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One Liners of the Day: 12 December 2017

National

  • This railway station has become India’s first energy efficient ‘A1 Category’ station – Kacheguda
  • The total cost of the Khelo India programme to be launched for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20 is – Rs 1756 crore
  • The amount of annual scholarship which an athlete will get for 8 years under a new Pan India Scholarship Scheme to be launched soon – Rs 5 lakh
  • This India’s largest non-insurer company will execute health insurance for about 1 crore poor families across Maharashtra and Rajasthan – New India Assurance Company Ltd (NIACL)

International

  • The researchers at this university have developed an underwater robot ‘MantaDroid’ for underwater mapping and surveillance – National University of Singapore
  • The name of hydrogel developed by researchers at University of Southern California (USC) to treat eye injuries – PNIPAM [poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)]

Sports

  • Union Sports Ministry intends to celebrate this year as Year of Sports – 2018
  • This country won the Bronze of the Hockey World League final played at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar – India
  • This place is hosting the 10th Asian Airgun Championship - Wako City, Japan
  • The total number of medals won by Indian divers at the Indonesia Open Aquatic Championship in Jakarta – 5 (1G, 3S and 2B)

Person in News

  • This renowned agricultural scientist was conferred with the Yerarignar Award by Vice President of India M Venkaih Naidu – Prof MS Swaminathan
  • This Hindi literary critic has been chosen for the Vyas Samman for the year 2017 – Mamta Kalia

General Knowledge

  • The community from which Kacheguda railway station derives its name is – Kachi community
  • Bhamasha Swasthya Bima Yojana (BSBY) is being implemented in this state – Rajasthan
  • In this year the National Food Security Act (NFSA) came into effect – 2013 (12 September)
  • The first winner of Vyaas Samman given by KK Birla Foundation is – Ram Vilas Sharma

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