Daily One Liner Current Affairs Update – 28-29 June, 2017


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Earlier we used to update the daily one liner current affairs along with the Daily Current Affairs Updates. However, due to its popularity & quality, we have decided to post One Liner Current Affairs Update separately on a regular basis. We are starting off with the updates of 28 and 29 June, 2017 just to give you a demo.

Banking & Financial Updates
  • The Maharashtra
    government
    issued the Government Resolution (GR) on 28 June 2017 for the
    farm loan
    waiver of Rs 34022 crore
    announced by Chief Minister Devendra  Fadnavis last week.
  • India on 27 June 2017 made voluntary
    contribution of USD 100000 to the United
    Nations Trust Fund
    for International
    Cooperation in Tax Matters (UN Tax Fund).
  • The Union Government on 28 June
    2017 simultaneously launched two key interventions: a revamped oil and gas
    bidding mechanism named Open Acreage
    Licensing Process (OALP
    ) and the National
    Data Repository (NDR)
    for the first major oil field auctions to be held
    from 1 July 2017.
  • India on 27 June 2017 signed a
    loan agreement of USD 35 million with the World Bank for Assam State Public
    Financial Institutional Reforms Project
    .

India &
States Updates
  • The Union Cabinet, presided by
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 28 June 2017 approved signing of a Memorandum
    of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel on National Campaign for Water
    Conservation in India.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on
    29 June 2017 inaugurated the centenary
    celebrations of Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    . In addition, PM
    Modi also released the coin and postal stamp in the honour of Jain saint and
    philosopher Shrimad Rajchandra on
    his 150th birth anniversary at Abhay Ghat.
  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) on 28 June 2017 announced that
    it will launch a special drive to enrol left out electors, with a special focus
    on first time electors. The step is taken in the direction of Commission’s
    motto that ‘No Voter to be Left Behind’.
    It is the first time that Facebook’s
    voter registration reminder has been rolled out across India.
  • India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 was successfully launched from Kourou in
    French Guiana
    on 29 June 2017. The satellite was launched by French rocket
    Ariane-5.
  • India and the Netherlands
    on 27 June 2017 released a Joint
    Communiqué at The Hague
    . The Joint Communique was released after bilateral
    talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart, Prime
    Minister Mark Rutte.
  • The Indian Army reportedly
    received its first batch of bullet-proof helmets from Kanpur-based MKU Industries.
  • Operations at one of three
    terminals at India’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in
    Mumbai
    were disrupted by the
    global ransomware attack.
    The attack was confirmed by the port authorities
    on 28 June 2017.

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Appointments
  • Rajiv Kumar was on 29 June 2017 appointed
    as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh
    .
  • Dr. Manoj Soni, former Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
    Open University, took the Oath of Office
    and Secrecy as Member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 28 June
    2017 at Delhi
    .
  • Indian-American Krishna R Urs was on 28 June 2017 appointed as the United States (US)
    Ambassador to Peru
    by the
    President Donald Trump administration.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Governor Narinder Nath Vohra in the last week of
    June 2017 was appointed the President of
    the India International Centre (IIC)
    .
  • Loknath Behra was on 28
    June 2017 appointed as the Director General
    of Police (DGP) of Kerala
    as incumbent TP Senkumar will retire as the state
    DGP on 30 June 2017.
  • Former Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu on 27 June 2017 took over
    as the President of the International
    Economic Association (IEA)
    with effect from 23 June 2017.

Days &
Observances
  • The International Day of the Tropics 2017 was observed across the
    world on 29 June 2017.
  • Sharjah, a city in the United Arab Emirates has been named as ‘the World Book Capital’ for 2019 by
    the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova for the quality of its literary
    and cultural activities and for its efforts to make books accessible to the
    entire population of the nation. The programme runs with a slogan ‘Read – you are in Sharjah’.

World News
Updates
  • The Trump administration has set
    new criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations and all refugees that
    require a close family or business tie to the United States. According to the new guidelines
    sent to all the US embassies and consulates on 28 June 2017, visa applicants
    from six countries- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen-must prove a
    relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law,
    daughter-in-law or sibling in the United States in order to get a go ahead.
  • The Automated Teller Machine
    (ATM) marked its 50th anniversary on 27 June 2017. The first ATM was opened on 27
    June 1967 at a branch of Barclays bank in Enfield, north London
    , the first of
    six cash dispensers commissioned by the bank.
  • The words Chana and Chana Dal
    were on 27 June 2017 added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). ‘Chana’
    means Chickpeas and ‘Chana Dal’ stands for split chickpea lentils.

Sports
Updates
  • Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth has re-entered the top ten of the Badminton World
    Federation (BWF) men’s singles rankings for the first time in ten months.
  • Sri Lankan fast bowler, Lasith Malinga has been handed over a suspension ban of six months after a
    disciplinary inquiry found him guilty of breaching his contract by speaking to
    the media without permission.
  • Swiss legend Roger Federer on 25 June
    2017 defeated Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 in the final to clinch the 2017 Halle
    Open Men’s Singles title.

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