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One Liners of the Day, 07 October 2021

Important day

  • World Cotton Day - 7 October.

Economy

  • India ranks ____ on the Global Crypto Adoption Index 2021, released by market research firm Chainalysis – Second.

Environment

  • The World Wide Fund - India (WWF-India) announced a 'Dolphin Mitra' programme for the conservation of ____ in the upper stretches of Ganga in Uttar Pradesh - Gangetic Dolphin (National Aquatic Animal of India).

International

  • World’s first movie in Earth’s orbit - “Challenge” (Russian movie).

National

  • The Government has approved the setting up of 7 Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Parks (PM MITRA) (पीएम मित्र) parks, which will be setup at ____ sites located in different willing states - Greenfield / Brownfield sites.
  • _____ has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to establish an advanced technology centre, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Centre for Cybersecurity Research (SVPCCR) at the campus - Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.

Person in News

  • Winner of the second edition of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards in Inspirational Role Model category, announced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) - Harpreet A. de Singh (Executive Director, Air India).
  • Winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Benjamin List and David MacMillan.
  • _____ has been bestowed with the prestigious Honor Award of ‘International Society of Sport Psychology’ (ISSP) for the year 2021 during the virtual 15th World Congress of Sports Psychology at Taipei - Prof Emeritus Jitendra Mohan (Panjab University).
  • Winner of the ESDA Environmental Excellence Award for 2021, given at the World Environment Summit 2021 organised by Delhi-based Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA) at Delhi - Prof. Shishira Kanta Behera.

Sports

  • Winner of the 1st LG Horse Polo Cup in Ladakh - Ladakh Scouts Team.
  • ‘FIH Women's Player of the Year’ at the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21, announced by International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Gurjit Kaur (India).
  • FIH Men's Player of the Year - Harmanpreet Singh (India).
  • FIH Men's Coach of the Year - Graham Reid (AUS - Team IND).

State Current Affairs

  • The Tamil Nadu government announced that a welfare board for - Non-resident Tamils.
  • Assam government launched ‘_____’ App, India's first e-fish market - Fishwaale.
  • _____ government is implementing a scheme ‘Godhan Nyay Yojana’ to purchase cow dung for Rs.2 per kg to generate electricity from cow dung - Chhattisgarh.
  • _____ government announced “Aama Yojana ‘ wherein all non-working mothers will be given Rs 20,000 each directly into their bank accounts - Sikkim.
  • _____ government launched the 'Swechha' program under which branded sanitary napkins will be provided free of cost to girl students of government educational institutions - Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Maharashtra government with the C40 Cities Network has launched the _____ program under its Mumbai Climate Action Plan that aims to bring all the resident women in the city under one roof to fight climate change - Women4Climate program.
  • The ____ Cabinet gave financial nod to its ambitious Health Information Management System (HIMS) project - Delhi.

General Knowledge

  • Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) – Founded: 1985; Headquarters: Tehran, Iran.
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – Founded: 15 December 1977; Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
  • International Investment Bank – Founded: 10 July 1970; Headquarters: Budapest, Hungary.
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) – Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) – Founded: 20 July 1956; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • International Development Association (IDA) – Founded: 1960; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) – Founded: 1966; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States

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