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One Liners of the Day, 09 May 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of World Migratory Bird Day (second Saturday of May- 9 May 2020) for the year 2020 - “Birds Connect Our World”.

Economy

  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a loan of _____ to support India's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic - USD 500 million.
  • On 8 May 2020, Moody's Investors Service projected India's growth for FY2020-21 at - zero percent.
  • Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman launched INR-USD Futures and Options contracts on these two International Exchanges at GIFT International Financial Services Centre at Gandhinagar - BSE’s India INX and NSE’s NSE-IFSC.

International

  • The United Nations and partner agencies have launched a 6.7 billion US dollar global appeal to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

  • This Indian institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Coir Board to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the application of Coir exclusively - Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Persons in News

  • Author of the book, titled "Momspeak: The Funny, Bittersweet Story of Motherhood in India" - Pooja Pande.
  • This person has been adjudge d this year's African Social Star in the international category of the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards - Preven Reddy (South African comedian).
  • The term of this Indian personality as the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) of India has been extended until the end of 2022 - Dia Mirza.

Sports

  • Person, who started the Kodava Family Hockey tournament in 1997, died in Bengaluru on 7 May 2020 - Pandanda Kuttappa.

State Current Affairs

  • New Chief Electoral Officer of Madhya Pradesh - Veera Rana.

Science

  • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has sanctioned a project to develop human monoclonal antibodies as therapy for COVID-19 infections which will be led by - Bharat Biotech.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Red Cross Society - Founded: 1920; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - Founded: 09 February 1863; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • National Human Rights Commission was founded on - 12 October 1993.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Founded: 05 June 1972; Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) - Founded: 16 January 2016; Headquarters: Beijing, China.
  • Coir Board - Founded: 1953; Location: Kochi and Alappuzha.

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