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One Liners of the Day, 30 September 2020

Important Day

  • International Translation Day - 30 September.


  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the new Defence Acquisition Procedure of 2020 (DAP 2020) that introduces a significant new procurement category called - Buy (Global-Manufacture in India).
  • DAP 2020 defines an “Indian vendor” as a company that is owned and controlled by resident Indian citizens, with foreign direct investment (FDI) not more than - 49 percent.


  • India has protested the announcement of elections to so-called "Gilgit-Baltistan” Legislative Assembly by - Pakistan.
  • New Prime Minister of Japan - Yoshihide Suga (replaced Shinzo Abe).


  • This state government has bagged 8 awards in Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan (GKRA) launched by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti - Uttar Pradesh.
  • Doodh Duronto Specials transported three crore litres of milk from Renigunta in Andhra Pradesh to - New Delhi.
  • New three more branches of National Investigation Agency (NIA) - Imphal, Chennai and Ranchi.
  • First museum on Ganga that dedicated to showcase the culture, biodiversity and rejuvenation activities done in Ganga river - ‘Ganga Avalokan’ museum, Chandi Ghat, Haridwar.
  • A book, ‘Rowing down the Ganges’ is co-published by National Mission for Clean Ganga & - Wildlife Institute of India.

Persons in News

  • New Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), will replace R.S. Sharma - Dr P. D. Vaghela.
  • First Indian bureaucrat who won 'Covid Crusader Award-2020', given by the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) in the Indian Bureaucrats Category - Iqbal Singh Chahal.
  • Winner of the Swami Vivekanandan Yuva Prathibha Award for young journalist of 2019 - Rahul Chandrasekharan.
  • Person who has been conferred the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 29 September - Sonu Sood.

State Current Affairs

  • On 29 September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated six mega projects in ____ under the Namami Gange Mission - Uttarakhand.
  • Maharashtra’s first government music college, which will be named after musician Deenanath Mangeshkar, in - Mumbai.
  • The Maharashtra government announced the Gan Samragni Lata Mangeshkar award for the year 2020-21 to - Usha Mangeshkar (playback singer).
  • To create awareness on good hygiene and sanitation practices among rural masses, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will commence a Sanitation Literacy Campaign from 2 October 2020 to 26 January 2021 in - Karnataka.
  • The Madhya Pradesh forest department has launched a scheme for wildlife lovers to adopt old and retired elephants which gave joyrides for at least five decades in - Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve.
  • This state government launched an initiative to convert state slum into ‘Adarsh Colony’ in 3 years - Odisha.
  • Bird species that are being documented for the Pune Bird Atlas (PBA) in Maharashtra - Rose ringed parakeets, red-vented bulbuls, and the rare Indian grey hornbill.
  • A global biodiversity hotspot and a UNESCO World Heritage Region in Maharashtra - Pune.

General Knowledge

  • Six official languages of the United Nations - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
  • Arms Trade Treaty - Adopted: 2 April 2013; Effective: 24 December 2014.
  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted on - 7 July 2017.
  • Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution - Adopted: 13 November 1979; Effective: 16 March 1983.
  • Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer - Adopted: 22 March 1985; Effective: 22 September 1988.
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer - Adopted: 16 September 1987; Effective: 1 January 1989.

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