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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 14 July 2017

14 July 2017: The one liner of 14 July covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 report, world’s first saola breeding centre and India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center to be established among others.

Jul 14, 2017 15:30 IST
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14 July 2017: The one liner of 14 July covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 report, world’s first saola breeding centre and India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center to be established among others.

• This country will become the world’s largest milk producer by 2026, as per OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 report - India

• Country that was selected by IUCN for the construction of the world’s first saola breeding centre - Vietnam

• Virtual server launched by Indian Railways to optimise server usage and faster connectivity - RailCloud

• Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 will be upgraded to improve the connectivity between Imphal with the eastern part of Manipur under - SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program

• Second Nobel Peace Prize winner who died recently in prison - Liu Xiaobo

• AIIMS will be set up in this city of Uttar Pradesh - Gorakhpur

• Country that recently legalised same-sex marriage - Malta

• Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in July 2017 signed an agreement with a state’s Council of Science and Technology to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) in the state. The state with which the agreement was inked is - Punjab

• Union Finance Ministry in July 2017 clarified the GST rates that will be charged on annual subscription/fees charged for lodging in hostels provided by the educational institutions. % of GST charge will be levied on this facility – 0 per cent

• Union Finance Ministry in July 2017 clarified the GST rates on services being provided by housing societies Resident Welfare Association (RWA) across the country. % of GST charge that will be levied on services if the share of contribution is up to an amount of Rs 5000 per month per member is - 0 per cent

• Team of Indian scientists/astronomers has discovered a previously unknown supercluster of galaxies. Name that was given to this heavenly body is - Saraswati

• Milky Way Galaxy, of which Earth is a small member, is a part of a Local Group of Galaxy cluster, that turns up to form a Supercluster. This supercluster is - Laniakea Supercluster

• DIPP has decided to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre of Punjab. TISC is a programme established by - World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO)

• According to data released by the Central Statistics Office, India’s industrial output slowed to this per cent in May 2017 - 1.7 per cent

• This country’s churches have suspended pilgrimages, holidays and conferences for the remainder of July and August 2017 after authorities warned them about possible attacks by Islamic terrorists - Egypt

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