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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 21 March 2017

Mar 21, 2017 18:00 IST

21 March 2017: The one liner of 21st March covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like World Happiness Report 2017, World Poetry Day 2017 and 2017 ATP Indian Wells Masters title among others.

•  India’s rank in the recently released World Happiness Report 2017 was – 122

•  This country topped the World Happiness report 2017 - Norway

•  He was appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of Indian Bank - Kishore Piraji Kharat

•  The World Poetry Day 2017 celebrated on - 21 March 2017

•  He was appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of IDBI Bank - Mahesh Kumar Jain

•  The International Day of Happiness was celebrated on - 20 March 2017

•  Person who topped the Forbes World's Billionaires List 2017 - Bill Gates

•  App launched by Amitabh Bachchan on breast health - ABC of Breast Health

•  Person appointed as the brand ambassador for 2018 ODI Blind Cricket World Cup - Shahid Afridi

•  Indian personality selected to newly formed United Nations (UN) group on antimicrobial resistance - Soumya Swaminathan

•  This Canadian teacher was named the winner of the annual Global Teacher Prize for her effort in helping to reduce teenage suicide rates - Maggie MacDonnell

•  Scientists belonging to this country have developed a new wireless technology based on infrared rays, which is reportedly 100 times faster than the existing wireless internet networks –Netherlands

•  This SAARC nation did not figure at all in the World Happiness Report 2017 – Maldives

•  The 18th edition of this convention, which is Asia’s largest on the business of media and entertainment, began on 21 March in Mumbai - FICCI Frames

•  He won the 2017 ATP Indian Wells Masters title - Roger Federer

•  The state that won the 2017 Vijay Hazare Trophy of Cricket is - Tamil Nadu

•  The Uttarakhand High Court on 20 March 2017 accorded the status of "living human entities" to - the Ganga and Yamuna, the two most sacred rivers of India

•  All branches of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Patiala (SBP) and State Bank of Travancore (SBT) will function as branches of State Bank of India from - 1 April 2017

•  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is proposing to shut down the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti by - October 2017

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