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One Liners of the Day, 24 May 2020

Important Day

  • Commonwealth Day - 24 May.

International

  • This country has signalled its intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty”, which allows the 34 participating countries to do unarmed aerial surveillance - United States of America.

National

  • “Hunar Haat” will restart from September 2020 with the theme of -“Local to Global”.
  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has brought the India Meteorological Department (IMD) services on the - UMANG mobile app (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance).
  • The United Nations has listed Manipur’s _________ among the top 10 global initiatives that aims to ensure food supplies and health services for the people living with HIV, daily-wage earners, LGBTQI+ community during the COVID-19 pandemic - "Khudol" (crowdfunded initiative of Ya_All).

Persons in News

  • New World Bank's Practice Manager for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management for South Asia - Abhas Jha (Indian economist).

State Current Affairs

  • This state/UT government has started the ‘SUKOON’ - COVID-19 Beat the Stress” initiative - Jammu and Kashmir.

Science

  • The researchers, including Bill Corcoran from Monash University in Australia, recorded world's fastest internet data speed of - 44.2 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • A team of researchers at this institute have developed a cup-shaped design of the mask - Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore.
  • This institute developed 'Parabolic Trough Collector', a new trough collector equipped with enhanced energy to serve industries - Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

General Knowledge

  • Mauritius - Capital: Port Louis; Currency: Mauritian rupee.
  • Sri Lanka - Capitals: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo; Currency: Sri Lankan rupee.
  • Commonwealth of Nations - Founded: 11 December 1931; Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - Founded: 26 September 1942; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • World Bank - Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.

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