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One Liners of the Day, 18 September 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of International Equal Pay Day (18 September) for the year 2020 - “Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity”.

Economy

  • This bank and Titan Company have partnered to introduce a range of Titan Pay watches powered by YONO App for contactless payment functions - State Bank of India (SBI).

International

  • India’s rank in the latest edition of the World Bank's annual Human Capital Index 2020 - 116th (India's score 0.49).
  • India applauded the launch of Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program at the Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of the G20 countries which held under the Presidency of - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • This Asian country on 16 September has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA) as Observer - India.

National

  • The ‘Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020’ has been passed by Rajya Sabha that paves the way to establish the institute at - Jamnagar, Gujarat.
  • The Lok Sabha cleared a Bill that will empower the ______ to restructure distressed cooperative banks without placing them under moratorium - Reserve Bank of India.
  • Three research councils -_______, Central Council of Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) and Central Council for Research in Unani Medicines (CCRUM) - have jointly taken up a project on National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer Diabetes Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) through integration of allopathy and Ayush system on pilot basis in different districts - Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS).

Persons in News

  • Winner of Indian Humanitarian Award of Indian Book of Records - Dr Kishore Kumar Manda.
  • New cultural representative at the Indian Council for Culture Relations (ICCR) - Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (Filmmaker).
  • Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Governor for 21 days (15 January 1985 to 4 February 1985) who passed away on 15 September at the age of 90 - Amitabha Ghosh.

Sports

  • First woman who won a world motorbike world title in the Superbike Supersport 300 Championship, France - Ana Carrasco (21-year-old motorcyclist).

State Current Affairs

  • This state government approved the Balasaheb Thackeray Accidental Insurance Scheme that will ensure accident victims get maximum benefit of Rs. 30,000 or free treatment in hospital - Maharashtra.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 September dedicated the Kosi rail mega bridge that was washed away during the heavy flood and severe Indo-Nepal earthquake in 1934, in - Bihar.
  • Under the campaign 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat', the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is paired with - Tamil Nadu.

General Knowledge

  • The Djibouti Code of Conduct / Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA) that aims at repression of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Western Indian Ocean Region, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, was established in - January 2009.
  • All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are declared as Institutes of National Importance through the - AIIMS Act, 1956.
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are declared as Institutes of National Importance through the - IIT Act, 1961.
  • Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) are declared as Institutes of National Importance through the - IIM Act, 2017.
  • Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations - Signed: 13 February 1946; Effective: 17 September 1946.
  • Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations - Signed: 18 April 1961; Effective: 24 April 1964.

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