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One Liners of the Day : 18 January 2018

National

  • Central govt. has withdrawn the subsidy for the pilgrims of – Haj
  • New Industrial Development scheme is introduce in – J&K
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the commencement of work of an oil refinery in –Rajasthan
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016 will be conferred by – President, Ram Nath kovind

International

  • World’s fifth largest diamond has been unveiled in – Lesotho
  • This Country’s Prime Minister has inaugurated the third edition of the geo-political conference – Raisina Dialogue 2018 – Israel
  • The Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar 2018’ will be held in – Seattle

Person in News

  • The senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC), passed away recently in Pune - Narayana Sadashiv Pharande
  • The veteran Cinematographer passed away recently in Mumbai, Maharashtra - W.B. Rao

Sports

  • City, in India to host the Afghanistan's maiden Test in June 2018 – Bengaluru
  • The Country’s men hockey team thrashed Japan 6-0 in its opening match of the double-leg Four Nations Invitational Tournament – India

General Knowledge

  • The Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam is located in – Rajasthan
  • The capital and the largest city of Lesotho, an enclaved country in southern Africa- Maseru

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