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One Liners of the Day, 04 May 2021

Important day

  • Theme for World Asthma Day (first Tuesday of May) on 4 May 2021 - “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”.
  • Coal Miners’ Day - 4 May.
  • International Firefighters Day - 4 May.

Defence

  • The armed forces have launched operation "____" to aid anti-COVID-19 efforts, like strengthening medical infrastructure and oxygen supply chains, as well as take measures to ensure mental wellbeing of people - Operation "CO-JEET".

Environment

  • New species of wood-snake (20 cm length) of genus ‘Xylophis’, discovered in Kanyakumari in Western Ghats - “Xylophis Deepaki”.

International

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will hold a Virtual Summit with the _____ on 4 May 2021 - Boris Johnson (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom).
  • ____ launched the ‘UN Women Care Accelerator,’ a six months online group training and incubating programme (starting 1 June 2021) for female entrepreneurs and businesses led by or supporting women in the care industry from Asia and the Pacific - UN Women.
  • The Arouca Bridge, world’s longest pedestrian bridge (almost 1,700-foot or half-kilometer) built across the Paiva River in - northern Portugal.
  • _____ (a country in Northeast Africa) ratified the United Nations' 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) - Sudan.
  • On 4 May 2021, the India-___ summit will launch the ‘Roadmap 2030’ initiative - UK.
  • On 3 May 2021, Geneva-based FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) launched a new initiative “_____”, with commitments from four founding industry partners – Colgate, Dentsply-Sirona, GSK Consumer Healthcare, and TePe – to lead the charge on sustainability in dentistry - FDI Sustainability in Dentistry initiative.
  • The four founding partners of the FDI Sustainability in Dentistry project are - Colgate, GSK Consumer Healthcare, Dentsply Sirona, and TePe.

Person in News

  • New Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) India w.e.f 25 April 2021 - Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant.
  • first Indian woman to be appointed to the board of trustees of US-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), a leader in cancer treatment and research - Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Executive Chairperson, Biocon Ltd ).

Sports

  • Athlete ambassadors for International Olympic Committee’s ‘Believe in Sports’ campaign - India’s P V Sindhu and Canada’s Michelle Li.
  • Global ambassadors for ‘i am badminton’ campaign of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) - India’s P V Sindhu and Canada’s Michelle Li.

General Knowledge

  • G7 members - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, Britain.
  • Council of Architecture (COA) is a body constituted under the provisions of the Architects Act - 1972.
  • Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) - Founded: 10 November 2003; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) - Founded: 12 April 1988; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • Calcutta Stock Exchange (CSE) was incorporated in - 1908.

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