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One Liners of the Day, 18 October 2020

Defence

  • Winner of the Raksha Mantri Trophy for the Best Command Hospitals of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2019 - Command Hospital (Air Force) Bengaluru.
  • On 16 October, India successfully conducted a night trial of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable _____ missile from a test range in Odisha - Prithvi-2 (surface-to-surface missile).

Economy

  • This Public sector bank, in the 14th Phase of sale, has been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds with effect from 19th October to 28th of October 2020 - State Bank of India (SBI).
  • Reserve Bank of India will conduct its first-ever Open Market Operation (OMO) (worth ____) purchase of State Developments Loans (SDLs) on 22nd October 2020 - 10,000 crore rupees.

International

  • Host of the Seventh Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States on 16 October 2020 - India (Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice).

National

  • Host country for the Y20 Global Summit which was held on 15 October 2020 to empower the youth across the world - Saudi Arabia.
  • India - International Food & Agri Week - 16th to 22nd October 2020.
  • Ministry of Food Processing Industries has started an awareness campaign on reducing food wastage named - ‘Anna Devo Bhava’.
  • First city in the country (over 10 lakh population) that have 100 percent piped water facility - Bhubaneswar.

Persons in News

  • First Indian who won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, announced at the Natural History Museum in London - Aishwarya Sridhar.

State Current Affairs

  • This NBFC and Jammu Kashmir Power Corporation ltd (JKPCL) signed and exchanged an agreement for Liquidity Infusion Scheme under “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan” for the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory - Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC).
  • This state government on 15 October inaugurated ‘Sujal’- Drink from Tap Mission initiative which aims at providing quality drinking water to more than 1.5 million people in urban areas - Odisha.

General Knowledge

  • Paraguay - Capital: Asunción; Currency: Guaraní.
  • Peru - Capital: Lima; Currency: Sol.
  • Philippines - Capital: Manila; Currency: Peso
  • Poland - Capital: Warsaw; Currency: Polish złoty.
  • Portugal - Capital: Lisbon; Currency: Euro.
  • Qatar - Capital: Doha; Currency: Riyal.

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