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One Liners of the Day, 20 August 2019

Days in Focus

  • 2019 World Humanitarian Day (19 August) campaign - #WomenHumanitarians.

Economy

  • New President of Paytm - Madhur Deora.

International 

  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant in - Bhutan.

Persons in News

  • Noted journalist from Odisha who passed away on 18 August - Ranjit Guru.

Sports

  • Winner of the Men’s single event at the ATP Cincinnati Masters 2019 - Daniil Medvedev.
  • Indian sprinters who won a gold medal each in 300m at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic - Hima Das and Mohammad Anas.
  • Australian who has been elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), England - Mitchell Johnson.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has undertaken a flagship programme, Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP), to achieve self-sufficiency in food grains - Mizoram.

General Knowledge

  • Mizoram State – Founded on: 20 February 1987; Capital: Aizawl.
  • Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) - formed in: 1972; Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • Czech Republic - Capital: Prague; Currency: Czech koruna.
  • Bhutan – Capital: Thimphu; Currency: Ngultrum.
  • Odisha State – Founded on: 01 April 1936; Capital: Bhubaneshwar.

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