One Liners [04-02-2020]

  • Social activist who were honored for their ‘Sparsh Ganga Initiative’ under ‘Aspirational Districts Transformation Program’ – Arushi Nishank
  • Researchers found 33 groups of viruses in the interior of a 15,000-year-old Gulia ice cap, which is still unknown – 28 above the Tibetan plateau.
  • Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) named ‘Heron TP’ will be manufactured in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in partnership with companies in this country – Israel
  • Bank launching a self-service delivery facility called ‘iBox’ for customers – ICICI Bank
  • Antarctica’s “Doomsday Glacier”, one of the fastest melting glaciers in Antarctica – Thieves Glacier
  • Venue of “Ekushi Pustak Mela” – Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • India and this country signed five MoUs to establish Edu tourism region in five islands of Edu Atoll – Maldives
  • The film won seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director at the ‘British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2020’ in London – ‘1917’ (directed by Sam Mendes)
  • To provide technical assistance to food industries in the North East region, an MoU was signed between APEDA and CSIR-CFTRI under which Liaison office will be opened in this city – Guwahati, Assam
  • To meet the need of building a shared and strong science and technology infrastructure in the country, a unique scheme launched by the Department of Science and Technology – Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Assistance Institutes – SATHI
  • The venue of India’s largest rural technical festival of national level named “Intagragya 2020” – Basar, Telangana
  • Winner of 2nd “PEN Gauri Lankesh Award for Democratic Idealism” – Yusuf Jamil (Journalist from Jammu)
  • Newly appointed Chairman of FICCI’s Regional Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation for the year 2020 – Sanjay Nayak
  • The Indian boxer boxer who won the ‘Best Boxer’ award in the Junior category at the Golden Girl Championship in Borus (Sweden) – Prachi Dhankar (50 kg)
  • State government opens new virology lab here in Telangana – Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Ladakh mountaineering association organized ice climbing festival here – Gangles village

Daily General Knowledge Dose

  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) – Established: 12 July 1982; Headquarters: Mumbai
  • The language movement in erstwhile East Pakistan that established Bangla as the official language – in February 1952
  • Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandan Yojana (PMMVY) is being implemented in all districts of the country from this day – 01 January 2017
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry -FICCIEstablishment: Year 1927; Founder: G. D. Birla; Headquarters: New Delhi

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