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Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 12 January 2017

Jan 12, 2017 19:00 IST

12 January 2017: The One liners of the day cover important current affairs of the day like World’s first Gender Literature Festival, Distinguished Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council and member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee among others.

• Former MRF director who passed away recently- KM Philip

• Person appointed as Distinguished Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council recently- Manish Tewari

• PropTiger.com tied-up to form largest online realty firm with- Housing.com

• The Indian men’s hockey team captain who became a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee is - PR Sreejesh

• The Indian American actor who will become the first South Asian American to host the famous television show Saturday Night Live is - Aziz Ansari

• PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange India INX at the International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) at- Gandhinagar, Gujarat

• World’s first Gender Literature Festival held will be held in – Patna, Bihar

• Barack Obama recently selected four Indian-American scientists for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. They are - Kaushik Chowdhury, Pankaj Lal, Manish Arora and Aradhna Tripati

• The state that recently launched India’s first Student Startup and Innovation Policy is - Gujarat

• This Scandinavian nation has become the 1st country to cease FM radio broadcasting – Norway

• It is in this city the regional conference of labour ministers of southern states was held – Chennai

• It is with this country India signed a MoU on cyber security – The USA

• It is with this country India signed a MoU on cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors – Kenya

• The second of the Scorpene class submarine that was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai on 12 January 2017 is - INS Khanderi

• The National Youth Day was observed on 12 January to mark the birth anniversary of - Swami Vivekananda

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