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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 16 August 2017

Aug 16, 2017 18:07 IST

16 August 2017: The one liner of 16 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams such as Winners of Rogers Cup 2017, new Chief Financial Officer of Tata Motors and newly appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity among others.

• The country that will host the next steering committee meeting of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is – India

• The pharmaceutical company that recently received nod from US Food and Drug Administration to market Lanthanum Carbonate chewable tablets is - Natco Pharma

• The winner of the Men’s Singles title at the 2017 Rogers Cup is - Alexander Zverev

• The war museum that was lit up in the colours of Indian National Flag for the first time ever to mark 70th Independence Day of India is - War Museum of Auckland

• The winner of the Women’s Singles title at the 2017 Rogers Cup is - Elina Svitolina

• This state’s CM launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra to provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth - Maharashtra

• Scientists from Stanford University have developed a highly sensitive blood test to detect this terminal disease - Cancer

• Britain is seeking to leave the EU without having any borders in this part of the United Kingdom - Northern Ireland

• The government sponsored food outlet called Indira Canteens was inaugurated in this city - Bengaluru

• This country would be hosting the G-7 Interior Ministers’ summit 2017 on security issues - Italy

• Person appointed as the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region - Milkha Singh

• PM Narendra Modi launched a website to honour gallantry award winners. This is the highest gallantry award in India - Param Vir Chakra

• Person appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Tata Motors in August 2017 - PB Balaji

• Union Ministry that launched the ‘GeMSamvad: The GeM-Industry forum’ - Ministry of Commerce

• This country will chair the International Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) in November 2017 in Bay of Bengal - Bangladesh

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