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One Liners of the Day, 10 January 2021

Economy

  • Central Bank of India (CBI) and NAB Foundation (a subsidiary of NABARD) signed a MoU for providing working capital finance to women SHGs for making sanitary pads under the - MY PAD MY RIGHT project.

International

  • The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first international ban on nuclear weapons, will take full legal effect on ____ and joins the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological Weapons Convention - 22 January 2021.
  • The ‘Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of the Ecosystem Services (NCAVES)’ Project has been jointly implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), ______ and the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) - the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Five countries which are taking part in NCAVES project - Brazil, China, South Africa, India and Mexico

National

  • ‘NCAVES India Forum-2021’ is being organised on 14, 21 and 28 January 2021 by - Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).
  • App launched by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting which will inform people about the timeline of launch of various government programmes so far - Digital Calendar and Diary of Government of India.
  • The National Youth Parliament Festival - 2021 is organised on 12 January on the occasion of - National Youth Day.
  • First city that roll out the Government of India-backed Science and Technology Mega Cluster - Hyderabad.
  • India’s first indoor ski park will be developed at - Kufri near Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Person in news

  • Full-time president of UN COP26 climate conference scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November 2021 - Alok Sharma.

State current affairs

  • Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has decided to create a new Bagasara Prant (includes Bagasara and Vadiya talukas) in - Amreli district.
  • Scheme by West Bengal government that will ensure cataract operations for senior citizens and eye treatment for all for free, over the next five years - 'Chokher Alo'.
  • Mobile application launched by Punjab government, to give people digital access to the state government’s directory - ‘DigiNest’.
  • Head of the newly-appointed Telangana State Women's Commission - V. Sunitha Laxma Reddy.
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Clean Bindusagar initiative on 9 January in - Bhubaneswar.

Science & Technology

  • Newly developed Coastal research vessel which was dedicated to Nation at Chennai Port Trust - Sagar Anveshika.

General knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Constitution of Parliament” - Article 79.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Composition of the Council of States” - Article 80.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Composition of the House of the People” - Article 81.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Duration of Houses of Parliament” - Article 83.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Qualification for membership of Parliament” - Article 84.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Sessions of Parliament, prorogation and dissolution” - Article 85.

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