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General Awareness-One Liner-Sept 6, 2017

1-The U.S. Ambassador’s office is situated at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi

2-Uma Bharti, who earlier held the portfolio of River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation will hold the post of Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation. 

Uma Bharti
Uma Bharti

3-John Ashbery, Pulitzer-prize winning poet passed away in Hudson, New York.

4-India’s reserve position with the IMF rose by USD 3.6 million to USD 2.273 billion.

5-‘Onam’ is the harvest festival of Kerala that falls in the first month of Malayalam calendar, chingam.

6- President Ramnath Kovind laid the foundation stone for Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme (SAUNI) Yojana in Rajkot, Gujarat.

7-Ransomware is a threat to the computer as this software blocks access to the victim’s data. It threatens to publish or delete it until a ransom is paid.

8-Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first wicketkeeper in world cricket to affect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals(ODI). He achieved the feat in his 301st ODI in Colombo playing against Sri Lanka.Akila Dananjaya was the victim.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

9-Anita Karwal (IAS officer- Gujarat-cadre) has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) replacing Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi.

10-Sunil Arora (61-year) has been appointed as the new the Election Commissioner of India. He was the former Information and Broadcasting Secretary.

11-India defeated the islanders(host) by six-wickets in the fifth One Day International (ODI) match. India has thus become the first visiting country to inflict a 5-0 defeat on Sri Lanka.

12-Election Commission of India has been established under Article 324 of the Constitution. It is a permanent Constitutional Body

13-Fiscal deficit- It is the difference between the government’s expenditure and revenue

14-ITAT- Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

15-Rajiv Mehrishi ( IAS officer Rajasthan cadre) will be the next Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India replacing Shashi Kant Sharma.

16-Rajiv Kumar (IAS officer-Jharkhand cadre) has been appointed Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS).

17-J Y Pillai has been appointed as the acting President of Singapore replacing Tan Kang Yam.

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J Y Pillai

18-Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has rewarded one crore rupees to Arjuna awardee archer Vennam Jyoti Surekha

19-PAN with Aadhaar link has been extended till 31st December 2017.

20- India’s Gaurav Bidhuri won the bronze medal at the 2017 World Boxing Championships, held in Hamburg, Germany.

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