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One Liners of the Day, 21 January 2020

Defence

  • India has successfully test-fired this nuclear-capable ballistic missile off the coast in Andhra Pradesh on 19 January - K-4 missile (submarine-launched 3500 kilometer strike range).

International 

  • On 19 January, World leaders committed to ending all foreign meddling in Libya's war and to uphold a weapons embargo at a - Berlin summit.
  • Top position among the countries surveyed for corporate commitments to science-based targets (SBT), according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) India annual report - The US with 135 companies (followed by Japan, UK, France).
  • India and this country will jointly inaugurate the second integrated check post at Jogbani-Biratnagar - Nepal.
  • The conference 'Digital Africa: Empowered Citizens' will be organised in March 2020 in – India.
  • First position on a new Social Mobility Index compiled by the World Economic Forum - Denmark.
  • According to Oxfam’ s ‘Time to Care’ report, the world’s richest _______ have more than twice the wealth of the rest of humanity combined - 1 percent (2,153 billionaires having more wealth than 4.6 billion people in 2019).
  • World’s richest person, according to Oxfam’s ‘Time to Care’ report - Jeff Bezos (net worth of $116 billion).
  • World's second-largest diamond with an estimated cost of around USD 50 million - 1,758-carat Sewelo diamond (found from Botswana's Karowe mine).

National

  • India’s rank on a new Social Mobility Index compiled by the World Economic Forum - 76th.
  • India’s rank among the countries surveyed for corporate commitments to science-based targets (SBT) and the first developing economy with maximum number of companies committing to SBT, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) India annual report - 5th.
  • The second edition of NIC Tech Conclave-2020 organised in - New Delhi.
  • The 14th edition of Symphony Orchestra of India will be started on 16 February 2020 in – Mumbai.

Persons in News

  • New National President of Bharatiya Janata Party - J P Nadda.
  • New President of the Archery Association of India (AAI) - Arjun Munda.
  • ‘The Bloomsbury Anthology of Great Indian Poems’ edited by - Abhay K.
  • Newly appointed joint secretaries in the newly-created department of military affairs under Government of India - Rajeev Singh Thakur and Shantanu.

State Current Affairs

  • This state’s Assembly unanimously passed a motion to ratify the 126th Constitutional Amendment which seeks to extend reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for another 10 years in the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies – Haryana.
  • This government released a guarantee card to promises free bus rides for students – Delhi.

General Knowledge

  • Advertisement Standards Council Of India (ASCI) - Founded: 1985; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Archery Association of India (AAI) was founded in – 1973 (08 August).
  • Nepal - Capital: Kathmandu; Currency: Nepalese Rupee.
  • The Lok Sabha (House of the People) of India was duly constituted for the first time on - 17 April 1952.

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