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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 17 August 2017

Aug 17, 2017 16:25 IST

17 August 2017: The one liner of 17 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like short-term subsidised crop loans, a community’s New Year named Navroz and 4th Advance Estimate of production of major crops among others.

• The Union Cabinet recently approved an MoU between India and Sweden on - Intellectual Property Rights

• The football club that won the 2017 Spanish Super Cup is - Real Madrid
• As per the 4th Advance Estimate of production of major crops for 2016-17, total food grain production in the country is estimated at -275.68 million tonnes

• The Pakistan based terror outfit that was recently declared as Foreign Terrorist Organisation by the United States is - Hizbul Mujahideen

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management for the speeding of- strategic disinvestment

• Energy efficient appliances such as LED bulbs, tubelights and fans are soon going to be sold at petrol pumps across India under this flagship scheme - Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA)

• This dinosaur reportedly fills the huge gap between two of the major dinosaur groups- plant-eating herbivores and carnivores- Chilesaurus

• He said these words- “racism, xenophobia and islamophobia must be opposed by everyone”- Antonio Guterres

• President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu have extended their greetings and good wishes to this community on the occasion of their New Year, Navroz - Parsi

• President Juan Manuel in August 2017 declared that the country’s 50-year conflict with the FARC ended, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down. Juan Manuel is the President of this country - Colombia

• RBI in its notification said that farmers can avail short-term loans up to this amount at subsidised interest rate of 7 per cent that could go down to 4 per cent on prompt repayment – Rs 3 Lakh

• India's first Partition Museum was opened recently in - Amritsar

• Archaeologists have discovered three ancient tombs dating back around 2000 years in - Egypt

• Companies asked to remove Blue Whale game link by the Union Government - Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo

• Renowned poet who passed away recently and was known for his poem 'Madras Central' - Vijay Nambisan

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