Bookmark Bookmark

One Liners of the Day, 21 October 2020

Important Day

  • Indian Police Memorial Day - 21 October.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.

You might be interested:

Daily News Digest:20 October 2020

184 COUNTRIES HAVE JOINED COVAX FACILITY: WHOAs per World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 184 countries have now joined the COVAX facility. COVAX is the vaccines pilla ...

a month ago


20 - October - 1774  New Regulating Act was introduced which abolished the East India Company Government and a new Government was formed. Regulating Act of 1773 This act is of great constitutiona ...

a month ago


Bolivia It is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. It is a constitutionally unitary state, divided into nine departments. Its geography varies from the peaks of the Andes in ...

a month ago


EXPLAINED : WORLD STATISTICS DAY 2020 About World Statistics Day It is celebrated is on October 20, 2020. This year the theme is  ‘Connecting the world with data we can trust’, which ...

a month ago


EXPLAINED : DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS (DDC) IN J&K Context Recently, the Centre amended the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, to facilitate the setting up of District Development Co ...

a month ago


EXPLAINED : SANT MISSILE Context Recently DRDO successfully flight tested indigenously developed Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile. Details The air-to-surface missile developed by DRDO for the Ind ...

a month ago

Provide your feedback on this article: