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One Liners of the Day, 27 September 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of World Tourism Day 2020 (27 September) - “Tourism and Rural Development”.

Defence

  • Ongoing JIMEX 2020, that held in North Arabian Sea from 26 to 28 September 2020, is a joint maritime bilateral exercise between - Navies of India & Japan.

International

  • Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, India has started a "science diplomacy" initiative by launching a programme to strengthen the capacity of clinical trial research of vaccines in neighbouring countries includes - Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Afghanistan.
  • India will be developing the strategically important Hanimadhoo International airport in - Maldives.
  • Winner of the prestigious PATA Grand Award 2020 for marketing - Kerala Tourism’s ‘Human by Nature’ campaign.
  • On 26 September, India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Intellectual Property Cooperation with - Kingdom of Denmark.

National

  • The campus of the new Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam situated at - Gogamukh.
  • Eleven states and one union territory have launched ‘One Earth One Home’, an initiative of this organisation to promote environment education amongst school students - WWF-India.
  • On 27 September, the four-day programme “Destination North East-2020” inaugurated under the theme of - “The Emerging Delightful Destinations”.

Persons in News

  • Author of a book, titled 'Kitchens of Gratitude' - Vikas Khanna.
  • Recipient of the prestigious `Construction World Person of the Year 2020’, given by the Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) Construction Council - Dr Brijesh Dixit (Maha Metro MD).
  • Winner of the Peter Mackler prize 2020 for courageous and ethical journalism, distributed by the Global Media Forum in partnership with Agence France Presse and Reporters Without Borders - Masrat Zahra (Kashmiri photojournalist).
  • Newly appointed Advisor of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) - Sunil Sethi (Chairman of the Fashion Design Council of India).
  • Padma Bhushan awardee Economist, died on 26 September, who was chairperson of the think-tank Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) for 15 years - Isher Judge Ahluwalia.

Sports

  • Winner of the Seoul Peace Prize 2020 - Thomas Bach (present President of the International Olympic Committee).
  • Winner of the 2019-20 AIFF Footballer of the Year Award - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Men's) & Sanju Yadav (Women’s).
  • First Italian who won the men's time trial at the 32-kilometre-long road cycling world championships in Italy - Filippo Ganna.

State Current Affairs

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 300 million dollar (about Rs. 2,200 crore) loan to finance inclusive water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services in at least 14 secondary towns of - Rajasthan.
  • This state government on 26 September launched the Mukhyamantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana - Madhya Pradesh.
  • Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik laid e-foundation of Post-Harvest Management Centre for Medicinal Plants at Bhaderwah in - Jammu and Kashmir.

General Knowledge

  • World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) - Founded: 1 November 1974; Headquarters: Madrid, Spain.
  • Japan - Capital: Tokyo; Currency: Japanese yen.
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) - Founded: 1951; Headquarters: Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Denmark - Capital: Copenhagen; Currency: Danish krone.
  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) - Founded: 23 June 1937; Headquarters: Delhi.

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