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One Liners of the Day, 17 November 2018

National

  • To ensure environmental conditions for construction projects measuring between 20,000 and 50,000 square metres, Union Environment Ministry has delegated powers to - local bodies.
  • To ensure sustainable development of the Indian Himalayan region, NITI Aayog has constituted the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council’ to study - 12 states.
  • This state has finalised its new emblem consists of "Dharma Chakka" - Andhra Pradesh.
  • N. G. Gaikwad Panel recommends on the demands of the Maratha community for reservation upto 16% in - Maharashtra.
  • The only state that gives 69% reservation and highest reservation - Tamil Nadu.
  • On November 15, two Circuits projects were inaugurated under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in this northeast state - Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Second mega food park in Maharashtra - Paithan Mega Food Park, Aurangabad.

International

  • On November 20 at The Imperial, New Delhi, International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch the India’s third ‘Decent Work Country Program (DWCP) for the period - 2018-2022.

Sports

  • Winner of the IBSF Billiards Championship played at Yangon - Pankaj Advani.
  • Winner of Tata Steel Chess Blitz Tournament in Kolkata - Viswanathan Anand.

Person In News

  • First young ambassador of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India - Hima Das.

General Knowledge

  • International billiards and snooker federation (IBSF) established in the year - 1971.
  • Headquarter of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) - Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
  • Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Government of India has been started in the year - 2014-15.
  • Headquarter of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - New York City (New York, USA).
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) established in the year – 1946.

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