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One Liners of the Day, 15 July 2019

Economy

  • India will become the world''s ______ biggest economy in 2025, according to the IHS Markit report – Fifth.

International 

  • On July 12, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar laid foundation stone for the Baba Guru Nanak International University in - Nankana Sahib (Pakistan’s Punjab province).

Persons in News

  • Winner of the Yuva Puraskar 2018 by Sahitya Akademi in Maithili language -  Amit Pathak (poetry collection "Raag-Upraag").
  • Winner of the Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018 by Sahitya Akademi in Maithili language - Rishi Bashistha (book "Ek Phoolak Guldasta").

Sports

  • Indian weightlifter who smashed the record in the clean and jerk event by lifting 202 kgs and created a new Commonwealth record - Pardeep Singh (109kg)
  • Published in July 2019, rank of the Indian women's football team in the latest FIFA rankings - 57th.
  • Winner of the Women's singles event at the 2019 Wimbledon - Simona Halep (Romania).
  • First Indian athlete to win three consecutive gold medals in a single edition of international championship - Hima Das.
  • Gold medallist in the 200m race at the at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet 2019 in Czech Republic - Hima Das.
  • Player who broke the women’s mile world record set by Russia’s Svetlana Masterkova at the 2019 Diamond League Athletics Championship in Monaco - Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) (with 4 minutes and 12.33 seconds).

State Current Affairs

  • On August 1, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) will organise ‘Women Startup Summit’ in - Kochi, Kerala.

Science and Technology

  • On 13 July, Russia launched a space telescope, named - Spektr-RG.

General Knowledge

  • India's Sahitya Akademi was formed in – 1954.
  • International Tennis Federation (ITF) – Founded in: 1913; Headquarters: London (UK).
  • Four Grand Slam organised by International Tennis Federation (ITF) - Australian Open (January), French Open (May-June), Wimbledon (June-July) and US Open (August-September).
  • World Bank – Founded in: 1944; Headquarters: Washington DC (USA).
  • Japan - Capital: Tokyo; Currency: Japanese Yen.
  • The first Wimbledon championship was held in London (England) in – 1877.

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