Daily One Liner ( 02 Sep 2017 ) : 15 Questions

• The former Information and Broadcasting Secretary who was recently appointed as the new Election Commissioner is – Sunil Arora

• The gene-altering leukemia treatment that was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration is – Kymriah

• He was recently appointed as the Chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh – Mahendra Nath Pandey

• The IGCAR nuclear scientist who was recently appointed as the Chief Executive of the Heavy Water Board is – U Kamachi Mudali

• The Scimago Institutions ranking World Report 2017 ranked CSIR as ninth amongst a total of 1207 government institutions. The institution that topped the ranking is – Chinese Academy of Sciences

• This annual conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 1 September 2017 – Rajaswa Gyan Sangam, 2017

• India signed two MoUs on technical cooperation in the field of Railways with this nation – Switzerland

• He took charge as the new Union Home Secretary on 31 August 2017 -Rajiv Gauba

• This Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship announced his resignation from the position on 31 August 2017 – Rajiv Pratap Rudy

• This senior bureaucrat was appointed as the new Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS)- Rajiv Kumar

• Two countries that signed an MoU for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics – Brazil and India

• Creamy Layer ceiling approved by Union cabinet for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) category – Rs 8 Lakhs

• Estimated value of demonetised bank notes received by the RBI as per RBI Annual Report 2016-17 – Rs 15.28 trillion

• Person appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India recently – Rajiv Mehrishi

• Person presented with Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel ‘Hawthan’ – Mahabaleshwar Sail


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