One Liners 13th October

• Tushar Mehta has been appointed as the Solicitor General of India.

• According to the Henley Passport Index, Japan’s passport has been named the most powerful in the world.

• State Bank of India has signed a MoU with Kathmandu-based National Banking Institute (NBI) for the development of human resources of the latter.

• Rakesh Sharma, Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Canara Bank, took over as the Managing Director and CEO of Public Sector IDBI Bank.

• Leading stock exchange NSE has signed a pact with the Uttarakhand government to provide access to capital to MSMEs, which will fuel growth of such entities in the state.

• Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a MOU between India and Lebanon for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

• India shooter Saurabh Chaudhary clinched the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event at the Youth Olympic Games.

• Tech giant IBM has partnered with NITI Aayog to offer internship programme to top performing students selected by the Atal Innovation Mission.

• UNICEF and NASSCOM have signed an MOU to strengthen the child rights.

• World Wrestling Championships will be held in Budapest, Hungary.

• Jharkhand will be partner state at Goa International Film Festival.

• Union Cabinet has given its approval to the MOU signed between India and Romania in the field of tourism.

• Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland on Environmental Cooperation.

• Former Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, who along with teammate Saeed Ajmal famously stunned England during a 3-0 defeat in 2012, announced his retirement from international cricket

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