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One Liners of the Day, 01 December 2021

Important day

  • Theme of 2021 World AIDS Day (1 December) - “End Inequalities. End Aids. End Pandemics.”

Defence

  • ______ took over as the Flag Officer Commanding–in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Western Naval Command (WNC) from Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar on 30 November 2021 - Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh.
  • ______ assumed command of the Indian Navy on 30 November 2021 as the 25th Chief of the Naval Staff, who succeeds Admiral Karambir Singh - Admiral R Hari Kumar.

Economy

  • ______ announced the launch of FIRST Private Infinite, the country’s first-ever standalone metal debit card, in partnership with Visa - IDFC FIRST Bank.

Environment

  • The government of Portugal expanded a marine protected area around the ______, creating the largest fully protected marine reserve in Europe at 2,677 square kilometres - Selvagens Islands (a small archipelago in the North Atlantic).

International

  • First position in the Economist’s Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2021 - Ireland (followed by Austria, the United Kingdom).
  • India’s rank in the Economist’s Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2021 - 71st.

National

  • ______ division of India Post installed first intelligent parcel delivery system, called ‘ANVIT’ - Pune.
  • InFinity Forum is being hosted by _____ in collaboration with GIFT City and Bloomberg on 3 and 4 December 2021 - International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA-India).
  • ______ signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) for providing its techno-financial expertise in developing Renewable Energy projects and fund raising - Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA).
  • The ______ launched a "unique" face recognition technology that would act as a proof of 'life certificate' for pensioners and ensure ease of living for the retired and elderly citizens - Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Person in News

  • ______ received the Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate and Medal, from the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman - J M Kishore (Joint Commissioner, Central Tax & Customs, Visakhapatnam Zone).

State Current Affairs

  • The first 'Namma Metro-Kannadiga of the Year' award instituted by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited was conferred on - Kumbara Veerabhadrappa (Kannada novelist).

Science & Technology

  • United States-based scientists at the University of Vermont, Tufts University and Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have jointly created "the first-ever, self-replicating living robots", called ‘_____’, which are sized less than a millimetre, created from the stem cells of the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) - Xenobots.

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Official language or languages of a State” - Article 345.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Official language for communication between one State and another or between a State and the Union” - Article 346.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Special provision relating to language spoken by a section of the population of a State” - Article 347.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Language to be used in the Supreme Court and in the High Courts and for Acts, Bills, etc.” - Article 348.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Directive for development of the Hindi language” - Article 351.

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