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Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 15 December 2016

Dec 15, 2016 19:00 IST

15 December 2016: The One liners of the day cover the major happenings that are important for competitive examinations. The day’s one liner covers important current affairs of the day like film ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’, MoU between ISRO & USGS and online River Water and Air Quality Monitoring (WAQM) systems among others.  

• This Indian artist is featured in two categories of the initial Oscar nomination list for the 89th annual academy awards- AR Rahman

• This e-commerce company has introduced its unlimited ad-free online streaming service in India – Amazon

• This song from film, ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’, has featured in the initial list of Oscar nomination for Best Original Song category- Ginga

• The Home Ministry has asked users to delete these apps for security reasons- Top Gun, Mpjunkie, Bdjunkie and Talking Frog

• Union Government recently approved MoU between ISRO and which international agency to use Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data- United States Geological Survey (USGS)

• Company that tied up with Union Government for online River Water and Air Quality Monitoring (WAQM) systems- Intel

• Person conferred with the Golden Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai- Sunil Gavaskar

• Pulkit Trivedi was appointed as Industry Director of- Facebook India

• Donald Trump appointed her as a member of the Strategic and Policy Forum – Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo

• The Union Government is planning to develop 60 solar cities across the country. The population criteria for inclusion of a city in this project is - Between 50000 and 50 lakh

• He was adjudged as the World’s most powerful person by Forbes for 2016 – Vladimir Putin

• India’s Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s position in the 2016 Forbes World’s Most Powerful People List is – 9th position

• The FCRA license of this NGO was cancelled by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for violating the laws - Greenpeace India

• Sarbananda Sonowal, the Chief Minister of Assam inaugurated a Solar Battery Station at Bindhakata Tengapukhuri village in – Dibrugarh

• The US Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent, only the second increase in a decade and first in - 2016

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