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One Liners of the Day, 27 June 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (27 June) for the year 2020 – “First responders for Societal needs”.

Defence

  • The Indian Navy inducted Advanced Torpedo Decoy System ‘Maareech’ which was indigenously development by - DRDO labs (NSTL and NPOL).

International

  • The Republic of Mali has awarded the contract for the development of 500 megawatts (MW) solar park to - NTPC Limited.

National

  • On 25-26 June 2020, Two-day virtual ‘Defence Conclave 2020’ was organised by CII in - Gujarat.
  • First management institute in India which launched the ‘Endowment Fund’ with a starting commitment of Rs.100 crore - Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
  • NITI Aayog has launched a behaviour change campaign called - ‘Navigating the New Normal’.
  • Winner of the ‘e-Panchayat Puraskar 2020’ for providing various Online Services, instituted by the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj - Himachal Pradesh.
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways amended the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 for obtaining the Driving License to the Citizens with mild to medium - colour blindness.
  • “Nasha Mukt Bharat: Annual Action Plan (2020-21) for ____ Most Affected Districts’ was e-launched by Rattan Lal Kataria – 272.
  • Two Indian cities that made it onto the top 40 of the world’s most favourable ecosystems to build a globally successful startup, as per ‘The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020’ by Startup Genome - Bangalore (26th) and Delhi (36th).

Persons in News

  • Author of the book titled ‘A Naga Story’ - Edward Lotha.
  • Author of the book titled ‘Legacy of the Legends’ - Vikramraj Parthasarthy.
  • Winner of the International Humanitarian Award at the second annual Asian Voice Charity Awards 2020 - Jacqueline Fernandez.

Sports

  • An online tool launched by World Athletics to track the qualification process for next year's Olympic Games - 'Road to Tokyo'.

State Current Affairs

  • First woman chief secretary of Punjab - Vini Mahajan.

General Knowledge

  • International Solar Alliance (ISA) – Founded: 2015; Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana, India.
  • Mali - Capital: Bamako; Currency: West African CFA franc.
  • Togo - Capital: Lomé; Currency: West African CFA franc.
  • Department of Science & Technology under the Government of India was established on - 3 May 1971.
  • International Council for Small Business (ICSB) – Founded: 1955; Headquarters: Washington, DC, USA.

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