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One Liners of the Day, 17 October 2020

Important Day

  • National Innovation Day in India - 15 October.
  • Theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020 (17 October) - “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”.
  • 'Intellectual Property Literacy Week' in India - 15th to 23rd October.


  • This Public sector bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for payment of subsidy to street vendors under the Centre's SVANidhi Scheme - Indian Bank.


  • This country becomes first country to appoint envoy for Indo-Pacific region and announced Christophe Penot as an independent Ambassador for the Indo-Pacific sector - France.


  • The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare organized Mahila Kisan Diwas on - 15 October 2020.
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare on 15 October 2020 presided over an inter-ministerial meet with this organisation to build a ‘Whole of Government’ approach to achieve ‘Vision 2050’ of the eat Right India Movement - Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
  • Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' virtually launched the _____ for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign on 15 October 2020 - 'KAPILA' Kalam Program.
  • This micro-blogging platform announced a partnership with the Election Commission of India (ECI) and launched a new search prompt that makes it easy to find credible and authoritative information related to Bihar Assembly elections - Twitter.
  • The International Institute of Advanced Virology is being constructed at - Thonakkal, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Persons in News

  • India's first Oscar winner Costume designer, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 epic film “Gandhi”, passed away in Mumbai on 15 October 2020 - Bhanu Athaiya.
  • Person who has been awarded the prestigious IEC 1906 Award by the International Electrotechnical Commission - B. N. De Bhowmick.


  • Winner of the ‘Virtual Race Across America’ - Lt Col Bharat Pannu.
  • New interim president of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) - Michael Irani.

State Current Affairs

  • Two day folk and light music concert 'JASHN-e-HARUD' inaugurated on 14 October 2020 at - Srinagar.

Science and Technology

  • International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H) and this organisation have developed a Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) Primer (document) for better insight into structural safety in the wake of earthquake risks - National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

General Knowledge

  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) - Founded: 26 June 1906; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Election Commission of India (ECI) - Founded: 25 January 1950; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) - Founded: 2011; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) - Founded: 2 April 1990; Headquarters: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) - Founded: 1905; Headquarters: Budapest, Hungary.
  • National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) - Founded: 2005; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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