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One Liners of the Day, 03 July 2020

Defence

  • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved buying 21 MiG-29 fighter jets from - Russia.
  • The Indian government has decided to induct members of ______ community in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) – Transgender.

Economy

  • A Special Liquidity Scheme to enhance the liquidity position of Housing Finance Companies and Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFC), announced with amounting to - 30 thousand crore rupees.

International

  • A new security law has been passed by this country for Hong Kong that came into effect from 1 July 2020 - China.
  • President of Russia Federation until 2036 - Vladimir Putin.

National

  • The Drug Discovery Hackathon is a joint initiative by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  • First Plasma Bank in India - Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi.
  • With an aim to facilitate investment in the highway sector, this institution is in the process of setting up an Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) - National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

Persons in News

  • Two Indian-origin personalities who have been honoured with '2020 Great Immigrants' by the American foundation - Raj Chetty and Siddhartha Mukherjee.
  • Author of book 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer' - Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee.
  • New Director-General of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) - Professor Sanjay Dwivedi.

Sports

  • First Indian in history to win the podium place at an International Ultracycling Race, after successfully securing the podium place at the first edition of the Virtual Race Across America (VRAAM) 2020 - Lt. Col. Bharat Pannu.
  • This IPL franchise, in a tie-up with the BCCI, will be offering a course in Sports Marketing for all those who have played Indian Premier League - Rajasthan Royals.

State Current Affairs

  • Initiative of the Kerala government with the aim of rehabilitating Keralites returning to India - "Dream Kerala project".
  • This state launched the ‘Skill Connect Forum’ portal to connect job seekers and private entrepreneurs - Karnataka.

General Knowledge

  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) – Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - Founded: 26 September 1942; Founder: Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar and Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) - Founded: 07 April 1948; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) – Founded: 1988; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Founded: 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai.

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