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One Liners of the Day, 11 June 2021

Defence

  • The Indian and Thai navies conducted the 31st Indo-Thai CORPAT, a coordinated patrol in the _____ from 9 June to 11 June 2021 - Andaman Sea.

Economy

  • India’s rank in the Knight Frank Global House Price Index 2021 - 55th (First: Turkey, Last: Spain at 56th).
  • ____ has been named by Forbes in their list of World's Best Banks 2021 - DBS Bank.
  • India's Best International Bank 2021 - DBS Bank India.
  • According to the World Bank’s June 2021 Global Economic Prospects, the global economy is expected to expand ____ in 2021 - 5.6%.

International

  • Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has signed a MoU for setting up a Nano Urea Fertiliser Plant in - Brazil.
  • Theme for the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit, which will organised virtually by the United Kingdom on 12 and 13 June 2021 - ‘Build Back Better’.
  • World's most liveable city in 2021, announced by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) – Auckland, New Zealand (followed by Osaka and Tokyo in Japan).
  • Mongolia’s next and sixth democratically elected president, who will replace incumbent Khaltmaa Battulga - Ukhnaa Khurelsukh.

Person in News

  • President-elect of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid (the Maldives) has appointed India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador _____ as his Chef de Cabinet - K Nagaraj Naidu.
  • Chairman of the grievance redressal board (GRB) of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) - Justice (Retd.) Arjan Kumar Sikri.
  • In recognition of enhanced productivity and efficient milk supply chain, ______ was conferred with the regional award as Asia Pacific Productivity Champion from Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo, Japan - R S Sodhi (Managing director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation).
  • New president of ICOM India, the national committee of the Paris-based International Council of Museums (ICOM), for three years -  Professor Ambika Patel (M.S. University, Gujarat).
  • New Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court - Justice Sanjay Yadav.
  • The Central Government has re-appointed ____ as Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India for a period of two years with effect from 22 June 2021 - Mahesh Kumar Jain.
  • The appointments committee of the cabinet approved the extension of ____ as the chairman of state-owned insurance behemoth Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) till 13 March 2022- M R Kumar.
  • Winner of the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate of the World Food Prize, also know as the “Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture,” for her work in documenting the essential micro nutrients in Mola and Changwa – two hugely popular and commonly consumed fish species in Bangladesh and Cambodia - Shakuntala Thilsted (nutrition expert from Trinidad and Tobago).

Sports

  • Elected president of the International Ski Federation (FIS) - Johan Eliasch (Swedish).
  • The Athletics Federation of India has announced that the 4th Indian Grand Prix will be held in ____ on 21 June 2021 – Patiala, Punjab.

State Current Affairs

  • The Andhra Pradesh government will establish a State Museum in port city - Visakhapatnam.
  • Rajasthan government gave the approval to establish ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy colleges in six districts, including - Jaipur, Kota, Sikar, Bikaner and Bharatpur.
  • Assam cabinet has decided to institute the 'Asom Ratna' award (cash reward of Rs 5 lakhs) to be presented every year to one person who has made a significant contribution to society as _____ awards every year - 'Asom Bibhushan' (Rs 3 lakhs), 'Asom Bhushan' (Rs 2 lakhs) and 'Asom Shree' (Rs 1 lakhs).

General Knowledge

  • In the context of “Green and Climate Resilient Healthcare Facilities”, India became signatory to the Malé Declaration in – 2017.
  • International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children was adopted on - 30 September 1921.
  • International Convention for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic was adopted on - 4 May 1910.
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) – Adopted: 30 October 1947; Effective: 1 January 1948.
  • Convention on Transit Trade of Land-locked States – Adopted: 8 July 1965; Effective: 9 June 1967.
  • International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods – Adopted: 21 October 1982; Effective: 15 October 1985.
  • Convention on Road Traffic – Adopted: 19 September 1949; Effective: 21 May 1977.

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