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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 23 February 2017

Feb 23, 2017 18:34 IST

23 February 2017: The one liner of the day covers important current affairs happenings that are relevant competitive exams. One liners of 23 February 2017 cover important the happenings like India’s GDP in FY 2016-17, Donald Trump’s new order and Sahitya Akademi Awards among others.

• It is in this station Union Minister of Railways dedicated the Antyodaya Express service to the nation - Delhi Safdarjung Station

• The Chief Secretary of this State issued a shoot-at-sight order to curb poaching in Corbett Tiger Reserve - Uttarakhand

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing a bilateral MoU in civil aviation sector with this country – Australia

• As per the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India’s GDP in FY 2016-17 will grow by – 6.6 per cent

• As per a survey conducted by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welafare, the percentage of ‘Not of Standard Quality’ (NSQ) drugs in India is – 3.16 per cent

• This country is willing to spend about 28 million dollars to give asylum to Yezidi refugees - Canada

• Donald Trump’s administration rolled back Obama’s protection law for - Transgender Students

• This country’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court has been declared invalid and unconstitutional – South Africa

• Microsoft has launched this application, a lighter version of the original for low-end smartphones – Skype Lite

• Sports Minister Vijay Goel announced that 1st Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be held from 25 March to 31 March 2017 in – New Delhi

• India and Uganda agreed to cooperate in the fields of - vocational training, space program and peaceful use of atomic energy

• A petition filed by the Bar Association challenging a YouTube video of secretly-shot courtroom proceedings has been referred to a larger bench of - the Bombay High Court

• The Union Government has launched Bharat QR code, a quick response (QR) code to enable - Digital payments without card swiping machines

• The Digital Payments 2020 report said that digital payment industry in India is expected to reach USD 500 billion by 2020 was released by – Google and Boston Consulting Group

• Sahitya Akademi Awards 2016 were conferred for writing in as different Indian languages twenty-four writers on – 24 writers

• European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK it faces a very hefty bill for - Brexit

• The nationwide military operation launched by Pakistan army to eliminate terrorists and consolidate gains of its counter-terrorism operations is - 'Radd-ul-Fasaad'

• Government of this country has lifted a historic ban on female army officers wearing the Islamic headscarf - Turkey

• Embassy of India at Kathmandu awarded Golden Jubilee Scholarships to meritorious students of - Nepal

• Britain beat off tough competition from Japan to hold on to its position as the largest G20 investor in India and the biggest job creator through - FDI

• The US and China have agreed on a constructive bilateral relationship to address the threat posed by North Korea due to - its repeated ballistic missile tests despite a UN ban

• German state that announced plans to ban the full-face veil in government work places, schools, universities and while driving - Bavaria

• 100 French left-wing lawmakers decide to appeal to block contentious free trade deal between - EU & Canada

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