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One Liners of the Day, 08 March 2021

Important Day

  • Theme of ‘International Women's Day’ (8 March) for the year 2021 - "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world".

Defence

  • India and _____ have signed an agreement for a potential supply of BrahMos cruise missiles - the Philippines.

International

  • The leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) countries, which includes _____, plan to hold a teleconference as early as mid-March - Japan, United States, Australia and India.
  • The 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, a six-day gathering, opened on 7 March 2021 in - Kyoto, Japan.

National

  • As per a report published by New Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Top performer in the Accessibility Index for land records for the year 2020-21 - Odisha (followed by West Bengal and Karnataka).
  • Best performing state in land record digitisation, according to NCAER Land Records and Services Index 2020-21 (N-LRSI) - Madhya Pradesh (followed by West Bengal and Odisha).
  • India’s most contaminated site, according to the Central Pollution Control Board data - Odisha (followed by Uttar Pradesh and Delhi).

Sports

  • Indian woman wrestler who won gold medal in the 2021 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event in Rome, Italy - Vinesh Phogat (Reclaimed No.1 rank).

State Current Affairs

  • New department which will be set up by Odisha government to work towards strengthening the 'self help group' initiatives - Department of Mission Shakti.
  • The Delhi government approved the formation of a separate school board, named _____, for nearly 2,700 schools in the city - Delhi Board of School Education (headed by the Education minister of the Delhi government).

General Knowledge

  • Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone - Adopted: 29 April 1958; Effective: 10 September 1964.
  • Convention on the High Seas - Adopted: 29 April 1958; Effective: 30 September 1962.
  • Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas - Adopted: 29 April 1958; Effective: 20 March 1966.
  • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) - Adopted: 10 December 1982; Effective: 14 November 1994.
  • United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation - Adopted: 20 December 2018; Effective: 12 September 2020.

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