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One Liners of the Day, 25 March 2019

National

  • The amendment in the Indian Forest Act, 1927 introduces a new category of forests - Production forest.

International

  • A European country became a part of China's 'Belt and Road Initiative' (BRI) in March 2019, named – Italy.
  • Theme of 'World Tuberculosis Day 2019' - It's time.
  • A prominent Indian-American lawyer, has been sworn in as US Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals on March 21 - Neomi Jehangir Rao.
  • Indian word, which was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in March 2019 - 'Chuddies' (which means "short trousers, shorts").

Science and Technology

  • PRISM (Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission), a new Earth-observation satellite sent into orbit for - the Italian Space Agency.

Awards and Person in News

  • The “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy” list has been topped by -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Congresswoman, US Congress).
  • Indians in the “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy” list - Piyush Goyal, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Mukta Tilak, Jyoti Kirit Parikh, Sunita Narain, Vandana Shiva, Upendra Tripathi.

Defence

  • In March 2019, Ministry of Home Affairs has banned separatist Yasin Malik’s - Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).

Sports

  • Winner of South Asian Football Federation SAFF Women's Championship 2019 – India.

General Knowledge

  • World Tuberculosis Day - March 24.
  • The 'Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)' was launched in 2013 by - China.
  • Members of the G-7 group - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Martyr day of India - March 23.
  • South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) was founded in – 1997.

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