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One Liners of the Day, 21 November 2019

Important Day

  • World Children’s Day - 20 November.

Defence

  • DRDO planned to extend the range of this weather beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile to nearly double to 160 km of its existing range – ASTRA missile.

Economy

  • 9th fastest growing prime residential market in world, according to the Knight Frank’s report 'Prime Global Cities Index' - Delhi.
  • First place in the Knight Frank’s report 'Prime Global Cities Index' – Moscow, Russia (prime home prices rising by 11.1% over the 12 months to September 2019).
  • This Indian company has overtaken BP Plc (British company) to become the sixth-largest energy company in the world - Reliance Industries (valued at $138 billion).

International 

  • The 2nd edition of South Asia Safety Summit organized in – Delhi, India.

National

  • A global digital literacy programme 'We Think Digital' launched by – Facebook.
  • The Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo 2019 organised in - Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow.
  • On 19 November, the Parliament passed - Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
  • The Government is to implement the National Food Security Mission (NFSM)–Oilseeds and Oil Palm (OS&OP) in six more States, namely - Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.

Persons in News

  • New Chief information commissioner (CIC) of Tamil Nadu State - R Rajagopal.
  • Longest-serving Prime Minister in Japan's history - Shinzo Abe (2,887 days).
  • Winner of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2019 - Sir David Attenborough (Renowned broadcaster and naturalist).

State Current Affairs

  • This state administration is all set to launch the second phase of ‘Back to Village programme’ from 25th to 30th November - Jammu and Kashmir administration.
  • This state government will start Arundhati gold scheme under which an amount of Rs. 30,000 will be given to the bride to purchase gold – Assam (launched by January 2020).
  • This state cabinet has made sanitary napkins mandatory for all the industries and factories for their women staff - Assam.
  • Winner of the IT Ratna award of Karnataka for the year 2019 – Infosys.

Science

  • To transport documents from one place to another, the modern railway coach factory is using a humanoid robot - Sona 1.5 (built by Najavunjpavad, Jaipur).
  • Wipro IT has tied up with this university of Finland to develop 5G technologies - University of Oulu.

General Knowledge

  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted by the UN General Assembly in – 1989 (20 November).
  • The Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly in – 1959 (20 November).
  • Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) – Established: 1985 (19 November); Location: New Delhi.
  • The Government of India is implementing the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) since - 1982.
  • Jansankhya Sthirtha Kosh (JSK) (National Population Stabilization Fund), an autonomous body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, was established in the year - 2004-05.
  • International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) – founded in: 1912 (17 July); Headquarters: Monte Carlo (Monaco).

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