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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 24 January 2017

Jan 24, 2017 19:52 IST

24 January 2017: The one liner for 24 January 2017 covers important current affairs happenings that us relevant competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important happenings like Draft National Steel Policy 2017, Jharkhand’s annual state budget 2017-18 and National Girl Child Day 2017 among others.

• Person appointed as Prime Minister of Mauritius - Pravind Jugnauth

• National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India on - 24 January

• Jaswant Rai Sharma, who passed away recently, was the renowned poet of - Urdu Language

• Election Commission of India (ECI) on 23 January 2017 gave its nod the Union Government to present the Union Budget 2017-18 on 1 February 2017 ahead of the Assembly elections in 5 states namely - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa

• Size of the annual state budget 2017-18 of Jharkhand is - Rs 75673 crore

• The person recently appointed as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is - Mike Pompeo

• The Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a Bill amending the provisions of - the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960

• The Union Government constituted a Committee to set rules for implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016. The Committee will be headed by - Secretary from Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

• The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2016) was recently released. The Survey is facilitated by – NGO Pratham

• India recently contributed USD 100k to the United Nations for - Haiti cholera relief

• The Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS) was launched by the Union Ministry of – Commerce and Industry

• This scheme was approved by the Union Cabinet to  provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged 60 years and above - Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017

• It is with this multilateral organisation, the Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute of the University of California entered into a partnership to protect USD 2.5 trillion ocean economy – World Economic Forum

• The Draft National Steel Policy 2017 was released to replace the -  National Steel Policy 2005

• As per a Union Cabinet’s decision, these institutes would be declared as Institutions of National Importance - Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

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