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Current Affairs One Liner of the Day: 8 February 2017

Feb 8, 2017 19:07 IST

8 February 2017: The one liner segment covers important current affairs happenings that are most relevant for competitive exams. Today’s one liners’ cover important topics like 81st Senior National Badminton Championships, terahertz transmitter technology and  Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme among others.

• Safe Internet Day was celebrated on – 7 February 2017

• This scheme was modified by the Unio Government to allow erring tax payers to make deposits on one or more occasion - Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme

• The women’s singles title in the 81st Senior National Badminton Championships was won by - Rituparna Das

• The men’s singles title in the 81st Senior National Badminton Championships was won by - Sourabh Verma

• Scientists of this country developed a terahertz transmitter that is capable of transmitting data 10 times faster than 5G – Japan

• The airline that recently launched the world's longest scheduled commercial flight is - Qatar Airways

• Penguin Random House recently announced that a novel titled “The Golden House” will be released in September 2017. The author of the book is - Salman Rushdie

• The Lok Sabha on 7 February 2017 passed the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which seeks to - enable employers to pay wages to workers through cheque or directly crediting to their accounts

• A census carried out by the Forest and Environment Department of the Odisha Government pointed out to 181 endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the state. The census was carried out on - 20 January 2017

• The theme of the 2017 Maritime Power Conference is - The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and Development

• This famous Battlestar Galactica star passed away on 7 February 2017, after battling from cancer-Richard Hatch

• This mysterious star is the first-ever of its kind to be found in the universe - White Dwarf Pulsar

• The Indian Railway Ministry is set to approve this Union Territory’s first-ever railway link- Andaman and Nicobar Islands

• This Indian-origin sculptor was recently awarded Israel’s Genesis prize-Anish Kapoor

• This country is hosting the 3-day Implementation and Assessment Group meeting of the GICNT partner countries - India

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