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One Liners of the Day, 23 May 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (23 May) for the year 2020 - "End gender inequality! End health inequities! End Fistula now!"

Economy

  • Extended Line of credit to the Export-Import Bank of India by the Reserve Bank of India - Rs 15,000-crore.
  • On 22 May, the Reserve Bank of India slashed the benchmark lending rate by - 40 basis points.
  • New repo rate - 4 percent.
  • New reverse repo rate - 3.35 percent.

Environment

  • India has still preserved around _____ of world's biodiversity - 8 percent.
  • According to the latest edition of UN's The State of the World's Forests, some ______ of forest have been lost through conversion to other land uses since 1990 - 420 million hectares.

National

  • UNEP Campaign on Illegal Trafficking of Endangered Species that was launched on 22 May - 'Not all Animals Migrate by Choice'.
  • An initiative which involves the younger generation’s engagement in conversation of biodiversity that was launched by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India - WWF Model Conference of Parties (MCoP) (first digital MCOP).
  • ONGC and NTPC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture company for - Renewable energy projects.
  • Internship Programme that aims to engage students, who are willing to learn about natural resource management and biodiversity conservation and to support the projects of the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) - Biodiversity Samrakshan Internship Programme.

Persons in News

  • 37th National President of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) - Jahnabi Phookan.
  • New head of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Delhi - Nutan Mundeja.

State Current Affairs

  • ‘Everybody will get employment’ scheme aims to provide employment to those labourers who have gone out of the state in search of job that launched by - State Government of Madhya Pradesh.

General Knowledge

  • Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) – Founded: 2006; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) - Founded: 1982; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) - Founded: 01 October 2003; Location: Chennai.
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) - Founded: 1927; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Founded: 5 June 1972; Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya.

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