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One Liners of the Day, 09 May 2021

Defence

  • In a major reform to fast-track decision making in the Armed forces, the Government has appointed military officers as additional and joint secretaries in - the Defence Ministry.
  • Additional Secretary in the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) in the Defence Ministry - Lt General Anil Puri.
  • Joint secretaries in the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) - Major General K Narayanan, Rear Admiral Kapil Mohan Dhir and Air Vice Marshal Hardeep Bains.

Economy

  • Head of an advisory group, which has been constituted by the Reserve Bank of India to assist the second Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0), with a view to streamline regulations and reduce the compliance burden of regulated entities – S. Janakiraman (SBI Managing Director).
  • The European Investment Bank and India’s _____ have entered into a pact to jointly pump Euro 100 million in equity financing into Indian small businesses focused on climate change and sustainability - State Bank of India (SBI).
  • The European Investment Bank and SBI have created '_____', which will provide equity to SMEs focusing on mitigating climate risks, promoting gender equality - 'Neev Fund II'.

National

  • New mobile application launched by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for psycho social wellness of students and parents – “CBSE Dost for Life”.

State Current Affairs

  • Newly elected Speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly - Biman Bandopadhyay.
  • The Government of India (GoI) and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed the finance contract for second tranche of Euro 150 million for - Pune Metro Rail project.

Science & Technology

  • Anti-COVID-19 drug developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (DRDO-INMAS) in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad - “2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG)”.
  • ____ company has developed the world’s first chip with 2nm nanosheet technology (up to 50 billion transistors can fit on a chip the size of a fingernail) - IBM.

General Knowledge

  • National Buildings Organisation (NBO) – Established: 1954; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) – Founded: 4 March 1952; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Law Commission of India was formed first time in – 1834.
  • The Geological Survey of India (GSI) was founded on - 4 March 1851.
  • Central Waqf Council was established in – 1964.
  • The Union Government set up the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) under the act in - 1992.

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