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One Liners of the Day, 08 October 2021

Defence

  • The 6th Edition of India - UK Joint Company Level Military Training ‘Exercise Ajeya Warrior’ has commenced at _____ and will culminate on 20 October 2021 - Chaubatia, Uttarakhand.

International

  • In a significant development for the power sector, France’s EDF and India’s ____ signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore potential power project development opportunities in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa - NTPC Ltd.
  • The Online Meeting of Range countries was held on 06-07 October 2021 with a resolve to strengthen the conservation actions for migratory birds and their habitats in the Central Asian Flyway (CAF), which covers a large area of Eurasia between the Arctic and Indian Oceans including - India and other 29 countries.
  • The 4th Session of the Environment Ministers Forum of the Asia Pacific Member States of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was held in _____ on 07 October 2021 under the theme ‘Strengthening Actions for Nature to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ - Suwon City, Korea.
  • India’s rank on the Henley Passport Index, which lists the world’s most travel-friendly passports - 90th.
  • World’s most travel-friendly passport - Japan and Singapore.
  • On 06-07 October 2021, the 7th World Green Economy Summit (WGES) was organised by the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) in - Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
  • On 06 October 2021, ____ ratified the UNFCCC Paris Climate Agreement 2015 - Turkey.

National

  • On 06-07 October 2021, the 13th edition of ‘Design and Engineering Summit’ was organized by ____ in Delhi with the theme ‘Engineering the next’ - National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM).
  • State government of ______ has developed the country’s first smartphone-based eVoting solution - Telangana.

Person in News

  • Chairman of Paradip Port Trust (PPT) w.e.f. 07 October 2021 - P.L. Haranadh.
  • Winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature - Abdulrazak Gurnah (Tanzanian Novelist).
  • Writer of the novel ‘Paradise’ (1994) - Abdulrazak Gurnah.
  • Chairman & Managing Director of RITES Limited w.e.f. 07 October 2021 - Rahul Mithal.
  • Indian American astronaut _____ has joined board of advisers of the Kalpana Chawla Project for Innovation, Entrepreneurism and Space Studies at the International Space University, France - Sirisha Bandla.

Sports

  • First Indian woman wrestler, who reached the World Championship final - Anshu Malik.

State Current Affairs

  • ______ government announced ‘Mission Kavach Kundal’ with a target to administer 15 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses daily during  8-14 October 2021 - Maharashtra.
  • The world’s largest integrated freshwater Aqua Hub will be constructed near _____ in Rajanna-Siricilla district of Telangana - Mid Manair Dam.
  • Recipient of ‘Rajya Sangeetha Vidwan’ award for the year 2021, announced by Karnataka government - Vidwan Alankar Venkobachar Anand (A.V. Anand) (mridanga artiste).

Science & Technology

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed the first anti-malarial vaccine, named _____, which has been developed by the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline - ‘RTS,S’ (Or Mosquirix).
  • In a move to expand the care and outreach to people suffering from dementia, the _____ released the Multilingual Dementia Research and Assessment (MUDRA) Toolbox in five Indian languages - Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam - Indian Council Of Medical Research (ICMR).

General Knowledge

  • United Nations Secretariat – Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New York City, USA.
  • International Court of Justice (ICJ) – Established: 1945; Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – Founded: 4 April 1947; Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.
  • European Investment Bank (EIB) – Founded: 1958; Location: Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

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