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One Liners of the Day, 26 April 2019

Days in Focus

  • World Book Day - 23 April.

International

  • First in the StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019 - USA.
  • UNESCO's World Book Capital for the year 2019 - Sharjah (United Arab Emirates).
  • The International Year of Indigenous Languages, led by UNESCO – 2019.
  • Israel intends to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after - US President Donald Trump.
  • The Arab League this week pledged $100 million per month to -Palestinian authority.

National

  • In the StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Ranking for 2019, India ranked – 17th.

Persons in News

  • In the wake of alleged sexual harassment charges against the Chief Justice of India, a three-member committee of the Supreme Court judges was constituted which led by - Justice S.A. Bobde.
  • The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have jointly conferred the ‘WIPO Medal for Inventors’ to - Benny Antony (Joint MD, the Kochi-based Arjuna Natural Ltd).

Sports

  • Bronze medalist in 10 km event in the Asian Athletics Championship 2019 - Sanjivani Jadhav.

General Knowledge

  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - founded in: 1945; Headquarter: Paris, France.
  • Currency of Israel - Israeli new Shekel.
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) was launched in – 2014.
  • Arab League – founded in: 1945; Headquarter: Cairo (Egypt).
  • Capital of Palestine - Jerusalem (East).
  • Arab Spring, a series of protests in Middle East Asia and North Africa, had began in - 2010.

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