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One Liners of the Day, 02 March 2021

Important Day

  • Rare Disease Day (last day of February) – 28 February 2021.

Economy

  • The government extended the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to the - Pharmaceutical and IT hardware sectors.
  • SBI General Insurance and ____(a public sector bank) have signed a bancassurance agreement for distribution of non-life offerings - Indian Overseas Bank (IOB).

International

  • First country in the world which will offer sovereign green savings bonds to retail investors who are interested in saving the environment - The United Kingdoms.
  • The World Economic Forum Global Technology Governance Summit 2021 will be held in a hybrid format in ____ from 5 to 7 April 2021 - Tokyo, Japan.

National

  • The field assessment of Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2021, the sixth edition of the annual cleanliness survey, is being conducted by the _____ during 1-28 March 2021 - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • New award category announced by the Ministry of Science and Technology - National S&T Databases on S&T Awards in India and Indian origin Academicians abroad.
  • On 28 February 2021, the Global Indian Physicians Congress was organized virtually by the - Global Association for Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO).
  • “Sugamya Bharat App” and a handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest” have been developed by the - Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras' Entrepreneurship Cell will be hosting its annual 'Entrepreneurship Summit (E-Summit)' from 5 to 14 March 2021 under the theme - 'Sustain to Attain'.
  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced collaboration with _____ to develop a Center of Excellence in Gaming and related areas such as VFX & Animation - IIT Bombay.

Persons in News

  • New Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB), replaced Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia - Jaideep Bhatnagar.

Sports

  • Indian wrestler who has won the gold medal in the women's 53-kg category at XXIV Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial in Kyiv, Ukraine - Vinesh Phogat.
  • ____ will host the Indian Womens League (IWL), announced by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) - Odisha.

General Knowledge

  • International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families - Adopted: 18 December 1990; Effective: 1 July 2003.
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Adopted: 13 December 2006; Effective: 3 May 2008.
  • International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance - Adopted: 20 December 2006; Effective: 23 December 2010.
  • United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances - Adopted: 20 December 1988; Effective: 11 November 1990.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Founded: 01 December 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai.

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