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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 29 June 2017

Jun 29, 2017 16:48 IST

29 June 2017: The one liner of 29 June covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s covers important happenings like the environment clearance for exploratory drilling in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin, Quarter update of the Oxford English Dictionary and ‘World Book Capital' for 2019 among others.

• Two food items from India that were added to Oxford English Dictionary in its quarterly update - Chana and Chana Dal

• Company that got the environment clearance for exploratory drilling in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin - Oil and Natural Gas Corp

• India’s communication satellite that was launched from Kourou in French Guiana on 29 June 2017 - GSAT-17

• The Government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with Permanent Account Number (PAN) of taxpayers with effect from - July 1, 2017

• This football league was granted official recognition by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) - Indian Super League

• British High Commissioner Sir Dominic Asquith on 28 June 2017 called on Chief Minister of a state to discuss about the British companies which are keen to investing in Amaravathi City. The state is - Andhra Pradesh

• The social media website with which the Election Commission of India collaborated to launch a special drive to enrol left out electors is – Facebook

• The Union Government recently launched two key interventions for the first major oil field auctions to be held under a new Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy. These two key interventions are - Open Acreage Licensing Process (OALP) and National Data Repository (NDR)

• The Union Cabinet approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Israel on - National Campaign for Water Conservation in India

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently released the coin and postal stamp in the honour of Shrimad Rajchandra on his 150th birth anniversary. Shrimad Rajchandraji was the guru of - Mahatma Gandhi

• India signed a USD 35 million loan agreement with the World Bank For  - Assam State Public Financial Institutional Reforms Project

• This city has been crowned the ‘World Book Capital' for 2019 by UNESCO- Sharjah

• He, former Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, has taken oath as the member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) - Dr. Manoj Soni

• According to a new study, this climatic factor is going to lead to displacement of about two billion people by 2100 – Rise in ocean level

• Person appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Governors  of National Institute of Fashion Technology - Rajesh V Shah

• According to new visa criteria released by the United States, applicants from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen would require this to get approval – Close family or business tie with the US

• The biggest ever joint military exercise took off on 29 June 2017 between – Australia and the United States

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