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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 24 May 2017

24 May 2017: The one liner of 24 May covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like new Director General of WHO, book Confessions of a dying mind: The blind faith of atheism and robot police officer Robocop among others.

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Publish Date : May 24, 2017

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes first African to be elected as WHO Director-General

Prior to being elected as WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012.

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Publish Date : May 24, 2017

Seventieth World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Publish Date : May 23, 2017

Edouard Philippe named as Prime Minister of France

Philippe is a member of the Les Républicains party and is close to Alain Juppé, the former Prime Minister who endorsed Macron after he won the first round of the presidential election.

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Publish Date : May 16, 2017

ब्राजील ने जिका आपातकाल के अंत की घोषणा की

जिका मामलों को लेकर विश्व भर में सुर्खियों में आने के 18 महीनों बाद ब्राजील ने जिका विषाणु से बचाव के लिए एहतियातन लगाये गए जन स्वास्थ्य आपातकाल को खत्म करने की घोषणा की है.

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Publish Date : May 13, 2017

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency

In November 2016, the World Health Organisation lifted its own international health emergency status for Zika.

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Publish Date : May 12, 2017

Justice Mukul Mudgal appointed as Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee

Finland’s Olli Rehn, who is the former Vice-President of the European Commission, will be the Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Governance Committee.

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Publish Date : May 12, 2017

Amitabh Bachchan appointed as WHO’s goodwill ambassador for hepatitis

Indian acting legend, Amitabh Bachchan has been chosen as WHO’s goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia. The actor would be lending his support to the organisation’s public awareness programmes in the region.

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Publish Date : May 12, 2017

Seven athletes selected at GAIL Indian Speed Star Season II

PT Usha, who is one of the members of the National selection committee, said that she hopes that the country will be able to win a medal in athletics by the 2024 Olympics.

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Publish Date : May 11, 2017

Shashank Manohar to complete his full term as ICC Chairman

He is a prominent Indian lawyer who has served twice as the President of BCCI, first from 2008 to 2011 and then from November 2015 to May 2016.

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Publish Date : May 11, 2017

PM urges Muslim community to take responsibility for initiating reform on Triple Talaq issue

The leaders of the Muslim Community praised vision of Modi and expressed hope that the nationwide trust him as a person who will ensure prosperity and well-being of all segments of society.

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Publish Date : May 10, 2017

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar

The institute is named after the great Indian sage Patanjali who first compiled the numerous writings on yoga in a way which can be understood by people.

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Publish Date : May 3, 2017

Sunil Chhetri wins Hero of I-League 2016-17 Award

On the other hand, Khalid Jamil, who guided Aizawl FC to a historic title win, was chosen as the Coach of the Year. He was honoured with the Syed Abdul Rahim Best Coach Award.

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Publish Date : May 3, 2017

India slips to 4th position in ICC T20 rankings, Pak and England move up

India dropped two places to the fourth position in the annual update of ICC T20 rankings, three points behind England and Pakistan who climbed up to the second and third position respectively.

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Publish Date : May 3, 2017

SC allows Salman Khurshid to assist as amicus curiae in hearing of 'triple talaq'

A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar, Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul also permitted Khurshid, who is a senior advocate, to file his written submissions in the case.

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Publish Date : May 3, 2017

German lawmakers approve package of security measures, partially ban burqa

The ban on full covering of the faces will not be implemented on health workers who are working to protect themselves against infectious diseases.

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Publish Date : Apr 29, 2017

Tamil actor Vinu Chakravarthy passes away

Vinu Chakravarthy was the one who introduced iconic actress Silk Smitha to the silver screen in the 1980 movie Vandi Chakkaram.

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Publish Date : Apr 28, 2017

White House names Randolph Alles as new Director of Secret Service

The White house has named retired military general Randolph Alles as the new Director of Secret Service, succeeding Joseph Clancy, who retired for the second time.

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Publish Date : Apr 26, 2017

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

In October 2015, two independent WHO advisory groups recommended pilot implementation of RTS,S in three to five settings in sub-Saharan Africa. The recommendation came from the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization and the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee

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Publish Date : Apr 25, 2017

World Malaria Day 2017 observed globally

In sub-Saharan Africa, Malaria case incidence and death rates fell by 21 per cent and 31 per cent respectively.

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Publish Date : Apr 25, 2017

Sulkhan Singh appointed as DGP of Uttar Pradesh

Sulkhan Singh succeeds Javeed Ahmed, who was transferred to a lower rank.

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Publish Date : Apr 24, 2017

Newton wins Best Film at Hong Kong Film Festival

Directed by Amit Masurkar, Newton is a political satire. The movie revolves around Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk, who is sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh.

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Publish Date : Apr 24, 2017

Royal agencies of Thailand brought under control of King Vajiralongkorn

The decision is another step in giving greater say to the king, who has been reshaping the palace and shown himself increasingly assertive on other front.

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Publish Date : Apr 22, 2017

भारत ने दृष्टिहीनता की परिभाषा बदली

भारत के मौजूदा मानकों के तहत छह मीटर तक अंगुलियों को देखने में असमर्थ व्यक्ति को दृष्टिहीन माना जाता है जबकि डब्ल्यूएचओ के मानक के अनुसार यह दूरी तीन मीटर है.

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Publish Date : Apr 20, 2017

Palestinians in Israeli prisons begin hunger strike

Previous such hunger strikers of Palestine, who fasted for more than a week, were either released by shortening their detention terms when they were hospitalised in critical conditions.

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Publish Date : Apr 18, 2017

World's oldest person Emma Morano dies at 117

According to a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, Violet Brown from Jamaica, who was born in 1900, is now the oldest living person.

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Publish Date : Apr 17, 2017

विश्व में दो अरब लोग दूषित पानी पीते हैं: डब्ल्यूएचओ

डब्ल्यूएचओ ने कहा है कि हर साल लाखों लोग दूषित पानी पीने की वजह से मर जाते हैं अतः लोगों तक पीने का स्वच्छ और स्वस्थ पानी पहुंचाने के लिए व्यापक पूंजी निवेश की ज़रूरत है.

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Publish Date : Apr 16, 2017

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

The report states that countries will not meet global aspirations of universal access to safe drinking-water and sanitation unless steps are taken to use financial resources more efficiently.

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Publish Date : Apr 15, 2017

UN chief Guterres names Achim Steiner as new administrator of UNDP

Steiner, who previously served at the UN Environment Programme and headed the UN office in Kenya was selected to succeed Helen Clark, a former New Zealand Prime Minister.

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Publish Date : Apr 13, 2017

Amnesty International released Death Penalty Report 2016

As per the report, at least 60 people who had been sentenced to death were exonerated in 9 countries in 2016

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Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017
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