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One Liners of the Day, 20 November 2019

Important Day

  • Theme for World Toilet Day 2019 (19 November) - Leaving No One Behind.
  • International Men's Day - 19 November.

International 

  • Largest producer of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) or Sponge Iron (30.36MT) in the world - India.
  • The 29th Regional Contact Points (RCP) meeting of Asia Pacific (A/P) region of the World Customs Organization (WCO) held at - Puducherry.
  • First place in the 2019 IMD World Talent Ranking - Switzerland.
  • The 2019 World Science Forum will take place between 20 and 23 November in - Budapest, Hungary.

National

  • India’s rank in the 2019 IMD World Talent Ranking – 59th.
  • Winner of the 2019 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for environmental conservation - Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru.
  • This State tourism department and stakeholders were awarded the Best Emerging Green Tourist Destination Award by Travel & Leisure magazine - Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed a $91 million loan to modernize the Vijayanagara Channel irrigation systems in - Karnataka.
  • The International Principal’s Education Conference (IPEC) inaugurated on 19 November at – Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • The ‘2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products Achieving the SDGs 2030’ inaugurated on 19 November in – Delhi.
  • Next Census is in – 2021 (during 9-28 February).
  • The second Edition of “ISA – Steel Conclave 2019” will organise on 21st – 22nd November in - New Delhi.

Persons in News

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award to - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Biocon chairperson).
  • New director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at UN Development Programme (UNDP) - Kanni Wignaraja (Sri Lanka).
  • New director of UNDP's Bureau for Policy and Programme Support - Haoliang Xu (China).

Sports

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Airbnb announced an agreement to support the Olympic Movement through to - 2028.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government planned to create a dedicated new department of foreign cooperation - Haryana.

Science

  • ISRO’s PSLV-C47 mission - Cartosat-3.

General Knowledge

  • First and the only female Prime Minister of India (1966-1977) - Indira Gandhi (Born: 19 November 1917).
  • Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) - Founded: 1944 (26 January); Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - Founded: 1948; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • World Customs Organization (WCO) - Founded: 1952 (26 January); Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.

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