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One Liners of the Day, 04 December 2020

Important Day

  • International Day of Banks - 4 December.
  • Indian Navy Day - 4 December.

Defence

  • This public sector aerospace manufacturing company delivered the biggest cryogenic propellant tank C 32 LH 2 to the Indian Space Research Organisation in Bengaluru - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Economy

  • This exchange launched its first agricultural commodity futures contract on crude degummed soybean oil on December 1 - NSE.
  • This institution obtained membership of International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) - International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).
  • This commodity exchange has received approval from markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for the launch of futures trading in natural rubber - MCX.

International

  • On 01 December 2020, the 6th BRICS Youth Summit was organised by - India.
  • India and this country have inked a Memorandum of Understanding to co-operate on intellectual property examination and protection - the US.

National

  • Newly formed high-level inter-ministerial Apex Committee for Implementation of Paris Agreement (AIPA) is chaired by - Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Best Police Station in the country for 2020 - NongpokSekmai (Dist. Thoubal, Manipur).
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics & IT, laid the foundation stone of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) new incubation centre at - Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  • The Song Dam Drinking Water Project will be constructed in - Dehradun.

Persons in News

  • Author of the book, titled “The Patient Assassin” - Anita Anand.
  • Author of the book, titled '40 Years with Abdul Kalam-Untold Stories' - Dr Sivathanu Pillai.

Sports

  • First position in ICC T20I rankings, released on 02 December - England.
  • First position in ICC ODIs rankings - England.
  • India’s rank in ICC T20I rankings - Third.
  • India’s rank in ICC ODIs rankings - Second.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government announced the launching of a scheme called ‘Lunch Box’ for pregnant women going for treatment in government hospitals in the State - Telangana.
  • This actor announced the launching of his political party in January 2021 in Tamil Nadu - Rajinikanth (Rajini Makkal Mandram -RMM).
  • Winner of the Birsa Munda Best Legislator Award for the year 2020, given by Jharkhand Assembly - Nalin Soren.
  • This state government cleared a proposal to rename residential areas in the state having caste-based names - Maharashtra.

Science & Technology

  • ‘Damaru’, a micro-structured hour-glass shaped metastructure in the lattice unit, are developed at ___, which have shown tremendous application in electro-magnetic and sonic wave absorption which could in principle create ‘invisibility’ of an object - IIT Kanpur.

General Knowledge

  • International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) - Founded: 27 April 2020; Headquarters: Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) - Founded: 1994; Headquarters: Switzerland.
  • First President of India - Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
  • Antarctic Treaty in which the Antarctic continent was made a demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific research was signed by 12 nations on - 1 December 1959.
  • National Stock Exchange (NSE) - Founded: 27 November 1992; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) - Founded: 10 November 2003; Headquarters: Mumbai.

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