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One Liners of the Day, 15 September 2019

Days in Focus

  • Hindi Divas in India - 14 September.
  • World First Aid Day - every second Saturday of September.
  • Theme for World First Aid Day 2019 - "First Aid and Excluded People".

Economy

  • On 13 September, the Central government has clarified that no licence would be required for the manufacture of goods except - tobacco items, defence equipment, hazardous chemicals and industrial explosives.
  • On 13 September, the Reserve Bank of India allowed payments banks to apply for small finance bank (SFB) licences and revised the minimum paid-up capital requirement for SFBs to – Rs. 200 crore (instead of Rs. 100 crore earlier).
  • This part of the World Bank Group signed a MoU with the Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) of India to collaborate on the training of NBFCs in India - International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Environment

  • On 13 September, a MoU was signed between Ministry of Railways and this institution for facilitation of green initiatives in Indian Railways - Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

National

  • On 13 September, Union Minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched the maritime communication services in - Mumbai.
  • First Indian company that will now provide quality broadband services to the maritime sector - Nelco.

Persons in News

  • New Managing Director & CEO of National Collateral Management Service Limited (NCML) - Siraj Chaudhry.
  • New Chairman of the board of directors of National Collateral Management Service Limited (NCML) - Sanjay Kaul.

Sports

  • 2020 FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup to be held from 2-21 November in - India.

Science and Technology

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will exchange notes with ‘SpaceIL’ space centre of this country to conduct study about failure of lunar mission - Israel.

General Knowledge

  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) came into force in - 1996.
  • The Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India on - 14 September 1949.
  • Mount Satopanth peak is the second highest peak in -Uttarakhand.
  • Denmark’s microbiologist who is best known for pioneering the method of the Gram stain to identify bacteria - Hans Christian Joachim Gram.

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