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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 18 August 2017

18 August 2017: The one liner of 18 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Koel Reservoir Project and 100-million-year-old damselfly among others.

Aug 18, 2017 16:30 IST
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18 August 2017: The one liner of 18 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Koel Reservoir Project and 100-million-year-old damselfly among others.

• Person appointed as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India - Mamta Suri

• Person appointed as the Secretary to Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu - I V Subba Rao

• Union Cabinet gave its approval to complete this project in Jharkhand and Bihar - North Koel Reservoir Project

• This city was declared as the world’s most liveable city by The Economist’s Global Liveability Report-2017 - Melbourne

• A new species of a 100-million-year-old damselfly was named in honour of - Sir David Attenborough

• The World Humanitarian Day is celebrated annually on – 19 August

• This airline has grounded over 80 of its flights due to technical issues - Indigo

• Nepal signed three pacts to boost bilateral relations with this country - China

• This asteroid will pass safely by Earth on 1 September, coming closer than it has ever come before since 1890 – Asteroid Florence

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval for raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) upto this much money for Long Term Irrigation Fund during fiscal year 2017-18- Rs 9020 Cr

• Defence Ministry in August cleared a proposal to procure 6 Apache attack helicopters for Army. These helicopters will be procured at an expense of - Rs 4168 crore

• President Ram Nath Kovind has presented the National Safety Awards (Mines) for the years 2013 and 2014. The National Safety Awards (Mines) was established in - 1982-83

• Vishal Sikka on 18 August 2017 resigned as Managing Director and CEO of a software company. Name the company is – Infosys

• He was appointed as the interim managing director and CEO of Infosys in August 2017 - UB Pravin Rao

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