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One Liners of the Day, 20 September 2020

Important Day

  • World Bamboo Day - 18 September.
  • International Coastal Cleanup Day (third Saturday of September) - 19 September 2020.
  • International Coastal Cleanup Month - September.

Defence

  • Decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy which began its last journey on 18 September from Mumbai to Alang in Gujarat - INS Viraat.

Economy

  • First position in the 2020 BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands ranking, as per a WPP Plc and Kantar report - HDFC Bank Ltd ($20.2 billion).

National

  • This organisation has provided Two trillion dollars to India to develop green buildings, improve public transport - International Finance Corporation (IFC).
  • The “e-DIALOGUE on Ease of Living and Sustainable Development Goals-2020-21" was held in - Mumbai.
  • This organisation, in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, has launched an ICT Grand Challenge to create innovative, modular, and cost-effective solutions to develop a 'Smart Water Supply Measurement and Monitoring System' to be deployed at the village level - National Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Eight Blue Flag beaches in India that are considered the cleanest beaches of the world - Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Daman & Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh), Golden beach (Odisha) and Radhanagar (Andaman and Nicobar).
  • Parliament passed a bill to reduce for one year the salaries of MPs by ____ to meet the exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic - 30 percent.

Persons in News

  • Person who has been selected for the ‘Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2020’ by Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) - Prof. K.A. Padmanabhan.
  • First Indian who won an Emmy Award for her work on the animated TV series 'All Hail King Julien' - Sonam Shekhawat.
  • Boy from India that has been named by the United Nations to the 2020 Class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Udit Singhal (18-year-old).

State Current Affairs

  • e-business platform launched by Maharashtra government to help women farmers and members of self-help groups get good prices for their agricultural produce - Mahila Aarthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM).
  • The National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) launched in - Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

General Knowledge

  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - Adopted: 16 December 1966; Effective: 3 January 1976.
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - Adopted: 16 December 1966; Effective: 23 March 1976.
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women - Adopted: 18 December 1979; Effective: 3 September 1981.
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - Adopted: 10 December 1984; Effective: 26 June 1987.
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child - Adopted: 20 November 1989; Effective: 2 September 1990.

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