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One Liners of the Day, 29 November 2020

Important Day

  • In India, National Organ Donation Day - 27 November.
  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - 29 November.

International

  • Best institute in India, as per the latest QS World University Ranking 2021 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (world rank: 172nd).
  • Best institute in world, as per the latest QS World University Ranking 2021 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
  • Saudi Arabia-led initiative, which aimed at promoting digital cooperation among member states - Digital Cooperation Organisation (DCO).
  • On 27 November, India and _____ launched a bilateral fast track mechanism in investments - France.

National

  • Country’s first organ donor memorial - Jaipur.
  • Harvest festival that are declared as holidays for the Supreme Court of India - Pongal festival (14th and 15th January).
  • Best Regional Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisations (ROTTO) in the country - ROTTO (West).
  • Best State Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisations (SOTTO) - Tamil Nadu SOTTO.
  • New web-portal which provides information on the different climate initiatives taken by various Line Ministries - “India Climate Change Knowledge Portal”.

Sports

  • India’s rank in the FIFA International rankings for November 2020 - 104th.
  • First position in the FIFA International rankings for November 2020 - Belgium.
  • New Chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC), replaced the retired Shashank Manohar - Greg Barclay (New Zealand)

State Current Affairs

  • First-ever hospital for cows in the Northeast - Surbhi Aarogyashala, Dibrugarh, Assam.
  • This state/UT cabinet approved a scheme under the Chief Minister's Rojgar Yojana (CMRY), which will help engineering graduates and diploma holders win government contracts for small works - Goa.

General Knowledge

  • The first All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was established in - 1956 (AIIMS, New Delhi).
  • Organ Retrieval Banking Organization (ORBO), a nodal centre for the country, has been set up at - AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) is located in - Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) - Founded: 15 June 1909; Motto: “Cricket for good”; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Finland - Capital: Helsinki; Currency: Euro.

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