One Liners [02-02-2020]

  • According to the January 2020 ‘World Economic Outlook (WEO) update’, the IMF forecasts global production to grow by as much as percent in 2019 – 2.9 percent
  • WEO forecasts a declining growth of such a percentage of global production in 2020 – 3.3 percent
  • New Chairman and Managing Director of Coal India Limited – Pramod Aggarwal
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India during the period 2014-19 – US $ 284 billion
  • India’s fiscal deficit for the current financial year 2019-20 – 3.8 percent
  • This stock exchange got SEBI approval to launch a new electronic platform called RFQ (Request for Quote) for debt securities – National Stock Exchange (NSE) and BSE
  • World’s top economy in terms of GDP in 2019 – United States (China: second; Japan: third) with 21.4 trillion dollars
  • This nation declared a national emergency to eliminate the invading flocks of desert locusts that destroyed crops – Pakistan
  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Center for Extension and Research and Innovation (CERI) of DRDO will be established in this university – Gujarat University India will preside over G20 this year – year 2022
  • Third private ‘Tejas’ train – on Indore-Varanasi route
  • Newly appointed High Commissioner of India to Canada – Ajay Bisaria
  • Winner of the women’s singles title at the Australian Open – Sophia Kenin (American tennis player)
  • IAF’s first indigenous aircraft to fly on bio-jet fuel – AN-32 aircraft
  • Researchers at this university have made changes in the bacterial innards to protect honey bees from disorders – University of Texas
  • The pair that won the women’s doubles title at the Australian Open – Christina Mladenovic (France) and Timia Babos (Hungarian)
  • The pair that won the doubles title at the Australian Open – Barbora Krejcikova (Croatia) and Nikola Mectic (Czech)
  • Newly elected Chairman of Indian Paralympic Committee – Deepa Malik
  • FIFA has announced the launch of this program with the aim of narrowing the gap between the world’s leading nations and the rest of the world for football games – the FIFA talent development program (to be launched by Arsene Wenger)
  • This state government started distributing welfare pension from house to house under YSR Pension Kanuka (Gift) Scheme – Andhra Pradesh

Daily General Knowledge Dose

  • Motto of Indian Coast Guard – “Vayam Rakshamah”
  • The first Indian woman in space – Kalpana Chawla (died in the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster in the year 2003)
  • First Indian astronaut who flew into space – Rakesh Sharma
  • Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) – Established: Year 1958; Motto: Balasya Mool Vigyanam
  • Group of 20 (G-20) – Established: 26 September 1999; Current President: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia (2020)

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