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One Liners of the Day, 02 May 2021

Important day

  • World Laughter Day (first Sunday of May) - 2 May 2021.
  • World Tuna Day - 2 May.

Defence

  • In support of the nation’s fight against Covid-19 and as part of ‘_____’, seven Indian Naval ships have been deployed for shipment of liquid medical oxygen-filled cryogenic containers and associated medical equipment from various countries - Operation Samudra Setu II.

Economy

  • India’s _____ has emerged as the third strongest and the tenth most valuable insurance brand globally, according to a London-based report ‘Brand Finance Insurance 100 2021’ - Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).
  • World’s most valuable insurance brand globally - Ping An Insurance (China).
  • World’s strongest insurance brands globally - Poste Italiane (Italy).
  • India’s ____ has joined the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) as a Member - Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

International

  • The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has finalised and recommended quality standards for four spices - cloves, oregano, basil, and ginger.
  • The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) is chaired by India and ____ is its Secretariat - Spices Board India.

National

  • Two schemes launched by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to help the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with required financial support, which are helping during COVID-19 pandemic - SHWAS (SIDBI assistance to healthcare sector) and AROG (SIDBI Assistance to MSMEs for recovery & organic growth during COVID-19 pandemic).

Person in News

  • Present Chairman of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) - Dr M.R. Sudharshan.
  • New Member (Operations & Business Development) of Railway Board, Ministry of Railways - Sanjay Kumar Mohanty.
  • Author of novel 'Whereabouts' - Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • First Indian, who is chosen for the prestigious the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2021 (Arabic world's Nobel Prize) for her book 'Arabic Oration: Art and Function' - Dr. Tahera Qutbuddin (Mumbaikar by birth and a professor settled in US).

State Current Affairs

  • New Chief Secretary of Bihar - Tripurari Sharan.
  • Statehood Day of Gujarat and Maharashtra – 1 May 2021.

General Knowledge

  • The Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) was launched at the Paris One Planet Summit in - December 2017.
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) – Founded: 2011; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) was established in – 1992.
  • The Indian Nursing Council was constituted in – 1947.
  • The Dental Council of India was incorporated in – 1948.
  • Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) – Founded: 1973; Location: New Delhi.

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