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One Liners of the Day, 13 August 2020

Economy

  • This exchange on 1 September 2020 will launch a liquidity enhancement scheme in the newly launched segment 'options on goods' with gold mini contract - Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX).
  • The Central Government is working to bring this type of institutions in rural areas to help people open small shops and businesses to provide a loan of up to Rs 10 Lakh - Social microfinance institutions.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has allowed trustees of ______ to appoint a dedicated officer to assist them in carrying out their fiduciary duty - Mutual funds.

International

  • World’s first country that developed the first vaccine against COVID 19 - Russia.
  • New Prime Minister of Peru - Walter Roger Martos Ruiz.

National

  • New tax scheme to honour and encourage honest taxpayers -'Transparent Taxation - Honoring the Honest’.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the ACJ Investigative Journalism Award 2020 - Nitin Sethi.
  • Winner of the K.P. Narayana Kumar Memorial Award for Social Impact Journalism - Shiv Sahay Singh (The Hindu).
  • Winner of the Global Youth Achievement Award 2020 in the ‘motivational and inspiring youth’ category, instituted by the National Youth Icon Award Committee (New Delhi) - Dr Robin Radhakrishnan.
  • Winner of the Dharmapada Award in recognition of Life Time Contribution to Art, instituted by Odisha Lalit Kala Academy - Shilp Guru Sudarshan Sahoo.

State Current Affairs

  • The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to upgrade this airport at Ayodhya to international standards - Shri Ram Airport.
  • This state government launched Mukhya Mantri Kisan Sahay Yojana under which farmers who have sown crops in this kharif (monsoon) season will get benefit - Gujarat.
  • Scheme amounting Rs 92 crore of Punjab government that aims at providing more than 1.74 lakh class XII students with smartphones by November 2020 - Punjab Smart Connect Scheme.
  • The Uttarakhand government will set up electricity generation plants for solid waste in - Roorkee, Rudrapur, Kashipur, Haldwani, Rishikesh and Kotdwar.

Science and Technology

  • This institute has developed indigenous seed balls named BEEG (Bio-compost Enriched Eco-friendly Globule) - IIT Kanpur.
  • NASA’s telescope that finished its primary mission after founding 66 new exoplanets - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

General Knowledge

  • Council of Architecture (COA) is a body constituted under the provisions of the Architects Act - 1972.
  • Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) - Founded: 10 November 2003; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) - Founded: 12 April 1988; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE) was incorporated in - 1908.

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