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One Liners of the Day, 08 September 2021

Important Days

  • Theme of 2021 International Literacy Day (8 September) - 'Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide'.

Defence

  • On 05 September 2021, INS Tabar undertook a maritime partnership exercise with ENS Alexandria, a frontline frigate of the Egyptian Navy, in - Mediterranean Sea.

Economy

  • First country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender - El Salvador.
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes has set up three Boards for Advance Rulings (BAR) in - Delhi (two boards) and Mumbai.

International 

  • Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud inaugurated the Bangabandhu Media Centre at the Press Club of India in - New Delhi.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit will be held on 16-17 September 2021 in - Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan.

National

  • The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, launched the National Clean Air Programme dashboard “PRANA” for the abatement of air pollution in - 132 cities.
  • The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is observing ‘Food Processing Week’ from - 6th to 12th September 2021.
  • _____ has launched Thar Desert Ecosystem Sciences Guided by Nature and Selection (Thar DESIGNS), an initiative to conserve and restore the Thar desert - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur.

Person in news

  • New chairman of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) for North Eastern States of India (excluding Sikkim) - Oken Tayeng
  • New President of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal with effect from 6th September 2021 - G.S. Pannu.

Sports

  • The Goa Football Association (GFA) will set up the Khelo India Football Centre (KIC) at - Fatorda, Margao.

State Current Affairs

  • _____ government launched youth cooperative societies with young men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 as their members to promote entrepreneurship - Kerala.
  • _____ government has launched the Chief Minister’s (CM) Helpline (1905) with short code to receive and fast track redressal of citizens Grievances - Tripura.
  • The _____ Police Department is going to organise a 10-day international cybercrime intelligence summit starting from 21 September 2021 - Madhya Pradesh.
  • With an aim to create a digital agroecosystem and upscale benefits to the farmers, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has announced to roll out a pilot project, aims to offer proactive and personalised services to the state’s farmers, in three districts - Mathura, Mainpuri and Hathras.
  • The second centre for conservation and propagation of orchids in Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated at - Hapoli (Lower Subansiri district).
  • _____ government launched an outreach programme "Go To Hills 2.0" to ensure that people in remote places avail benefits of various welfare schemes at their doorsteps - Manipur.
  • _____ government launched "Business Blasters" program that will be implemented in all government schools under the "entrepreneurship mindset curriculum", is aimed at developing young entrepreneurs at the school-level - Delhi.

General Knowledge

  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) - Founded: 27 July 1939; Motto: “Service and Loyalty”.
  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) – Founded: 1875; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Saint Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation was signed by the countries in - 2010.
  • Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) - Founded: 23 December 1986; Headquarters: Delhi.

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