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One Liners of the Day, 22 May 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May) for the year 2020 – “Our solutions are in nature”.

International

  • The patrolling at the Line of Actual Control has been increased by India, which has elicited an increase in Chinese troops from the other side in the - Aksai Chin region.
  • On 19 May 2020, the World Bank announced emergency operations worth ________ in 100 developing countries to fight COVID-19 virus - $160 billion.

State Current Affairs

  • In the tribal-dominated Jhabua district of this state, the women of Rural Livelihood Mission have started Didi Vehicle Service for rural women for the safe delivery - Madhya Pradesh.

Science

  • Researchers at this Indian institute has explored new methods such as application of low-voltage electric field, and the use of ‘trojan peptides’ that can help prevent or reduce short-term memory losses associated with Alzheimer’s disease - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati.
  • To overcome problems related to leftover straw, Scientists at this Indian institute have mapped two alternative dwarfing genes Rht14 and Rht18 in wheat - Agharkar Research Institute (ARI, Pune).
  • The Indian Council of Medical research has validated a completely indigenous diagnostic platform for COVID-19 diagnosis, called - TrueNat COVID-19 test.

General Knowledge

  • Ayushman Bharat was launched on - 23 September 2018.
  • Airports Council International (ACI) World – Founded: 1991; Location: Montreal, Canada.
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) - Founded: 19 April 1945; Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.
  • World Bank - Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • The World Bank was created at the - 1944 Bretton Woods Conference.

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