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One Liners of the Day, 26 October 2020

Important Day

  • Intersex (a person or animal that has both male and female sex organs or other sexual characteristics) Awareness Day - 26 October.
  • Vigilance Awareness Week in India - 27th October to 2nd November.

Economy

  • This stock exchange has signed an agreement with Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups, and promote their listing on the exchange - BSE.

Environment

  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified 250.66 sq km around Radhanagri Wildlife Sanctuary (RWS) as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) which is located in - Maharashtra.
  • Bird species discovered by the researchers in Pennsylvania in Powdermill Nature Reserve which is a bilateral gynandromorphy (genetically part male and part female) split visibly down the middle - Rose-breasted grosbeak (a sexually dimorphic species).
  • A new plant species of the Sahyadri globe thistle discovered by researchers from India and Italy in the Sahyadri hills in the northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra - Echinops sahyadricus (Genus: Echinops).

International

  • After the 50th ratification from ______, the United Nations announced that 50 countries have ratified a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days - Honduras.

National

  • India’s ‘_______ PhD Fellowship Programme’ launched on 24 October under the National Education Policy 2020 - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • This ministry launched a philately exhibition on ‘India and the UN: A Postal History’ - Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Theme of the National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption which will organised by the Central Bureau of Investigation on 27th October 2020 - सतर्क भारत, समृद्ध भारत (Vigilant India, Prosperous India).

Persons in News

  • Person who has been conferred the Life Time World Peace Ambassador award by Wockhardt Foundation's The World Peacekeepers Movement - Ravi Gaikwad (Founder of the Road Safety World Series T20 cricket tournament).
  • Recipient of the Asia Pacific League of Association for Rheumatology (APLAR) Master Award 2020 during the 22nd APLAR Virtual Congress on 24 October - Dr A N Chandrasekaran.
  • Winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in the Birds Behaviour category, given by London’s Natural History Museum - Sambath Subbaiah (Chennai).

State Current Affairs

  • Jamboo Savari elephant procession is organised on the tenth and concluding day of Dussehra in - Mysuru, Karnataka.

General Knowledge

  • Leadership ranking chart for the Indian Armed Forces - Supreme Commander (President), Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Defence Secretary and Chief of Defence Staff.
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) - Formed: 24 October 1962; Motto: Shaurya - Dridhata - Karm Nishtha (Valour-Steadfastness and Commitment).
  • Special Frontier Force (SFF) to conduct covert operations behind Chinese lines in the event of another Sino-Indian War - Founded: 14 November 1962; Headquarters: Chakrata, Uttarakhand; Nickname: Establishment 22.
  • Indian Coast Guard (ICG) - Founded: 18 August 1978; Motto: वयम् रक्षामः (Vayam Rakṣāmaḥ).

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