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One Liners of the Day, 23 October 2020

Defence

  • Fourth indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvette, built under Project 28 (Kamorta class) that commissioned into the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam - “INS Kavaratti”.

Economy

  • This insurer has introduced its new deferred annuity 'New Jeevan Shanti' scheme, which is a non-linked, non-participating, individual and single premium plan - Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
  • This institution announced an 'on tap' Targeted Long-Term Repo Operations (TLTRO) scheme of up to Rs 1 trillion to enable banks to provide liquidity support to a host of sectors, including agriculture, retail, drugs and pharmaceuticals and MSMEs - Reserve Bank of India.

International

  • India-assisted Mangdechhu hydroelectric project in this country has been awarded the prestigious Brunel Medal for excellence in civil engineering by the UK-based Institute of Civil Engineers - Bhutan.

National

  • The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to develop at least 100 airports, waterdromes and heliports across the country by 2024 under - UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme.
  • This institute has developed nation’s first kind of an ultra-clean fuel, Dimethyl ether (DME), pilot plant with 20-24Kg/day capacity - CSIR-NCL (National Chemical Laboratory).
  • On 21 October, the Union Cabinet was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and this country on Cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes - Nigeria.

Persons in News

  • A primary school teacher from a village in Maharashtra who has made an entry to the list of top 10 finalists for the USD one million annual Global Teacher Prize 2020, in recognition of his efforts at promoting girls' education - Ranjitsinh Disale (Zilla Parishad Primary School in Paritewadi village in Solapur district).
  • Winner of the “Best Young Adult and Children’s Book Community” category of the Global Book Community Book Awards, 2020 - Dev Sharma (14-year-old from Shimla).
  • N Narasimha Reddy, the first Home Minister of _____, passed away on 22 October - Telangana.

State Current Affairs

  • Scheme of the Andhra Pradesh government to give insurance for accidental death and total permanent disability for people aged between 18-50 years - YSR Bima scheme.
  • With an aim to develop English communication skills of students of Classes 6 to 12 from government schools at district level, the Punjab education department has come out up with - English Booster Club initiative.
  • This state government is implementing the Smart Black Board scheme in 80,000 government schools to ensure better teaching environment - Tamil Nadu.
  • Assam Agar International Trade Centre is being built at - Golaghat.
  • This state government will give financial assistance of 12 thousand rupees to the labourers of state for the tour of historical and religious sites under Swami Vivekananda Historical Tourism Scheme - Uttar Pradesh.

Science and Technology

  • A potential new organ in the human throat that discovered by scientists in the Netherlands - “Tubarial salivary glands” (a set of salivary glands deep in the upper part of the throat, nasopharynx region).
  • “Tubarial salivary glands” are about _____ in length on average and are located over a piece of cartilage called the torus tubarius - 1.5 inches (3.9 centimeters).
  • The diagnostic machine in Covid-19 detection that developed at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur - 'COVIRAP'.
  • This institute has developed the Dimethyl ether (DME) fired “Aditi Urja Sanch” cooking burner - CSIR-NCL (National Chemical Laboratory), Pune.

General Knowledge

  • Formation of Azad Hind Government - 21 October 1943.
  • Vatican City - Capital: Vatican City; Currency: Euro.
  • Venezuela - Capital: Caracas; Currency: Bolívar.
  • Vietnam - Capital: Hanoi; Currency: đồng.
  • Yemen - Capital: Sana‘a; Currency: Yemeni rial.
  • Zambia - Capital: Lusaka; Currency: Zambian kwacha.
  • Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) - Capital: Taipei; Currency: New Taiwan dollar.

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