One Liners – 17th August || Current Affairs

• Seeking to promote tourism, the Indian government has extended e-visa facility for citizens of 165 countries at 25 airports and 5 seaports.

• Jammu will be the 1st city in north India to get a full-fledged space technology research centre devoted to research, academics and post-graduation degree course.

• According to IMF, Macau in China would overtake oil-rich Qatar with the highest per-capita gross domestic product of any country or jurisdiction on earth, by 2020.

• Ministry of Railways has launched digital screens to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage. Digital screens are made operational at 22 stations as an innovative low-cost solution to spread awareness.

• 24th World Congress of Philosophy was held in Beijing, China. It was organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies and Peking University. Its theme was “Learning To Be Human”.

• Qatar King Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has pledged to make direct investment in Turkey and announced a 15-billion US dollar investment into the country’s financial markets and banks. Turkey is currently grappling with a currency crisis and heightened tensions with the US, its NATO ally.

• PhonePe has entered into a partnership with IRCTC to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments through PhonePe on the IRCTC Rail connect Android App.

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