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One Liners of the Day, 04 July 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day of Cooperatives (first Saturday of July, 4 July 2020) for the year 2020 – “Cooperatives for Climate Action”.

Economy

  • This company launched the second tranche of the Bharat Bond ETF (exchange traded fund) for a base issue size of Rs 3,000 crore - Edelweiss Mutual Fund.

International

  • Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for 2020 in United Kingdom' - 'Flake' (graphic novel by Matthew Dooley).

National

  • According to the ‘All India Tourist Vehicles Authorization and Permit Rules, 2020’, the scheme will provide a valid All India permit for - three months or its multiples.
  • Longest train which is 2.8 km long with 251 wagon - ‘SheshNaag’.
  • As part of Swachh Survekshan-2021, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced a new category of awards titled - Prerak Dauur Samman (with five additional sub-categories).

Persons in News

  • New Director General of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), replacing Rajan Mathews - S.P. Kochhar.

State Current Affairs

  • This UT government launched the ‘Paudhe Lagao, Paryavaran Bachao’ campaign on 2 July 2020 - Delhi.
  • The State government of Jharkhand has decided to postpone the world famous Shravani Mela held in - Deoghar.
  • New chief secretary of the Rajasthan, replacing D B Gupta - Rajeeva Swarup.

Science and Technology

  • This institute has developed a classroom-to-home teaching setup, named 'Mobile Masterjee’, which can record the lectures or instructions by the teachers using their available smartphones - IIT Kanpur.
  • Indigenous Potential COVID-19 vaccine which developed by Zydus Cadila - ZyCoV-D.
  • 'Unisaviour', a new disinfection box that could help sterilise a wide variety of personal belongings to reduce the transmission risk of COVID-19, is developed by - IIT Roorkee.

General Knowledge

  • National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) - Founded: 29 August 1997; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) - Founded: 1895; Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) - Founded: 1995; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) - Founded: 15 June 1909; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • "National Smart Cities Mission" was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on - 25 June 2015.

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