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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 20 March 2017

Mar 20, 2017 17:16 IST

20 March 2017: The one liner of 17th March covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like first-ever fully made-in-India train, two-day meet of India and Pakistan, and joint army exercise Al Nagah-II among others.

• This is the first-ever fully made-in-India train, which took off on its maiden run from Dadar station to Borivali at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on 18 March 2017 – Medha Train

• This former Director of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, also known as the father of Indian Meteorology, passed away on 18 March after suffering from a cardiac arrest - Dev Raj Sikka

• 20 March 2017 is celebrated throughout the world as – the International Day of Happiness

• India and Pakistan will hold a two-day meet to discuss – Indus Water Treaty

• It is with this country, the India Army concluded the joint army exercise Al Nagah-II recently – Oman

• It is with this country, India signed two agreements related to Su-30 MKI aircraft – Russia

• Chuck Berry, the guitarist and songwriter recognised as one of the fathers of rock 'n' roll, has died recently. He belonged to – The USA

• He was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh - Yogi Adityanath

• National record holder who clocked an impressive timing to win a bronze in the 20 kilometer men's event in the Asian Race Walk Championships in Japan is - KT Irfan

• World Sparrow Day 2017 was observed globally on – 20 March

• This telecom giant announced that its board has approved the merger of Vodafone India and its wholly-owned subsidiary Vodafone Mobile Services Limited with itself is - Idea Cellular

• The Indian cricketer who in March 2017 came in news for facing most number of balls in a test-match is - Cheteshwar Pujara

• That state whose about five-month-long economic blockade came to an end in third week of March 2017 is – Manipur

• This state/city lost its permanent voting status in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – Mumbai

• The former bureaucrat turned politician, once considered the most influential force behind Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s BJD government, who died in March 2017 is - Pyari Mohan Mohapatra

• World Bank has announced 57 billion US dollar financing for this region over the next three fiscal years - sub-Saharan Africa

• The noted Gujarati poet and ghazal writer who passed away in Ahmedabadin March 2017 is - Chinu Modi

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