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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 27 January 2017

Jan 27, 2017 19:38 IST

27 January 2017: The one liner for 27 January 2017 covers important current affairs happenings that us relevant competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important happenings like Padma Shri 2017, Corruption Perception Index 2016 and Alexander Kadakin among others.

• Alexander Kadakin, who passed away recently, served as the Ambassador to India from - Russia

• Person awarded with the gallantry award Ashok Chakra on the 68th Republic Day of India - Hangpan Dada

• Emmy award-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away recently, belonged to - United States

• V Shanmuganathan resigned as the Governor of - Meghalaya

• Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. recently signed MoU with - Abu Dhabi

• The Chinnaswamy Stadium became the first cricket stadium in the world to install SubAir System. The stadium is located in – Bengaluru

• Winners of 2017 Padma Vibushan Award are - K J Yesudas, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Sharad Pawar, Murli Manohar Joshi, Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao, Late Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous) and Late PA Sangma (Posthumous)

• Russia conducted joint operation with this country in Syria's Al-Bab against Islamic State – Turkey

• The All India Football Federation launched the first ever Women’s Professional League with this many number of teams – 6

• This State Government announced Rs 100 crore fund for fintech start-ups – Andhra Pradesh

• Eight sports personalities were included in the list of Padma Shri awardees. They are - Virat Kohli, Shekar Naik, Vikasa Gowda, Deepa Malik, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Dipa Karmakar, P R Shreejesh, and Sakshi Malik

• The International Olympics Committee stripped Jamaican men’s 4x100m relay team of gold medal won in the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 as a teammate was found to be guilty of doping. Name of the teammate is - Nesta Carter

• Kambala festival, a Buffalo Race, is celebrated annually in - Karnataka

• The range of the surface-to-surface missile Ababeel, which was recently flight tested by Pakistan's military is - 2200 km

• The rank of India in the Corruption Perception Index 2016 was released by Transparency International is - 79th

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