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One Liners of the Day, 19 November 2019

Important Day

  • Naturopathy Day in India - 18 November.

Defence

  • At Doha, the inaugural edition of the Bilateral Maritime Exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr (Roar of the Sea) is being conducted from 17 to 21 November between - India and Qatar.
  • On 20 November 2019, President of India will award the President’s Colour to - Indian Naval Academy.
  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is using this technology for the first time to build an all-weather road at extremely high-altitude regions over 19,000-feet above sea level to Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) - Micropile or Cementaceous Sub Base (CTSB) technology.

Economy

  • The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has suggested the government to impose this type of price for products, alleging that e-tailers practicing unethical & unfair business - "minimum operative price".

International 

  • The 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) held in - Bangkok, Thailand.
  • The Plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is being hosted from 18th to 22nd November in - New Delhi.
  • The Chair of Kimberley Process for the year 2019 – India (“KP Chair” - B. B. Swain; “KP Focal Point” - Rupa Dutta).
  • This country has sent its first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier, known as 002, across the Taiwan Strait - China.
  • This Indian institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brunel University London to join forces on Education and Research Collaboration - Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K).

National

  • This institution released the report on ‘Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks—Potential Pathways to Reforms’ - NITI Aayog.
  • The first Winter-Grade Diesel outlet was launched for - Ladakh region.

Persons in News

  • Newly sworn-in President of Sri Lanka - Gotabaya Rajapakasa.
  • Four newly-elected Members of Parliament who took oath in the Lok Sabha on 18 November 2019 - Prince Raj (Bihar), Himadri Singh (Madhya Pradesh), Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil (Maharashtra) and D.M. Kathir Anand (Tamil Nadu).

Sports

  • Indian boxer who was elected as members of AIBA Athletes Commission - Laishram Sarita Devi.
  • Host city of India's home matches during the 2020 Hockey Pro League which will be played between January 11 and June 28 - Bhubaneswar.
  • The Hindi platform of Madrid-based this sports channel launched on 13 November 2019 - Olympic Channel.

Science

  • A special winter-grade diesel (pour point of – 33 degree Celsius) for the high-altitude regions is developed by - Indian Oil Corporation (Indian Oil).
  • ‘Kirin A1’, world’s first dedicated chipset for ‘wearables’ is developed by – Huawei (China-based).

General Knowledge

  • The Indian Naval Academy found its permanent home at Ezhimala, Kerala and was inaugurated on - 08 January 2009.
  • World Transplant Games Federation - Founded: 1978; Headquarters: Winchester, United Kingdom; Founder: Dr Maurice Slapak.
  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Founded: 1924 (07 January); Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland; current President: Narinder Batra.
  • The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is the process established in -2003.
  • The Kimberley Process (KP) is a commitment to remove this item from the global supply chain - Conflict diamonds.
  • Border Roads Organisation - Founded: 1960 (7 May); Founder: Jawaharlal Nehru.

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