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One Liners of the Day, 05 April 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance for the year 2020 (4 April) - “Together For Mine Action”.
  • National Maritime Day in India - 5 April.

Defence

  • New General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the elite 1 Corps in Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) - Lieutenant General Codanda Poovaiah Cariappa.

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the third targeted long-term repo operation (TLTRO) on April 7 for - Rs 25,000 crore.

International

  • On April 1, this country was appointed to a United Nations Human Rights Council panel which will play a key role in picking the world body’s human rights investigators - China.
  • The International Council of Jurists (ICJ) and All India Bar Association (AIBA) have filed a complaint in the United Nations Human Rights Council seeking unspecified amount as reparations from this country over the global spread of coronavirus - China.

National

  • For students who are facing difficulties due to closure of schools and colleges, the HRD Ministry has launched a helpline portal which developed at - All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
  • Sanjay Dhotre launched this online Hackathon to find working solutions for overcoming COVID 19 pandemic – “Hack the Crisis - India”.
  • Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah has approved the release of Rs 11,092 crores under this fund to all States - State Disaster Risk Management Fund (SDRMF).
  • National Health Authority (NHA) inked a pact with this ride-hailing app to provide transport services for frontline healthcare workers involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients - Uber.
  • To support and supplement the government's efforts in fighting coronavirus, Associations representing officers of Central Civil Services, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), formed an initiative called – “Caruna” (Civil Services Associations Reach to Support in Natural Disasters).

State Current Affairs

  • This state transport department introduced an online quiz competition on road safety in an effort to keep people engaged during the ongoing nationwide lockdown - Odisha.
  • The central government decided to amend the two-day-old order and reserved all jobs in Jammu and Kashmir for domiciles who have lived in the Union Territory for - 15 years.

General Knowledge

  • United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) - Founded: 15 March 2006; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • International Council of Jurists (ICJ) is located in - London, United Kingdom.
  • International Court of Justice (ICJ) - Founded: 1945; Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) – Established: November 1945; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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