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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 23 May 2017

May 23, 2017 16:19 IST

23 May 2017: The one liner of 23 May covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like 2017 WWF International President’s Award, Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship and ‘Tejas Express’ among others.

• The Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist who won the 2017 WWF International President’s Award is - Rohan Chakravarty

• India recently became the second largest steel producer in the world. The largest steel producer in the world is – China

• The winner of the women's title at the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship in Chengdu, China is - R Vaishali

• The 70th World Health Assembly recently commenced at – Geneva, Switzerland

• This state’s government has ordered an indefinite ban on sand mining in Narmada River –Madhya Pradesh

• The two-day ‘Start up India Summit’ was convened in this country- The United Arab Emirates

• The United States has issued a travel advisory, cautioning its citizens from travelling to this Muslim nation – Pakistan

• The UN has released the first draft of its treaty that would legally prohibit the possession of- Nuclear Weapons

• State that signed an MoU with IIT Kharagpur to devise Happiness Index - Madhya Pradesh

• Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India’s first high-speed and feature rich train ‘Tejas Express’ that will run between - Mumbai and Goa

• Person elected as Mayor of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation - Neema Bhagat

• Online payment app that recently announced to offer 4% interest on savings - Paytm

• Interpol has issued an arrest notice for fugitive former Panamanian President to face charges he engaged in political espionage during his 2009-2014 term - Ricardo Martinelli

• Dharmendra Pradhan, the Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, in May 2017 co-chaired the 2nd India-OPEC Institutional Dialogue at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that was held in - Vienna, Austria

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 52nd Annual Meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB) in - Gandhinagar, Gujarat

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 May 2017 inaugurated and laid foundation stone for various projects of the Kandla Port in Kutch district of Gujarat like - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Center, 14th and 16th Cargo berths, Railway Bridge at Sal junction, Mechanised fertilizer handling facility and purchase of two mobile harbor crane

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