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One Liners of the Day, 17 August 2022

Economy: 

  • The annual rate of inflation based on the All-India Wholesale Price Index (WPI) Number is 13.93% (Provisional) for the month of July 2022 (over July 2021). 
  • India has taken rapid strides in reducing child mortality since 2014 from 45 per 1000 live births to 35 per 1000 live births in 2019

National Affairs:  

  • Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurated Public Systems Lab (PSL) at IIT Delhi.
  • More than 6 crore Tiranga selfies uploaded on the Har Ghar Tiranga website under Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan
  • The Guinness World Record of World's 'Largest Human Image of a Waving National Flag' was created in Chandigarh with the participation of 5,885 people.
  • National Health Authority (NHA) announced performance-based fund allocation for strengthening the registries of healthcare professionals and health facilities at the State/ UT level. 
  • Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State, virtually launched the Early Childhood Development Conclave, Paalan 1000 National Campaign and Parenting App. 
  • Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, has made the list of six cities worldwide that are best suited to expats, according to Bloomberg.

International Affairs:  

Kenya's William Ruto was declared President-elect.

The UK becomes the first nation to approve the Omicron vaccine.

Persons in News: 

PM Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his Punya Tithi (16 August)

 

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