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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 28 April 2017

Apr 28, 2017 17:40 IST

The one liner of 28th April covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner covers important happenings like 2017 World Press Freedom Day, 52nd Jnanpith Awardee and new DGP of Haryana among others.

• The Oscar-winning director of the movie The Silence of the Lambs who passed away recently is - Jonathan Demme

• The country that became the first in world to ban metals mining is - El Salvador

• The shorts film selected by UNESCO to screen as a part of the World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Indonesia is – Azaad

• The theme of the 2017 World Press Freedom Day that will be celebrated by the UNESCO in Jakarta, Indonesia is - Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

• Uma Bharti has launched a new water conservation scheme for – Bundelkhand

• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award to this eminent Bengali poet- Sankha Ghosh

• The Indian cultural centre located in this country recently organised a seminar to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two nations - Egypt

• B S Sandhu was appointed as the new Director General of Police of this state- Haryana

• This country has become the first country to open an honorary consulate office in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) – Belgium

• The person was conferred by the CII President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement by the President Pranab Mukherjee on 27 April 2017 - Rahul Bajaj

• Lawmakers of this country had approved package of security measures, partially ban burqa – Germany

• The first Indian city that has won Pierre L’enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017 instituted by the American Planning Association is - Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha

• The Supreme Court has dismissed the Centre's curative petition seeking a recall of its verdict giving police the liberty to probe the role of armed forces in alleged encounter cases in areas where - AFSPA is in force

• The internet giant that acknowledged that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures - Facebook Inc

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