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One Liners of the Day, 21 October 2020

Important Day

  • Indian Police Memorial Day - 21 October.

International

  • This country signed an agreement with the U.S. to cooperate on developing the nation’s first nuclear power plants - Poland.

National

  • Country’s first Multi-modal Logistic Park that will provide direct air, road, rail and waterways connectivity to the people, is being built at - Jogighopa, Assam.
  • In order to help address societal challenges through digital innovation, this institution has set up a new Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is the first AWS CIC in India, while it is the 12th around the world - NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).
  • This institution has endeavoured to encourage the promotion of financial technologies (‘FinTech’) initiatives in financial products and financial services across the spectrum of banking, insurance, securities and fund management - International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA, GIFT City, Gandhinagar, Gujarat).
  • Cleanest coal fired plant in the country - NTPC Dadri.

Sports

  • This state government signed an agreement with Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU) to sponsor the Indian national rugby teams till 2023 - Odisha.

State Current Affairs

  • IFFCO’s Organic Joint Venture, SIFCO (Sikkim IFFCO Organics Ltd.) has started its construction work at - Rangpo, Sikkim.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Indian government on 19 October signed an agreement for $177 million loan to upgrade 450 kilometres of state highways and major district roads in the state of - Maharashtra.
  • In a bid to help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in raising equity funds, this state government along with GlobalLinker has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) - Telangana.

Science and Technology

  • Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 10 Crore to this institute for development of Indigenous Software solution for Vessel traffic services (VTS) and Vessels Traffic Monitoring Systems (VTMS) - Indian Institutes of Technology, Chennai.

General Knowledge

  • Tajikistan - Capital: Dushanbe; Currency: Somoni.
  • Tanzania - Capital: Dodoma; Currency: Tanzanian shilling.
  • Thailand - Capital: Bangkok; Currency: Baht.
  • Tunisia - Capital: Tunis; Currency: Tunisian dinar.
  • Turkey - Capital: Ankara; Currency: Turkish lira.
  • Turkmenistan - Capital: Ashgabat; Currency: Turkmen new manat.

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