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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 3 February 2017

Feb 3, 2017 19:54 IST

3 February 2017: The one liner for 3 February 2017 covers important current affairs happenings that us relevant competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important happenings like Union Budget 2017, growth rate of GDP and volcanic activity on Mars among others.

• As per the advance estimates released by the Central Statistics Office, the growth rate of GDP at constant market prices for the year 2016-17 is placed at - 6.1 per cent

• Inflation based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) declined in 2015-16 to - (-) 2.5 per cent

• As per a recent finding, consumption of lychee fruit on an empty stomach can result in - very low blood glucose level and acute encephalopathy

• The person who recently took over as the 25th Director General of the Border Roads (DGBR) is - Lt. General Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava

• UNICEF recently launched an appeal for US $3.3 billion to help 48 million children caught up in crises worldwide amid fears of - a funding cut from top donor the United States

• Tax rate that will be imposed on the Income earned from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh as per the Union Budget 2017 - 20 per cent

• Surcharge to be imposed on the Income earned between Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore as per the Union Budget 2017 - 10 per cent

• Initiative that will be launched by Union Government to provide education and skills through digital means, as per the Union Budget 2017 - DigiGaon

• Amount of financial assistance that will be granted to the pregnant women who undergo institutional delivery under Maternity Benefit Scheme as per Budget 2017 - Rs 6000

• Coverage of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana will be increased in the FY 2017-18 to - 40 per cent

• Scientists have uncovered evidence of at least two billion years of volcanic activity on - Mars

• The Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju recently announced the government’s decision of installing smart fence along - India-Pakistan Border
 
• Scientists have discovered remnants indicating towards the existence of a lost continent under - Mauritius

• A new Centre of Integrative Oncology has been inaugurated in – Noida

• India has signed an MoU to construct a multi-ethnic secondary school with – Sri Lanka

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