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One Liners of the Day, 25 August 2019

Economy

  • On 23 August 2019, the first phase of the 7th Economic Census launched in - Manipur (in Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur, Thoubal, Kakching and Jiribam districts).

International 

  • On 24 August 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the RuPay card in - UAE (first country in the Middle East).
  • On 24 August 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received “Order of Zayed” that is the highest civil decoration of - United Arab Emirates (UAE).

National

  • First position in the second Round of Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0) of NITI Aayog – Gujarat.
  • The first ever state-of-the-art National Food Laboratory-Delhi, NCR of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) inaugurated at - Ghaziabad.
  • To set a sustainable pathway for the Indian fashion industry, the Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani launched - Project SURE (‘Sustainable Resolution’).
  • Total number of award distributed at the POSHAN Abhiyaan Award Ceremony for 2018-19 - 363 (with total cash prize of Rs 22 crore).

Persons in News

  • Former finance minister who died on 24 August 2019 - Arun Jaitley.
  • Person who took oath as Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan - Manmohan Singh.

General Knowledge

  • India’s RuPay card scheme was launched in - 2012
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) was established in - August 2011.
  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Capital: Abu Dhabi; Currency: UAE dirham.
  • POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India) Abhiyaan was launched in - March 2018.
  • NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog was established in – 2015 (1 January).

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