Current Affairs One liners (August)-I

13 Aug 2017, Manish Padhi

K E Mammen , Who passed away recently was a famous Freedom Fighter 

Maharashtra government has recently launched “Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2” scheme .

The 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) was recently held in Hyderabad .

Sameer Garde was appointed as Cisco president for India, SAARC region .

New Delhi Metro Station  was recently declared as the world’s first green metro station .

World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened in Switzerland .

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recently announced that the 2024 Summer Olympics will be hosted by Paris in France.

The Supreme Court of India imposed a ban on the use of five harmful metals viz lithium, mercury, arsenic, antimony, and lead in firecrackers. 

India has been ranked 53rd among in the 2017 Digital Evolution Index (DEI).

RBI has reduced the Policy Repo Rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) to 6%  .

The 7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held in Shanghai, China.

Sanjaya Baru, who was media advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has been named new secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci).

India and Somalia recently signed a bilateral agreement for the transfer of sentenced persons .

‘Aadi Perukku’ is a famous festival in Tamilnadu.

India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant was inaugurated in Hyderabad.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the member of the Pakistan Muslim League (N)(PML-N), is the newly elected interim Prime Minister of Pakistan.

 Veteran actress and national award winner Sharada has been selected for 2017 Prem Nazir Award

Venkaiah Naidu has been elected as 13th vice president of India .

The Indian Army has developed a mobile application ‘Humraaz’ through which serving soldiers can track details like postings and promotions.

Mughalsarai railway station has been renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyay railway station .

Noted economist Rajiv Kumar will be the next Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, which is a think-tank that replaced the Planning Commission. 

India has recently signed a $329 million loan agreement with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for Gujarat Rural Roads Project. 

The 15th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC countries was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The National Handloom Day was celebrated on August 07 .

Dipak Misra has been appointed as 45th Chief Justice of India .

‘The dawn of cruise tourism in India’ was inaugurated  in Mumbai .

Lebanon is hosting the 2017 FIBA Asia Championship .

 August 6  is being observed as Nagasaki day.

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