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Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 26 December 2016

Dec 26, 2016 19:02 IST

26 December 2016: The one liners of the day cover the major happenings of the day that are important for competitive examinations. The day’s one liner covers topics like First 2G (Second Generation) ethanol bio-refinery, Obama signed National Defence Authorisation Act 2017, and malaria control programme named DAMAN among others.

• First 2G (Second Generation) ethanol bio-refinery will be set up in- Punjab

• Centre launched by Union Government to provide speedy redressal of consumer grievances- Online Consumer Mediation Centre

• EazyPay mobile application for merchants was launched by- ICICI Bank

• The Indian snooker player who won the National title in 6-red Snooker is - Pankaj Advani

• The Indian professional tennis player who won the ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures singles title is - Yuki Bhambri

• The state that will soon be launching a malaria control programme named DAMAN is - Odisha

• Christians recently celebrated Christmas for the first time in five years in - Aleppo

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently laid foundation stone for Shivaji Memorial in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast. The expected expenditure for the project is - Rs. 3600 crore

• The Indian actor whose 500th film is going to premiere at the annual Sundance Film Festival in January 2017 - Anupam Kher

• Prize amount of the first Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana awards that was announced by Union Government on Good Governance Day is – Rs 1000

• The institution/organisation that launched India’s first Performance on Health Outcomes’ index is – NITI Aayog

• India successfully test fired its home-grown long range intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile - Agni-5

• The UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding Israel to stop building settlements on - Occupied Palestinian territory

• The Russian military plane carrying 91 people on board crashed in - the Black Sea

• Good Governance Day is being observed across India on 25 December 2016 to mark the birth anniversary of - former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

• Typhoon due to which thousands of people were urged to leave their homes in Philippines - Nock-Ten

• US President Barack Obama has signed the National Defence Authorisation Act 2017, which asks US Defence Secretary and Secretary of State to take necessary steps to recognise - India as America's major defence partner

• Mobile app launched by ICICI Bank recently for merchants as an all-in-one acceptance payment platform- EazyPay

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