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Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 13 January 2017

Jan 12, 2017 19:13 IST

13 January 2017: Jagranjosh.com provides the one liners of the day to help aspirants of different competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. Today’s one liners cover important the days important happenings like 2017 Crafoord Prize, 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit and new Chairperson of Tata Sons.

•    The US Vice President who was honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction is - Joe Biden

•    The Supreme Court described the effect of Endosulfan as devastating. The Endosulfan is - a highly controversial but cheap agrochemical

•    He is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tata Consultancy Services - Rajesh Gopinathan

•    India successfully test-fired the Guided Pinaka rocket from Integrated Test Range launch pad at – Chandipur, Odisha

•    Immunologist Alexander Rudensky, Shimon Sakaguchi of Osaka University in Japan, and Fred Ramsdell of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in San Francisco won the - 2017 Crafoord Prize

•    India's first solar powered boat was launched in- Kerala

•    Country that became the world’s first country to officially recognise parkour as a sport- United Kingdom

•    2017 International Conference on Disability Communication (ICDC) was held in- Mumbai

•    Person sworn-in as the President of Nicaragua recently- Daniel Ortega

•    The President of this country announced withdrawal of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy for Cubans – The USA

•    This country agreed to provide 1 trillion yen aid package to Phillipines – Japan

•    MoUs worth Rs. 8835 crore were signed in textile sector during the 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017. The summit was held in – Gandhinagar

•    This country conferred national order of knighthood honour on former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Eduardo Faleiro – Portugal

•    He was appointed as the first non-Parsi person Chairman of Tata Sons - Natarajan Chandrasekaran

•    The humanitarian initiative that was launched by of Delhi Police and budget carrier IndiGo under which the bodies of the North-east residents who die in Delhi will be carried to their homes is - ‘Akhiri Ahuti’

•    This river-interlinking project that in second week of January 2017 received environmental, forest and tribal clearances - Ken-Betwa River linking project

•    Parliament of this country has approved key Articles of a constitutional reform which would allow the President to be a member of a political party and issue decrees - Turkey

•    She was chosen by President-elect Donald Trump for a top health position in the incoming Trump administration - Seema Verma

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