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Current Affairs One liners: 23 September 2016

Sep 23, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like deal for Rafale fighter jets, state bravery award and book Citizen and Society among others.

•    India and France inked the 7.8-billion Euro deal for - 36 Rafale fighter jets

•    State that will now have its own bravery awards and these awards will be given out on Independence Day and Republic Day every year is - Delhi

•    Afghanistan signed a peace agreement with one of the country's largest militant groups Hezb-e-Islami led by - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

•    Two Indian forest officials, who were selected for the 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards are - Sanjay Dutta and Ritesh Sarothiya

•    Hindustani classical singer who will be honoured with the annual 'LalitArpan Samman' this year is - Shubha Mudgal

•    The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed a contract with M/s DST, Germany to design vessels, especially suited to navigate the 1620 km stretch of - National Waterway-1 (NW-1)

•    Author of the book "Citizen and Society" that was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is - Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari

•    China's city that is set to host India Week celebrations with a business and investment meeting to be attended by CEOs of top Indian firms is - Yangzhou

•    Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the 10 per cent reservation given to economically weaker sections in - Haryana

•    Winners of the 2016 Right Livelihood Award widely referred as the Alternative Nobel Prize are - Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets), Egypt’s Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies, Russia’s Svetlana Gannushkina and Turkish daily Cumhuriyet

•    The state where about 52000 government primary and upper primary schools functioning under the School and Mass Education Department, have no teacher for each class is – Odisha

•    The country where the Muslim Brotherhood has made a return to parliament after winning 16 seats in the 130-member house is - Jordan

•    Government's think-tank Niti Aayog has devised a short-term and medium-to-long term action plan to help India achieve 50 medals in - 2024 summer Olympics

•    The company that has landed a 99.7-million dollar contract from Vietnam Border Guard to design, construct and supply high-speed patrol vessels is - Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

•    Two institutions that signed an MoU to work jointly towards sustainable development of the tea sector are - the United Planters' Association of Southern India (UPASI) and the China Tea Marketing Association (CTMA)

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