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One Liners of the Day, 09 January 2021

Important day

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - 9 January.

Defence

  • Pakistan’s indigenously developed Guided Multi Launch Rocket System with a maximum range of 140 km - Fatah-1.
  • In a historic development, a MoU was signed between the LAHDC Kargil and the Army to evacuate the - Kargil Lower Plateau.

Economy

  • This PSB announced an alliance with IIT Kanpur and the Foundation for Innovation & Research in Science & Technology (FIRST) for establishing a 'Fintech Innovation Centre (FIC)' at IIT-K's campus - Punjab National Bank.
  • According to the first Advance Estimates of GDP for the year 2020-21, released by the National Statistics Office (NSO), Real GDP at 2011-12 prices - contract by 7.7%; Nominal GDP at current prices - contract by 4.2%.
  • “Liberalised MSME AEO Package”, a new initiative for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), is introduced by - Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC).

International

  • Three-key subsidiary bodies of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which will be chairing by India - Counter-Terrorism Committee (for 2022), Taliban Sanctions Committee, and Libya Sanctions committee.

National

  • The 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is being organized virtually on 9th January 2021, under the theme - "Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat".
  • Theme of Virtual International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON 2020’ which was organized by Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) in collaboration with the Global Educational Research Association (GERA) on 7 & 8 January 2021 – “Envisioning Education for Transforming Youth to Restore Global Peace”.
  • This organisation will offer a free ‘भारत (IDN)’ (Internationalized Domain Name) in any of their preferred 22 official Indian language along with every IN domain booked by the registrant - National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).

Person in news

  • According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, world’s richest person on the planet - Elon Musk.
  • Fashion designer, known for giving the Indian sari a contemporary twist, died in Coimbatore on 7 January - Satya Paul.
  • New Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court - Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia.

State current affairs

  • The government has cleared eight hydropower projects of total 144 MW on the ____ in Kargil and Leh districts of Ladakh - river Indus and its tributaries.
  • In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Central government has merged J&K cadre for all India Services Viz; IAS, IPS and IFS officers with that of - Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) (also called the Union Territory cadre).

General knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Power of President to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases” - Article 72.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Attorney-General for India” - Article 76.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Conduct of business of the Government of India” - Article 77.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Duties of Prime Minister as respects the furnishing of information to the President, etc” - Article 78.

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