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Current Affairs One liner of the day: 9 February 2017

Feb 9, 2017 19:40 IST

9 February 2017: The one liner for 9 February 2017 covers important current affairs happenings that us relevant competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important happenings like Brexit, Namami Gange Programme and 'Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand’ among others.

• The Union Government constituted a committee of secretaries to oversee the implementation of this nation-wide programme - Namami Gange Programme

• The book titled ‘Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand’ was written by - K Vijay Kumar

• It is with this country the Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a bilateral MoU in the field of health and medicine – Vietnam

• It is with this country the Union Cabinet was apprised of the signing of a bilateral MoU in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation - France

• The first State in the country to establish a cashless system for distribution of food grains is - Gujarat

• Bank that partnered with Fin-tech startup IndiaLends to enable the first time borrowers with no credit history to take loans - IDFC Bank

• This state’s government has announced the introduction of the state’s own civil service awards - Arunachal Pradesh

• The 1984-batch IPS officer of Union Territories cadre, who recently got a fixed two-year tenure to head the Enforcement Directorate following a SC directive, is - Karnal Singh

• India Under-19 team recently clinched One-Day International series against England. The captain of the Indian team is - Abhishek Sharma

• A group of scientists identified the evolutionary pathway that led some plants to turn carnivorous. The findings were published on 6 February 2017 in - Journal Nature Ecology and Evolution

• The first North-East state to implement the e-Cabinet solution for the state cabinet members is - Arunachal Pradesh

• This Republican Senator has been confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States – Jeff Sessions

• This former Prime Minister won majority consensus in the race for Presidency in civil war stricken Somalia - Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

• This controversial bill was passed unaltered by Britain’s lower house, the House of Commons on 8 February 2017 – Brexit Bill

• A committee comprising 33 members has been constituted for speedy completion of - Sagarmala Project

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