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One Liners of the Day, 06 May 2021

Important day

  • Theme for World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 (5 May) - "Achieving hand hygiene at the point of care".

Economy

  • On 5 May, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a liquidity window of ____ wherein vaccine makers, hospitals, oxygen suppliers among other healthcare stakeholders would be able to get loans at the repo rate till 31 March 2022 - Rs. 50,000 crore.

Environment

  • The world's largest coral reef restoration program using ‘Reef Stars’ is undergoing to recover 45 acres of coral (called ‘Hope Reef’) in - Indonesia’s Spermonde Archipelago.

International

  • India’s rank in the National Cyber Security Index (NCSI) of Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) - 37th.
  • First position in the National Cyber Security Index (NCSI) - Greece.
  • The _____ has launched the first microsite of its kind that connects fact-based narratives on migration with interactive data visualizations on some of the latest global migration data and information - International Organization for Migration (IOM).
  • India’s _____ and UK’s Rolls-Royce have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish packaging, installation, marketing and services support for Rolls-Royce MT30 marine engines in India - Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).
  • _____ along with ‘Guvi Geek Network’ (IIT Madras incubated company) got recognition from the Guinness World Records for holding an online computer programme in 24 hours for maximum number of users - All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

National

  • Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the first supply of UCO (Used Cooking Oil) based Biodiesel blended Diesel under the EOI Scheme from - IndianOil’s Tikrikalan Terminal, Delhi.
  • The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and ____ on Global Innovation Partnership (GIP) - the United Kingdom.

Sports

  • The _____ on 4 May 2021 launched the 'Checkmate Covid Initiative' to help the chess community affected by the pandemic - All India Chess Federation.
  • The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has added a new women's tournament, “The Winners Open”, a WTA 250 event, to the 2021 calendar in _____ scheduled for the week starting 2 August 2021 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

State Current Affairs

  • Chief Minister of West Bengal, who become the second woman in the country to be sworn in as Chief Minister of any state consecutively for three terms after Sheila Dixit - Mamata Banerjee.
  • Next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - M.K. Stalin.
  • First woman, who appointed as the additional director of Information and Public Relations Department of Andhra Pradesh - L. Swarnalatha.

Science & Technology

  • The CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has developed, possibly the first specific drug for COVID-19 treatment, named “____”, which contain therapeutic antibodies - VINCOV-19.

General Knowledge

  • The Indian Police Service (IPS) replaced the Indian Imperial Police in - 1948.
  • Intelligence Bureau (IB) - Founded: 1887; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) – Founded: 10 March 1969; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • The National Security Guard (NSG) was founded on - 15 October 1984.
  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was founded on - 11 March 1986.
  • The National Investigation Agency (NIA) came into existence on - 31 December 2008.
  • The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) was created on - 17 March 1986.

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