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One Liners of the Day, 08 July 2020

Economy

  • According to IRDAI regarding insurers on the sum assured they can offer to policyholders under the Arogya Sanjeevani scheme, general insurer and health insurer can offer a sum insured of less than Rs 1 lakh, while the maximum can exceed - Rs 5 lakh.

International

  • On July 1, two suspected cases of bubonic plague reported in – China.
  • This country has successfully launched the new spy satellite ‘Ofek16’ on 6 July - Israel.
  • ‘Shree Saptmai Gurukul Sanskrit Vidhyalaya’ was inaugurated in – Nepal (Ilam district).
  • Globally, India's rank in JLL and LaSalle's biennial Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI 2020) - 34th.
  • First position on JLL and LaSalle's biennial Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI 2020) - The United Kingdom (followed by the USA, Australia).

National

  • This institution has signed a MoU with the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) to aid in the Germplasm conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Genetic Resources (MAPGRs) - National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBPGR), Delhi.
  • First state that achieved the objective of providing the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) connection in each household - Himachal Pradesh.
  • The World Bank and the Government of India signed $400 million loan agreement to enhance support for the - Namami Gange programme.

Persons in News

  • New executive director (ED) in charge of Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) monetary policy department, after the retirement of Janak Raj – M. K. Saggar.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government made a decision to upgrade the status of the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to National Park - Assam.
  • Online portal for online education for class 1 to class 12 students, introduced by Delhi Government – LEAD.
  • To provide financial aid to the landless farmers, the Balram Yojna was launched by the - Government of Odisha.
  • This state approved the proposal ordinance that will reserve 75% of private sector jobs for local candidates - Haryana.
  • This state government launched a portal to ensure employment to ‘sons of soil’ in the state by providing 80% jobs in industries to locals - Maharashtra.

Science and Technology

  • To filter air at the level of submicron, a nano-coated filter media has been developed by the researcher’s working at - IIT Madras.
  • Video-conferencing app that can support up to 2,000 people in a session, developed by Jaipur-based ‘Data Ingenious Global’ company – Videomeet.

General Knowledge

  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on - 1 May 2016.
  • University Grants Commission (UGC) - Founded: 28 December 1953; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) – Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Green Building Council was formed by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in - 2001.
  • Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) – Founded: 1999; Location: Hyderabad, Telangana.

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