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One Liners of the Day, 28 May 2020

Defence

  • The Army Commanders' Conference will be organised in two phases during 27-29 May 2020 and the last week of June 2020 under the chairmanship of - Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

Economy

  • Fitch Ratings forecast a contraction of Indian economy in the current fiscal 2020-21 to - 5 percent.
  • Fitch Ratings forecast world GDP in 2020 to fall by - 4.6 percent.

International

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will inaugurate Democracy and Freedom Island in waters near _____ on the 60th anniversary of a coup in Turkey - Istanbul.
  • The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), African Development Bank (AfDB) and African Union Commission (AUC) inaugurated the second - Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019).
  • India has helped the African country Uganda to set up a military war game centre in the Jinja district, named - ‘INDIA’.

State Current Affairs

  • This state’s Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will inaugurate the Kondapochamma Sagar Project on May 29 - Telangana.
  • Municipal Administration and Urban Development minister K.T. Rama Rao will inaugurate the 690 metres-long first-level flyover at Biodiversity Junction on May 28 in – Hyderabad.
  • To provide work to all the individuals of the rural areas, the ‘Shram Siddhi’ scheme was launched by the state government of - Madhya Pradesh.
  • Director of Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Dr Mohammad Raza inaugurated the first Solar Lift Irrigation Plant of Kargil in - Ladakh.
  • This state has signed 17 memorandum of understandings (MOUs) worth Rs 15,128 crore with Daimler India, Salcomp and other companies to generate 47,150 jobs in the state - Tamil Nadu.
  • First woman Director General of Police (DGP) in the Kerala state – R. Sreelekha.

Science

  • This Biopharmaceutical company has received the Drugs Controller General of India’s (DCGI) emergency approval to use CytoSorb for treatment of Covid-19 patients - Biocon.

General Knowledge

  • Qatar - Capital: Doha; Currency: Qatari riyal.
  • Egypt - Capital: Cairo; Currency: Egyptian pound.
  • Austria - Capital: Vienna; Currency: Euro.
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Founded: 1950; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Founded: 1951; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Turkey - Capital: Ankara; Currency: Turkish lira.

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