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One Liners of the Day, 27 November 2020

Economy

  • SEBI’s Initiative aimed at enhancing investor education and awareness - Securities Market Trainers (SMARTs) program.

International

  • According to the paper, titled 'Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and Pacific', posted on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) website, this country received the most greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) projects between 2004 to 2015 - the USA.
  • India was the _____ major host of greenfield FDI projects between 2004 to 2015 - Fourth.
  • On 26 November, India and ____ signed a MOU for developing cooperation between two countries in the field of Environment protection and biodiversity conservation - Finland.
  • This country has emerged as the nation with the highest bribery rate of 39% in the Asian region, according to a report ‘Global Corruption Barometer - Asia’ of Transparency International - India.
  • Initiative launched by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, unites the tourism sector behind a common goal of addressing the root causes of plastic pollution - Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (launched in January 2020).

National

  • Recipient of Platinum Partner Award for registering more than 25 lakh transactions on UMANG App - Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
  • Communications Ministry has said all Fixed to Mobile calls will be dialled with prefix ‘___’ from 15th January 2021 - ‘0’.
  • Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot e-inaugurated a ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ in - Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • Under the Scheme of ‘Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ , the Ministry for Social Justice & Empowerment has identified ____ cities to set up the 13 Shelter Homes - 10 cities (Vadodara, New Delhi, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Kolkata, Manipur, Chennai, Raipur, Mumbai).
  • ______ and Invest India have developed the first-ever 'SDG Investor Map for India', laying out 18 Investment Opportunities Areas (IOAs) in six critical SDG enabling sectors - UNDP India.

Persons in News

  • Author of the book titled “Life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji” - Kirpal Singh Ji.

Sports

  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has granted the annual recognition to _______ as a National Sports Federation (NSF), eight years after it was withdrawn for its failure to conduct elections in accordance with the National Sports Development Code - Archery Association of India.
  • Argentinian footballer who died on 25 November 2020 - Diego Maradona.
  • Host of the 2022 FIFA Women's Under-17 football World Cup - India.

General Knowledge

  • International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) - Founded: 21 May 1904; Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) - Founded: 04 March 1952; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) - Founded: 12 April 1988 (Autonomous body on 12 April 1992); Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) - Founded: 1 November 1974; Headquarters: Madrid, Spain.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Founded: 05 June 1972; Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya.

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