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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 31 August 2017

31 August 2017: The one liner of 31 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like European X-ray Free Electron Laser, India’s 8th navigational satellite and Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017 among others.

Aug 31, 2017 15:31 IST
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31 August 2017: The one liner of 31 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like European X-ray Free Electron Laser, India’s 8th navigational satellite and Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017 among others.

• External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 31 August 2017 will be participating in the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference that will be held in - Sri Lanka

• Amazon announced a partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement - the Karnataka Government’s Ksheera Bhagya Scheme in the city

• The Union Cabinet recently gave its approval to an MoU on Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund. The MoU is signed with - Israel

• The biggest X-ray laser gun on earth named, European X-ray Free Electron Laser, is scheduled to be opened in September 2017. It is located in – Germany

• The noted Kannada singer mostly known for the song "Kolumande Jangamadevaru" who passed away recently is - L. N. Shastri

• The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will be giving away National Level Awards to - Anganwadi workers

• China’s TCL Corporation is going to launch a waterproof, full touchscreen phone under this brand name - BlackBerry

• Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch India’s 8th navigational satellite. It is called -  IRNSS-1H

• India and this nation submitted joint proposal to the WTO calling for the elimination of Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS) as a prerequisite for consideration of other reforms in domestic support negotiations - China

• Winners of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2017 - Para athlete Devendra and hockey player Sardar Singh

• Winner of the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017 in Land Adventure category - Premlata Agrawal

• University presented with the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for the year 2016-17 - Punjabi University

• Organisation that announced the Women Transforming India Awards 2017 - NITI Aayog

• India and this group on 30 August 2017 agreed to strengthen cooperation between their security and intelligence agencies to combats the threat of terrorism – European Union

• The 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue was held on 30 August 2017 in – New Delhi

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