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One Liners of the Day, 19 September 2019

Days in Focus

  • World Bamboo Day - 18 September.

Defence

  • This Air-to-Air missile has been successfully flight tested on 16 September 2019 from Su-30 MKI – ASTRA (first indigenous air-to-air missile of India).

Economy

  • Company that launched a new initiative called ‘’Highway to a Hundred Unicorns’’ to mentor and support startups in tier 2 cities in India - Microsoft.
  • The board of Allahabad Bank approved the merger proposal with - Indian Bank.

International 

  • According to the UN’s International Migrant Stock 2019, this country was the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million strong diaspora - India.

National

  • A database of IMEIs of all the mobile operators, launched by the central government - Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR).

Persons in News

  • India's first female military diplomat to be posted in any of the Indian missions abroad - Wing Commander Anjali Singh (in Russia as the Deputy Air Attache).

Sports

  • First Indian wrestler who qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - Vinesh Phogat.
  • Winner of the U-17 Junior Boys Subroto Cup International Football Tournament 2019 - Hopewel Elias Higher Secondary School, Meghalaya.

Science and Technology

  • On 17 September, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has joined hands with this Indian organisation for the development of human-centric systems for the Human Space Mission to demonstrate its human space flight capabilities - Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

General Knowledge

  • The Ministry of Labour and Employment has been operating the "Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP)" and "National Safety Awards (NSA)" since - 1965.
  • International Water Association (IWA) - Founded in: 1999; Headquarters: London, UK.
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – Established in: 1969; Headquarter: Bangalore.
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was established in - 1958.

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