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One Liners of the Day, 05 March 2021

Defence

  • New Chief of Staff of the Southern Naval Command - Rear Admiral Antony George.

International

  • India commemorated Chabahar Day on - 04 March 2021.
  • The UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution sponsored by India declaring 2023 as the - International Year of Millets.
  • Winner of the Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality Award 2020 for the 'Best Airport by Size and Region' in the 25-40 million passengers per year category - Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport.
  • With the theme “Regional Economic Cooperation in the Aftermath of Covid-19”, the 14th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit on 04 March 2021 under the chairmanship of - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Host of the “International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure - ICDRI 2021”, scheduled to be held virtually from 17 March to 19 March 2021 - Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
  • US-based Freedom House (a watchdog) has downgraded India's status from 'free' in 2019 to 'partly free' in 2020 and ranked India to - 88th.
  • India ranks _____ in the world for women working in senior management positions, according to the Women in Business 2021 report by firm Grant Thornton - Third.

National

  • Organiser of ‘India Telecom 2021’, an Exclusive International Business Expo, which being held virtually on 3 & 4 March 2021 under Market Access Initiative Scheme (MAI) of Department of Commerce, Government of India - TEPC (Telecom Equipment Export Promotion Council).
  • First position in Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 as the top performer in the Million+ category, released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs - Bengaluru (followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore, and Greater Mumbai).
  • First position in Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 as the top performer in the less than Million category - Shimla (followed by Bhubaneshwar, Silvassa, Kakinada, Salem, Vellore, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Davangere, and Tiruchirappalli).
  • First position in Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020 as the highest ranked municipality in the Million+ category - Indore (followed by Surat and Bhopal).
  • First position in Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020 as the highest ranked municipality in the less than Million category - New Delhi (followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar).
  • South Asia's and India’s first all women-managed luxury residences, run by Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) - Taj Wellington Mews in Chennai.
  • Winner of the ‘University of the Year Award’ in the 16th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2021 - Guru Nanak Dev University.

Sports

  • New Chairperson of the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) champions and veterans committee - Mary Kom (India).

State Current Affairs

  • First railway station in Maharashtra that is awarded with Gold certification as per CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) ratings - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station (Mumbai) of Central Railway.
  • Winner of the 30th Bihari Puraskar for 2020 for the book titled “Taslima: Sangharsh aur Sahitya”, given by the K.K. Birla Foundation - Mohankrishna Bohara.
  • This state government has planned to mainstream Sanskrit in the schools as well as streamline the existing Sanskrit education system in the state under a new scheme ‘Mission Gurukul Yojana’ - Gujarat.

General Knowledge

  • Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) - Founded: 1985; Headquarters: Tehran, Iran.
  • Airports Council International (ACI World) - Founded: 1991; Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) - Founded: 23 September 2019; Headquarters: New Delhi, India (Interim Secretariat).
  • International Boxing Association (AIBA) - Founded: 30 November 1946; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - Founded: 1895; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) - Founded: 2001; Location: Hyderabad.

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