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One Liners of the Day, 09 December 2019

International 

  • Country that recorded the maximum number of deaths due to cervical cancer in 2018 - India.
  • Country that accounts for the largest share of the world’s poor (600 million – 8% of the total world population), according to the World Poverty Clock (WPC) – Nigeria (15.7% of world poor population).
  • In South Asia, country that accounts for the largest share of the world’s poor – India (third position with 8% of world poor population).

National

  • Winner of the “Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand’19”, given by World Marketing Congress - Duke Fashions (India) Limited.

Persons in News

  • Veteran Congress leader and former Odisha Minister who passed away on 8 December - Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty.
  • New chairman of National Stock Exchange (NSE) - Girish Chaturvedi.
  • Author of the book ‘Nalak’ – Abanindranath Tagore.
  • Author of the book ‘Women of Prey’ - Saba Mahmood Bashir.

Sports

  • Former India cricketer who has become the first woman match referee to oversee a men's One Day International (ODI) – G. S. Lakshmi.

State Current Affairs

  • First Human Library in Karnataka which will open – Mysuru (founder: K. Pavithra).
  • Under the Animal Farmers Credit Card Scheme, the first Pashu Kisan credit cards in India were distributed to animal farmers in - Bhiwani, Haryana.
  • To give stipend of Rs. 5,000 to junior lawyers, the YSR Law Nestham scheme launched in - Andhra Pradesh.
  • State that ranked first in the country in terms of providing employment to differently-abled persons under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in 2019 - Andhra Pradesh.

Science

  • To co-develop a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar on an Earth observation satellite, the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission is scheduled for launch from Sriharikota in – 2022 (first to use dual frequencies).

General Knowledge

  • Human Library Organization – Founded: 2000; Headquarters: Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • National Stock Exchange – Established: 1992; Location: Mumbai.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) – Passed: 2005; Effective: 2006 (2 February).
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Founded: 1909 (15 June); Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) – Formation: 1982 (16 November); Headquarters: Kuwait City, Kuwait.

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