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One Liners of the Day, 04 March 2021

Important Day

  • National Security Day - 4 March.

Defence

  • The Indian Air Force is participating for the first time in “Exercise Desert Flag-VI” which is scheduled from 03 Mar 21 to 27 Mar 21 at - Al-Dhafra airbase, the United Arab Emirates.
  • The Cabinet approved enhanced financial powers of up to ____ for one category of senior military officers and Rs. 100 crore for the second category that consists of military officers of the rank of commanders-in-chief (senior three-star officers heading different commands) to make capital procurement - Rs. 200 crore.

Environment

  • Researchers have discovered three deep-sea sharks (including one that is the largest known luminous vertebrate) that glow in the dark, from the Chatham Rise, an area of the ocean floor to the east of - New Zealand.

International

  • India and _____ have agreed to jointly work in the area of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the oceanic space for the next five years; Lakshadweep and Puducherry have been identified as pilot sites for the project - Norway.
  • This Indian IT services company has joined the ‘Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative’ launched by the World Economic Forum to promote a culture of diversity in the workplace - Wipro Limited.
  • Sri Lanka has approved a proposal to develop the strategic Colombo Port’s Western Container Terminal (WCT) under a joint venture with _____ for a period of 35 years - India and Japan.

National

  • The initiative known as Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) will be implemented by the ____ through National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) for India - Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • _____ is organizing “GI Mahotsav” in collaboration with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie and Ministry of Culture, Government of India on 4th and 5th March 2021 - Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Ltd (TRIFED).
  • On 02 March 2021, the Government of India, ______, and UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance jointly hosted “Merchant Digitization Summit 2021: Towards AatmaNirbhar (Self Reliance) Bharat” - Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
  • Lab that was recognized as a Regional Customs Laboratory (RCL) of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) for Asia-Pacific Region - Central Revenues Control Laboratory (CRCL), New Delhi (under the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs).
  • THDC India Limited (THDCIL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ____ for rendering technical services of THDCIL as technical consultant to study landslide susceptibility areas - Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • As part of the ‘AI for India’ mission, _____ is launching an ‘AI Gamechangers’ program with Microsoft as an innovation partner to promote artificial intelligence (AI)-led innovation in the country - NASSCOM.

Science & Technology

  • Low-cost optical spectrograph that is indigenously designed and developed by Indian Scientists at Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences (ARIES Nainital); it has been successfully commissioned on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT) near Nainital, Uttarakhand which can locate sources of faint light from distant quasars and galaxies - “Aries-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph & Camera (ADFOSC)”.

General Knowledge

  • International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children was adopted on - 30 September 1921.
  • International Convention for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic was adopted on - 4 May 1910.
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) - Adopted: 30 October 1947; Effective: 1 January 1948.
  • Convention on Transit Trade of Land-locked States - Adopted: 8 July 1965; Effective: 9 June 1967.
  • International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods - Adopted: 21 October 1982; Effective: 15 October 1985.
  • Convention on Road Traffic - Adopted: 19 September 1949; Effective: 21 May 1977.

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