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Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 13 October 2016

Oct 13, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, National Seismic Programme, and NASA’s high-tech electroactive bandage among others.

•    He won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature - Bob Dylan

•    The First World Tsunami Awareness Day will be celebrated at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 on - 5 November 2016

•    The National Seismic Programme was recently launched on Mahanadi basin in Odisha to - carry out assessment of unappraised areas across the country for potential oil and natural gas reserves

•    The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research recently established a high altitude research station in Himalaya called HIMANSH. It is located in - Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

•    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration developed a high-tech electroactive bandage. It is made of - Polyvinylidene Flouride

•    The amount to be invested by the Union Government in order to increase the capacity of Panipat Refinery from existing 15 million tonnes to 25 million tonnes is - 15000 crore rupees

•    Person appointed as Prime Minister of Morocco recently- Abdelilah Benkirane

•    Rank secured by India in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2016- 97th

•    Philanthropist and wife of Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej who passed away- Parmeshwar Godrej

•    Actor who won the UK Theatre Awards 2016 for his individual contributions to British theatre- Sir Ian McKellen

•    Bank that tied-up with Uber for cash-back of up to 25 percent for hailing cabs from the app- Standard Chartered Bank

•    Indian off-spinner who reclaimed the number one spot in Test rankings for bowlers is - Ravichandran Ashwin

•    The first Indian Cricket Captain under whom India received the ICC Test Championship mace is - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

•    He handed the ICC Test Championship mace to Indian Test captain Virat Kohli for leading his team to the top of the Test Team Rankings - Sunil Gavaskar

•    City of Jammu and Kashmir in which Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) is located that was attacked by Terrorists in October 2016 is - Pampore

•    Theme of International Day for Disaster Reduction that was observed on 13 October 2016 is - Live to Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality

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