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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 24 March 2017

Mar 24, 2017 19:23 IST

24 March 2017: The one liner of 24th March covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like 2017 Abel Prize, 2017 World Tuberculosis Day and National Commission for Schedule Tribes among others.

• 2017 Abel Prize was awarded to  - Yves Meyer

• Theme of 2017 World Tuberculosis Day - Unite to End TB

• Central sector scheme Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) will be launched from - Andhra Pradesh

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval to amend these acts to facilitate the implementation of the GST regime - The Customs Act, 1962, The Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and TheCentral Excise Act, 1944

• The CCEA gave its approval to the execution of the Phase I of the North East Road Network Connectivity Project at an estimated cost of – Rs 6,721 crore

• This State Government launched the Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development (SaCReD) for protection of the environment in Majuli – Assam

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the creation of National Commission for Socially and Educationally backward classes by inserting this new Article in the Constitution – 338B

• The National Helicopter operator Pawan Hans is going to launch this new service from 1 April 2017 - Delhi Darshan rides

• The National Commission for Schedule Tribes (NCST) has approved the proposal for five additional seats for tribals in – Sikkim Assembly

• The Bakshi stadium in this state is all set to be developed into a world-class facility as per the FIFA norms – Jammu & Kashmir

• The United Nations Human Rights Council has granted this country a two-year extension to probe into the alleged war crimes committed during civil war – Sri Lanka

• The veteran photographer who was recently conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th National Photography Awards is - Raghu Rai

• The naturalist on whose name a tiny shrimp-like fossil, which is thought to be around 430 million-years-old, is named - David Attenborough

• The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched a Coffee Table Book titled “50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution.”  The ministry is handled by - Radha Mohan Singh

• The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is observed each year in March. The day commemorates the anniversary of the abduction of - Alec Collett

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