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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 22 August 2017

Aug 22, 2017 16:32 IST
Current Affairs One liner of the day: 22 August 2017

22 August 2017: The one liner of 22 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Google’s Android 8.0 Version, Asian Trilateral Highway and ‘Sankalp Se Sidhi’ program among others.

• Android 8.0 Version that was recently launched by Google - Android Oreo

• Satellite that was launched by NASA for ensuring that astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth - Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M)

• Wreckage of the lost World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis was recently found in - Pacific Ocean

• Person selected for the prestigious Global Agriculture Leadership Award-2017 - K Chandrasekhar Rao

• The country that is not a part of the proposed Asian Trilateral Highway is – Bhutan

• Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister, on 21 August 2017 launched the Digital Police Portal under - the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems

• British scientists recently developed the world’s smallest surgical robot named - Versius

• The Union Ministry of Agriculture is organising the ‘Sankalp Se Sidhi’ program to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of – the Quit India Movement

• The Indian Council of Medical Research along with the Union Health Ministry signed a MoU with this South Korea-based institute for vaccine research and development - International Vaccine Institute (IVI)

• The Union government of India has issued a notification imposing anti-dumping duty on tempered glass imported from- China

• This state would be hosting the International Film Festival of India 2017 - Goa

• He was named the convenor of the 40-member 'preview committee’ that would be selecting films for IFFI 2017 - Vivek Agnihotri

• Supreme Court has struck down the practice of Triple Talaq in Muslim community by saying that the practice violates certain articles of Indian Constitution. The two articles were being violated are - Article 14 and 21

• A research team led by Dr Pinaki Panigrahi has found Probiotic Bacteria that could protect newborns from a deadly infection at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. Name the infection is – Sepsis

• The Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has given in-principle approval to acquire government’s stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL). The per cent of government stake at HPCL that will be taken by ONGC is – 51.11 per cent

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