One Liners – 20th August

• Sadbhavana Diwas – 20 August. To commemorate the birth anniversary of erstwhile PM of India, Shri Rajiv Gandhi.

• World Mosquito day 2018 – 20 August. The day marks the groundbreaking discovery of British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross. In 1897 he had identified the link between mosquito and malaria.

• SS Mundra has been appointed as Independent Director on the Board of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd for a period of three years. He is the former Deputy Governor of RBI.

• Delhi government’s additional director of health, S K Arora has been awarded prestigious WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control.

• US government has awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) to General Dalbir Singh Suhag (Retd.), of the Indian Army, for exceptionally meritorious service as the chief of the Army Staff, Indian Army.

• Mauritius PM has announced that the cyber tower which Atal Bihari Vajpayee had contributed to set up in Mauritius will henceforth be named as Atal Bihari Vajpayee tower.

• Telangana Government has launched Disaster Response Force vehicles in the capital city of Hyderabad. It is a state level dedicated disaster force trained in tackling of urban flooding, tree falls, structural collapses and any other site of normal emergencies.

• Vinesh Phogat won a gold medal in the final of the women’s wrestling at the Asian Games 2018. She has become the first Indian women wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.

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