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One Liners of the Day, 04 January 2020

International 

  • United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has invited this Indian federation in the Tenth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, scheduled from March 24th to 26th in Dubai - Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME).
  • World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the - Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is the collaborating partner in the Nursing Now Campaign, organising during - 2018–2020.
  • Amount released under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samaan Fund (PM-Kisan) Yojana in Tumakuru - 12,000 crore rupees.
  • Greece, Cyprus and this middle-east country signed an agreement for the 2,000-kilometre EastMed pipeline project to ship gas from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe - Israel.
  • First country which has banned 'reef toxic' sunscreen – Palau (Pacific nation).

National

  • From January 4 to 12, under the theme “Gandhi: The Writers' Writer”, the 28th edition of annual New Delhi World Book Fair organised by - National Book Trust (NBT).
  • The second tallest statue (50 feet tall bronze statue) of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the world unveiled in – Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, this company earned CII's prestigious National Award for Best Warehouse Automation Solution Provider - Armstrong.
  • This oil company has commenced delivery of fuel for ships that are compliant with International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) low sulphur mandate - Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL).
  • This Digital payments firm has unveiled a new adoption assistance programme aimed at enhancing the parental support benefits for employees - PayPal.

Persons in News

  • First chairman of the National Medical Commission (NMC) - Suresh Chandra Sharma.
  • A 13-year-old Indian girl in Dubai who has won the 100 Global Child Prodigy Award for singing in most languages during one concert and the longest live singing concert by a child - Sucheta Satish (can sing in 120 languages).
  • Author of the book titled "Death: An Inside Story" - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
  • Indian boy who has secured 1st position in Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad 2019 (TIMO) - Shlok Banerjee (EuroSchool Airoli student of grade 4).

Sports

  • Youngest bowler (Age: 18 years and 271 days) in history who took 100 wickets in T20 cricket - Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan).

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has declared 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Telangana.
  • ‘Lai Haraoba’, a ritualistic festival observed by Manipuri meitei communities began in – Agartala, Tripura.
  • This state government launched a Cyber Safe Women initiative under which awareness camps held across all the districts of the state regarding cyber safety - Maharashtra.
  • This state’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority (K-RERA) launched on 1st January 2020 - Kerala.

General Knowledge

  • Birth anniversary of Social reformer Savitribai Phule – 3 January.
  • National Medical Commission (NMC) - Founded: 2017 (29 December); Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO) - Founded: 1948 (17 March); Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • National Book Trust (NBT) - Founded: 1957 (1 August); Location: New Delhi.
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Scheme is effective from – 1 December 2018.
  • Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) -Founded: 1995; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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