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Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 22 December 2016

22 December 2016: The day’s One Liners cover the major happenings of the day that are important for competitive examinations, including topics like Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Railway Project, India’s first cashless bazaar and National Mathematics Day among others.

Dec 22, 2016 19:10 IST
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22 December 2016: The day’s One Liners cover the major happenings of the day that are important for competitive examinations, including topics like Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Railway Project, India’s first cashless bazaar and National Mathematics Day among others.

• As per a recent report by the World Health Organisation, 46% population of this continent suffer high blood pressure – Africa

• Railway Ministry and National High Speed Rail Corporation entered into a tripartite agreement with this agency to develop Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Railway Project - Japan International Cooperation Agency

• This urban local body won the Platinum Award in the Outstanding Digital Initiative category as part of the Digital India Awards 2016 – Surat Municipal Corporation

• These two movies have made it to the long list of 336 feature films eligible for the Oscars - MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Sarbjit

• India received the maximum FDI inflows in 2015-16 from- Singapore

• India’s first cashless bazaar was launched in- Chhattisgarh

• Mobile app launched by Union Ministry to monitor rural electrification data- GARV-II

• Head of the newly constituted high-level task force on Indus Water Treaty- Nripendra Mishra

• National Mathematics Day was observed on 22 December 2016 across India to mark the birth anniversary of - Srinivasa Ramanujan

• The Indian footballer who was recently selected for the 2016 AIFF Woman Player of the Year award is - Sasmita Malik

• The Indian striker who recently selected for the 2016 AIFF Player of the Year award is - Jeje Lalpekhlua

• The Indian bowler who occupied 1st place in the ICC Rankings for Test Bowlers is - Ravichandran Ashwin

• The author of the poetry titled Kavyanirjhari who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 for the Sanskrit language is - Sitanath Acharya

• The author of the novel titled Paarijat who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 for the Hindi language is - Nasira Sharma

• This country has withdrawn its visa-free facility for Indians- Hong Kong

• This civil servant has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu- Girija Vaidyanathan

• Nepal has initiated a new bilateral military engagement with – China

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