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One Liners of the Day: 25 May 2018

National

  • These many mobile towers will be set up in 10 Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected states in the second phase to improve e-governance – 4072
  • Union Cabinet approved the Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF) scheme for provision of mobile services in this state – Meghalaya
  • This Act protects the interests of farmers, considering them as weaker of the two parties entering into a contract – Model Contract Farming Act, 2018
  • NITI Aayog has tied up with this Swedish company to benefit India from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics – ABB India

International

  • The United States of America (USA) has disinvited China from this multi-nation exercise over South China Sea issue - RIMPAC Exercise
  • The name of the Indo-Dutch initiative to be launched on May 25, 2018 in Bengaluru for the Startup sector – #Startuplink
  • India launched an international incubator for clean energy innovators at the 3rd edition of Mission Innovation (MI) held in this country – Sweden
  • The successful launch of this this spacecraft will track Earth’s water cycle over its five-year mission – GRACE-FO
  • The name of the project that will chart world’s ocean floor by 2030 using drones, ships and explorers – Seabed Project 2030
  • This country has lodged a complaint against the tariffs imposed on steel and aluminium by the United States (US) – India

Person in News

  • The Prime Minister of the Netherlands who will be visiting India from May 25, 2018 – Mark Rutte
  • The Pulitzer-winning author who died at age of 85 – Philip Roth

Sports

  • This cricketer is one of the two cricketers who has an average of more than 50 in both Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs) – AB de Villiers

General Knowledge

  • The term given to 10 Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states is – Red Corridor
  • The National Telecom Policy of this year provided for setting up Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF) by levying a “Universal Access Levy” on telecom company’s revenue – 1999
  • This year budget announcement of Union Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley provided for creation of a “Model Contract Farming Act” – 2017-18
  • The Mission was launched by leaders of 20 countries on November 30 in this year – 2015

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