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One Liners of the Day, 03 December 2020

Important Day

  • National Pollution Control Day - 2 December.
  • Theme of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020 (3 December) - "Building back better: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilities".


  • This PSB has introduced an online training programme ‘MSME Prerana’ to train MSMEs in basic accounting, maintenance of books of accounts, Government / bank schemes for MSMEs - Indian Bank
  • This PSB signed MoU with SIDBI for asset restructuring module for MSME- Do It Yourself (ARM-MSME-DIY) - Indian Bank.
  • This PSB launched a tech-based loan management solution called 'LenS-The Lending Solution', to speed up and maintain accuracy in online loan processing and sanctioning of credit proposals - Punjab National Bank (PNB).
  • Contactless card jointly introduced by State Bank of India (SBI) and JCB International - ‘SBI RuPay JCB Platinum Contactless Debit Card’.


  • Cyclonic Storm over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 650 km nearly east-northeast of Kanyakumari, on 02nd December 2020 - Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’.


  • Partner country of the 26th edition of Technology Summit 2020 that organised by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 1 December 2020 - Portugal.
  • Indian brand that is ranked 8th in the list of top 20 global dairy processors released by the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) - Amul (brand of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd).
  • Global sustainable fishing initiative, the world’s biggest ocean sustainability initiative to end harmful subsidies that contribute to overfishing, agreed by - 14 countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal).
  • World's first country which gives regulatory approval for lab-grown meat - Singapore.


  • First place in the Fortune India-500 list - Reliance Industries.
  • India's first indigenously developed 100 Octane premium petrol, developed by Indian Oil - brand name, XP-100.
  • Winner of the Silver Award in Quality Council of India's - 13th D.L Shah Quality Award for the project of ‘Push-Pull Operation’ - Indian Railways' Electric Loco Shed at Vadodara.

State Current Affairs

  • To ensure the universal coverage of flagship postal schemes for rural areas, the Union Minister of State for Communication Sanjay Dhotre launched five star village postal scheme in - Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  • This state government inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) for development of digital technologies in the state’s health sector - Punjab.
  • The Museum of Trees is located in - Chandigarh.

General Knowledge

  • In India, National Pollution Control Day is observed in memory of those who lost their lives in - Bhopal Gas Tragedy (2nd December 1984).
  • State Bank of India (SBI) - Founded: 1 July 1955 (Origin: 2 June 1806 as Bank of Calcutta); Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Punjab National Bank (PNB) - Founded: 12 April 1894; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Bank of Baroda (BoB) - Founded: 20 July 1908; Headquarters: Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • Canara Bank - Founded: 1 July 1906; Headquarters: Bengaluru.
  • Union Bank of India - Founded: 11 November 1919; Headquarters: Mumbai.

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