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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 21 April 2017

Apr 21, 2017 19:28 IST

21 April 2017: The one liner of 21st April covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Times 100 Influential People list, Yash Bharti Awards and 2022 Asian Games in China among others.

• Indian who made it to the Times 100 Influential People list of 2017 - Narendra Modi

• Airline that became the world’s first airline to adopt new satellite-based airplane tracking system - Malaysia Airlines

• A set of four rare stamps auctioned in UK, featured portrait of - Mahatma Gandhi

• Report published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to highlight that nearly 30% of World Heritage Sites are plagued by poaching, illegal logging and fishing - Not For Sale

• This country’s former president has been disqualified from running in the upcoming presidential elections – Iran

• The high court judges of this state have decided to give up the red beacon lights much before the set deadline – Delhi

• The District administration of Indore recently presented the Padma Shri award on behalf of the Union Government to this 91-year old doctor- Dr. Bhakti Yadav

• This state government is planning to set up “Book Banks” in schools to provide old books to needy students – Punjab

• The theme of the 2017 International Mother Earth Day is - Environmental & Climate Literacy

• The Indian Navy Ship that is currently undertaking a hydrographic survey of Weligama Bay along with Sri Lankan Navy is - INS Darshak

• The winner of the UNESCO’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize is - Giuseppina Nicolini

• The Aisan Games that will feature esports as a medal event, according to Olympic Council of Asia, is - 2022 Asian Games in China

• The Chief Minister of this state has ordered a review of the prestigious Yash Bharti Awards that were started by the previous government - Uttar Pradesh

• Parliament of this country in April 2017 decided to transfer the control of royal agencies from the government to the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn – Thailand

• The Supreme Court (SC) in April 2017 set a benchmark for maintenance to be paid by a husband to his estranged wife. The percent of Alimony that should be paid to the estranged wife is - 25 per cent

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