One Liners of the Day – 19 March 2020

19 March 2020


  • Under the theme ‘Livable and Sustainable Cities: Adapting to a Disrupted World’, the World Cities Summit-2020 (WCS) will be held from July 5 to 9, 2020 in – Singapore.
  • This international organisation has announced increasing to USD14 billion the amount of fast-track financing to assist companies and countries in their efforts to respond to the rapid spread of COVID-19, adding USD2 billion to the initial package – World Bank.
  • This Indian company has commissioned its first petrol pump in Bhutan – Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL).


  • Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (CIHCS) established at – Dahung, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • First private firm to get license for conducting coronavirus tests – Swiss firm Roche Diagnostics India.


  • Indians who inducted into the ICC Development panel of umpires – Vrinda Rathi and N Janani.

State Current Affairs

  • Person from Maharashtra who got elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha – Sharad Pawar and Ramdas Athawale.
  • This state government decided to merge the international board with the state secondary and higher secondary educational board – Maharashtra.


  • This company has signed a multi-year MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur to collaborate on research in industrial and infrastructure cybersecurity – L&T Technology Services Limited.
  • Scientists from this Indian institution developed a process for size-selective deposition of nanocomposite coatings, which can reduce the friction of these dynamic systems – International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI).

General Knowledge

  • Brunei Darussalam – Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan; Official language: Malay; Currency: Brunei dollar.
  • World Bank – Formation: July 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) – Founded: 1974; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Formation: 15 June 1909; Headquarters: Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

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