One Liners – 24th August

• India’s largest Startup incubation and acceleration – Bhamashah Techno Hub – was inaugurated by CM Vasundhara Raje in Jaipur. The purpose of the techno hub is to create an ecosystem for promoting state’s youth for entrepreneurship.

• Prof Appa Rao Podile, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, has been selected for the prestigious J C Bose Fellowship – 2018 of Department of Science and Technology by Government of India. The fellowship is given in recognition of his performance in the area of plant-microbe interactions in general and induced resistance in plants in particular.

• Scott Morrison has become Australia’s new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals.

• Jhulan Goswami, the veteran Indian pacer, has announced her retirement from T20 Internationals.

• Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, a subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd., has announced the nationwide rollout of overdraft facility for micro and small enterprise customers. The facility aims to assist businesses having a turnover of Rs 50 lakh or more with funding to meet their long-term and short-term financing requirements.

• 3-day International Water Colour Festival begins in Ranchi.

• The 9th edition of Mountain Echoes Literature Festival 2018 has started in Thimphu, Bhutan to serve as a collaborative platform for knowledge sharing, leading to the global cultural potpourri of ideas.

• Indian rowers Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh won the men’s Quadruple Sculls to win India’s fifth gold medal at the at the Asian Games.

• Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won their maiden men’s tennis doubles gold medal at the Asian Games.

• Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry is developing National Logistics Portal to ensure ease of trading in international and domestic markets. The portal will link all stakeholders of EXIM Bank, domestic trade and movement and all trade activities on a single platform.

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