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Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 20 December 2016

Dec 20, 2016 19:05 IST

20 December 2016: The day’s One Liners cover the major happenings of the day that are important for competitive examinations. The day’s one liner covers topics like discovery of huge dead zone, Indian Special Forces unit may participate in the Republic day parade and 44th Chief Justice of India among others.

• Scientists have discovered a huge dead zone in- Bay of Bengal

• This court was recently banned for unauthorised functioning- Sharia Courts

• This Indian Special Forces unit may participate in the Republic day parade on 26 January for the first time in history- National Security Guard (NSG)

• State that attained 100 percent Aadhaar saturation in India recently- Himachal Pradesh

• State that launched the subsidised meal scheme ‘Annapurna Rasoi' recently- Rajasthan

• Pherzawl and Noney districts were recently inaugurated in which state- Manipur

• Famous environmentalist who passed away recently and authored the book 'Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab'- Anupam Mishra

• Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was appointed as the 44th Chief Justice of India by the President Pranab Mukherjee. Justice Kehar will replace – Justice T S Thakur

• The Tamil poet whose statue was recently inaugurated on the bank of River Ganga in Haridwar is - Thiruvalluvar

• The United Nations Security Council voted to deploy UN observers to monitor evacuations in the Syrian city of - Aleppo

• A rainbow-headed snake was recently discovered by the scientists in - Greater Mekong

• The ranking of India in the Global Wind Power Installed Capacity index is - Fourth

• This country unveiled a Charter on Citizen’s Rights to guarantee a number of rights such as right to a fair trial, freedom of speech and freedom f movement – Iran

• The Central Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) reduced the interest rate payable on their PF savings for 2016-17 to - 8.65%

• For the first time in nearly 150 years, India's economy surpassed the economy of this country – The United Kingdom

• The country whose Senate has passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of its biggest currency notes (Rs 5000 currency notes) is – Pakistan

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