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One Liners of the Day, 28 September 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day for Universal Access to Information 2020 (28 September) - Access of Information Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!.
  • Theme of World Rabies Day (28 September) - End Rabies: Collaborate, Vaccinate.
  • International Safe Abortion Day - 28 September.

International

  • On 26 September, India has announced USD 15 million grant assistance to _____ for the promotion of Buddhist ties between the two countries - Sri Lanka.

National

  • Third branch office of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) in India - Mumbai (other two - Chennai and Hyderabad).
  • First state in the country that banned the sale of “loose” cigarettes and beedis - Maharashtra.
  • State that has topped in the installations of solar rooftop systems in the country with 735.18 megawatt (MW) of solar power generation capacities - Gujarat.

Persons in News

  • One of the founding members of Bhartiya Janata Party and former Union Minister who passed away on 27 September - Jaswant Singh.
  • New Chief Financial Officer of Punjab National Bank, who will replace P K Sharma - D. K. Jain.
  • Winner of the CSIR Young Scientist Award for 2020 - Dr Debjyoti Chakraborty.
  • Winner of ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize’ for the year 2020 in Earth Atmosphere Ocean and Planetary Sciences category - Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee and Dr Suryendu Dutta.
  • Winner of ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize’ for the year 2020 in Biological Sciences category - Dr Shubhadeep Chaterjee and Dr Vatsala Thirumalai.
  • Winner of ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize’ for the year 2020 in Chemical Sciences category - Dr Jyotirmayee Dash and Dr Subi Jacob George.
  • Winner of ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize’ for the year 2020 in Engineering Sciences category - Dr Amol Arvindrao Kulkarni and Dr Kinshuk Dasgupta.
  • Winner of ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize’ for the year 2020 in Mathematical Sciences category - Dr Rajat Subhra Hazra and Dr U K Anandavardhanan.
  • Winner of ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize’ for the year 2020 in Medical Sciences category - Dr Bushra Ateeq and Dr Ritesh Agarwal.
  • Winner of ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize’ for the year 2020 in Physical sciences category - Dr Rajesh Ganapathy and Dr Surajit Dhara.

Sports

  • Newly appointed All-India Women’s Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Neetu David (Chief), Arati Vaidya, Renu Margrate, Venkatacher Kalpana and Mithu Mukherjee.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government is planning to implement ‘Saat Nischay’ (seven resolves) scheme regarding Electricity, sewage connection, toilets, piped drinking water and metallic roads - Bihar.
  • State School Education Programme Authority of this state introduced “Radio Pathashala,” a radio-based learning platform for class-1 to 8 students - Odisha.
  • Winner of the ‘Srimanta Sankaradeva Award 2017’, instituted by Assam government - Sattra Basishta Deva Sarma (Vaishnavite scholar, writer).

General Knowledge

  • Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties - Adopted: 23 May 1969; Effective: 27 January 1980.
  • Convention on registration of objects launched into outer space - Adopted: 12 November 1974; Effective: 15 September 1976.
  • Agreement governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (Moon Treaty) - Adopted: 5 December 1979; Effective: 11 July 1984.
  • Convention on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques (Environmental Modification Convention) - Adopted: 10 December 1976; Effective: 5 October 1978.

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