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One Liners of the Day, 31 May 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of World No Tobacco Day (31 May) for the year 2020 – “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use”.

International

  • Meeting of the Heads of Tax Authorities of the BRICS countries was held on 29 May 2020 which was hosted by - Russia.
  • The UN General Assembly has adopted a coronavirus-responsive procedure for the Security Council election in the month of June 2020 in which this country is the only candidate for the Asia-Pacific seat for the two-year term starting in January 2021, will succeed Indonesia – India (non-permanent seat).
  • This country announced termination of its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) – The USA.
  • Winner of the World No Tobacco Day 2020 award for South-East Asia Region - Socio Economic and Educational Development Society, Patna, Bihar, India.

National

  • The IIT Alumni Council has partnered with this university for the MegaLab Mumbai initiative to establish world's largest infectious diseases testing lab - Mumbai University.
  • A new inland waterways protocol route on the Gomati river would connect Tripura with Daudkandi in - Bangladesh.
  • This institution has initiated a COVID -19 Indian National Supermodel to help monitor the future transmission of infection - Department of Science and Technology.
  • This airline received permission on 29 May to conduct drone trials that will allow it to deliver medical supplies and e-commerce products - SpiceJet.

Persons in News

  • New Chief Executive Officer of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) - Arun Singhal.
  • Author of the book, titled “The Museum of Broken Tea Cups: Postcards from India's Margins” - Gunjan Veda.

Sports

  • Only Indian and cricketer which has got a place in the Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 - Virat Kohli (Rank: 66th).
  • First position (Male) in the Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 – Roger Federer (Swiss tennis player) (Second: Ronaldo; Third: Lionel Messi).
  • First position (Female) in the Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 – Naomi Osaka (Japanese tennis player).
  • The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed that the World Junior Championships will be held from January 18 to 24, 2021 in -Auckland, New Zealand.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has launched a unique scheme 'Rozgar Setu' to provide employment to labourers - Madhya Pradesh.

Science

  • Scientists from this institution have developed a pH-responsive smart bandage that can deliver the medicine applied in the wound at the pH that is suitable for the wound - Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST, Guwahati, Assam).

General Knowledge

  • NHPC Limited (formerly National Hydro Electric Power Corporation) - Founded: 07 November 1975; Headquarters: Faridabad.
  • Goa - Statehood Day: 30 May 1987; Capital: Panaji (Panjim).
  • Jal Jeevan Mission was launched on - 15th August 2019.
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) - Founded: 20 February 1997; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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