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One Liners of the Day, 08 May 2021

Important day

  • Theme for World Red Cross Day 2021 or World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2021 (8 May) - 'Unstoppable'.
  • Theme for World Thalassaemia Day 2021 (8 May) - “Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassaemia Community”.
  • Second World War Remembrance Days – 8 & 9 May.
  • Theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2021 (8 May) – “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”.

Defence

  • In order to coordinate multiple facets of staffing and logistics support, the ____ has set up an exclusive COVID Management Cell ‘COVODi-19’ - Indian Army.

Environment

  • An international team of 92 scientists and conservationists has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, under the ______, working in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a UN treaty - Global Initiative on Ungulate Migration (GIUM).

International

  • The government of ____ on 06 May 2021 has approved a bill on the country's withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies - Russia.
  • Top three cities in the latest Knight Frank's Prime Global Cities Index Q1 – Shenzhen, Shanghai and Guangzhou (Chinese cities).
  • Top Indian cities in the latest Knight Frank's Prime Global Cities Index Q1 – Mumbai (32nd), New Delhi (36th) and Bengaluru (40th).

National

  • On 07 May 2021, Ministry of AYUSH launched a massive nationwide campaign to distribute its proven poly herbal Ayurvadic drugs ‘_____’ and Sidha drug ‘Kabasura Kudineer’ for the benefit of the vast majority of out of hospital COVID patients - AYUSH 64.

Person in News

  • In present, World's oldest person - Kane Tanaka (118-year-old Japanese woman).
  • Winner of the Saraswati Bai Dada Saheb Phalke Iconic International Woman of the Year 2021 Award - Shweta Nema.

Sports

  • In Tennis, Winners of the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards - Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka.

State Current Affairs

  • New Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry - N. Rangaswamy.

Science & Technology

  • _____ has developed an Artificial Intelligence algorithm, “ATMAN AI" for Chest X Rays screening to detect Covid-19 - DRDO Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Bangalore.
  • ____ has developed ‘BlockTrack’, a blockchain-based healthcare information system for mobile phone applications - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Nursing Council constituted in – 1947.
  • National Board of Accreditation (NBA) – Founded: 1994; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) – Established: 1969; Location: New Delhi.
  • Doordarshan – Founded: 15 September 1959; Location: New Delhi.
  • Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) – Established: 1960; Location: Pune, Maharashtra.
  • The Press Council of India was formed in – 1966.
  • National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) – Established: 1975; Location: Mumbai.

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