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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 23 August 2017

23 August 2017: The one liner of 23 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like asteroid that eliminated dinosaurs, National Sports Museum and India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules among others.

Aug 23, 2017 16:16 IST
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23 August 2017: The one liner of 23 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like asteroid that eliminated dinosaurs, National Sports Museum and India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules among others.

• As per a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an asteroid that eliminated dinosaurs would have also pushed earth into darkness for nearly - 2 years

• The National Sports Museum will be soon established in - New Delhi

• The International Seabed Authority recently extended India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin by - 5 years

• The noted poet who was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Punjab Kala Parishad is - Surjit Patar

• India recently granted Pfizer a patent for - pneumonia vaccine

• Campaign launched by Ministry of Human Resource Development to prepare a physical Health Card for more than 12 lakhs of Kendriya Vidyalaya students - Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat

• Person recently appointed as the Director General of Railway Protection Force - Dharmendra Kumar

• Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ship inducted into Indian Navy recently - LCU L52

• Student who developed nano missile for Indian Army - Dacharla Panduranga Rohith

• UIDAI tied-up with this organisation for launching door step enrolment facility for the elderly, patients and others who cannot travel the Aadhaar centres - Common Services Centres (CSC)

• US has slapped sanctions on individuals and companies of these two nations accusing them for supporting North Korea’s nuclear programme and attempting to evade US sanctions - China and Russia

• Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that India and this country should work for increasing trade to the tune of one billion US dollar by March 2018 - Uzbekistan

• Angola voted on 23 August 2017 after longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos decided to step down after - 38 years in power

• Communications Minister of this country has said that negotiations are underway with Twitter to unblock the service, which has been banned for years despite being used even by the country's supreme leader - Iran

• The British sci-fi writer who died aged 92 in August 2017 is - Brian Aldiss

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