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One Liners of the Day, 06 April 2020

Important Day

  • Geologists Day (First Sunday in April) – 5 April.
  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace – 6 April.

National

  • NCC’s initiative that has offered help to civilian authorities in the country’s fight against COVID-19 - ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’.
  • On April 4, Indian Railways dispatched "Doodh Duronto Special" with 2.4 lakh litre of milk from Andhra Pradesh to - Delhi.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the 'Hero to Animals Award' by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for allocating funds to feed community animals in Odisha - Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
  • To address the issues pertaining to identification of problems, effective solutions and formulation of plans with three groups of stakeholders, ‘Empowered Group number 6’ is constituted, which is chaired by - Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog.

Science

  • A team of researchers at this institute has developed a low-cost indigenous prototype of polymer swab which can be used for collection of samples for coronavirus testing - Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Pune.
  • ‘Jeevan Lite,’ a low-cost, portable, emergency-use ventilator developed by researchers at - Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad.

General Knowledge

  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) - Founded: 22 March 1980; Headquarters: Norfolk, Virginia.
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - Founded: 1969; Headquarters: New York City, United States.
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) - Founded: 29 October 1919; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) - Founded: 1948; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme) - Founded: 1978; Headquarters: Nairobi,  Kenya.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Founded: 16 October 1945; Headquarters: Rome, Italy.

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