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One Liners of the Day, 22 October 2020

Economy

  • Base Metals Index launched by Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) - 'METLDEX'.
  • An initiative for funding Start-ups launched by Indian Bank in collaboration with the IIT, Madras & Tata Consultancy Services - IND Spring Board.

International

  • The 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) was concluded on 19 October 2020 in - Vienna (Austria).
  • This country will be joined the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) within a year - Brazil.
  • Europe’s ‘Three Seas Initiative’ summit has begun virtually on 19 October 2020 with 12 nations between ____ seas wanting to jointly develop infrastructure in energy, transport and digital sectors - Baltic, Adriatic and Black seas.
  • Members of the ‘Three Seas’ initiative - Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

National

  • In partnership of the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) and the High Commission of India in Singapore, the maiden edition of the ______ series, the largest global online L2G (Local to Global) exhibition, will be held from 29th October to 7th November 2020 for promoting 'Made in India' products globally - Namaste Bharat.
  • This state has the best Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Index among 29 states in the country - Haryana.
  • An initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and UNICEF that has been launched to reduce the prevalence of Anemia all over India - Anemia Mukt Bharat.
  • First state in the country which capped the prices of masks (N95 masks in Rs 19, layered masks in Rs 3) - Maharashtra.
  • The 6th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 will be held by this ministry from 22nd to 25th December, 2020 - Ministry for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences.

State Current Affairs

  • Odisha government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ____ as its national partner for the third Make in Odisha Conclave 2020 - Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
  • Anti-triple talaq activist who has been given minister of state status by the Uttarakhand government - Shayara Bano (vice presidents of the State Women's Commission).
  • This state government and Dettol ‘Banega Swasth India’ launched a unique life skills program for kids, “The Birds and Bees Talk” (BBT) - Sikkim.
  • This state government has changed the name of its ambitious scheme of providing electricity to all the farmers during daytime from Dinkar Yojana to Kisan Sarvoday Yojana - Gujarat.
  • This state government launched Lepakshi web store for selling handlooms and handicrafts that will benefit weavers and artisans in the State - Andhra Pradesh.
  • This state government is prepared to roll out YSR Bhima, an insurance scheme that will cover a total of 1.41 crore bread winners of BPL families of the unorganised sector - Andhra Pradesh.
  • In a first in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief Justice of J&K High Court Gita Mittal inaugurated a Family Court at District Court Complex in - Srinagar.

Science and Technology

  • ‘OSIRIS-REx’, a NASA spacecraft has successfully landed briefly on an asteroid, called - Bennu.

General Knowledge

  • Uganda - Capital: Kampala; Currency: Ugandan shilling.
  • Ukraine - Capital: Kyiv; Currency: hryvnia.
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) - Capital: Abu Dhabi; Currency: UAE dirham.
  • United Kingdom (UK) - Capital: London; Currency: Pound sterling.
  • United States of America (USA) - Capital: Washington, D.C.; Currency: United States dollar.
  • Uruguay - Capital: Montevideo; Currency: Uruguayan peso.
  • Uzbekistan - Capital: Tashkent; Currency: Uzbekistan som.

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