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One Liners of the Day: 20 May 2018

National

  • The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology has decided to adopt this word in Hindi and English languages for scientific and technical purposes – AYUSH
  • The draft related to management of this river was approved by the Supreme Court – Cauvery River
  • The researchers of this institute have developed a device to detect and remove arsenic from water – Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)
  • This Indian corporate giant has acquired 72% stake in Bankrupt Bhushan Steel – Tata Steel
  • This department has been established by the Union Commerce Ministry – Directorate General of Trade Remedies
  • The first Parcel Cargo Express Train (PECT) connecting northeast region to Western Coast commenced its operation from this place – Guwahati

International

  • This country saw the worst airline crash in decades leaving 100 dead – Cuba

Person in News

  • This person has been appointed as Secretary of Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) – Atanu Chakraborty
  • This person has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Coal India Limited (CIL) – Anil Kumar Jha
  • She became the youngest Indian woman to scale the world’s highest mountain Mt Everest – Shivangi Pathak

Sports

  • Thomas cup Badminton tournament started in this country – Thailand

General Knowledge

  • He heads the 15th Finance Commission constituted to chalk out devolution of finances from Centre to States – Nand Kishore Singh
  • The world’s highest peak Mt Everest in Nepal is known as – Sagarmatha
  • In this year the Department of Disinvestment was renamed as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) – 2016
  • The debt-laden Bhushan Steel Limited acquired by Tata Steel is the largest manufacturer of this steel in India - Auto-grade steel
  • AYUSH” is a popular acronym for five traditional and complementary systems of medicine, namely – Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy
  • The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) were created under the National Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill of – 2010

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