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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 20 July 2017

Jul 20, 2017 16:16 IST

20 July 2017: The one liner of 20 July covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Mobile app launched by UIDAI, UK’s new plastic 10 pound note and Indian Community Welfare Fund among others.

• The country whose lawmakers recently passed the draft bill to further strengthen the country’s anti-terror laws is – France

• The Islamic organisation recently banned by Indonesia to protect Pancasila is - Hizb ut-Tahrir

• She was recently appointed by Facebook as the Vice-President of Communications for Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger - Rachel Whetstone

• The author of the book titled Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives is - C. Raj Kumar

• Person sworn-in as the chief minister of Nagaland - TR Zeliang

• Mobile app launched by UIDAI to carry unique identification profile on mobile - mAadhaar app

• Supreme Court recently allowed the Centre to replace the oversight committee set up to supervise the functioning of the Medical Coucil of India (MCI) with a fresh panel of - 5 doctors

• Public sector bank launched a one stop integrated website for home buyers - State Bank of India

• The Telangana government has launched this special portal to act as a single window for all grievances and their redressal management- Janahitha

• This state has imposed a weight limit of 5 kg on school bags of children studying in classes below X – Telangana

• UK’s new plastic 10 pound note features the portrait of this former British author - Jane Austen

• The environment ministry has approved projects aimed at addressing the vulnerabilities arising out of climate change in these three Indian states- Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim

• Polls of this institution/organization say that India will reclaim its position as fastest growing global economy in 2017 -  Reuters

• The Union Cabinet on 19 July 2017 approved revision of the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) guidelines to expand the scope of welfare measures for overseas Indian nationals in times of distress and emergency. The guidelines would cover three key areas namely - Improvement in Consular services, Community Welfare activities and Assisting Overseas Indian nationals in distress situations

• The Centre has asked the state governments to set up their own insurance companies for better implementation of - the crop insurance scheme

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