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One Liners of the Day, 24 December 2020


  • This Public sector bank in association with National Payments Corporation of India launched ‘RuPay Select’, a unique variant of contactless Debit Card - Central Bank of India.


  • India and Bangladesh on 22 December held the 51st Director-General Level Border Coordination Conference 2020 in - Guwahati, Assam.
  • The 2021 edition of the World Biodiversity Forum, organized by ______, bioDISCOVERY and TEALEAVES, will be held virtually from 7 January 2021 - University of Zurich.


  • CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (CSIR-NISCAIR), _____ and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) jointly organised the inaugural session of “Vigyanika”, an International Science Literature Festival - Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • Ahead of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, this ministry organised a virtual conference titled 'Forging Media and Entertainment Partnerships to showcase India@75' on 22 December 2020 - Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The Central government and the World Bank signed a USD 500 million project to build safe and green national highway corridors in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and - Andhra Pradesh.

Persons in News

  • Author of the book 'Ayodhya' - Madhav Bhandari.

State Current Affairs

  • The five-day All India Tansen Music Conference is going to be held in ___ from December 26 to December 30 - Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior.
  • This state government launched the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) of the state police with emergency phone number 112 - Manipur.

General Knowledge

  • An estimate of potential loss in a position or asset/liability or portfolio of assets/liabilities over a given holding period at a given level of certainty - Value at Risk (VAR).
  • ______ are digital signatures to be obtained by Primary Member (PM) from any Government Recognized Certifying Authority designated by RBI, on behalf of Gilt Account Holder (GAH) - Digital certificates.
  • Bangladesh - Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Bangladeshi taka.
  • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - Established: 26 September 1942; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • World Bank - Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States; Motto: “Working for a World Free of Poverty”.

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