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Weekly One Liner Updates

8th 14th November 2016
Dear readers,
Weekly One Liner Updates is a collection of important news and events that occurred in the second week (8st14th) of
November 2016. This file is important for exams like ECGC, NIACL AO, RBI Assistant, India Post Payment Bank, IBPS
PO VI, IBPS Clerk VI, IBPS RRB V 2016 Exam and all upcoming Banking & Insurance exams.

Banking & Financial Awareness

1. The Union Government has signed the loan agreement to improve Assams Power Distribution with____Asian
Development Bank.
Asian Development Bank will provide the second tranche loan of USD 48 million to
Assam to help the state expand and upgrade its power distribution system.
This is the second tranche loan of the USD 300 million multi-tranche financing facility
for the Assam Power Sector Investment Programme that was approved by the ADB
Board in July 2014.
2. Who has announced that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes will cease to be legal tender___PM Narendra Modi.
The demonetization drive of these two currency units (Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes) was
taken to root out the menace of black money and fake currency from the country.
The currency notes of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 rupee will remain unaffected by this
decision and remain legal tender.
3. Who has inaugurated Economic Editors Conference-2016 in New Delhi____Arun Jaitley.
The Main objective of holding the Conference is to apprise the media persons about the
major policy initiatives, achievements and future road map of different participating
Departments and Ministries of the Government.
Press Information Bureau (PIB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance is
organizing the Conference.
4. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hands over West Bengal govt. list of entities raising money illegally___194.
RBI has also cautioned the state government that in absence of an immediate
crackdown, the activities of such entities can trigger another Saradha-like financial
The apex bank has also handed over to the state government supportive documents
about these 194 dubious entities.
5. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country increased by how many percent to 5.15 billion Dollar in September
FDI had stood at 2.9 billion Dollar in September last year.
Services received the maximum FDI of 2.29 billion dollar during the first half of this
fiscal, followed by telecommunications, trading, computer software and hardware and
6. India has pledged howw many dollar for development activities across several UN (United Nation) bodies for the year
2017____about 10.95 million.
It including 4.5 million dollar for the UN Development Programme, 1.92 million dollar
for the World Food Programme, 1.25 million dollar for the UN Relief and Works Agency
for Near East and a million dollars towards UN Women.


7. The Union government has introduced the new series of how many denomination notes at the SBI Parliament Street
Branch in New Delhi___500 Rupees.
State Chief Secretaries to identify the rural pockets where availability of cash is a
problem and provide all support to the Banks and Post Offices to ensure the last mile
distribution is done through mobile banking vans and Banking Correspondents.
Now, Customer can make a complaint to concerned District Magistrate and District
Administration for action against such establishments.
8. Indias first banking robot Lakshmi has been launched by the Kumbakonam-based ____City Union Bank.
The artificial intelligence powered robot Lakshmi can speak English, gesture and
engage in a life-like manner in conversations.
The robot can interact with customers on more than 125 subjects including account
balance and interest rates on loans.

Important Date
1. The World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) is observed _____ 10th November.
The day highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the
wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.
The 2016 WSDPD is celebrated with the theme Celebrating Science Centres and
Science Museums.
2. The Public Service Broadcasting Day is observed in India_____ 12th November.
The Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi visited the studio of All India Radio, Delhi for
the first and last time.

3. The World Pneumonia Day (WPD) is observed every year on ____12th November.
The day provide an annual forum for the world to stand together and demand action in
the fight against pneumonia.
The 2016 theme is Keep the Promise, Stop Pneumonia Now
4. Childrens Day is celebrated 14th November every year on the birth anniversary of ___Jawaharlal Nehru.
Childrens Day is celebrated across India to increase awareness of the rights, care and
education of children.
Childrens Day (Bal Diwas) was first celebrated in 1964 after the death of Pandit Nehru
5. The World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed every year on ____14th November.
The theme of WDD 2016 is Eyes on Diabetes.
This year the focus will be on promoting the importance of screening to ensure
early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious

New Appointments
1. Who has been appointed as the new CEO and MD of Bank of Baroda Capital Markets Ltd._____Ratnesh Kumar.
Kumar has also held the position of CEO of Standard Chartered Securities India.
BOB Capital Market Ltd is the investment banking subsidiary of the state run, Bank of
2. Who has been appointed as Executive Director by RBI (Reserve Bank of India)____Rajeshwar Rao.


Mr. Rao has been appointed to look after the Department of Statistics and Information
Management, Financial Markets Operation Department and International Department.
The appointment was made after G Mahalingam opted for voluntary retirement from
the central bank.
3. Who has been appointed as CEO Retail by Airtel___Vani Venkatesh.
She will look after Airtels retail strategy to deliver a seamless customer experience.
The appointment was made by Bharti Airtel after Rohit Malhotra stepped down from
the post.
4. Who will become the 45th United States President after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton___ Donald
Mr. Trumps shock victory in Wiscons in that put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral
college votes needed to win the White House.
He is scheduled to take office as the 45th President on 20th January, 2017.
He was born and raised in New York City and received a bachelors degree in economics
from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.
5. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Fund Trustee and Advisory Commission of Kerala(FTAC)___Vinod Rai.
He will be entrusted with the responsibility to ensure that the funds of the Kerala
Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) are properly utilized and the interest of
investors is protected.
The FTAC will have a two-year term and the members cannot be removed either by the
government or the KIIFB.
6. Who has been nominated as the interim chairman of TCS in place of Cyrus Mistry___Ishaat Hussain.
Currently,Ishaat Hussain serving as the chairman of Voltas and satellite television
provider Tata Sky.
Tata Sons owned a 73.26 percent stake in TCS and Mistry whose family controls an
18.41 percent stake in Tata Sons.
7. Who has been elected as the director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO)____ Guy Ryder.
Guy Ryder has been re-elected Director-General of the International Labour
Organisation (ILO) for a second five-year term that will start officially on October
The headquarters of ILO is at Geneva, Switzerland.
8. Who has been appointed as MD & CEO of Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of
India_____ Praveen Kumar Sharma.
Sharma is General Manager, State Bank of India.
CERSAI is providing the platform for filing registrations of transactions of
securitisation, asset reconstruction and security interest by the banks and financial
9. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Switzerland tourism___ Ranveer Singh.
The Syrian journalist has been honour for reporting from some of the most perilous
zones in his country during the five year war.
The competition was organised by the National Innovation Foundation to focus on the
creativity of the children and promote inclusive thinking among them.
10. Who has been elected as the President of the International Hockey Federation(IHF)____ Narinder Batra.


He has defeated David Balbirnie of Ireland and Australias Ken Read to become the 12th
FIH President and also the first Asian to grab the post.
Batra succeeds Spaniard Leandro Negre, who has been the IHF chief since 2008.

11. Who has been elected as the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)____Meng Hongweiat.
Hongwei will take over the position from his predecessor Mireille Ballestrazzi (France).
He has been elected for a period of four years.
INTERPOL is the worlds largest international police organization, with 190 member
12. The committee has been constituted by the Supreme Court (SC) to verify the availability of night shelters__Kailash
Gambhir committee.
The committee will submit its report within 4

Justice Gambhir is the former Delhi High Court
13. Who is the new Whole-Time Member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)___ Gurumoorthy
He has become the new Whole-Time Member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange
Board of India (SEBI) for a period of 5 years or till the age of 65 years , whichever is

Important News India

1. Who has launched the Healthy India Initiative magazine and No More Tension mobile App for promotion of health and
to strengthen the health communications programmes in New Delhi____ Jagat Prakash Nadda.
The app was launched for promotion of health and to strengthen the health
communications programmes.
Healthy India Magazine will be a quarterly magazine and it will cater to health related
The main objective of No More Tension is to provide information to users regarding
stress such as, what is stress, effects, symptoms and its management.
2. Who has launched Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (PMYY) to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for
youngsters___Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
PMYY is MSDEs flagship scheme on entrepreneurship education and training.
The scheme spans over five years with a project cost of 499.94 crore rupees.
It will provide entrepreneurship education and training to over 7 lakh students in 5
years through 3,050 institutes.
3. Who has launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Punjab___Dharmendra Pradhan.
Seven lakh pending families of Punjab will be provided free gas connections under the
scheme which will make Punjab 100% kitchen smoke-free.
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is set to extend benefit of the scheme to 1.5 crore
beneficiaries during the current financial year 2016-17.
4. Who has inaugurated the worlds largest digital national building initiative Smart India Hackathon 2017 by handing
over a torch to technology students____Prakash Javadekar.


The Smart India Hackathon 2017 is a pan-India 36-hour nonstop digital programming
competition which will take place in more than 20 centres simultaneously.
The Hackathon will have nearly 500 problem statements in all which will be published
5. The 36th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) has been inaugurated at ______Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
IITF fair (14th-27th November) will provide information on various schemes including
Swachh Bharat Campaign, Clean Ganga Mission, Jan-Dhan Yojana, Skill India, Crop
Insurance, Start up and Stand up Campaign.
This year over 150 companies from 27 countries are taking part in the fair and the
Partner Country is South Korea while the Focus Country is Belarus.
The theme of IITF-2016 is Digital India.
6. Indian firm has won the 2016 Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance_____ Steel Authority of India Limited
The award was received by Ashwini Kumar, CEO of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on behalf
of SAIL during the 16th London Global Convention on Corporate Governance and
Sustainability in London, United Kingdom (UK).

States News

The three-day (9-11th) Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet GRAM has begun in the city of Rajasthan____Jaipur.
The main objective of the meet is to double the income of farmers through various
technologies and agriculture activities.
Farmer will be informed about new technology and other agriculture related activities
and representatives will share their new technology and agriculture activities with
states farmers.

2. Who has started Deendayal generic medicine stores to sell generic medicines in the state___Gujarat government.
It will remain open 24 hours and sell around 1,000 generic drugs to the poor patients at
40 to 80 % lower rates.
Mobile application G-Dava will act as a search engine for information on branded and
generic medicines, price difference, chemical composition, availability, etc.
3. 1st Indian National Open Accuracy Paragliding takes off in______Himachal Pradesh.
107 pilots from 15 countries took part in the first Indian National Open Accuracy
Paragliding Championship at Bir-Billing Dharamsala(Himachal Pradesh).
Nine women paragliders (Indians-3) will also compete in the four-day international
4. Indias first LNG-powered bus has been launched in the state____Kerala.
The LNG-driven bus has rolled out as part of the Union Governments plans to use LNG.
Liquefied natural gas is natural gas that has been converted to liquid form for ease of
storage or transport.

Important News World

1. Mission of NASA that created Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of GPS signal ____ Magnetospheric
Multiscale Mission.


This space record has been set by the 4 MMS satellites by using GPS navigation at an
altitude of 43,500 miles (70,000 kilometers) above Earths surface.
2. Who has decided to procure ten diesel engines from RITES India Ltd.____Sri Lankan government.
The engines will be purchased at a cost of 4.25 million US dollars each and will be
supplied over the period of next two years.
Over 1 billion US dollars of LoC has been extended to Sri Lanka for various railway
3. 2nd BRICS Communication Ministers meeting was held in _____Bengaluru.
The meeting will discuss ways to improve collaboration in the field of digital economy,
future communications, mobile technology among other things.
The High-Level delegation from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will
deliberate for greater cooperation in Telecommunication and ICT sectors.
4. The Union Government has issued guidelines for suspension or banning of business dealings in___ Armament Sector.
The Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC) has approved the guidelines for suspension or
banning of business dealings with arms companies.
The Union Government will no longer impose blanket bans on armament companies
suspected of corruption.
5. The two newly identified biomarkers that will help in easy diagnosis of drug resistant Tuberculosis____miR-16 and miR155.
Researchers has identified two biomarkers in serum samples that could help in TB
diagnosis and TB disease prognosis.
The identified microRNA biomarkers could be used for drug-sensitive pulmonary TB
and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients.
4. Who has successfully launched a navigation satellite XPNAV-1 ___ China.
The satellite will undergo tests on its detector functions and space environment
The satellite will help reduce the spacecrafts reliance on ground-based navigation
methods and is expected to lead to autonomous spacecraft navigation in the future.
5. Who has announced the national rollout of an online programme for preschoolers to learn foreign languages for
promoting languages other than English, including Hindi from next year onward___Australia.
The government would extend the programme to offer Australian preschoolers the
opportunity to learn Italian and Spanish in 2017 and Hindi and Modern Greek in 2018.

6. Who has become the first non-NPT country with which Japan has signed a Civil Nuclear Agreement___India.
The deal would allow Japan to export nuclear technology to India and boost bilateral
economic and security ties and facilitate US-based players to set up atomic plants in
India has already signed civil nuclear deal with ten other countries (United States,
Russia, Mongolia,South Korea, France, Australia, Namibia, Kazakhstan, Argentina and
7. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forums Week started at ___Lima in Peru.


It will bring together leaders of worlds largest economies, businessmen and investors.
A creation of Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific is one of the main topics on the agenda
of the 2016 APEC Summit that is widely seen as the premier business event drawing
together business and economic leaders of 21 Pacific Rim countries.

Books & Authors

1. The book authored by Shashi Tharoor has been launched by Vice President M. Hamid Ansari___ An Era of Darkness The
British Empire.
The book points out the detailed account of Colonial rule in the country and the way its
shadow affected Modern India.
2. The book Beyond the Last Blue Mountain: A Life Of J. R. D. Tata has been authored ______ R M Lala.
It is the biography of J.R.D. Tata, the patriarch of the biggest industrial house in India.

3. Mike McCormack from Ireland has won the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize for his novel _____Solar Bones.
It is awarded to a book that is deemed genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of
invention that characterizes the genre at its best.

4. The book SRK 25 Years of a Life has been authored by ______ Samar Khan.
The book traces the journey of the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan through all
his directors eyes.
The thought behind the book was to show why his directors thought of such iconic
characters for Shah Rukh.
5. Who is the author of The Burning Forest: Indias War in Bastar ___ Nandini Sundar.
Through book, the poet draws on many years of research in the beautiful and
war-torn region of Bastar.

Honours & Award

1. Who has presented the awarded Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam INGITE Awards to the children who won the IGNITE competition
______ President Pranab Mukherji.
The competition was organised by the National Innovation Foundation to focus on the
creativity of the children and promote inclusive thinking among them.
2. Who has been awarded with 2016 RSFTV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize awarded______Hadi Abdullah.
The Syrian journalist has been honour for reporting from some of the most perilous
zones in his country during the five year war.
The competition was organised by the National Innovation Foundation to focus on the
creativity of the children and promote inclusive thinking among them.


3. Who will be honored with Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award___Amitav Ghosh.
Indian-American fiction author Amitav Ghosh has been named for 2016 Tata Literature
Live! Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the
Indian literary space.
The award will be presented to him at the upcoming Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai
LitFests annual awards ceremony scheduled for 20th November in Mumbai.
4. Famous Tunisian leader has been conferred with the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Awards for promoting Gandhian values
outside India is ___ Sheikh Rached Ghannouchis.
The Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation honoured awardees on the 39th edition of the Jamnalal
Bajaj Awards.
The four winners were awarded for their work in the fields of constructive work,
application of science & technology for rural development, development and welfare of
women and children and international award for promoting Gandhian values outside
5. Who has been awarded the Uttarakhand Ratna award_____Narayan Dutt Tiwari.
He recognized for his outstanding contribution to the state development.
Narayan Dutt Tiwari was thrice Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (197677, 198485,
198889) and once Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (20022007).

6. Who has been anointed as Business Person of the Year for 2016____ Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerbergs social network Facebook is used by nearly 1.8 billion people around the
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has recognised second for dominating e-commerce and for
breaking new ground by developing products such as the Amazon Echo.
7. Who will be honoured with the Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award for 2016____ Gulzar.
The award carries a citation, plaque and cash prize and will be presented to him at Tata
Literature Live!s annual awards ceremony to be held on November 17, 2016 at the
National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.

8. Madhya Pradesh governments prestigious Rashtriya Kalidas Samman will be given to eminent theatre artists_____Raj
Bisaria and Banshi Kaul.
The committee unanimously chose Shri Raj Bisaria and Shri Banshi Kaul for the awards
unanimously for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively.
Both the dramatists, to be awarded with Rashtriya Kalidas Samman, are known for long
-cherished practice, excellence and continuous creative activeness in the country.
9. An Indian-origin man in South Africa has been awarded the prestigious Global Citizen Award by international citizenship
advisory firm Henley & Partners ____ Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman.
Sooliman is the founder of the internationally-lauded Gift of the Givers Foundation.
The award consists of a specially-made commemorative medal, an award certificate and
a $ 50,000 monetary prize, of which $ 25,000 is donated to the UN High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR).


1. The First female U.S. Attorney General who passes away____Janet Reno.
Janet Wood Reno served as the Attorney General of the United States from 1993 until
She was also the second-longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history, after William
2. Canadian singer-songwriter who seamlessly blended spirituality and sexuality in songs like Hallelujah, Suzanne and Bird
on a Wire has passed away ____Leonard Cohen.
He also wrote novels such as The Favourite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966).
In 1967 he released Songs Of Leonard Cohen and followed it with Songs From A Room
in 1969 and Songs Of Love And Hate (1971).

3. Noted geophysicist who passed away in Hyderabad______Janardhan Negi

Negi was the former Director-grade scientist at the National Geophysical Research
Institute (NGRI).
He was also known for making the outstanding contribution in understanding
earthquakes, mass extinctions, especially dinosaurs and the movement of the Indian
sub-continent plates.

Sports News
1. Who has scored fastest hundred in Indian first class cricket___Rishabh Pant.
The wicketkeeper and batsman from Delhi was playing in the Ranji Trophy against
He hit the century off 48 balls.
2. Who has won the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament by defeating Haryana _____Western Railways womens
The winners were presented a cash award of 1 lakh rupee and trophy and runners-up
got 75000 rupees and Trophy.
Jaspreet Kaur of Haryana XI was declared the best player of the tournament.

3. Who has reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time in Las Vegas, USA___Filipino
southpaw Manny Pacquiao.
He was given unanimous decision victory over former champion Jesse Vargas in his
comeback fight.
Earlier, Pacquiao won the WBO title for the first time in 2010 when he beat Miguel
4. India wushu team has bagged how many medals in the eighth Sanda World Cup held at Xian, China__ five medals.
World silver medalist Y Sanathoi Devi (Arjuna Awardee) has won the silver for India in
52kg category after losing to Chinas Luan Zhang .
Uchit Sharma (52kg), Suraya Bhanu Pratap Singh (60kg) and Monika (56kg) categories
secured the silver medal.
Pooja Kadian (75kg) category secured the lone bronze medal.
5. Indian shuttler has finished runners-up at Bitburger Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at Saarbrucken in
Germany__Sourabh Verma.

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Sourabh went down 19-21 20-22 fighting to Shi Yuqi (World No.16) of China in a clash
of the Bitburger Open tournament.
It was his 3rd runners-up finish this season.

6. Who will be once again goodwill ambassador when her doping ban expires in April next year and she returns to
International Tennis competition___Maria Sharapova.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) appointed the tennis star as a goodwill
ambassador in February 2007, but suspended her in March after her she failed a drug
Earlier, Sharapovas 24 months ban for testing positive for Meldonium was cut to 15
months by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for sport..
7. Who has won 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament for the first time by beating Army XI___Punjab National
Bank of Delhi.
Punjab National Bank (PNB) of Delhi has won 33rd IndianOil Servo Surjit Hockey
Tournament for the first time by beating Army XI with a 6-5 at Burlton Park in
Jalandhar (Punjab).
The decision of the match came from penalty shootouts.
8. The Womens carrom team has defeated Sri Lanka to win the gold at the 7th World Carrom Championship in Birmingham
S. Apoorwa and Kajol Kumari brought the first gold medals in the womens doubles
event of the World championship.

9. Who will host the 2018 Invictus Games for wounded military personnel____ Australia.
More than 500 serving and former personnel from 17 nations will compete in the multisports competition in Sydney(Australia).
Athletes, who have been wounded, injured (become ill in service) will compete in both
individual and team sports including swimming, archery, cycling, track and field and
wheelchair rugby.
10. Who has become the brand ambassador for T20 Blind Cricket World Cup 2017______ Rahul Dravid.
The tournament will be played from January 28th January to 12th February 2017.

11. Who has won the 2016 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix_____Lewis Hamilton.
A Mercedes Formula One racing driver from England has won the 2016 Formula One
Brazilian Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Brazil.
It is his 9th win in 2016 season and the 52nd of his career.
12. Who has become the first Indian woman to win a Ladies European Tour title at Gurugram (Haryana)____ Aditi Ashok.
Aditi won a prize purse of 60,000 Dollar, propelling her to the top spot in the Rookie of
the Year rankings.
The 18-year-old Olympian held her nerve to get the better of American Brittany
Lincicome and Spains Belen Mozo.

Best wishes for your exams!

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