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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 17 May 2017

May 17, 2017 15:45 IST

17 May 2017: The one liner of 17 May covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like prize money for Champions Trophy, IMD issues Orange alert for a state and China’s One Belt One Road conference among others.

• The amount by which the International Cricket Council raised the total prize money for Champions Trophy is - USD 500000

• The theme of the 2017 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is - Big Data for Big Impact

• He was recently appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University - Tariq Mansoor

• The renowned wildlife biologist who was recently nominated for the Whitley Awards, also known as Green Oscars, is - Purnima Devi Barman

• This country recently unveiled a dinosaur had been preserved in stone for over 110 million years - Canada

• This Indian mountaineer has set a new record by scaling the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest for the fourth time - Anshu Jamsenpa

• The National Green Tribunal has announced an environment compensation of Rs 5000 for vehicles found over-speeding inside this national park- Kaziranga National Park

• The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) has successfully created the country's first -Smart Grid Project

• Country that agreed with China to minimize South China Sea disputes - Vietnam

• Orange alert was issued by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recently for - Odisha

• Country that upheld the ban on Sikhs carrying ceremonial knives - Italy

• Indian Railways will install 19000 high definition CCTV cameras at 983 stations across the country under - Nirbhaya Fund

• This country in recent past a country which was a participant of China’s One Belt One Road conference in Beijing has backed India's concern over the Kashmir issue – Sri Lanka

• Minister for I&B Venkaiah Naidu in May 2017 announced a separate 24x7 DD channel for this state - Jharkhand

• A report 'Financial security for India's elderly - The imperatives’ that says India will transform gradually from young to a 'greying' country and by 2050 every 5th Indian will be in 60s as against every 12th at present was released by - PFRDA-CRISIL

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