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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 8 March 2017

Mar 8, 2017 19:40 IST

8 March 2017: The one liner of 8th March covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like 2017 International Women's Day 2017, India’s longest extradosed bridge and Times Higher Education (THE) rankings 2017  among others.

• India’s longest extradosed bridge was inaugurated in – Bharuch, Gujarat

• The Tirtha Darshan scheme for senior citizens was announced by – Haryana

• This Indian institute figured in top 10 institutions in the 'Best Small Universities' category of the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings 2017 - IISc, Bangalore

• This airport secured first position in the world in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category in 2016 - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

• The Leaders' Summit in Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Indian Ocean Rim Association was held in – Jakarta, Indonesia

• This Oscar winner was honoured by the Harvard foundation with the ‘Artist of the Year’ 2017 award – Viola Davis

• This city hosted the two-day International Yoga festival, organised by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga in association – Delhi

• The House of Lords voted in overwhelming majority to call for this body’s meaningful vote on the final terms of Brexit – Parliament

• The Indo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran-XI commenced recently at - Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

• First smart tribal village Habbi was recently inaugurated. The village is located in - Jammu and Kashmir

• The country that recently overtook Eurozone to become world’s biggest bank system, as per a new analysis by the Financial Times, is – China

• The theme of the 2017 International Women's Day that is observed on 8 March every year is - Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

• The joint military training exercise AL NAGAH-II was conducted between Indian Army and the Army troops of - Oman

• State bank of India will levy penalty if Minimum Average Balance in account of metropolitan population is below - Rs 5000

• India’s first AI based chatbot EVA was launched by - HDFC Bank

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