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One Liners of the Day, 17 September 2019

Days in Focus

  • Theme for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer or World Ozone Day 2019 (16 September) - 32 Years and Healing.
  • Theme of 52nd Engineers’ Day (15 September) - Engineering for change.

International 

  • Winner of the ‘Best Video’ award for the Asia & Pacific Region in the UNWTO Tourism Video Competition 2019 - India’s ‘Yogi of the Racetrack’.

National

  • The National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development inaugurated at - Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bengaluru.
  • An Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER), India’s first of its kind centre for conducting wide spectrum of energy research, situated at - Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bengaluru.

Persons in News

  • Chairman of Railway Board who get honoured with Eminent Engineers Award - Vinod Kumar Yadav.
  • Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker who passed away on 16 September - Dr. Kodela Siprasada Rao.

Sports

  • Winner of the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2019 in Myanmar - Pankaj Advani.
  • Winner of the men's singles event at the 2019 Vietnam Open Badminton Championship - Saurabh Verma.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government repealed a four-decade-old law that made the state exchequer pay the income tax of the state’s Ministers – Uttar Pradesh.

General Knowledge

  • The ozone layer was discovered in 1913 by - Charles Fabry and Henri Buisson (French physicists).
  • The ozone layer is part of the stratosphere, a layer of the Earth's atmosphere that lies about - 10 to 30 miles (16 to 48 kilometers) above the surface of the Earth.
  • Doordarshan had begun its operation in – 1959 (15 September).

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