One Liners – 10th August || Current Affairs

• World Biofuel Day – 10 August

• The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across 10 issue categories covering environmental health (50%) and ecosystem vitality (50%). India’s rank is 177th. Switzerland leads with a score of 87.4.

• India and Myanmar executed the landmark Land Border Crossing Agreement. Under this agreement checkpoints on both sides are included as part of the pact. The opening of the check posts will facilitate travel on both sides as people holding passports and a valid visa will be allowed to exit and enter through these border check posts.

• Santhali has become the 1st Indian tribal language to get a Wikipedia edition in its own script after the Santhali Wikipedia went live today. Santhali is written in Ol Chiki script and written by 6.4 million people in India.

• The Government has allowed Foreign Direct Investment up to 100% under automatic route in the Educational institutions subject to applicable laws/sectoral rules/regulations/security conditions.

• Neeraj Chopra, the 1st ever Indian to win Gold Medal in the javelin throw at Commonwealth Games, has been chosen as India’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games 2018.

• NITI Aayog hosted an Investors’ Conference at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra for the Holistic Development of Islands along with the respective UT administration. It attracted investment for the sustainable development of eco-tourism projects in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.

• The United Nations announced that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the UN’s new human rights chief.

• PayPal, a digital payments platform has announced its strategic partnership with and HDFC Bank to offer safer, faster and convenient payment experiences for the bank’s cardholders.

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