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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 20 September 2017

Sep 20, 2017 15:39 IST
Current Affairs One liner of the day: 20 September 2017

20 September 2017: The one liner of 20 September covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme, First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ and Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games among others.

• India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched on 16 October 2017 in three districts and they are - Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra

• The Union Government will be launching a mobile application for central government employees on 20 September 2017 that will help the retiring government employees to monitor - the progress of their pension settlement cases

• The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017 in - Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR)

• President of this country in his address at United Nations General Assembly on 19 September 2017 in New York expressed concern over terrorist threats and backed the new US Strategy - Afghanistan

• High Court of this state has pulled up the state’s civic body for calling effigy makers “encroachers” of public land, and destroying and confiscating the effigies of demon king Ravan – Delhi

• The number of medals won by India at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games is - 4

• The state that recently became the first state in India to set up family welfare district committees is - Tripura

• The entity that won the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar for the year 2016-17 is - Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

• Rajnikant Mishra was recently named the new Chief of the Sashastra Seema Bal. He will replace - Archana Ramasundaram

• The country that will conduct the BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017 is – India

• Former Soviet military officer who died in May 2017 and was known as the man who averted possible nuclear war - Stanislav Petrov

• Theme of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2017 - Caring for all life under the sun

• Country with which Russia restored airline services for the first time since 2004 - Iraq

• Cricketer who was recently recommended for Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

• Oil company that recently made a significant oil discovery to the west of prime Mumbai High fields in the Arabian sea - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

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