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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 19 May 2017

May 19, 2017 16:00 IST

19 May 2017: The one liner of 19 May covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like first  pair of howitzers received by Indian Army after the Bofors scandal, naval exercise Simbex-17 and 2017 National Geographic Bee contest among others.

• Union Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Minister Anant Geete recently inaugurated the Test Track Facility in Chennai. The Facility is developed by - Global Automotive Research Centre

• Simbex-17 that recently commenced is a bilateral naval exercise between India and - Republic of Singapore

• President Pranab Mukherjee recently received the first copy of book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics.’ The author of the book is - Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay

• The winner of the All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament is - R R Laxman

• As per a new report of the UNICEF, the number of unaccompanied and separated children moving across borders registered in 80 countries in 2015–16 is - 300000

• Indian wildlife activists who won the 2017 Whitley Awards - Sanjay Gubbi and Purnima Barman

• Anil Madhav Dave, who passed away recently, was the Union Minister of - Environment, Forest and Climate Change

• Indian scientist who won the 2017 Dan David prize in the “Future” category - Shrinivas Kulkarni

• Indian-American student won the 2017 National Geographic Bee contest - Pranay Varada

• HADR Exercise of Indian Navy that began recently - Karavali Karunya

• High Court of this state has ordered an inquiry into allegations of fraud in the recruitment of Review and Assistant Review Officers at the state’s Assembly Secretariat during the tenure of previous government - Uttar Pradesh

• The Indian who was appointed one of the on-field umpires for the opening match of the Champions Trophy beginning on the first of June is - Sundaram Ravi

• The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in May 2017 banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of this river - Yamuna

• Cabinet of this country has approved a bill that will allow its emperor to abdicate this thrown to allow the prince crown to take charge of the same – Japan

• Indian Army in May 2017 received the first two M-777 A-2 ultra-light howitzers (ULH) from this company - BAE systems

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