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One Liners of the Day, 14 October 2019

Important Day

  • National Postal Week in India - October 9 to October 15.
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction – 13 October.

Economy

  • As per World Bank, India’s growth rate in 2019-20 is projected to fall to - 6%.
  • On 13 October, India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed 190 million dollar loan agreement for improving road connectivity in – Rajasthan (to upgrade 754 kilometres of state highways).

Environment

  • The World Wide Fund for Nature, India and Uttar Pradesh government has launched the annual Ganges river dolphin census in – Bijnor.

International 

  • According to Brand Finance’s ‘Most valuable nation brand ranking 2019’, most valuable nation brand in the world – United States (brand value of $27,715 billion) (China & Germany came second & third).
  • The 2019 First Global DXB Challenge, a large gathering for creative young minds in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, will be held from 24th to 27th October in – Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • On 13 October, ‘BRICS Culture Ministers’ meeting 2019 held in - Curitiba, Brazil.
  • The Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has conferred with ‘The order of the Green Crescent’, which is the highest Civilian Honour of - Comoros.

National

  • According to Brand Finance’s ‘Most valuable nation brand ranking 2019’, India’s rank in the list - 7th (brand value of $2,562 billion).
  • On 13 & 14 October, National Indigenous Seeds Festival 2019 held in – Iroishemba, Manipur.
  • On 18th - 19th October 2019, the Things Conference India 2019 is being organized in - Hyderabad.
  • Indian city which won Green Mobility Award at the 2019 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards ceremony in Denmark – Kolkata (Low Carbon Commute Transition)

Persons in News

  • On 13 October, Pope Francis declared this person of Kerala, a saint in a ceremony held in the Vatican City - Mother Mariam Thresia.

Sports

  • Indian who settled for a bronze medal in 51kg category at the World Women’s Boxing Championships 2019 in Russia - M C Mary Kom.

General Knowledge

  • National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in India was founded in – 1993 (12 October).
  • The Central Information Commission (CIC) in India, setup under the Right to Information Act, was established in – 2005 (12 October).
  • Right to Information (RTI) Act in India was enacted in – 2005 (15 June).
  • First woman honours graduate in British India - Kamini Roy (Bengali poet, social worker and feminist).

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