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One Liners of the Day, 20 September 2019

Economy

  • In a bid to corporatise social security agencies, the government released a draft code that seeks to revamp the structure of these two economic institutions, which would get CEOs for the first time - Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

International

  • During 16 & 20 September 2019, the 63rd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organised in – Vienna, Austria.

National

  • On 18 September 2019, the Department of Posts has announced commencing of International Speed Post (EMS) Service to - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and North Macedonia.
  • On 18 September 2019, the Waste Management Accelerator for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE Summit 2019) organised in - New Delhi.
  • On 18 September 2019, to carry out a nationwide Train-the-Trainer in Basic Artificial Intelligence Skills, the Ministry of Skill Development has signed an agreement with – IBM.
  • A documentary based on the life of a Uttarakhand farmer Vidyadutt that has been nominated for the Oscars - Moti Bagh (directed by Nirmal Chander).

Persons in News

  • Four new judges that appointed in Supreme Court of India - V. Ramasubramanian, Krishna Murari, S.A. Ravindra Bhat and Hrishikesh Roy.

Sports

  • Indian cricketer who announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on 18 September - Dinesh Mongia.

State Current Affairs

  • Hyderabad-Karnataka Region has been renamed as - Kalyana Karnataka Region (comprises six districts of Karnataka: Koppal, Ballari, Bidar, Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Raichur).

General Knowledge

  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was established in - November 1945.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - Established in: 1957 (29 July); Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) – Founded in: 1952 (04 March); Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) was founded in – 1952 (24 February).

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