and will suggest appropriate policy interventions to strengthen cyber security and resilience.

📝 The committee will review the threats inherent in the existing or emerging technology on an ongoing basis.

  1. India’s rank in the USCC Intellectual Property Index (IPI)-2017. 43rd.


📝 India has been ranked 43rd out of 45 global economies in the 5th edition of Intellectual Property Index (IPI)-2017.

  1. The bank who tied up with IFFCO to provide co-branded debit cards with inbuilt overdraft facilities to the farmers Bank of Baroda.


📝 Two lakh cards will be issued to the farmers beginning with the state of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.

📝 These co-branded debit cards will be exclusively used for the purchase of IFFCO products only.

  1. Bank that partnered with Fin-tech startup India Lends to enable the first-time borrowers with no credit history to take loans IDFC Bank.
  2. The regulatory agency announced its plans to set up a separate department to develop a sound framework and process for enforcement action Reserve Bank of India.
  3. The regulatory agency decided to set up a Standing Committee on Cyber Security Reserve Bank of India.

▶️ Sports News Updates

  1. The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) has announced that India will host the World Billiards Championship for the next four years.


📝 This will be the only World Championship recognized by all as the earlier one being held by the World Billiards Limited will not take place now.

📝 The World Billiards Limited will only have ranking events.

  1. Who has won the Men’s singles title of the 81st senior national Badminton Championships tournament plyed at Patliputra sports complex Patna. Sourabh Verma.


📝 He defeated Lakshya Sen in straight sets 21-13, 21-12.

  1. Who of the following have been selected for 2017 All-Star Basketball without Borders (BWB) Global Camp. Aashay Verma and Priyanka Prabhakara.
  2. The country to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championship. United Kingdom.


📝 The 16th edition of the IAAF World Championships will be held in August 2017 in London, United Kingdom (UK).

  1. The first Indian cricketer to sign for a foreign T20 league. Yusuf Pathan.
  2. The Official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup. Kheleao.


📝 The clouded leopard is an endangered wild cat whose habitat extends from the Himalayan foothills to mainland Southeast Asia.

📝 Kheleao will participate in numerous activities in the run-up to the first-ever FIFA tournament to be hosted by India.

📝 FIFA Under-17 World Cup India 2017will be played from 6th to 28th October 2017.

  1. The sports outreach programme has been launched by the Union Government to promote football among school children. Mission-XI-Million.


📝 A “Mission-Eleven-Million” sports outreach programme to promote football among school children.

📝 The main purpose of the Mission XI is to instill the passion for football in 11 million children from every part of the country.

  1. Who will host the World Billiards Championship for the next four years. India.


📝 Earlier, the World Billiards Championship -2016 was held in Bengaluru.

📝 This will be the only World Championship recognized by all as the earlier one being held by the World Billiards Limited will not take place now.

  1. India Under-19 team recently clinched One-Day International series against England. The captain of the Indian team is Abhishek Sharma.
  2. Who has won the T20 Blind World Cup M Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru. India.


📝 The team had won the previous edition by defeating the same rivals in the final in 2012.

📝 Indian successfully defended their title in the T20 Blind World Cup.

▶️ Honours & Award

  1. Who has been selected for the prestigious Dr. B C Roy National award-2016 for outstanding service in the field of socio-medical relief. Dr. P Raghu Ram.


📝 This is the highest award that is bestowed upon a Medical person practicing in India & would be conferred by Hon’ble President of India on 1st July, 2017 on Doctors’ Day.

  1. The Indian-origin sculptor has awarded Israel’s Genesis prize. Anish Kapoor.


📝 He honored with the prestigious $1 million Genesis Prize by Israel for his utmost contribution for Jewish community.

📝 He was chosen by the prize committee headed by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky.

  1. The NGO has bagged the IMC Ram Krishna Bajaj National Quota award in the NGO category. Annamrita.


📝 The allocation for the mid-day meal scheme in the Union Budget 2017 has been increased from Rs 9,700 crore to Rs 10,000 crore by the government and this will support Annamrita to reach out to serve more and more children from government-aided and municipal schools.

  1. The Director Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land” has taken trophies at the 70th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) ceremony at Royal Albert Hall, London

List of winners:

📝 Outstanding British film: I, Daniel Blake

📝 Best film: La La Land

📝 Best director: Damien Chazelle -La La Land

📝 Best actor: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

📝 Best actress: Emma Stone -La La Land

  1. Indian tabla player has won the Grammy in the World Music category that also included sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s ‘Land of Gold’. Sandeep Das.


📝 He was part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble “Sing Me Home”.

📝 Adele won in all the five categories that she was nominated for including Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album, triumphing over Beyonce, who was the front-runner in the race.

  1. Veteran agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan has received an honorary medallion from this country for his contribution towards development of agricultural practices. Canada.
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