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One Liners of the Day, 08 December 2021

Defence

  • A Curtain Raiser Event for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise, “PANEX-21”, for the member nations of BIMSTEC, was held in ____ on 07 Dec 2021 - New Delhi.

Economy

  • The Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) established by the ______ has launched the Trade4MSMEs platform which will enable small businesses locate information pertaining to international trade - World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Environment

  • Newly declared 16th bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu that located near Villupuram in Tamil Nadu - ‘Kazhuveli Birds Sanctuary’.

International

  • On 26 November 2021, the Permanent Mission of India to the WTO in Geneva (PMI), the Centre for Trade and Investment Law, New Delhi (CTIL), ______, and the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration of The Graduate Institute, Geneva (CTEI) signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Geneva to begin collaboration towards research and capacity-building in the field of international trade law and policy - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
  • Three companies from India that have been included in the top 100 global companies making arms, weapons, military planes, and equipment in the report of Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute (SIPRI) - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
  • According to the SIPRI report, ____ ranks first with 54% of the total arms trade globally - the US.
  • According to the SIPRI report, India ranks ______ in the total arms purchases in the world - 12th.
  • Under the theme “Reconnect the dots”, Startups Without Borders will launch a hybrid summit on 11-12 December 2021 in - Rome and Cairo (simultaneously).

National

  • To ensure the smooth passage of international travellers arriving in India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has mandated contactless self-declaration at ____ Portal, which was launched in August 2020 - Air Suvidha Portal.
  • ______ received the ‘Utkarsh Puraskar’ of DigiDhan Award 2020-21 at the “Digital Payments Utsav", celebrated by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology in New Delhi - J&K Bank.
  • The AI Gamechangers Programme is a joint effort from NASSCOM and ______ to accelerate AI innovation and integration in the country - Microsoft.

Person in News

  • ______ (former Chief Election Commissioner of India) has been invited to join the Board of Advisers for International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) that based in Stockholm, Sweden - Sunil Arora.
  • Recipient of the 2022 IEEE Mildred Dresselhaus Medal - Anantha Chandrakasan (dean of the MIT School of Engineering).
  • New president of Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) for the year 2021-22 - P Raju Iyer.
  • _____ was elected as President of the 32nd International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly during its opening session on 06 December 2021 at the IMO Headquarters in London - Antonio M. Lagdameo (Philippine Ambassador).

Sports

  • Winner of Davis Cup 2021 (Tennis) - Russia.

State Current Affairs

  • Odisha Pushti Mahotsav is being observed by the _____ during 4-10 December 2021 - Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM).

General Knowledge

  • Sunderban Tiger Reserve is located in - West Bengal.
  • Periyar Tiger Reserve is located in - Kerala.
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in - Rajasthan.
  • Buxa Tiger Reserve is located in - West Bengal.
  • Indravati Tiger Reserve is located in - Chattisgarh.

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