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One Liners of the Day, 04 August 2021

Defence

  • ______ assumed the appointment of Air Officer in Charge Personnel at Air HQ on 01 August 2021 - Air Marshal Suraj Kumar Jha.
  • IAF’s Project, under which India’s Heron drones are to be upgraded and armed with Israel’s help -  Project Cheetah.

Economy

  • ______ has been empanelled by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as an ‘Agency Bank’ to facilitate transactions related to government businesses - IndusInd Bank.

International

  • ______ will chair UN Security Council Open Debate on "Maintenance of international peace and security: Maritime security” in virtual mode on 9 August 2021 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The UN General Assembly approved a resolution establishing a _______ to provide expert advice on addressing the challenges of racism, intolerance, xenophobia and racial discrimination - Permanent Forum of People of African Descent.
  • The Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, announced a collaboration with the United Kingdom's London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to conduct a study on ______ for promoting recovery from COVID-19 - Ashwagandha.
  • Host of the 18th International Conference on Cloud and Precipitation (ICCP) - Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.

National

  • The Government is implementing the scheme of ‘______’ for integrated development of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) value chain since 2018-19 - ‘Operation Greens’.
  • For the Indian Paralympic contingent, Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports launched the theme song “Kar De Kamaal Tu”, which is composed and sung by a Divyang cricket player - Sanjeev Singh.
  • Government has declared _____ as Parakram Diwas to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose - 23 January.
  • Parliament passed the Inland Vessels Bill, 2021, which aims to replace over 100 years old - Inland Vessels Act, 1917.

Person in News

  • The Blockchain and Crypto Assets Council (BACC), an industry body formed under the aegis of the Fintech Convergence Council of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), has appointed ______ as its Advisory Board Member - Gulshan Rai.

State Current Affairs

  • ______ government launched a pilot project on ‘Crop Diversification Programme in Mega Lift Irrigation Projects’ on 3 August 2021 - Odisha.
  • ______ government launched the ‘Har Hith store’ scheme, as part of which a chain of grocery shops will be opened in rural and urban areas to sell the best quality daily-needs products at reasonable prices - Haryana.
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched '______', an initiative that seeks partnership with corporate houses and philanthropic bodies to help realise Delhi governments long-term goals across sectors - 'Delhi@2047'.

Science & Technology

  • Scientists in _____ have developed the world's first high-resolution, 3D image of a monkey brain, which can one day lead to treatments for diseases such as Parkinson's - China.

General Knowledge

  • Achanakmar Tiger Reserve is located in - Chattisgarh.
  • Kali Tiger Reserve is located in - Karnataka.
  • Sanjay Dhubri Tiger Reserve is located in - Madhya Pradesh.
  • Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is located in - Tamil Nadu.
  • Nagarhole Tiger Reserve is located in - Karnataka.

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