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One Liners of the Day, 26 September 2020

Important Day

  • International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons - 26 September.

Defence

  • On 23 September, India conducted a successful night test-fire of its indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface _____missile in Odisha - Prithvi-II (Strike range of 350 km).

International

  • Winner of the UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) award for the year 2020 on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, given by World Health Organization - Kerala state (India).

National

  • Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols was launched on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement during the Fit India Dialogue event on 24 September 2020 and it was released by - Youth Ministry and Health Ministry.
  • The new ‘Centre for Disability Sports’ is going to build in - Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
  • This ministry and NITI Aayog will organize RAISE 2020- ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020’, a Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) from 5 to 9 October 2020 - Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • This institution under the Ministry of AYUSH signed a MoU with the major AYUSH and Herbal industry bodies covering a set of measures to promote medicinal plant cultivation - National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB).
  • This person will inaugurate the Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit scheduled to be held on 2 October 2020 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Persons in News

  • Dr. Sekhar Basu was passed away on 24 September 2020, he was a - Nuclear scientist.
  • First chairman of the newly formed National Medical Commission (NMC), in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI), as the country's apex regulator of medical education and profession has come into existence from 25 September 2020 - Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma.
  • New Chairman of the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, a policy think tank - Vikram Singh Mehta.
  • New President of the Centre for Social and Economic Progress - Rakesh Mohan.

Science and Technology

  • This company unveiled India's first privately developed indigenous fully cryogenic rocket ‘Dhawan-I’ engine (100% 3D Printed) running on high performance fully cryogenic rocket propellants- Liquid Natural gas (LNG) & Liquid Oxygen (LoX) - Skyroot Aerospace.

General Knowledge

  • Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone - Adopted: 29 April 1958; Effective: 10 September 1964.
  • Convention on the High Seas - Adopted: 29 April 1958; Effective: 30 September 1962.
  • Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas - Adopted: 29 April 1958; Effective: 20 March 1966.
  • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) - Adopted: 10 December 1982; Effective: 14 November 1994.
  • United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation - Adopted: 20 December 2018; Effective: 12 September 2020.

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