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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 17 March 2017

Mar 17, 2017 19:01 IST

17 March 2017: The one liner of 17th March covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like international Buddhist conference, a river legally granted the status of a person and appointment of deputy governor in the Reserve Bank of India among others.  

• This state is hosting the three-day international Buddhist conference – Bihar

• The G20 meet of finance ministers and central bank governors is going to be held in this member economy – Germany

• India signed a social security agreement with this country- Brazil

• This river, which is viewed by the Maori Iwi tribe in New Zealand as their ancestor, has been legally granted the status of a person - Whanganui River

• Incumbent Chief Minister of Manipur who resigned from the post - Okram Ibobi Singh

• Union Commerce and Industry Minister who introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha - Nirmala Sitharaman

• State government that officially launched women safety application Ammavin Aran - Tamil Nadu

• Cricketer who was appointed as the Ambassador of Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 - Sachin Tendulkar

• B P Kanungo was recently appointed as the Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years. He will replace - R Gandhi

• The Indian-American teen who recently won the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search bagging the top award of USD 250000 is - Indrani Das

• The Indian badminton player who was recently included as a member of the governing body of the Sports Authority of India is - Jwala Gutta

• Scientists recently discovered a pair of 1.6 billion-year-old fossils that appear to contain red algae. These fossils were discovered at – Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh

• The Private-sector bank who recently signed a pact with Avenues India to enhance customer support is - Bandhan Bank

• The US state that has recognised 16 March as Indian-American Appreciation Day to honour an Indian techie, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed in a racially-motivated hate crime in February 2017 is - Kansas

• The temporary suspension of the premium processing of H-1B visas in US will end on – 3 April 2017

• The two state-run telecom firms for whose long-term survival, a Parliamentary panel in its report has suggested their merger are - Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)

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