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One Liners of the Day, 20 April 2019

Days of the month

  • On April 20, 1997 …….. became the 12th Prime Minister of the country - Inder Kumar Gujral
  • On April 20, 1972 ………. campaign launched on the moon after struggling for six hours - Apollo 16

Defense

  • ……….. is set to lift its technical hold on the listing of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in May - China
  • Till now India has received 310 plus 347 T-90 tanks from - Russia

Environment

  • The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) will soon file a case in the special environment court, Kurukshetra, against those involved in illegal mining in - Tajewala village of Yamunanagar district

International 

  • Sri Lanka’s first research satellite - RAAVANA-1
  • US troops to Mideast is labeled as Terrorists by - Iran Parliament
  • Notre Dame Cathedral is situated in – Paris, France
  • Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned as emperor of France inside the Notre Dame cathedral in -1804
  • Henry VI of England was crowned inside the Notre Dame cathedral in - 1431

National

  • ‘The Face of Disasters 2019’, report is released by - Supporting Entrepreneurs for Environment and Development (SEEDS)

Persons in News

  • Historic legal battle for LGBTQ rights in India is spearheaded by - Menaka Guruswamy

Sports

  • The name of former Brazilian football president banned for lifetime by FIFA for all football-related activities of corruption is - Jose Maria Marin

Science and Technology

  • The name of first Earth-sized exoplanet discovered by National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (Nasa) latest planet-hunting probe TESS - HD 21749b
  • The distance of HD 21749b from earth is - 53 light-years

General Knowledge

  • Nasa stands for - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • The full form of latest planet-hunting probe TESS - The Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite
  • FIFA stands for - Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • Name of Indians added in TIME magazine’s prestigious list of the 100 most influential people in the world - Mukesh Ambani, Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy
  • Defense Minister of Iran - Gen. Amir Hatami
  • Construction of iconic Notre Dame began in: 1163,; completed in: 1345

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