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One Liners of the Day, 20 October 2020

Important Day

  • National Solidarity Day - 20 October.
  • Theme for World Statistics Day 2020 (20 October) - “Connecting the world with data we can trust”.

Defence

  • SLINEX-20, the Eighth Edition of annual Indian Navy (IN) and ____ bilateral maritime exercise, is scheduled off Trincomalee from 19 to 21 October 2020 - Sri Lanka Navy.

International

  • Theme of the third Pacific Ocean Climate Change Conference, which will be organised by the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Government of Samoa - ‘Blue Pacific, Climate Action for Climate Resilience’.
  • Most powerful country influencing the Asia-Pacific, according to Sydney-based Lowy Institute's Asia Power Index for 2020 - the United States of America.
  • India’s rank in Asia Power Index for 2020 - Fourth.
  • The organisation on 16 October 2020 organised the 7th Interpol Liaison Officers conference - Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India.
  • Winner of the Best Enterprise Private Line Solution Award at Broadband World Forum (BBWF) 2020 in Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation and China Mobile.

National

  • This organisation introduced ‘Ayushman Sahakar’ scheme to provide loan to prospective cooperatives to set up healthcare facilities - National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
  • Winner of the PSE Excellence Award 2019 for Corporate Governance awarded by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).

Persons in News

  • A 14-year-old Indian-American teenager who has just won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work on a potential drug to treat COVID-19 - Anika Chebrolu.
  • Winner of the 8th Saraswathi Award, instituted by Sanathana Dharma Vedi Tirur - Ali Akbar (Film director and cultural activist).

Sports

  • Winner of the women's singles event at the Denmark Open (Badminton) 2020 - Nozomi Okuhara (Japan).
  • Winner of the men's singles event at the Denmark Open (Badminton) 2020 - Anders Antonsen (Denmark).

State Current Affairs

  • This union territory launched ‘Repurpose Used Cooking Oil’ (RUCO), an initiative of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) - Chandigarh.
  • This state government launched the ‘Pathashree Abhijan’ scheme to repair more than 7,000 stretches of roads across the state - West Bengal.

Science and Technology

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen this company to deploy a 4G cellular network on the moon to support lunar surface communications at greater distances - Nokia.

General Knowledge

  • Somalia - Capital: Mogadishu; Currency: Somali shilling.
  • South Africa - Capital: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative); Currency: South African rand.
  • Spain - Capital: Madrid; Currency: Euro.
  • Sri Lanka - Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte; Currency: Sri Lankan rupee.
  • Sudan - Capital: Khartoum; Currency: Sudanese pound.
  • Sweden - Capital: Stockholm; Currency: Swedish krona.
  • Switzerland - Capital: Bern; Currency: Swiss franc.
  • Syria - Capital: Damascus; Currency: Syrian pound.

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