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One Liners of the Day, 16 November 2019

Important Day

  • Day of the Imprisoned Writer – 15 November.

Economy

  • For building skills and talent for Finance of the Future, KPMG in India and NIIT Limited have entered into an exclusive partnership to launch - KPMG NIIT Finance Academy.

International 

  • Country that has the lowest risk of bribery on the index in South Asia, according to the Trace Bribery Matrix ranking - Bhutan (52nd) (highest in Bangladesh).
  • The 2nd Summit of World Religious Leaders held from 14-15 November 2019 in - Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • Host of the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13) from 17 to 22 February 2020 – India.
  • India has pledged to contribute this much fund for various operational activities of development across the UN agencies for the year 2020 - USD 13.5 million.
  • The 8th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII) will be organized from 18th to 21st November 2019 in - New Delhi, India.
  • Winner of the Golden Leaf Award in the Most Impressive Public Service Initiative category at Tab Expo 2019 event in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Tobacco Board of India.

National

  • For vision planning in design, engineering and manufacturing of lighter, smarter, value added, safe and faster premium bicycles, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, has setup - Development Council for Bicycle.
  • A video campaign 'Let Them Shine', aims to bridge the gap between parents' aspirations and kids' dreams, launched by - Bharti AXA Life Insurance.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the Guru Nanak Dev Ji Achievers Award 2019 - Avneet Sidhu (Shooter).
  • India boxer who was conferred the Haryana Gaurav award by the Haryana in UK Association - Amit Panghal.
  • Winner of the ABLF Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th edition of the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) in Dubai - Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla.
  • First woman Judge Advocate General of the Indian Army to be deployed on a foreign mission, as a military legal expert with the Government of Seychelles - Lieutenant Colonel Jyoti Sharma.

Sports

  • The Kabaddi World Cup will be held from 1 to 9 December in – Punjab.

State Current Affairs

  • On 15 November, the National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) was launched in - Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

General Knowledge

  • Jharkhand - Statehood: 15 November 2000; Capital: Ranchi.
  • Convention on Migratory Species (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals Or Bonn Convention) – Signed: 1979; Effective: 1983 (1 November).
  • The Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) was established in – 2007.

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