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One Liners of the Day, 27 May 2019

International

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved the most expensive medicine ever, called – Zolgensma ($2.125 million).

National

  • Indian government will merge the Central Statistical Office (CSO) and National Sample Survey Office to form - National Statistical Office (NSO).
  • A project by Ministry of Human Resource Development to improve the quality and accessibility of higher education over the next five years - Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP).
  • New commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) which was opened at Bangalore - NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).

Person in News

  • First Indian solder who appointed as the United Nations Peacekeeping Commandant - Paratrooper Commando, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar.

Science and Technology

  • World's most powerful radio telescope - Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

General Knowledge

  • The first provident fund law in India was created in - 1925.
  • Capital of United States of America (USA) - Washington D.C.
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – Established in: 1969; Headquarters: Bangalore.
  • First satellite of ISRO - Aryabhatta (1975).
  • India's Chandrayaan-1 mission - 22 October 2008.

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