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One Liners of the Day, 29 October 2020

Important Day

  • International Animation Day - 28 October.
  • World Stroke Day - 29 October.

International

  • Department of Posts, Government of India (India Post) and Postal service of this country have entered into an agreement for Electronic Exchange of Customs data related to postal shipments exchanged between the two countries - United States.
  • This power producer of India entered into foreign currency loan agreement with Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) for JPY 50 billion (approx. USD 482 million or Rs. 3,582 crore) under JBIC’s GREEN or Global Action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environment preservation initiative - NTPC Ltd.
  • On 27 October 2020, a webinar between India and ____was held on the theme of “Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership: Webinar and Expo India - ___ Defence Cooperation” - United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • On 28 October, this country hosted the 19th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Ministers responsible for Foreign Economy and Foreign Trade Activities - India.

National

  • On 27 October, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the virtual festival of ‘Parampara Series 2020-National Festival of Music and Dance’ organized by Natya Tarangini in partnership with - the United Nations.
  • Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' virtually inaugurated the DST-IIEST Solar PV Hub at - Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur.

Persons in News

  • Person who has been appointed by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, as the Chairman of the Society and Board of Governors (BoG) of the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE, Powai, Mumbai) - Shashi Kiran Shetty (Chairman of Allcargo Logistics and Gati).
  • Winner of “Dr.Tulsi Das Chugh Award” for the year 2020 in recognition of his research work on Malaria parasite's life cycle, given by the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) - Dr Satish Mishra (CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow).

State Current Affairs

  • This state’s Vidhansabha passed the Agriculture Produce Market Amendment Bill -2020 which clearly defined deemed mandis enabling the state government to declare private mandis as deemed Mandis - Chhattisgarh.
  • New Chairman of J&K State Water Resources Regulatory Authority (SWRRA) - B.V.R. Subrahmanyam.

General Knowledge

  • International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA-India) - Founded: 27 April 2020; Headquarters: GIFT City, Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
  • Department of Posts - Founded: 01 October 1854; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • NTPC Limited (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) - Founded: 7 November 1975; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) - Founded: 15 June 2001; Headquarters: Beijing, China.
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - Founded: 08 December 1985; Headquarters: Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Founded: 04 April 1949; Founder: Belgium; Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.

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