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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 8 June 2017

Jun 8, 2017 16:00 IST

8 June 2017: The one liner of 8 June covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like world's first hybrid aeroboat, astronaut candidates of NASA, and Bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2017-18 among others.

• The world's first hybrid aeroboat has been built by this Indo-Russian joint venture- IIAAT Holding

• According to BMI Research, India has been ranked among the top five- consumer markets in Asia

• This Union Minister was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control - J P Nadda

• The 17th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation - SCO is being held in – Astana, Kazakhstan

• Current Repo Rate as per second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2017-18 - 6.25 per cent

• RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism for 2017 will be awarded to - Vinod Dua

• Winners of 2017 Kalinga Literary Awards - Neelakanta; Haraprasad Das; Paramita Satpathy

• Scientists have discovered a new species of flying squirrel known as Humboldt’s flying squirrel or Glaucomys in - North America

• Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Mali for - Standardization and Conformity Assessment

• Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has extended the deadline for submitting Aadhaar number for its members to - 30 June 2017

• The body or institution that expressed disappointment over RBI keeping the policy interest rates unchanged in June 2017 is - ASSOCHAM

• The Supreme Court refused to hear Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan's plea seeking a stay on an order awarding him - a six-month jail term for contempt of court

• Institution or organisation whose report said, India continues to be a favourite FDI destination though tax-related concerns remain a deterrent for some foreign investors is - UNCTAD

• 4th RSETI Diwas was observed across nation on 7 June 2017. RSETI stands for - Rural Self Employment and Training Institutes

• The author of book The Crisis within Knowledge and Education in India is - Ganesh Devy

• The Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh that will be the largest milk bank and lactation counselling center available in the North India was established in collaboration with - the Norwegian government, Oslo University and Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI)

• Name of the National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre that was inaugurated at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi by CK Mishra, Secretary Health and Family Welfare is - Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh

• The Indian-American who was selected by space agency NASA among 12 astronaut candidates who will conduct research off the Earth for deep space missions is - Raja Chari, a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force

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