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One Liners of the Day, 27 October 2020

Important Day

  • Theme for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2020 (27 October) - Your Window to the World.

International

  • World’s third largest economy and its fifth largest emitter of carbon dioxide which is now following in the footsteps of the European Union and China for achieving a carbon-neutral society by 2050 – Japan.

National

  • Winner of National “GOLD” award by FICCI in the 8th FICCI quality systems excellence award - Insmart Systems.
  • Union minister Kiren Rijiju will flag off a 200-km long 'Fit India Walkathon' being organised by ITBP in ______ during October 31 and November 2 – Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Persons in News

  • First African American who holds the position in the Catholic church's highest governing body, a cardinal, after Pope Francis named him - Wilton Gregory (archbishop of Washington).
  • Recipient of the 2020 Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis, given by Clarivate Plc - Dr. Giacomo Livan (Department of Computer Science, University College London, U.K.).
  • A former director of the Asian Development Bank, and a founder trustee of the National Agro Foundation (NAF) who passed away on 25 October 2020 - K. S. Subramanian.

Sports

  • British F1 driver who has broken German Michael Schumacher's all-time Formula One win record (91 wins) after dominating the Portuguese Grand Prix 2020 - Lewis Hamilton.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government informed that 37,420 square kilometers of forest area in the State has been classified as degraded forest area - Madhya Pradesh.
  • This state government ordered appointment of women as home guards in the fire and rescue service for the first time in history – Kerala.

Science and Technology

  • A physicists team, led by Ranga Dias of the University of Rochester in New York, has discovered a material that conducts electricity with perfect efficiency at room temperature (above 50 degrees Fahrenheit) only while being crushed between a pair of diamonds and it is a novel metallic compound of - Hydrogen, Carbon, and Sulfur (phenomenon called room temperature superconductivity).

General Knowledge

  • Border Security Force (BSF) – Formed: 1 December 1965; Motto: जीवन पर्यन्त कर्तव्य (Duty Unto Death).
  • Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force of India – Formed: 1835; Motto: Sentinels of the North East.
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) – Formed: 27 July 1939; Motto: "सेवा और निष्ठा" (Service and Loyalty).
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) – Formed: 10 March 1969; Motto: Protection and Security.
  • Sashastra Seema Bal - Formed: 20 December 1963; Motto: Service, Security and Brotherhood.

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