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One Liners of the Day, 15 July 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of World Youth Skills Day (15 July) for the year 2020 - “Skills for a Resilient Youth”.

Defence

  • The Indian Army is planning to acquire Spike Firefly “loitering” ammunition from - Israel.
  • The Assault Rifles by Israel Weapon Industries, ‘Arad’ and ‘Carmel’ will be manufactured at the PLR Systems Private Ltd in - Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • This force released the Helpline number of Call Centre at Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre & Hospital, Chhatarpur in New Delhi - Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

Economy

  • This institution has launched a new Utility Tool for proper implementation of Finance Act 2020 which will facilitate the Banks and Post Offices with the accurate TDS rate applicable on cash withdrawals - Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
  • India's retail or consumer price index in June 2020 - 6.09%.
  • This exchange platform announced the beta launch of life insurance on its platform by enrolling Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance - BSE Ebix Insurance Broking (joint venture of BSE and Ebix Fincorp Exchange).
  • Annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price index (WPI), in June 2020 – (-1.81%).
  • This bank announced Rs 5,000 crore of refinance scheme for banks and financial institutions for providing finance to the beneficiaries of its 2,150 watershed development projects - National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

International

  • President Andrzej Duda won the Presidential Elections 2020 in - Poland.

National

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and this platform to gain access to the centralised online database on stolen vehicles and FIRs - National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID).
  • This state of has become the top state in executing the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme - Madhya Pradesh.
  • This ministry released PRAGYATA (Plan- Review- Arrange- Guide- Yak (talk)- Assign- Track- Appreciate) guidelines on digital education through online medium - Ministry of Human Resources and Development.
  • This world’s largest financial services organization is to set up the IFSC Banking Unit at Gujarat International Finance Tec City, GIFT city in Gandhinagar Gujarat - HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) Limited.
  • This institution organised its first 'Digital Choupal' on 13 July 2020 to mark its 39th foundation day - NABARD.

Persons in News

  • President of European Council - Charles Michel.
  • Author of the Book, titled 'His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ - Tenzin Geyche Tethong.
  • Winner of DadaSaheb Phalke Award 2020 for documentary, titled ‘Chi Lupo’ - Kezang D Thongdok.
  • Next Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan - Dr. Vidhu P. Nair.

Science and Technology

  • SHUDH (Smartphone operated Handy Ultraviolet Disinfection Helper) developed by - IIT Kanpur.
  • Software tool which is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for enforcement of quarantine - Smart Automated Management of Patients and Risks for Covid-19 (SAMPARC).

General Knowledge

  • European Union - Member states: 27; Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC) - Founded: 12 July 1982; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) - Founded: 12 July 1982; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • UNESCO-UNEVOC (International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training) - Founded: 2002; Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) - Founded: 16 October 1945; Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – Founded: 15 December 1977; Headquarters: Rome, Italy.

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