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One Liners of the Day, 31 October 2020

Important Day

  • In India, National Integration Day - 31 October.
  • Theme of World Cities Day 2020 (31 October) - Valuing Our Communities and Cities.
  • World Thrift Day - 31 October.

Economy

  • Branch of this institution at the International Financial Services Centre in Gift City, Gujarat has been recognised as a foreign depository by the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) - Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL).
  • This exchange and Indian Energy Exchange Ltd. (IEX) have entered into a licensing agreement to launch Electricity derivatives linked to IEX spot electricity prices on trading platform - Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX).

International

  • India has asked this country to take corrective steps on the misrepresentation of its territorial boundaries on a new bank note which does not feature Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as part of India - Saudi Arabia.
  • India offered one billion US dollar Line of Credit for priority developmental projects in fields such as energy, IT, healthcare, education and agriculture in the Central Asian countries includes Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Next President of Bolivia - Luis Arce Catacora.

National

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sardar Patel Zoological Park in - Kevadia, Gujarat.
  • New scheme of Union Ministry for Science & Technology, to provide fellowship and Research Grants for women scientists - “SERB-POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research)”.
  • This institution, under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India has been granted accreditation conforming to ISO 17020:2012 - National Productivity Council (NPC).
  • First e-resource centre in India providing facility of e-filing of cases in the courts across the country that inaugurated by Chief Justice of India S. A. Bobde at the Judicial Officers Training Institute - 'Nyay Kaushal'.
  • This private university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, Government of India and has been conferred the status of an Institution of Eminence (IoE) which gives full autonomy - O.P. Jindal Global University.

Persons in News

  • World’s first scientoon book, entitled “Bye Bye Corona”, is written by - Dr Pradeep Srivastava.
  • Author of book, entitled ‘The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj’ - Anita Anand.
  • Person who was honored with the Global CMO of the Year 2020 award - Rajesh Goenka.
  • Next Chief Information Commissioner of India - Yashvardhan Sinha.

State Current Affairs

  • The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and this state government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to achieve food security and improved nutrition in the state - Rajasthan.
  • The Vittana Grama (seed village) programme will be launched in - Andhra Pradesh.

General Knowledge

  • Goa - Capital: Panaji; Statehood: 30 May 1987; Official language: Konkani.
  • Gujarat - Capital: Gandhinagar; Statehood: 1 May 1960; Official language: Gujarati.
  • Haryana - Capital: Chandigarh; Statehood: 1 November 1966; Official language: Hindi.
  • Himachal Pradesh - Capital: Shimla (Summer) & Dharamshala (Winter); Statehood: 25 January 1971; Official language: Hindi.
  • Jharkhand - Capital: Ranchi; Statehood: 15 November 2000; Official language: Hindi.

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