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One Liners of the Day, 26 January 2020

Important Day

  • National Tourism Day - 25 January.
  • Theme for 10th National Voters Day (25 January 2020) - ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’.

Economy

  • First telecom operator which facilitate UPI payments on its app - Reliance Jio.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has cancelled the Certificate of Authorisation (CoA) of - Vodafone M Pesa.
  • This institution has collaborated with Airtel Payments Bank and Airtel Africa Plc to launch real-time payments service in India and Africa - Western Union.

International 

  • This region and 16 WTO members have signed a pact to develop a multi-party interim appeal arrangement at the global trade body - European Union.
  • The 17th edition of the Harvard University's annual India Conference will be hosted on February 15 and 16, with the theme - "20/20 Foresight".
  • This African nation is to replicate India's Ujjwala scheme to provide near-universal cooking gas access - Ghana.
  • According to the ‘World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2020’ report of International Labour Organisation, in 2020, global unemployment will rise by - 2.5 million (at present, 188 million people are unemployed).

National

  • This ministry signed a MoU with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) - Ministry of Rural Development.
  • Two books that were launched on Voter’s day – “Belief in the Ballot-II” and “The Centenarian Voters: Sentinels of Our Democracy”.
  • Under the theme ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and ‘Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’, the annual event Bharat Parv 2020 is being organised from 26th to 31st January in - Delhi.
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs has proposed to declare the 6th Schedule Area status to - Ladakh.
  • Government is to set up a war memorial for animals in - Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
  • All India Members' Conference of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) was held from 24-25 January in - New Delhi.
  • Number of the recipients of the Jeevan Raksha Padak awards – 54.
  • Guest of honour at the New Delhi World Book Fair in January 2022 – France.
  • This web series has created Guinness World Record for being the biggest team (1000) of musicians to perform live ever - "The Forgotten Army".

Persons in News

  • Government’s nominated director on the Central Board of State Bank of India (SBI) - Debashish Panda.
  • Author of the book "The Journey to the Forbidden City" - Deepa Agarwal.
  • Recipient of the Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize at Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 - Sneha Pamneja (Graphic designer).
  • First female President of Greece - Katrina Sakellaropoulou.

State Current Affairs

  • Government of India (GoI) and the World Bank signed a $210 million loan agreement for this state to support Agribusiness and Rural Transformation projects in the state - Maharashtra.
  • Madhya Pradesh's first air cargo terminal - Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal.

General Knowledge

  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) was established in – 1950 (25 January).
  • Himachal Pradesh – Statehood: 25 January 1971; Capital: Shimla.
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) – Founded: 1995; Headquarters: Geneva (Switzerland).
  • World Archery Federation - Founded: 1931 (4 Sept); Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development in - June 2011.
  • Greece – Capital: Athens; Currency: Euro.

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