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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 14 August 2017

Aug 14, 2017 15:00 IST

14 August 2017: The one liner of 14 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like 2017 World Snooker Open, retirement of Usain Bolt and Facebook’s 'She Means Business' programme among others.

• The Horn of Africa country that was in August 2017 declared free of Polio – Somalia

• The 2017 World Snooker Open will be held in - Southeast China

• The athlete who won the Men's 5000 metre title at the IAAF World Championships is - Muktar Edris

• As per a recent research, the largest volcano range on earth was recently discovered in – Antarctica

• The Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaurya was recently commissioned in - Goa

• The sprinter who bid a goodbye to the Athletics world on 13 August 2017 by announcing his retirement at the World Athletics Championships in London is - Usain Bolt

• The Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched a campaign to protect elephants in elephant across India mainly in elephant range states of India. The campaign is - Gaj Yatra

• World Elephants Day was observed globally on - 12 August

• This pair bagged gold medal in the skeet mixed team event on the concluding day of the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun in Astana - Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmmi Rathore

• The 'India Day' was hosted by the 'India Club' two days before the Independence Day at the popular Zoo Lake resort in this city – Johannesburg

• This state has launched Facebook’s 'She Means Business' programme for aspiring women entrepreneurs- Odisha

• This state’s assembly has passed the Religious Freedom Bill 2017 with the aim to stop forced conversions- Jharkhand

• This country has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence by more than $500 million in response to US sanctions – Iran

• The India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017, which marks the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership, was held in- Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

• This veteran theatre personality and wife of late actor Utpal Dutt, passed away at the age of 93 on 13 August 2017 - Shobha Se

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