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One Liners of the Day, 19 October 2019

Economy

  • Team Cashless India campaign is launched by – MasterCard.
  • SBI Card launched a payment feature based on Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology for secure card payments using mobile phones, called - SBI Card Pay.

International

  • On 17-18 October, the 2nd edition of Indo-French Knowledge Summit organized in – Lyon, France (at the University of Lyon). 
  • Largest oil and natural gas importer – China (30% of China’s total energy demand).
  • The 7th World Military Games inaugurated on 18 October in – Wuhan, China.
  • Country that reported the most number of deaths of children below five years in 2018, with 8,82,000 deaths, according to the “State of the World’s Children 2019” report of UNICEF – India.
  • Country which won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council and got the nod in a vote by the UN General Assembly to choose 14 new members for the 47-member body based in Geneva - Venezuela.

National

  • The two humanoid robots rolled on the floor of the Robo Chef restaurant in – Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • The most innovative major state in India, according to the NITI Aayog’s ‘India Innovation Index (III) 2019’ – Karnataka.
  • On 18 October, the 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave held in - New Delhi.
  • On 17 October, the Asia Health-2019 conference organized in - New Delhi.

Persons in News

  • New Vice-Chairman of World Steel Association (Worldsteel) - Sajjan Jindal (Chairman of JSW Steel).
  • 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) in place of CJI Ranjan Gogoi (on 18 November 2019) - Justice S. A. Bobde.

State Current Affairs

  • KHON Ramlila programme of Thailand will be organized first time in India on 26th October in – Ayodhya, UP.
  • YSR Navodayam, a scheme to promote Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), launched by - Andhra Pradesh Govt.
  • The 17th edition of BioAsia will be held from February 17 to 19 in - Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • District administration of J&K state that started an awareness campaign under the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme - Rajouri
  • First district in Assam to introduce a digital system for the state government employees - Hailakandi

General Knowledge

  • National Institute of Nutrition is based in – Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • World Steel Association (Worldsteel) - Founded: 1967 (10 July); Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • Bangladesh – Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.
  • NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) - Formed‎: 2015 (‎1 January); Headquarters‎: ‎Delhi.

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