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One Liners of the Day: 24 May 2018

National

  • Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, has set up this 21-member board to censor films – Sikh Film Censor Board (SFCB)
  • The name of the security exercise conducted by Indian Navy off the Western Coast in Mumbai – Prasthan
  • This state government has decided to provide monthly pension of Rs 250 to its senior citizens – Assam
  • The Jatayu Nature Park housing the world’s largest bird sculpture is located in this state – Kerala
  • Rajasthan Government launched this software for disease monitoring – Nidaan
  • The rank of India in the Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index presented in Global Burden of Disease study – 154
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved US $66 billion acquisition of US biotech major Monsanto by this German pharma company – Bayer AG

International

  • This country has adopted a bill to freeze export and import with the hostile countries – Russia
  • The first Ebola vaccine was administered by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in this country – Congo
  • This country has topped the Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index presented in Global Burden of Disease study – Switzerland

Person in News

  • This veteran actor who played a memorable role in “Lage Raho Munnabhai” died recently at the age of 81 – Hemu Adhikari
  • She is the first Indian woman to become a police officer in New York Police Department – Gurusoch Kaur
  • He was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka – HD Kumaraswamy
  • He was sworn-in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka – G Parmeshwara
  • This author from Poland won the Man Booker International Prize 2018 for the novel ‘Flights’ – Olga Tokarczuk

Sports

  • This footballer won the European Golden Shoe Award for the fifth time – Lionel Messi
  • He has been named as the President of Hockey India – Rajinder Singh
  • This IPL team reached the final for the record seventh time – Chennai Super Kings

General Knowledge

  • He is the current chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) – Prasoon Joshi
  • The name of lower house of Russian Parliament is – Duma
  • Every year National Dengue Day is observed on – 16 May
  • This foundation funds the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • In this year the Man Booker International Prize was announced first to complement the Man Booker Prize – 2004 (June)
  • Under this Act, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) was formed as a fair trade regulator – Competition Act, 2002

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