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One Liners of the Day, 29 November 2019

Economy

  • This FMCG company has setup a Rs 200 crore environmental sustainability fund to offer environment friendly business solutions - Procter & Gamble (P&G) India.
  • First Indian company to hit the Rs 10 lakh crore market valuation level in intra-day - Reliance Industries.

International 

  • International Council for Film Television and Audio-visual Communication (ICFT) will award ICFT-UNESCO Fellini medal to - International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
  • With the theme of 'Bridging the Gap', the ‘Ocean Dance Festival 2019’ ended on 27 November in - Bangladesh.

National

  • ‘Aquabe 2019’, India’s very first international conference on blue economy and aquatic resources, will begin on 28 November in - Kochi, Kerala.
  • The 'EcoCinema: A Greener World Through Art' festival organised at the US Consulate in – Kolkata, WB.
  • 47th ‘All India Police Science Congress (AIPSC) started from 27 November in – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Government has proposal to set up rocket launching pad in the State of - Tamil Nadu (near Kulasekarapattinam).
  • The two-day Conference on ‘Jal Shakti and Disaster Management’ will be organised from 30 Nov to 1 December in – Jammu.
  • On 27 November, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved to increase the authorized capital of Food Corporation of India (FCI) from existing Rs.3,500 crore to - Rs.10,000 crore.
  • On 28 November, Parliament passed ‘Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019’ which seeks to raise the maximum chit amount for those managed by individuals or less than four partners from Rs 1 lakh to - Rs 3 lakh (for firms with four or more partners :- from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 18 lakh).
  • 9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management held in – Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Persons in News

  • First female president of European Commission - Ursula von der Leyen (Germany).
  • Former Navy Chief who passed away in New Delhi on 27 November - Admiral Sushil Kumar.
  • Indian journalist who was awarded the 2019 International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) - Neha Dixit.
  • Indian who was awarded the Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Aeronautical Society of the United Kingdom - G Satheesh Reddy (Chairman of DRDO).
  • New Managing Director, South West Asia at the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) - Sudeep Jain (wef 1 January 2020).

State Current Affairs

  • On 28 November, the Ministry of Shipping have given approval for the development of Loktak Inland Waterways improvement project in - Manipur (under the central sector scheme).

Science

  • Singapore’s Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has selected this Indian digital infrastructure provider to provide terrestrial connectivity services as it readies for the launch of its first satellite ‘Kacific1’ - Tata Communications.
  • Scientists of this Indian institute have developed a tomato species, named “Namdhari-4266”, which can yield up to 1,400 quintals per hectare - Chandra Shekhar Azad University for Agriculture and Technology (CSA), Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. (common species - 400 to 600 Q/hect)

General Knowledge

  • Largest fresh water lake in North east - Loktak Lake (located at Moirang, Manipur).
  • International Council for Film, Television and  Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) – Founded: 1958; Location: Paris, France.
  • Food Corporation of India (FCI) – Founded: 1965; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Number of member states in the European Union (EU) – 28.
  • European Union (EU) – founded in: 1993; Headquarter: Brussels (Belgium).

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