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One Liners of the Day, 02 July 2020

Important Day

  • Chartered Accountants Day in India – 1 July.
  • World UFO Day – 2 July.

Economy

  • RBI has launched the July 2020 round of the Inflation expectations Survey of Households to collect responses of the participants over the telephone in - 18 cities.

International

  • Beximco LPG of Bangladesh signed an agreement with this Indian company for the creation of a 50:50 Joint Venture Company (JVC) for the business of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Bangladesh - Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
  • New president of Malawi - Lazarus Chakwera.
  • First female lieutenant general in Pakistan Army - Major General Nigar Johar.

National

  • This organisation will give $ 750 million as loan to India for strengthening micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) - World Bank.
  • Indian service that won two awards at the CogX 2020 summit in London, UK - MyGov Corona Helpdesk.
  • New completely digital, paperless and on the basis of self-declaration simplified mechanism platform for MSME registration, launched on 1 July 2020 - Udyam.
  • India’s first lichen park has been developed in - Kumaon’s Munsiyari area, Uttarakhand.
  • This institution has launched a new scheme called ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ to provide a single platform for research internships, capacity building programs and workshops across the country - Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).

Persons in News

  • Next Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva - Indra Mani Pandey.
  • New Director (Finance) in Power Finance Corporation (PFC) - Parminder Chopra (succeeds N.B. Gupta).
  • New chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) - Shrikant Madhav Vaidya.
  • Person who has been awarded the ‘Top Publicist’ honour at the Global Humanitarian Awards 2020 in London - Sachin Awasthi (President, National Media Club).
  • Winner of the prestigious ‘The Diana Award 2020’ - Garvita Gulhati (Founder, Bangalore-based ‘Why Waste?’)
  • Winner of the Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2020 - Candice Carty-Williams.
  • Winner of the Author of the Year at the British Book Awards 2020 - Bernardine Evaristo.

Sports

  • Indian who won the PSD Bank Nord Open trophy in Germany - Sumit Nagal (tennis).

Science and Technology

  • This institute has developed an Artificial Intelligence-based tool to detect COVID-19 from Chest X-ray - Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar.

General Knowledge

  • Bangladesh - Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.
  • Malawi - Capital: Lilongwe; Currency: Malawian kwacha.
  • Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) – Founded: 2009; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • United Nations - Founded: 24 October 1945; Headquarters: New York City, USA.
  • Power Finance Corporation (PFC) - Founded: 16 July 1986; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) - Founded: 30 June 1959; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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