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One Liners of the Day, 22 September 2019

Days in Focus

  • Theme of the International Day of Peace 2019 (World Peace Day)  (21 September) - Climate Action for Peace.

Defence

  • A Kalvari class diesel-electric attack submarine that will be commissioned on 28 September - INS ‘Khanderi’ Scorpene submarine.

Economy

  • This bank has launched Retail loans and loans to Micro & Small Enterprise linked with External Benchmark Rates published by FBIL w.e.f. 01st October - Allahabad Bank.
  • New Corporate tax rate for domestic companies - 22%.
  • New Corporate tax rate for new domestic manufacturing companies - 15%.

International 

  • Taiwan and this country called off their diplomatic relations amid Taiwan’s tensions with China - Kiribati.

National

  • New award in the prestigious line of civilian honor for exemplary efforts towards national integration, announced by Government of India - Sardar Patel National Unity Award (shape of a lotus leaf made up of fine silver and gold).

Sports

  • The 2019 World Championships played in - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
  • First Indian male boxer to reach the finals at the World Boxing Championships - Amit Panghal.

State Current Affairs

  • NTPC Ltd. will setup a 5 gigawatt (GW) solar park (biggest in the country) in - Gujarat.
  • This state government has announced that it is to ban the private practice by doctors working in government hospitals - Andhra Pradesh.
  • Three citizen centric services of the Chandigarh Police that launched on 20 September - Emergency Response Support System (Dial 112), ‘E-Beat Book’ System and the ‘E-Saathi App’.
  • The Annual Naropa Festival organised in - Ladakh.

Science and Technology

  • New scheme awareness programmes to create awareness of the solutions to teachers and students in Higher Education - National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) Artificial Intelligence (AI).

General Knowledge

  • Place of the United Nations Peace Bell - New York City, USA.
  • Shondol dance is a traditional dance of - Ladakh.
  • Taiwan - Capital: Taipei; Currency: New Taiwan dollar.
  • Kiribati - Capital: South Tarawa; Currency: Kiribati dollar.
  • NTPC Ltd. – Founded in: 1975 (07 November); Headquarters: New Delhi.

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