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Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 5 January 2017

Jan 5, 2017 19:10 IST

5 January 2017. The day’s one liner covers important current affairs of the day like Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s resignation as the Indian Cricket Captain, appointment of UK’s ambassador to the European Union and annual World Braille Day among others.

• This country has become the first one to provide a basic monthly income to its unemployed citizens – Finland

• Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao has announced his decision of making a biopic on - J Jayalalithaa

• This new organ was discovered by the researchers in the Human Digestive System- Mesentery

• The newest Indian-American to be appointed by Trump in a key White House position is – Raj Shah

• The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as the Captain of - the Indian One Day International and T20I cricket teams

• The winner of the 2016 SAFF Women's Championship is – India

• Noted Sitar player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan, who passed away recently, is regarded as one of the 'Sitar Trinity' of India. The other two are - Ravi Shankar and Vilayat Khan

• The city that is hosting the celebrations for the 350th Prakash Parv is - Patna

• The British diplomat appointed as the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the European Union is - Sir Tim Barrow

• It is in this city Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Govind Singh – Patna

• This governmental agency released a consultation paper on net neutrality in India- The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

• The author of the book The People's President: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is – SM Khan

• It is with this country Union Cabinet agreed to sign an agreement for cooperation in field of agriculture and allied sectors – Portugal

• The annual World Braille Day was observed on – 4 January

• Power Minister Piyush Goyal today launched the web portal and a Mobile App for - the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana - UDAY

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