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One Liners of the Day, 14 July 2020

Economy

  • This Stock exchange has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT Alumni Council to encourage listing culture for startups and develop a ‘high investor depth’ startups platform - BSE (forrmerly Bombay Stock Exchange).

International

  • According to 2020 World Population Data Sheet of the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), the world population is projected to reach 9.9 billion by  – 2050 (increase of more than 25 percent from 2020).
  • This university has announced a lecture series and a Tamil literary award in the name of late AIADMK leader and former Minister V.R. Nedunchezhiyan popularly known as ‘Navalar’ - University of Toronto Scarborough.

National

  • On 14 July, Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and lay the foundation stones of various Highway projects as part of a new economic corridor worth over Rs 20 thousand crore in - Haryana.
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced an investment of _________in India over the next 5 to 7 years through Google for India Digitisation Fund - Rs. 75 thousand crore.

Sports

  • Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, given by club Mohun Bagan - Ashok Kumar (hockey player).

State Current Affairs

  • In this state, the successful model of Dhanvanatari Rath has shown the true path of taking health services to people’s doorstep during the COVID-19 pandemic - Gujarat.
  • Industrial development body of this state signed a MoU with UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) - Maharashtra (MIDC).
  • Rejig.HydStartups is a large-scale mentoring programme for startups which is launched by - Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC).

General Knowledge

  • BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) was founded on - 09 July 1877.
  • Rangaswamy Cup is associated with – Hockey.
  • Federation Cup is associated with – Football.
  • Durand Cup is associated with – Football.
  • Super Cup is associated with – Football.
  • Santosh Trophy is associated with – Football.
  • World Food Programme (WFP) - Founded: 01 January 1961; Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
  • UN Women - Founded: 2010; Headquarters: New York, USA.

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