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One Liners of the Day, 09 August 2020

Important Day

  • International Infinity Day – 8 August.
  • Theme of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (9 August) for the year 2020 - “COVID-19 and indigenous people’s resilience”.
  • Nagasaki day - 9 August.

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India introduced an optional automated sweep-in and sweep-out (ASISO) facility in this electronic platform to help banks manage liquidity - e-Kuber system.

International

  • Sri Lanka's new prime minister - Mahinda Rajapaksa (for the fourth time).

National

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra - an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at - Rajghat, New Delhi.
  • A special week long campaign for swachhata that launched by Prime Minister on 8 August - ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’.
  • This institute has entered into a new landmark partnership with Gavi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the production of up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for India and other low and middle income countries - Serum Institute of India.
  • Union Home Ministry has permitted _____ cardholders to enter India who belong to countries with which air bubble arrangements have been finalised by the Civil Aviation Ministry - Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
  • An agreement was signed between the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and this organisation for collaborative research and information dissemination in the area of food and nutrition - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  • First coastal state which declared a state mangrove tree species as a symbol to enhance conservation of the salt-tolerant vegetation - Maharashtra.
  • This organisation is set to end a colonial-era practise of appointing khalasis or 'bungalow peons' who worked at the residences of senior officials - Indian Railways.

Sports

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2021 will be held in - India.

State Current Affairs

  • State mangrove tree of Maharashtra - Sonneratia alba or mangrove apple.
  • Gujarat Government has announced the new industrial policy which is divided in - 15 thrust areas in core sectors and sunrise sectors.
  • In this Union Territory, 23 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) would be set up in an effort to augment the school education infrastructure - Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Administration has appointed a Chief Executive Officer for the Nubra Development Authority in - Leh district of the Union Territory of Ladakh.

General Knowledge

  • The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on - 8 August 1942.
  • Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) - Founded: 1999; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) - Founded: 15 June 1909; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) – Founded: 28 January 2009; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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