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One Liners of the Day, 03 December 2019

Important Day

  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – 2 December.

Economy

  • Rating agency Crisil sharply cut its growth forecast for the current financial year 2019-20 to - 5.1% (from an earlier estimate of 6.3%).

Environment

  • Typhoon that hit Philippines at the beginning of December 2019 - Typhoon Kammuri.

International 

  • Russia and this Asian country launched the first gas pipeline linking the two countries - China.
  • First Arab nation to assume the G20 presidency - Saudi Arabia.
  • Newly elected eight members to the UNESCO's world heritage committee - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Oman, Thailand, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

National

  • On 02 December, the Government has decided to set up a bench of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) at - Chennai.
  • On 1 December 2019, International Gita Mahotsav held in - New Delhi.
  • India has decided to post customs overseas intelligence network (COIN) officers in - London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Brussels.
  • Aditya Birla Group (ABG) will host AI Conclave ‘FULCRUM 2019’ on 2-3 December in – Mumbai.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the 12th 'Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize' for the book, "Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From" - Tony Joseph (English author).
  • Newly elected 10th President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Masatsugu Asakawa (from January 17, 2020).
  • New President of Namibia - Hage Geingob (won a second term).

Sports

  • Winner of the men's individual triathlon event at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) in Kathmandu, Nepal - Adarsha M N Sinimol.

State Current Affairs

  • This state’s chief minister is going to begin his statewide 'Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Yatra' against climate change from 3 December - Bihar.

General Knowledge

  • G20 (group of 19 countries and the European Union) was founded in - 1999 (26 September).
  • Namibia - Capital: Windhoek; Currency: Namibian dollar.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Established: 1966 (19 December); Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines.
  • National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) was constituted under Section 410 of the Companies Act, 2013 for hearing appeals against the orders of National Company Law Tribunal(s) (NCLT), with effect from - 1st June 2016.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Established in: 1945; Headquarters: Paris, France.

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