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One Liners of the Day, 29 September 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of World Environmental Health Day 2020 (26 September) - Environmental health, A key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention.
  • Theme of first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (29 September 2020) - “Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet”.
  • World Heart Day – 29 September.

Economy

  • Average Per capita income in India rose from Rs 72,805 in FY15 to _____ in FY19 - Rs 94,954 (30 percent more).
  • State with the highest per capita growth - Bihar (9.13 percent rise in FY20).
  • With an average of over 10 percent growth, this state has registered higher growth than the growth rate of India in the three years to FY20, showed the 14th Economic Survey 2019-20 - Bihar.
  • This company has been granted In-principle authorisation to set-up and operate Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU) under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - Vakrangee Limited.

International

  • This country announced $433 million (£340 million) in funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) over the next four years that amounts to a 30 percent increase and became the single largest national donor - the United Kingdom.
  • India's union that has collaborated with the United Nations’ the Seafarers Crisis Action Team (SCAT) to assist stranded sailors - Maritime Union of India (MUI).

National

  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways allowed the use of Hydrogen-enriched Compressed Natural Gas (H-CNG) as an automotive fuel, which is a ____ mix of hydrogen, in CNG engines - 18 percent.
  • The Indian Railways has generated 10,66,246 man-days of work till 25 September 2020 under - Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan.

Persons in News

  • The Reserve Bank of India has roped in this person for the customer awareness campaign to prevent gullible account holders from being duped by fraudsters - Amitabh Bachchan.

Sports

  • Winner of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix 2020 in Sochi - Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes driver of Finland).

State Current Affairs

  • This state government launched the Arundhati Gold Scheme to provide cash value of 10 gm of gold to newlywed brides from economically backward families - Assam.
  • This state government will launch the YSR Jala Kala scheme under which bore wells will be drilled free of cost for the needy farmers bringing in an estimated five lakh acres under cultivation through groundwater irrigation - Andhra Pradesh.
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated a boat club and grape park in - Nashik.
  • A data bank that contains information about tourism sites, pilgrim centres, agriculture tourism, UNESCO world heritage sites, airports, hotels, restaurants, resorts etc in Maharashtra - “Maharashtra Tourism - Something for Everyone”.
  • New Chief Secretary in West Bengal government - Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
  • The five-year policy of Karnataka envisages a 360-degree marketing strategy to promote state in domestic and overseas markets by leveraging its ____ brand - “One State, Many Worlds”.

Science and Technology

  • Chemo recovery kits containing Ayurvedic formulation has been developed by - Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre of the Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan Trust in Pune.

General Knowledge

  • A measure of the amount of money earned per person in a nation or geographic region, which can be used to evaluate the standard of living and quality of life of the population - Per capita income.
  • Convention relating to the distribution of programme-carrying signals transmitted by satellite - Adopted: 21 May 1974; Effective: 25 August 1979.
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention) - Adopted: 3 September 1992; Effective: 29 April 1997.
  • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty was adopted on - 10 September 1996.
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Ottawa Treaty) - Adopted: 18 September 1997; Effective: 1 March 1999.
  • Convention on Cluster Munitions - Adopted: 30 May 2008; Effective: 1 August 2010.

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