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One Liners of the Day, 25 September 2020

Economy

  • This bank will launch contactless debit card-based payment facility, called SafePay, allowing transactions up to Rs 20,000 per day - IDFC First Bank.

International

  • This institution has introduced new climate change conditions for its investments in commercial banks to encourage the lenders to wind down support for coal projects in Africa and Asia - International Finance Corporation (IFC).
  • President of this country, Alexander Lukashenko was sworn on 23 September to his sixth term in office - Belarus.
  • World’s Longest High-Altitude Shinkun La Tunnel (13.5 Km long) is being planned to build in - India (connect Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh).
  • This country took initiative on a joint statement on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that recognises the many differences in national traditions and yet reaffirms fundamental freedoms and rights for all - the USA.
  • The United Nations and this country would co-host a global climate summit on December 12 - the United Kingdom.
  • This organisation has unveiled its new Green Cities Initiative and Action Plan that aims to improve the livelihoods and well-being of urban and peri-urban populations in at least 100 cities around the world in the next three years - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

National

  • 50th position (globally) and first position in India in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global MBA Rankings 2021 - Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
  • Winner of the leader award in mega large business process sector category in 11th edition of Frost & Sullivan and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Sustainability 4.0 Awards 2020 - GAIL India Ltd.

Persons in News

  • Person who assumed charge as the Minister of Food Processing Industries - Narendra Singh Tomar (Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Minister of Rural Development, and Minister of Panchayati Raj).
  • Person who was conferred with the 55th Jnanpith award for the year 2019 - Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri (Malayalam poet).

State Current Affairs

  • This UT Government launched Integrated Sheep Development (ISD) scheme 2020-21 to promote the establishment of sheep and goat units - Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Official State mangrove tree of the Maharashtra government - Sonneratia alba (or the mangrove apple).
  • A first-of-its-kind tram library inaugurated in - Kolkata, West Bengal.

General Knowledge

  • Convention on the Political Rights of Women - Adopted: 31 March 1953; Effective: 7 July 1954.
  • Convention on the Nationality of Married Women was adopted on - 20 February 1957.
  • Convention on the International Right of Correction was adopted on - 31 March 1953.
  • United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime was adopted on - 15 November 2000.
  • United Nations Convention against Corruption - Adopted: 31 October 2003; Effective: 14 December 2005.
  • Food Assistance Convention - Adopted: 25 April 2012; Effective: 1 January 2013.

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