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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 12 May 2017

May 12, 2017 18:05 IST

12 May 2017: The one liner of 12 May covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like the launch of National Contact Centre by ECI, new Defence Secretary of India and the theme of 2017 National Technology Day among  others.

• This state government has formed a committee to study the environmentally harmful Seemai Karuvelam trees – Tamil Nadu

• The Election Commission of India has launched this new centre to address voter queries – National Contact Centre

• A former researcher at IIT-Madras has created white light using these natural extracts - Red pomegranate & turmeric

• He has been newly elected as the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas- Hubert Minnis

• Country that declared end to Zika emergency recently - Brazil

• Online facility launched by Union Government to provide direct solution to problems of agriculture sector - e-Krishi Samvad

• Metro Rail Corporation that became the first in India to employ transgenders in their workforce - Kochi Metro

• Person appointed as Defence Secretary of India recently - Sanjay Mitra

• Theme of the 2017 National Technology Day - Technology for inclusive and sustainable growth

• The person appointed as the Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee is - Mukul Mudgal

• The cricketer who was recently awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club is - V V S Laxman

• As per a recent study published in The Lancet, the percentage of total TB cases in India will turn into Drug-resistant TB by 2040 is - 12.4%

• The bank that has been put under watchlist under Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) due to high bad loans is - IDBI Bank

• The Indian Army recently planned to re-introduce Cordon and Search Operations as a part of its counter terrorism operations after a gap of - 15 Years

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