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One Liner GK Current Affairs- 17 August 2018

One Liner GK Current Affairs- 17 August 2018
Daily Current Affairs & GK Update 17 August 2018
In the Current Affairs & GK Update of 17 August 2018 we cover  all important National,International,Financial,Sports news, nominations, agreements which are relevant for upcoming SBI PO,SBI Clerk,SSC,IBPS RRB PO exams.We at Achieversrule regularly provide One Liner Current Affairs and GK Updates to keep our candidates prepared for Current Affairs section of Banking,Insurance exams and current affairs exam.
  • Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,one of India's most charismatic leaders has passed away at the age of 93.He was the talisman whose strong leadership made India Nuclear power state.
  • Ministry of Railways launches “Digital Screens” to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage.Digital Screens are operational at 22 Railway Stations from Independence Day.QR code based posters on Railway Heritage are also being displayed at these stations.

  • Qatar pledged $15 billion of investment in Turkey that will be channeled into Turkish financial markets and banks, a government source told Reuters on Wednesday.

New Launching:
  • India's fastest growing payments platform, PhonePe on Thursday announced entering into a partnership with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments through PhonePe on the IRCTC Rail connect Android app.

  • IAS officer K S Srinivas has taken over as the Chairman of the Kochi based Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), an agency under the Union Commerce Ministry.
  • Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected as president after beating opposition candidate, Soumaila Cisse, in a runoff vote.

  • Smitha V. Crishna, a third-generation heir of the Godrej family, ranks first in the Kotak Wealth Hurun-Leading Wealthy Women 2018 list with an estimated wealth of Rs37,570 crore. Ms. Smitha owns one-fifth of the Godrej Group.Roshni Nadar, CEO and executive director at HCL, ranks second in the list.

  • Oscar-winning director Ang Lee will be one of the recipients of the annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) honours at its ceremony. The event will be held at the DGA Theatre in New York City on October 18, the organisers said in a statement.
  • Three US scientists James Allison,Carl June and Steven Rosenberg declared winners of 2018 Albany Medical Centre Prize in medicine and Biomedical Research.They will share this $500,000 medical prize for cancer treatment.

  • Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and a music pioneer, has passed away at 76.Her style on such hits as “Respect” and “Natural Woman” attracted fans all over the world.

  • Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the only non-congress leader who completed full five year term in Prime minister's office.
  • President of Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Currency of Turkey:Turkish Lira.
  • US singer Aretha Franklin has received Grammy Award 18 times and is the first female vocalist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Union Railway minister of India: Piyush Goyal.
  • First Railway minister of Independent India: John Mathai.
  • The Directors Guild of America was founded in 1893.
  • MPEDA is a nodal coordinating state owned agency engaged in fishery production and allied activities.
  • MPEDA was established in 1972.
  • Capital of Mali: Bamako.
  • Currency of Mali: West African CFA Franc.
  • 'Albany Medical Prize' is United state's highest value prize in medicine and biomedical research.
  • Albany Medical Centre prize was established in 2000.

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