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Current Affairs One liners: 27 December 2016

The Current Affairs One Liners cover the major happenings of the day that are important for competitive examinations like India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty, supercluster of galaxies hidden near the Milky Way and Digitally Safe Consumer campaign among others.

Dec 27, 2016 19:39 IST
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The Current Affairs One Liners cover the major happenings of the day that are important for competitive examinations like India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty, supercluster of galaxies hidden near the Milky Way and Digitally Safe Consumer campaign among others.

• A group of scientists recently discovered two materials that are capable of resisting temperatures of nearly 4000 degrees Celsius. These two materials are - tantalum carbide & hafnium carbide

• The former Sri Lankan Prime Minister who passed away recently at the age of 83 is - Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

• The state that recently entered into the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy for the first time ever is - Jharkhand

• The author of the book titled ‘India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty: An Uneasy Courtship’ is - B M Jain

• This country’s parliament recently passed a law levying specific environmental protection taxes on its heavy industries – China

• This state has decided to reduce the fares of its public transport by almost 75% in order to reduce pollution – Delhi

• The foundation stone for India’s first Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery was laid in - Punjab

• This state’s government has connected 100 of its villages with Wi-Fi services - Haryana

• Scientists have found this supercluster of galaxies hidden near the Milky Way – Vela

• This Union Ministry launched the Twitter Seva to improve its service delivery – Ministry of External Affairs

• This batsman achieved highest unbeaten score by an opening batsman in first-class cricket record by scoring 359 runs - Samit Gohel

• It is in this city of Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Char Dham highway development project – Dehradun

• Aadhaar Pay cashless merchant solution was launched by - IDFC Bank

• Company that will launch Digitally Safe Consumer campaign in India - Google

• Person who sketched National Emblem Lion Capital of Ashoka and died recently - Dinanath Bhargava

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