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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 8 August 2017

Aug 8, 2017 16:28 IST

8 August 2017: The one liner of 8 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Indian cricketer suspended from playing the 3rd test against Sri Lanka, event named the dawn of cruise tourism in India and vice President-elect of India among others.

• This Indian cricketer has been suspended from playing the third test between India and Sri Lanka- Ravindra Jadeja

• This Indian has been ranked as No. 1 Test all-rounder in the ICC 2017 rankings- Ravindra Jadeja

• The 3rd National Handloom Day was celebrated across India on this day – 7 August

• This country has vowed to retaliate against the United States for the latest sanctions issued against it by the UN – North Korea

• ‘The dawn of cruise tourism in India’, a special event held to promote cruise tourism in the country was inaugurated in this city – Mumbai

• This IAS officer, also the Principal Secretary of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has been appointed as the Executive Director at the World Bank in the United States- S Aparna

• This noted economist has been appointed as the new Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog – Rajiv Kumar

• This state’s government has announced that it would be spending Rs 1 lakh Cr on development works – Jammu & Kashmir

• The Union Government has declared a state as a disturbed area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for one month – Assam

• He was elected as the new vice President of India on 6 August 2017 - Venkaiah Naidu

• Assembly of this state has passed a bill to reclassify coconut as a tree ensuring legal protection to it - Goa

• These two Indian Boxers won silver medals in the Asian Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines on 7 August 2017 -  Satender Rawat and Mohit Khatana

• This state’s high court has asked its government to file a reply to a public interest litigation seeking preventive action against cow vigilante groups ahead of next month's Eid ul Adha - Maharashtra

• Indian shooter who clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men's double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in August 2017 is - Ankur Mittal

• The city where Asia's biggest basketball tournament, known as FIBA Asia Cup, will be held in August 2017 is - Beirut, Lebanon

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