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One Liners of the Day, 15 August 2020

Important Day

  • World Organ Donation Day - 13 August.
  • Independence Day of India - 15 August.

Defence

  • Portal of Department of Defence Production which is a ‘one stop shop online portal that provides access to the vendors to take up items that can be taken up for indigenization - SRIJAN.
  • New Director General Naval Operations from 13 August 2020 - Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi.
  • The Indian Navy inked a deal with the _______ Expressway Industrial Development Authority to set up a "centre of excellence" in the state's defence corridor - Uttar Pradesh.

Economy

  • For the month of July 2020 (over July 2019), the annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at - (-0.58%).

International

  • Indian flyers holding any kind of valid visa under the 'Air Bubbles' agreement can travel to - the UK, the US, Canada and UAE.

National

  • A three-month campaign, launched by the Ministry of AYUSH on 14August, to enhance immunity and the requirement of lifestyle change - “Ayush for Immunity”.
  • First of its kind Tribal Health & Nutrition Portal for the health & nutrition status of the tribal population of India, launched by Ministry of Tribal Affairs - “Swasthya”.
  • Top spot among 40 central universities in the rankings released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development - Jamia Milia Islamia.
  • India's largest private-sector rail coach factory" - Medha Rail Coach Factory, Kondakal village, Rangareddy district, Telangana.

Persons in News

  • Army personal who have been awarded the Shaurya Chakra on the occasion of Independence Day 2020 - Major Anil Urs, Lieutenant Colonel Krishan Singh Rawat, Havildar Alok Kumar Dubey.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government felicitated the families of organs donor with the 'Suraj Samman' - Odisha.

Science and Technology

  • An indigenous photonic system for real-time remote monitoring of air quality parameters, that developed by Prof. Rao Tatavarti (Director of Gayatri Vidya Parishad-Scientific and Industrial Research Centre) & GVP College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam - AUM (Air Unique-quality Monitoring).
  • This institute and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a sustainable process for making brick-like structures on the moon using bacteria and guar beans - Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.

General Knowledge

  • "Sarabhai" Crater on this space object is named after Dr Vikram Sarabhai and around 250 to 300 kilometres east of this Crater is where the Apollo 17 and Luna 21 Missions had landed – Earth’s Moon.
  • Indian Army was formed on - 01 April 1895.
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) was formed on - 08 October 1932.
  • Indian Navy (IN) was formed on - 05 September 1612.
  • Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was formed on - 18 August 1978.

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