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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 3 August 2017

Aug 3, 2017 16:30 IST

3 August 2017: The one liner of 3 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Aadi Perukku festival, Secretary General of industry chamber FICCI and cricketer to be appointed as DSP with Punjab police among others.

• The Aadi Perukku festival that pays tribute to the water bodies is celebrated annually on the 18th of the Aadi month in this Indian state - Tamil Nadu

• The WCD Ministry has launched a contest for designing the logo for this festival that is scheduled to be held in October 2017 - ‘Women of India Festival’

• This project has been sanctioned for implementation by the Railway Ministry with technical and financial assistance of the Japan government - Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project (MAHSR)

• Committee, constituted to study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods for addressing them, will be headed by  - Justice BN Srikrishna

• Person confirmed as the Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation - Christopher Wray

• Person appointed as the Chief of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command - Lt General Abhay Krishna

• Hindustani classical vocalist and one of the leading exponents of Dhrupad tradition who died recently - Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar

• Person appointed as the Secretary General of industry chamber FICCI - Sanjay Baru

• Name the mobile application that was developed by the Indian Army to enable serving soldiers to track details like postings, promotions, and monthly payslips as well as form 16 - Humraaz

• Scientists have developed a technique to edit embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes heart disease in families. The technique is - CRISPR

• Punjab government has decided to appoint this cricketer as DSP with the state’s police - Harmanpreet Kaur

• The Election Commission has rejected plea by parties to remove this option from the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat- None of the Above (NOTA)

• Reports suggest that the Union Cabinet in August 2017 cleared a proposal that amends electoral laws to extend proxy voting rights to - Overseas Indians/NRIs

• Name the institution/organization that in its report has said that India is more attractive to FDIs as compared to other emerging markets – Nomura, Japan's financial services major

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