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One Liners of the Day, 01 October 2021

Important day

  • Theme of 2021 International Day of Older Persons (1 October) – “Digital Equity for All Ages”.
  • World Vegetarian Day – 1 October.

Economy

  • NTPC Renewable Energy ltd (REL) has signed its first Green Term Loan agreement of Rs. 500 crores at a very competitive rate with a tenor of 15 years with ____ for its 470 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan & 200 MW Solar Project in Gujarat - Bank of India.

International

  • India and _____ on 30 September 2021 signed two MoUs concerning cooperation in the field of Health and Biomedical sciences and for cooperation with International Centre for Excellence in Research (ICER) - the US.
  • World's greenest city for real estate, according to a study by property consultant Knight Frank – London (followed by Shanghai, New York, Paris and Washington DC).
  • Indian greenest cities for real estate - Delhi (63rd globally), Chennai (224th), Mumbai (240th), Hyderabad (245th), Bengaluru (259th) and Pune (260th).
  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will open the fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD15) in _____, which will be held from on 4 October to 7 October 2021 under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all” - Bridgetown, Barbados.
  • _____ has become the first international destination to obtain the carbon neutral certificate by the Green Initiative - Machu Picchu, Peru.

National

  • On 30 September 2021, Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Bhupender Yadav launched _____, which is a digital skills programme to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills that are required in an increasingly technology driven era - DigiSaksham.
  • A dedicated portal that has been designed in order to provide a transparent mechanism for selecting the start-ups to bring out innovation in products to benefit elders - 'Senior care Ageing Growth Engine' (SAGE).
  • The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), the Government of India’s national policy think tank, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Intel have come together to establish a new experience studio at the NITI Aayog Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) in - New Delhi.
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has set up first National Food Laboratory (NFL) in the Western zone at - JNPT, Navi Mumbai.
  • _______ under Ministry of Culture and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) signed a MoU to create rational thinking and strengthen experience based learning through Science Museums across the country - National Council of Science Museums.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the ‘PM Poshan’ scheme for the next five years and the existing Mid-Day Meal scheme, which provides hot meals to students, will be renamed as the - National Scheme for PM-POSHAN (POshan SHAkti Nirman).

Person in News

  • First Director General of the Ordnance Directorate (Co-ordination and Services), which is the successor organization of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) - E.R. Sheikh.
  • Indian recipients of 2021 Global Leadership Award, announced by the US India Business Council (USIBC) - Shiv Nadar and Mallika Srinivasan (Indian industrialists).
  • Indian innovator, who is winner of the prestigious Secretary-General’s Commonwealth Innovation for Sustainable Development Award 2021 - Kaif Ali.
  • New Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of National Securities Depositories Limited (NSDL) w.e.f. 22 September 2021 - Padmaja Chunduru.
  • President of Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA) for the term 2021-23 - Eric Braganza.

Sports

  • In India, the 1st LG Horse Polo Cup is organised at – Drass, Ladakh.
  • Indian hockey players, who announced retirement from the sport - Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra.

State Current Affairs

  • Maharashtra government announced the plan of a war memorial-cum-museum that will be set up in - Mumbai.
  • The _____ government is in the process of setting up a Water Regulatory Authority (WRA), which will have the necessary powers to coordinate water resource planning and management as also to improve water security - Tamil Nadu.
  • The Karnataka government announced the Mahatma Gandhi Seva Award for 2020 and 2021 to _____ and Sri Siddaganga Institute of Education and Sri Siddaganga Mutt (Tumakuru district), respectively - Meera Bai Koppikar.
  • The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) in Thiruvananthapuram collaborated with the All-Kerala Association of the Deaf to create the uniform sign language alphabets in - Malayalam.

Science & Technology

  • A team of scientists from _____ have developed a large-scale reactor which produces a substantial amount of hydrogen using sustainable sources like sunlight and water, which is a cost-effective and sustainable process - Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali.

General Knowledge

  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) – Formed: 20 February 1997; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Election Commission of India (ECI) – Formed: 25 January 1950; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is an authority, established by - Article 148 of the Constitution of India.
  • Central Information Commission (CIC) was formed on – 12 October 2005.
  • Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was formed on - 11 February 1964.

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