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One Liners of the Day, 02 December 2019

Important Day

  • 2019 Theme for World AIDS Day (01 December) - "Communities Make the Difference."
  • Organ Donation Day in India – 30 November.

Defence

  • On 30 November, India conducted the first night trial of nuclear capable long-range ballistic missile, named - Agni-III.

Economy

  • First company to list its commercial papers on stock exchanges - Aditya Birla Capital.

International 

  • The US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) will be setting up _____ Chairs in US varsities to enhance interaction – Nehru Chairs.
  • This Indian university and Qatar's Milestone International Education signed a MoU to enable the University to setup its campus in Doha - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra.
  • Country that performs the largest number of transplants in the world – USA (Second - India).

National

  • The International Conference ‘ICRACCIT 2019’ on Recent Advancements in Computer, Communication and Information Technology was organised in – Delhi.
  • This resolution was adopted in the Valedictory Session of the two-day Regional Conference on ‘Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat’ with focus on ‘Jal Shakti and Disaster Management’ in Jammu - ‘Sahyog Sankalp’ resolution.
  • According to the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), this state has the lowest NPA in the country in the SHG portfolio, which is less than 2 percent - West Bengal.
  • The Army Yachting Node (AYN) organised the “SAIL INDIA 2019” in - Mumbai.

Persons in News

  • New Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) - Hari Mohan (w.e.f. December 01, 2019).
  • New Controller General of Accounts (CGA) - Soma Roy Burman (24th CGA and 7th woman).

State Current Affairs

  • Newly elected Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly of Maharashtra - Devendra Fadnavis.
  • Newly elected Speaker in the Assembly of Maharashtra - Nana Patole.

Science

  • On 30 November, the ITU Global Wireless Conference has allocated new spectrum for 5G, in-flight connectivity and satellite broadband, those are - 26, 40, 47 and 66 GHz.

General Knowledge

  • Nagaland – Statehood: 1 December 1963; Capital: Kohima.
  • Border Security Force (BSF) - Founded: 1 December 1965; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - Founded: 1997; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) - Founded: 1712; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – Founded: 1925; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Founded: 1865 (17 May); Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

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