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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 27 February 2017

27 February 2017: The one liner of the day covers important happenings that are relevant for competitive exams. Today’s one liners covers events like India’s First Post Office Passport Seva Kendra, Indian Navy’s month-long annual theatre level exercise and 2017 Oscar/Academy awards among others.

Feb 27, 2017 15:22 IST
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27 February 2017: The one liner of the day covers important happenings that are relevant for competitive exams. Today’s one liners covers events like India’s First Post Office Passport Seva Kendra, Indian Navy’s month-long annual theatre level exercise and 2017 Oscar/Academy awards among others.

• The UK-India Year of Culture 2017 recently kicked off in London.  The purpose of the celebration is – to celebrate the deep cultural ties between the two nations and the 70th year of Indian Independence

• The Indian Navy’s month-long annual theatre level exercise that recently concluded on the Western Seaboard is – TROPEX 2017

• The movie that won the 89th Academy Awards for the Best Picture is – Moonlight

• The winner of the 89th Academy Awards for the Best Actor is - Casey Affleck

• India’s first hill station bicycle path was inaugurated in -  Darjeeling

• Purpose of Saathiya Resource Kit that was launched by Union Government recently - To provide information on adolescent related issues

• Bollywood actress appointed as the new Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission - Shilpa Shetty

• The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje inaugurated this new medical project at a private hospital in Jaipur - Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme (RAHAT)

• This Indian state has announced that it would soon be banning the use of polythene bags – Jharkhand

• The 22nd edition of this event, which is known as the world’s largest annual food and beverage exhibition, was inaugurated on 26 March 2017 –Gulfood 2017

• This robot table tennis tutor, world’s first, sets a new Guinness record - FORPHEUS

• Kalinga Lancers lifted the fifth edition Hockey India League title by defeating - Dabang Mumbai, 4-1

• She won the women’s title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon - Monika Athare

• He won the men’s title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon - Thanackal Gopi

• Haryana has established an online system for monitoring the sex-ratio for the district – Panipat

• The freedom fighter whose 86th martyrdom day was observed on 27 February 2017 is - Chandra Shekhar Azad

• The amount that will spend by the Union Government for providing high-quality facilities to sports persons and 200 trainers that will be recruited soon in the Sports Authority of India is – Rs 350 crore

• The state whose number of workdays under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee scheme was increased by the UnioN Government in February 2017 from the existing 100 days to 150 days is - Tamil Nadu

• France will send a contingent of counter-terror forces within three days to help the army in this country after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16 - Niger

• India’s First Post Office Passport Seva Kendra has started functioning in Vidisha district headquarters of – Madhya Pradesh

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