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One Liners of the Day, 11 January 2021

International

  • According to the Henley Passport Index 2021, world's most powerful passport - Japan (India ranks 85th).

National

  • The National Highway Authority of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ____ to establish various clean energy and energy efficiency interventions at NHAI establishments and structures - Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
  • India's first toy manufacturing will be set up at - Bhanapur village (Koppal district, Karnataka).
  • This observatory has been conferred the status of ‘Centennial Observing Station’ by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in recognition of its long-term meteorological observation that exceeds 100 years - Patna Meteorological Observatory.

Person in news

  • Late British diplomat, who played a role in establishment of the UN in 1945 - Sir Brian Urquhart.

State current affairs

  • On 9 January 2021, the Cherry Blossom Mao Festival was held at Senapati district in - Manipur.
  • This state government launched 'Dheeiyan Di Lohri' scheme - Punjab.
  • The Maharashtra government launched a virtual Maharashtra Industry, Trade, and Investor (MAITRI) Facilitation Cell in - Pune.
  • This state government granted permission to hold Jallikattu, the State’s most popular bull taming sport - Tamil Nadu.

Science & Technology

  • Scientists have established the world’s first integrated quantum communication network over a total distance of 4,600 kilometers for users across - China.

General knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Council of States” - Article 89.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of the People” - Article 93.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Secretariat of Parliament” - Article 98.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Provisions as to introduction and passing of Bills” - Article 107.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Joint sitting of both Houses in certain cases” - Article 108.

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