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One Liners of the Day, 29 June 2020

Important Day

  • National Statistics Day - 29 June.
  • International Day of the Tropics - 29 June.

Economy

  • To enable contactless payments, a digital wallet solution ‘Yuva Pay’ was launched by - Yes Bank.

International

  • India figures among the top-_____ countries getting detailed information from Switzerland about bank accounts and beneficiary ownership of entities established by their residents in the Alpine nation, according to the latest study by OECD's Global Forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes - Three.
  • The World Bank has approved USD 500 million (about Rs 3,700 crore) loan to improve quality and governance of school education in six Indian states under - Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS).
  • This country will set up a 1,124-megawatt Kohala hydropower project in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir region - China.

National

  • The Working Women’s Forum has instituted a regional excellence award in women’s cooperatives in south India in the name of renowned social worker and the forum’s founder - Jaya Arunachalam.

Persons in News

  • To investigate the blowout at Assam’s Baghjan oil well of Oil India Limited, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) formed a high-level committee headed by - Justice BP Katakey.

Sports

  • The 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup will be hosted by - Australia and New Zealand.
  • First Indian who joined the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour - Grandmaster P. Harikrishna.

General Knowledge

  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Founded: 29 April 1961; Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland.
  • National Statistics Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of - Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.
  • World Statistics Day - 20 October.
  • World Bank - Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Working Women’s Forum – Founded: 1978; Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is a statutory body that was established in – 2010.

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