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One Liners of the Day, 01 March 2021

Important Day

  • Theme of Zero Discrimination Day 2021 (1 March) - End Inequalities.
  • Theme of World Civil Defence Day 2021 (1 March) - “Civil Defence and a first aider in every home”.

Defence

  • New Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Western Naval Command from 28 February 2021 - Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar.
  • New Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from 28 February 2021 - Kuldiep Singh.

National

  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in consultation with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has finalized the products for One District One Focus Product (ODOFP) from various sectors for ____ districts across the country - 728 districts.
  • ____ has signed a MoU with Indian Red Cross for creating social awareness and making the youth of India a better human being and a global citizen - GNA University, Phagwara, Punjab.

Persons in News

  • New Finance Secretary of India from 28 February 2021, replaced Ajay Bhushan Pandey - Tarun Bajaj.
  • Winner of the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 for contribution to Telugu literature and research in Telugu and Sanskrit languages - Velcheru Narayana Rao.
  • Recipient of the Janaki Ammal-National Women Bioscientist Award 2020-21 under the ‘Young category’, given by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) - Prof. Neetu Singh (IIT Delhi).

Sports

  • India's para-archer Rakesh Kumar stood on top of the podium in the Compound event while the pair of Harvinder Singh and Pooja also grabbed gold in the recurve mixed team event at the 7th Fazza World Ranking Tournament in - Dubai.

State Current Affairs

  • Assembly elections in ____ will be held between 27th March to 29th April 2021 - West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.
  • New Chief Secretary of Kerala from 28 February, replaced Dr Vishwas Mehta - V.P. Joy.
  • This state government on 27 February launched "Gharoki Pahachaan, Chelik Naam" (daughter's name is a home's identity) program and development schemes - Uttarakhand.

Science & Technology

  • To monitor activities in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), the '____' satellite developed by a team of young scientists from Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully deployed in space using PSLV-C51 on 28 February - 'Sindhu Netra' satellite.
  • Researchers from the ___ have developed a data transfer system that can transmit information 10 times faster than a USB - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the USA.
  • _____ launched its first Arktika-M satellite for monitoring the Arctic climate and environment on 28 February, using the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket - Russia.

General Knowledge

  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - Adopted: 16 December 1966; Effective: 3 January 1976.
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - Adopted: 16 December 1966; Effective: 23 March 1976.
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women - Adopted: 18 December 1979; Effective: 3 September 1981.
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - Adopted: 10 December 1984; Effective: 26 June 1987.
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child - Adopted: 20 November 1989; Effective: 2 September 1990.

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