GK/General Awareness/G-Studies-One Liner-Sept 8, 2017

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General Awareness-One Liner

1-Japanese island Okinoshima has got the UNESCO World Heritage site. This Okinoshima island is an ancient religious site where women are banned.

2-The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has listed Hebron city in its list of world heritage in danger. The city is located in Israel

3-PM Modi adopted Jayapur and Nagpur, as his first and second villages. Kakrahia village in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh will be the third village to be adopted by the Prime Minister in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi.

4- President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone of the 2nd phase of link IV pipeline canal of SAUNI in Gujarat state

 

5-Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Mazar of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the 2,500-year-old Shwedagon pagoda in Myanmar.

6-The UNESCO’s King Sejong prize has been presented to the We Love Reading programme from Jordan

7- Shyam Saran authored the book ‘How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century’.

8-Peggy Whitson is an astronaut

9-The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) committee is headed by NK Singh

10- India’s Pentala Harikrishna is associated with Chess

Pentala Harikrishna
Pentala Harikrishna

11- Ramesh Abhishek is the present secretary of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)

12-China’s Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo passed away, who was awarded in 2010 with the Nobel Peace Prize.

13-Sweden has topped the sustainable development goals (SDGs) index released recently

14- Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket called ‘Simorgh’ into space recently

15- The Ministry of Earth Sciences foundation day is celebrated every year on 27 Jul

16- On 29th July, the 7th International Tiger Day was observed globally with the slogan ‘Fresh ecology for Tigers’ protection’

17-The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has come out with Muntra recently which is India’s first unmanned, remotely operated tank.

18- India won the SAFF U-15 Championships 2017 in Kathmandu

19-The official mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 is ‘Kheleo’.It is a Clouded Leopard

20-Kenya has imposed the world’s toughest law against plastic bags

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