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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 20 February 2017

Feb 20, 2017 18:20 IST

20 February 2017: The one liner of the day covers important current affairs happenings that are relevant competitive exams. One liners of 20 February 2017 cover important the happenings like resignation of Nagaland Chief Minister, a state’s Cloud Seeding Project for 2017 and statehood day of two states among others.

• He was elected as the leader of the new leader of the Ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) Legislature Party - Shurhozelie Liezitsu

• Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang resigned as Chief Minister of the state in February 2017 belongs to - Naga People's Front

• The World Day of Social Justice was observed globally on 20 February 2017 with the theme - Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work

• Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested its indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS) for - GSLV MkIII rocket

• Andhra Pradesh government has allocated lands for the construction of nine thematic cities in the new capital - Amaravathi

• It is in this African country the Vice President Hamid Ansari paid floral tributes at the Kigali genocide memorial recently – Rwanda

• It is this State Government announced a Cloud Seeding Project for 2017 – Maharashtra

• The ICGS AYUSH was commissioned at - Kochi

• South Asian Speakers Summit on achieving Sustainable Development Goals was held in – Indore

• The legislature of this country passed the landmark Hindu marriage bill recently – Pakistan

• States that were greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their statehood day on 20 February 2017 are - Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram

• Due to sufficient availability of the coal in India its import declined by this per cent in January 2017 - 21.7 per cent to 14.31 million tonnes against 18.28 million tonnes in January 2016

• The 39th Chief Justice of India who passed away recently is - Altamas Kabir

• The Pakistani all-rounder who recently announced his retirement from international cricket is - Shahid Afridi

• Barren Island, India's only live volcano, is located in - Andaman and Nicobar Islands

• The winner of the 2017 Rotterdam Open is - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

• The state Tourism Department that prepared a Tirath Darshan scheme under which senior citizens above 60 years of age would be able to visit various religious places is - Haryana

• The third edition of the annual LIC Gateway LitFest will be held in Mumbai on -25 and 26 February 2017

• Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre attended the opening ceremony of the five day International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) and NAVDEX (naval defence and maritime security exhibition) at - Abu Dhabi

• Noted Bengali singer who passed away at Kolkata hospital after prolonged illness in the recent past is - Banasree Sengupta

• The world famous Khajuraho Dance Festival began on 20 February 2017 in - Madhya Pradesh


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