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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 13 April 2017

Apr 13, 2017 19:36 IST

13 April 2017: The one liner of 13th April covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like National Geoscience Awards 2016, SCOPE Excellence Awards and Most Followed Head of the state on Instagram among others.

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval for setting up of Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy. The institute will be set up in - Visakhapatnam

• The Union Cabinet recently approved signing of Framework of Understanding on Cooperation in the Hydrocarbon Sector. The Framework is signed with - Bangladesh

• The person honoured with Young Scientist Award of the National Geoscience Awards 2016 is - Dr. Abhishek Saha

• Person appointed as the Ambassador of India to Germany - Mukta Dutta Tomar

• NBFC Manappuram Finance launched its own prepaid cards in tie-up with - Yes Bank

• SCOPE Excellence Awards are presented for - Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Management

• Nokia  signed MoU to bring 5G network in India with -  Airtel and BSNL

• This country has vetoed a UN draft resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation of a suspected chemical attack - Russia

• Youngest Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became the sixth person to receive honorary citizenship of – Canada  

• EC has thrown an open challenge to people to hack its EVM's. The challaange will be open for people in - First week of May 2017

• He was named as the new administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) by the UN chief Antonio Guterres - Achim Steiner, a German citizen

• This country vetoed UN’s resolution condemning the chemical attack in Syrian town – Russia

• This state’s government has decided to increase the reservations of backward Muslim population and STs in the state – Telangana

• This world leader has become the most followed head of the state on Instagram with 7 million followers – Narendra Modi

• Congress leader and author M Veerappa Moily traces the life and journey of Draupadi through his book titled - The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi

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