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One Liners of the Day, 25 February 2019

National

  • On Feb 24, Prime Minister launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) in Uttar Pradesh at - Gorakhpur.
  • NITI Aayog co-hosted a conference on “The Future of Indian Banking” on February 22, 2019, held in – New Delhi
  • According to an assessment by the Central Water Commission, the Ganga river basin could see crop failures rise three-fold between now and – 2040.
  • According to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2018-2019, resident of Delhi earn about ….. times the national per capita income – Three times (In 2018-2019, per capita income at current prices is Rs. 3,65,529, while the national per capita income is Rs. 1,25,397).

International

  • Omar al-Bashir, President of this African country, has declared a year-long state of emergency on February 23, dissolving his cabinet and local governments throughout the country - Sudan

Sports

  • Winner of the 2018 Player of the Year award by Asian Hockey Federation - Manpreet Singh (India).
  • Winner of the 2018 Best Performance of the Year award by Asian Hockey Federation – Hockey India (Male Team).

Person in News

  • Saudi Arabia has appointed its first female ambassador to the United States - Princess Rima bint Bandar.

General Knowledge

  • Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN), this much amount will be given per year to small and marginal farmer families having up to two hectares – Rs. 6,000.
  • Currency of Saudi Arabia – Saudi riyal.
  • Capital of Saudi Arabia – Riyadh.
  • Currency of Sudan - Sudanese pound.
  • Capital of Sudan – Khartoum.
  • The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) established in the year – 1958.
  • Headquarter of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
  • The Central Water Commission (CWC) of India was established in the year – 1945.

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