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One Liners of the Day, 18 March 2019

National

  • First Supercomputer designed and built under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at BHU Varanasi - PARAM Shavak.
  • The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) of India envisages empowering national academic and R&D institutions by installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising of - more than 70 high-performance computing facilities.

International

  • This country would create a new Specialised Infantry Battalion by recruiting more than 800 Nepalese Gurkha servicepersons this year – UK.

Environment and Ecology

  • US-based NOAA forecasted that in India, there is a 60 per cent chance of El Nino conditions continuing through - June to August.

Awards and Person in News

  • To address challenges pertaining to the quality of credit ratings, the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) is headed by - Shaktikanta Das (RBI Governor).

Sports

  • This year, captain of Indian football team was honoured with the Padma award, named - Sunil Chhetri.

General Knowledge

  • Establishment Year of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - 1935.
  • First Indian governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir C. D. Deshmukh (1943-1949).
  • The territories covered under the United Kingdom - Scotland, Wales and England as well as Northern Ireland.
  • United Kingdom - Capital: London; Currency: Pound sterling.
  • Nepal - Capital: Kathmandu; Currency: Nepalese rupee.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) - Establishment Year: 1988; Headquarter: Mumbai.

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