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One Liners of the Day, 05 June 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of World Environment Day (5 June) for the year 2020 - ‘Biodiversity’.
  • International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - 5 June.

Economy

  • The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) food price index in April 2020 - 1.9 percent (downwards).
  • First bank that launched mobile app for opening Current Account - IndusInd Bank (Indus Corporate App).

International

  • On June 04th, First ever India-Australia Virtual Summit was held, during which ____ agreements signed in science, technology and research, digital economy, cyber security, maritime domain - Seven.
  • First position in StartupBlink’s Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2020 – USA.
  • New prime minister of Belarus - Roman Golovchenko.
  • The virtual Global Vaccine Summit was hosted on 4 June 2020 by - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

National

  • India’s rank in StartupBlink’s Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2020 - 23rd.
  • In view of the prevalent situation due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Environment is holding virtual celebrations of World Environment Day with focus on - Nagar Van (Urban Forests).
  • A joint program of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), for providing internship opportunities to fresh graduates in all Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Smart Cities across the country - `The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP)’.
  • This institute has been ranked 47th in THE ASIA University rankings 2020 - Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar.

Persons in News

  • New president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2020-21 - Uday Kotak.
  • Indian bureaucrat who has been appointed as senior advisor to the Executive Director, World Bank in Washington - Rajeev Topno.
  • Indian writer who has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize of the regional award for Asia in 2020 for her ‘The Great Indian Tee and Snakes’ - Kritika Pandey.

Science

  • This institution developed a personal air circulation system, called “SUMERU-PACS”, which can be used inside Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to feel comfortable without sweating - Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • Researchers at this university of china have used cellulose to develop a strong and light plastic substitute which is four times stronger than steel and tougher than aluminum alloy - University of Science and Technology of China.

General Knowledge

  • Georgia - Capital: Tbilisi; Currency: lari.
  • Mozambique - Capital: Maputo; Currency: Mozambican metical.
  • Belarus - Capital: Minsk; Currency: Belarusian ruble.
  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) – Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • World Bank - Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - Founded: 1895; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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