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One Liners of the Day, 24 May 2019

Days in Focus

  • World Task Day - May 23.

International

  • According to the report 'UN World Economic Situation and Prospects of the Mid-2015', India's estimated GDP growth in the FY 2019-20 - 7.1%.

Persons in News

  • Formula One racing driver has died on May 20 - Niki Lauda.
  • Indian who received the Japan’s 'The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star' in 2019 - Shyam Saran (former Foreign Secretary).
  • First Arabic woman author who won the Man Booker International Award - Jokha Al Harthi (book 'Celestial bodies'), Oman.
  • New Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India who is the senior judge of the Bombay High Court - Bhushan Gavai.

Sports

  • India Open Boxing Tournament is being played in - Guwahati.

General Knowledge

  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) was established in – 2003.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – Established in: 1935; Headquarters: Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • First Indian governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir C. D. Deshmukh (1943-1949).
  • The ‘Golden Card’ permanent residency scheme to woo wealthy individuals and exceptional talent was launched by - United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) - Capital: Abu Dhabi; Currency: UAE Dirham.
  • Japan - Capital: Tokyo; Currency: Japanese yen.

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