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One Liners of the Day, 06 August 2020

Economy

  • This private bank has launched a campaign, ‘KuchNayaSocho’ to install hope amongst people - Yes Bank.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has decided to decentralise work related to registration of portfolio managers so that applicants should now file all communications with the respective regional office of SEBI - eastern (Kolkata), northern (Delhi), southern (Chennai) and western (Ahmedabad).

International

  • Winner of the coveted 2020 IAA Compass Chapter Excellence Award, which will be presented at the IAA World Congress in Saint Petersburg (May 2021) - IAA India Chapter.
  • This Indian company has been ranked the second biggest brand after Apple on the FutureBrand Index 2020 - Reliance Industries.

National

  • This institute and International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd) will jointly organise global conference on 6th and 7th August, 2020 on ‘Reimagining and Transforming the University: Confluence of Ideas during and beyond the COVID-19 Disruption’ - O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU).

Persons in News

  • New Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for a period of four years - Naval Kishore Ram.

State Current Affairs

  • This state/UT government has approved the creation of Block Development Fund (25 lakh rupees each) on the pattern of Constituency Development Fund - Jammu and Kashmir.
  • This state government launched a tele education initiative (‘Banglar Siksha Durobhase’), under which high school students from across the state can dial a toll- free number and ask questions on any subject to teachers concerned - West Bengal.
  • This state government launched Saheed Mahendra Karma Tendupatta Sangrahak Samajik Suraksha Yojana - Chhattisgarh.
  • This state government has approved five per cent reservation to the 'more backward classes', including Gurjars, in the state judicial service - Rajasthan.

General Knowledge

  • The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on - August 6 and 9, 1945.
  • International Advertising Association (IAA) - Founded: 08 April 1938; Headquarters: New York, United States.
  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) – Founded: 19 January 1954; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) – Founded: 1970; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Jute Corporation of India (JCI) – Founded: 1971; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was founded in – 2007.
  • Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) was set up in - year 1987-88.

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