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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 1 August 2017

Aug 1, 2017 16:00 IST

1 August 2017: The one liner of 1 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Atlanta Open title of tennis, World’s largest exporter of beef and Constitutional (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 among others.

• Organisation that signed MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation on skill development - Border Security Force

• Player who won the Atlanta Open title of tennis recently - John Isner

• Amazon Prime Video signed a worldwide exclusive content deal with - Salman Khan

• World’s largest exporter of beef, as per OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 report - Brazil

• This Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, passed away on 27 July 2017 - Sam Shepard

• This bill seeking constitutional status for the National Commission for Backward Classes was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 31 July 2017 - Constitutional (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017

• The Supreme Court has imposed a ban on the use of these five harmful metals in firecrackers - Lead, Mercury, Lithium, Arsenic and Antimony

• Donald Trump honoured this army medic with the Medal of Honour for risking his life to save the wounded during the Vietnam War - James McCloughan

• India signed a new bilateral agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit with this country – Bhutan

• This city was chosen as the host of 2024 Summer Olympics - Paris

• This city was chosen as the host of 2028 Summer Olympics - Los Angeles

• The union government has ordered state-run oil companies to raise subsidised cooking gas, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), prices by this amount per cylinder every month - Rs 4

• Germany lent support to France's push to make operational a new multinational military force in this region of Africa to tackle Islamist militants – Sahel region

• The government has allowed trade of several commodities such as locally produced vegetables and garments at four border haats between India and Bangladesh. They are - Baliamari-Kalaichar, Lauwaghar - Balat, East Madugram and Middle Place of Sagaria - Srinagar, and Tarapur-Kamalsagar

• Neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein’s brain and died recently - Marian Diamond

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