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Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 3 January 2017

Jan 3, 2017 19:38 IST

Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 3 January 2017

The day’s one liner covers important current affairs of the day like the launch of the Arogya Raksha Scheme and the appointment of new UPSC Chairman and the Chief of Army Staff among others.


• The former Prime Minister of Portugal who recently took over as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations is - Antonio Guterres

• The Supreme Court sacked Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke who served as - the President and Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket of India, respectively

• The Indian academician appointed as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission is - David R Syiemlieh

• Andhra Pradesh Government launched the NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme to provide the medical treatment for the Above Poverty Line families on payment of - monthly premium of Rs. 100 per head

• Person appointed as the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army recently- Bipin Rawat

• India’s first transgender school Sahaj International opened in- Kerala

• Writers chosen for the 2016 Navlekhan Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith- Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh

• Indian-origin British professor who was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Knighthood- Shankar Balasubramanian

• The former Prime Minister of Portugal who recently took over as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations is - Antonio Guterres

• The Supreme Court sacked Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke who served as - the President and Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket of India, respectively

• The Indian academician appointed as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission is - David R Syiemlieh

• The Indian-origin Saudi-based entrepreneur who was appointed Major General of Kyrgyzstan in recent past is - Shaikh Rafik Mohammed

• World famous 11-day gala festival Bargarh Dhanua Jatra began on 3 January 2016 in - Bargarh, the western Odisha

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