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One Liners of the Day, 01 May 2021

Important day

  • International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day or May Day - 1 May.

International

  • The World Travel and Tourism Council announced that ____ has been selected as the next country to host the WTTC Global Summit in October 2021 - the Philippines.
  • ____ would host the summit with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) in 2022 to raise money for vaccine research and development for future diseases - Britain.

National

  • ____ has now entered into a collaborative project titled “Sustainable Livelihoods For Tribal Households in India” with The LINK Fund foundation on 29 April to work together towards Tribal Development and employment generation - Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).

Person in News

  • Former Attorney General of India who died on 30 April 2021 - Soli Sorabjee.
  • Winner from the East & South Asia region in the 2021 Dedicated Teacher Awards, given by the University of Cambridge - Raminder Kaur Mac (Choithram School).
  • Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu presented the ‘Yudhvir Memorial Award 2021’ to - Dr. Evita Fernandez (Hyderabad-based gynecologist).
  • American Thoracic Society has awarded ‘ATS Public Service Award-2021’ to - Professor Digambar Behera.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has launched the Corona Warriors Scheme (honorarium of Rs 50 lakhs) for health workers who have passed away while on Corona duty - Madhya Pradesh.
  • Maharashtra Day - 1 May.

Science & Technology

  • Newly developed high-yielding and pest-resistant variety of soybean, developed by scientists from MACS- Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune - MACS 1407.
  • _____ has launched India's first Covid-19 Neutralizing Antibody Microlisa Elisa Test - J Mitra & Company.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) was formed on - 26 September 1946.
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) - Founded: 1954; Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) was formed on - 1 March 2002.
  • Botanical Survey of India (BSI) - Founded: 13 February 1890; Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) - Founded: 1 July 1916; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was established in - December 2005.
  • National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) - Founded: 1 October 2003; Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Forest Survey of India (FSI) - Founded: 1 June 1981; Headquarters: Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

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