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One Liners of the Day: 24 August 2017

National

  • The SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) has been renamed as - Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)
  • The Board of PSU oil major Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) approved the acquisition of 51.11% stake in this PSU major - Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL)
  • This place in Karnataka saw the launch of cloud seeding project named Varshadhare - Jakkur Airfield
  • This institution signed an MoU with the South Korea-based International Vaccine Institute (IVI) for collaborating on vaccine research and development - Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  • This person launched the 'Mentor India Campaign' under Atal Innovation Mission to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students at more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs - Amiabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog
  • The import of these pulses have been put under restricted category by the Union Government – Urad, Moong dal

International

  • This many years ago an asteroid struck the Earth and plunged it into darkness for almost two years, as per a new study - 66 million years ago
  • This place will see the conducting of 13th India-US joint defence exercise Yudh Abhyas in September 2017 - Joint Base Lewis Mc-Chord, US
  • India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules was extended by five years during the 23rd session of International Seabed Authority (ISA) at - Kingston, Jamaica
  • The name of Android software launched by Google – Oreo
  • This country will re-launch one of the world’s fastest bullet trains – China
  • This place saw the hosting of 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress - New Delhi

Sports

  • This place will see the establishment of India's first Sports Museum - New Delhi
  • Australia defeated this country to win its first-ever FIBA Asia Cup 2017 basketball tournament - Iran
  • This place saw the conclusion of FIBA Asia Cup 2017 basketball tournament - Beirut, Jordan
  • This person was adjudged as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of FIBA Asia Cup 2017 basketball tournament - Hamed Haddadi of Iran

Person in News

  • Rishang Keishing, former Chief Minister and member of first Lok Sabha, died recently belonged to this State - Manipur
  • This person was appointed as the Chief People Officer of Uber India - Ms Vishpala Reddy
  • The name of the Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan who was on an official visit to India - Abdulaziz Kamilov

General Knowledge

  • The contribution of food processing sector to Gross Value Added (GVA) in Manufacture during 2015-16 - 9.1 percent
  • Until this year FIBA Asia Cup was the qualifying tournament for the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Olympic basketball tournament - 2015
  • Under this program, the joint defence exercise named Yudh Abhyas between the Indian Army and the US Army started in 2004 - US Army Pacific Partnership Program
  • In this year the India-Uzbekistan relationship was elevated to Strategic Partnership - 2011
  • Polymetallic Nodules, the rock concretions on the sea bottom formed of concentric layers of iron and manganese hydroxides around a core, are also called - Manganese Nodules
  • In this year, for the first time, India was allocated an exclusive area in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) by United Nations (UN) for exploration and utilization of polymetallic nodules - 1987
  • In 1951, this firm tested cloud seeding for the first time in India over Western Ghats - Tata Firm
  • This percent of world vaccines is supplied by India - 60 percent

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