One Liners [14-02-2020]

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International

  • On 13 February, the UN Security Council (UNSC) called for a “permanent ceasefire” in this war-torn country with a resolution – Libya
  • Presented an artificial intelligence (AI) police (a life-like virtual assistant) officer named “Ella” – New Zealand
  • Under the theme “Investment in sustainable food systems to end hunger by 2030”, the 43rd session of the Council of Governments of the International Agricultural Development Fund (IFAD) was held in this country from 11-12 February – Rome
  • The world’s leading annual submarine communication gathering called “Submarine Network World 2020” will be held here on September 23-24 – Singapore

The national

  • What has the Central Government recently changed the name of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra –  Sushma Swaraj Bhavan
  • This start-up industry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Satsure Company to work on technology to improve crop and water management for agriculture in India – Pixel
  • In which city Narcotics Control Bureau organized ‘BIMSTEC conference’ to stop drug trafficking- New Delhi
  • New name of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra of New Delhi – Sushma Swaraj Bhavan
  • New name of Foreign Service Institute of New Delhi – Sushma Swaraj Foreign Service Institute (Institute of Foreign Service)
  • Government to organize organic food festival for women entrepreneurs in this city on 21-23 February – New Delhi
  • The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will work on a waste disposal project in collaboration with this Municipal Corporation – Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • The 47th edition of the India International Knitting Fair will begin in the city from February 17 – Tirupur
  • The institute will set up a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board to help companies achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Important day

  • Theme for World Radio Day (13 February 2020) – ‘Radio and Diversity’
  • National Women’s Day – 13 February

Defense

  • On February 13, President Ram Nath Kovind honored the Indian Navy with ‘President Rang’ – ins Shivaji
  • Hydrographic survey ship of the ‘Navy class’ of the Indian Navy which arrived in Colombo from the south west coast of Sri Lanka for joint hydrographic survey – ins Jamuna (J16)

Economy

  • On 12 February, the Union Cabinet gave in-principle approval to invest capital of Rs 2,500 crore in these three insurance companies – Oriental Insurance Company Limited (OICL), National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) and United India Insurance Company Limited (UIICL)
  • According to ‘The Bankers Top 500 Banking Brands 2020 Report’, the bank showing the largest increase in brand value in the list of global banks – IndusInd Bank (brand value increased by 122 percent in last 12 months)
  • India’s Sovereign Rating given by ‘Standard & Poor’s’ – ‘BBB-‘ with a stable outlook

environment

  • According to a study by researchers at the University of Arizona, USA, climate change could cause one of three species of plants and animals worldwide to become extinct in the following years – in 50 years (by 2070)

Particular person

  • The Union Ministry of Personnel has recently appointed the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India – Rajiv Bansal
  • New President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) – Atul Kumar Gupta
  • President of Portugal – Marcello Rebelo de Sousa
  • World’s Oldest Male (112 years and 344 days) – Chitetsu Watanabe (Japan)
  • Winner of ‘2020 Tyler Prize’ (“Nobel Prize for the Environment”) for the work of “green economy” – Pawan Sukhdev (Indian Environmental Economist and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador)
  • New President of All India Chess Federation (AICF) – Ajay Patel

sport

  • Host of first Khelo India Winter Games to be held in March 2020 – Ladakh Union Territory
  • First Indian to win ‘Player of the Year 2019’ title by International Hockey Federation (FIH) – Manpreet Singh (Captain of Indian Men’s Hockey Federation)

Which Indian hockey player has been selected as the best hockey player of 2019 by International Hockey Federation- Manpreet Singh

  • The two best players who will take on each other in the opening game of a T20 game called ‘Uncademy Road Safety World Series’ in Mumbai on 7 March 2020 – Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara of West Indies
  • Winner of All India Bombay Gold Cup Hockey Championship 2020 – Indian Navy

State specific

  • President Ram Nath Kovind presented President Colors to INS Shivaji of Indian Navy in Lonavla, in which state – Maharashtra
  • Haryana Government has recently launched which campaign to promote reading habits – Reading Mission Haryana
  • For the welfare and rehabilitation of children in ‘Kishore Ghars’ across the state, this state cabinet has given Rs. Approved ‘Juvenile Justice Fund’ with annual budgetary provision of 2 crores – Maharashtra
  • The state government that has launched the ‘Clean Krishna-Godavari Canals Mission’ and the ‘Man Krishna Abhiyan’ for cleaning canals drained from the Krishna River under the ‘Anti-Plastic Campaign’ – Andhra Pradesh

Common sense

  • All India Radio (AIR) – Established: 08 June 1936 ; Headquarters: New Delhi
  • National Women’s Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of this person – Late Sarojini Naidu
  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) – Establishment: Year 1956 ; Headquarters: Mumbai
  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) – Established: 07 January 1924 ; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Establishment of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) (a statutory body) – 1 July 1949

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