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Current Affairs One liners of the Day: 8 November 2016

Nov 8, 2016 19:02 IST

The one liner of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan, book An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India and Lost ancient river Chandrabhaga among others.

•    The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari, recently released a book authored by Sashi Tharoor. The title of the book is - An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

•    Ratnesh Kumar was recently appointed as the MD and CEO of - Bank of Baroda Capital Markets Limited

•    The first female U.S. Attorney General who passed away recently is - Janet Reno

•    Famous Tunisian leader who was conferred with the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Awards for promoting Gandhian values outside India is - Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi

•    Mission of NASA that created Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of GPS signal recently- Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

•    The Union Government recently launched the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan. The scheme had first found its mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat in – June 2016

•    Person appointed as Chairman of Fund Trustee and Advisory Commission of Kerala- Vinod Rai

•    Union Government recently issued guidelines for suspension or banning of business dealings in- Armament Sector

•    Two newly identified biomarkers that will help in easy diagnosis of drug resistant Tuberculosis- miR-16 and miR-155

•    Lost ancient river Chandrabhaga flowed near- Konark Sun Temple

•    President Pranab Mukherjee presented the 2016 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards to the winning children of IGNITE competition. The competition was organised by – National Innovation Foundation

•    He was awarded with the Reporters without Borders (RSF)-TV5 Monde prize in the journalist category - Hadi Abdullah

•    India and UK signed two agreements in the field of - Intellectual property rights and the Ease of doing business

•    He was appointed as the Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India in November 2016 - M Rajeshwar Rao

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