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One Liners of the Day, 09 March 2021

International

  • The 1.9 Kilometres long bridge ‘Maitri Setu’ has been built over the ____ river which flows between the Indian boundary in Tripura and Bangladesh - Feni river.
  • First position (globally) in the Economic Freedom Index 2021, published by The Heritage Foundation (USA) - Singapore (followed by New Zealand, Australia).
  • India’s rank (globally) in the Economic Freedom Index 2021 - 26th.
  • The new course, ‘Gender Equality in Transportation’, presented by the World Bank and ____ will examine the often-invisible gender issues surrounding mobility in the transport sector - UN Women.

National

  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ____ under the Ministry of Textiles on a convergence model for the implementation of Agroforestry in the silk sector under the ongoing Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF) Scheme - Central Silk Board.
  • India was the first country to have National Agroforestry Policy which was launched at the World Agroforestry Congress held in Delhi in - February 2014.
  • India's first toy manufacturing cluster is being set up at - Koppal in Karnataka.

Persons in News

  • New Chairman of Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) - Dr. G.R. Chintala (Chairman of NABARD).
  • New Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha - Mallikarjun Kharge.
  • Winner of the 2021 Holberg Prize (given to an outstanding researcher in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, law or theology) - Prof. Martha C. Nussbaum.

Sports

  • India's shuttler who settled for a silver medal in the women's singles event in the BWF Swiss Open Super 300 at Basel - PV Sindhu (Gold: Carolina Marin, Spain).
  • Indian boxer who clinched gold in the men’s 63kg group at the Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain - Manish Kaushik.
  • Indian wrestler who has clinched a gold medal in the final of the 65kg freestyle event in the Matteo Pallicone World Ranking Series event in Rome - Bajrang Punia.

General Knowledge

  • Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties - Adopted: 23 May 1969; Effective: 27 January 1980.
  • Convention on registration of objects launched into outer space - Adopted: 12 November 1974; Effective: 15 September 1976.
  • Agreement governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (Moon Treaty) - Adopted: 5 December 1979; Effective: 11 July 1984.
  • Convention on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques (Environmental Modification Convention) - Adopted: 10 December 1976; Effective: 5 October 1978.

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