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One Liners of the Day, 23 February 2020

Important Day

  • Theme for World Thinking Day (22 February 2020) - "Living Threads".

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) unveiled a National Strategy for Financial Inclusion - 2019-24.

International

  • Riek Machar was sworn in as first vice president of - South Sudan.

National

  • The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits to the tune of around 3,000 tonnes in - Son Pahadi and Hardi areas, Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh.
  • A three-day Ladakh Winter Conclave 2020 organised in - Leh.
  • Under the theme “Judiciary and The Changing World”, the International Judicial Conference organised on 22 February in - New Delhi.
  • Online Chatbot ‘ASKDISHA’ upgraded to converse with Railway customers in - Hindi language.
  • The third edition of the Chitra Bharati Film Festival (CBFF) organised at in - Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the Ideal Legislative Assembly Speaker/Ideal Legislative Council Chairman Award 2020 - P. Ramakrishnan (Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly).
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the appointment of Sunil Gurbaxani as Managing Director and CEO of - Dhanlaxmi Bank.
  • Winner of the award for Best In-House Direct Tax Team of the Year at the Annual Direct Tax Summit and Awards 2020 by BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRICS CCI) - Dharampal Satyapal Limited.
  • Person who have been appointed as Advisors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha.

Sports

  • Winner of 2020 Ladakh Winter Sports Carnival, Junior (Under-18) Ice Hockey and Skating Championship - Drass Red.

State Current Affairs

  • First Gandhi Peace Centre inaugurated in – Odisha (near the Khandagiri-Udaygiri caves).
  • Towns of Assam which have been certified as Open Defecation Free plus (ODF+) by the Swachh Bharat Mission - Hailakandi and Golaghat.
  • This state assembly on 21 February unanimously adopted a private member's resolution asking the Centre to take measures for protection of religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution - Mizoram.

General Knowledge

  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) - Founded: 19 April 1945; Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.
  • World Thinking Day is celebrated on the birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder - Lord Robert Baden-Powell and Lady Olave Baden-Powell.
  • World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) – Founded: 1928; Headquarters: London, England; Founder: Robert Baden-Powell.
  • World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) – Founded: 1922; Operational headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Legal seat: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Geological Survey of India (GSI) - Founded: 1851; Headquarters: Kolkata; Founder: Thomas Oldham.
  • BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) - Founded: 2009; Headquarters: Shanghai, China.

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