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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 16 May 2017

May 16, 2017 16:19 IST

16 May 2017: The one liner of 16 May covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like state of emergency over cholera outbreak, 2017 Public Affairs Index (PAI) in governance and the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 among others.

• The Indian official appointed as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is - Ovais Sarmad

• The country that recently declared a state of emergency over cholera outbreak is – Yemen

• The winner of the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton

• He was recently named as the Prime Minister of France - Edouard Philippe

• This state’s government has decided to allow the use of Aadhaar card as proof of identity and residence for issuing cast certificates- West Bengal

• This state has made the study of its official language compulsory in all schools including private English medium ones - West Bengal

• This Indian cricketer has launched a foundation dedicated to empowering underprivileged mothers and children- Suresh Raina

• This US-based Indian squash player won his first professional title on 14 May 2017 - Ramit Tandon

• State that topped the 2017 Public Affairs Index (PAI) in governance - Kerala

• Person who topped the Forbes magazine's annual list of the 100 best venture capitalists - Jim Goetz

• Former Puducherry Chief Minister Ramaswamy passed away recently, he began his political career by joining - Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)

• State that ranked at 1st position in Small States category of 2017 Public Affairs Index - Himachal Pradesh

• The ticket sales for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 were officially launched jointly by Vijay Goel and this footballer - Spanish World Cup winner Carles Puyol

• Indian Navy has signed an MoU with this organisation on Data Sharing and Scientific cooperation in the field of Meteorology and Oceanology - Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad

• According to Power Minister Piyush Goyal in the current year India has climbed up to this position in World Bank’s electricity accessibility rankings – 26 from 99th spot in 2014

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