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One Liners of the Day, 10 May 2021

Important day

  • International Day of Argania - 10 May.

International

  • The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) meeting for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic region was jointly organised by Iceland and Japan on 8 May & 9 May 2021 under the theme - ‘Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic’.
  • Since 2013, India has ‘____’ status in the Arctic Council with twelve other countries (Japan, China, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Netherlands, Singapore, and South Korea) - ‘Observer’.
  • Permanent research station of India in the Arctic – Himadari (NyAlesund, Svalbard Area in Norway).
  • India has deployed a multi-sensor moored observatory called ____ in the Arctic region since July 2014 - IndARC.
  • India on 8 May 2021 launched a Connectivity Partnership with the ____ which aims at deepening the cooperation on transport, energy, digital and people-to-people contacts - EU (European Union).

National

  • The Railway Protection Force (RPF), the CHILDLINE and the UNICEF together launched an initiative "_____" at 11 railway stations in Bihar on 8 May 2021 to reach out to vulnerable children among returning migrants - "Surakshit Safar".

Sports

  • Winner of single female event in the Madrid Open 2021 (tennis) - Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus).

State Current Affairs

  • Next Chief Minister of Assam - Himanta Biswa Sarma.
  • The Karnataka government has appointed _____ as an advisor to Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa on strategy and planning - Prashanth Prakash.

General Knowledge

  • The Argan tree (Argania spinosa) is a native species of the sub-Saharan region of – Morocco.
  • Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) - Founded: 24 July 1998; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) - Founded: 07 July 1948; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) - Founded: 1941; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) - Founded: 11 March 1987; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) - Established: 1959; Location: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC) - Founded: 4 November 1975; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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