One Liners of the Day – 25 February 2020

 

25 Feb 2020

Important Day

  • Central Excise Day (in India) – 24 February.

Defence

  • Winner of the trophy for the ”best marching contingent” during the Republic Day 2020 parade – Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Economy

  • India’s top trading partner in 2018-19 fiscal – The United States(surpassed China).
  • This company is in partnership with State Bank of India (SBI) Foundation to help create opportunities for youth living with disabilities – Microsoft India.

International

  • Host of Paragliding Pre-World Cup from 31 March to 5 April 2020 – Himachal Pradesh, India(at Bir Billing in Kangra district).

National

  • Ministry of Corporate Affairs launched the ______ Web Form for Starting a Business in India and would be applicable for all new company incorporations – ‘SPICe+’.

Person in news

  • Winner of the ‘Abbakka Award’ for the year 2019-20 – writer Usha P Rai and sportswoman Shreema Priyadarshini.

Sports

  • Winner of the 34th Cannes Open Chess tournament in France – Grandmaster D Gukesh (13-year old).
  • Host country of the Commonwealth shooting and archery championships in January 2022 – India (at Chandigarh).

State Current Affairs

  • This state launched ‘Jagananna Vasthi Deevena’ scheme under which a financial assistance of Rs 2,300 crore would be provided to students pursuing ITI, polytechnic, under-graduate and post-graduate courses to meet hostel and mess expenses – Andhra Pradesh.
  • This UT paired with Tamil Nadu state under Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat programme – Jammu and Kashmir.
  • A National Cyber Research and Innovation Centre was inaugurated in – Hyderabad.
  • Unanimously elected speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly – Ram Niwas Goel.
  • The ‘Abbakka utsav’, in memory of the 16th century Tuluva queen who fought the Portugese, will be held on February 29 and March 1, 2020 in – Ullal, Karnataka.

Science

  • Researchers from this university have demonstrated that ultrasmall plant-derived crystals can be developed into a super-glue, that has enough strength to hold up to 90 kg weight – Aalto University, Finland.

General Knowledge

  • Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) – Founded: 1932; Headquarters: London, England.
  • Paragliding World Cup Association (PWCA) is based in – Marlens, France.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) – Founded: 01 July 1955; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Any duty on manufactured goods that is levied at the moment of manufacture rather than at sale – Excise.

 

 

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