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One Liners of the Day, 12 January 2021

Important Day

  • World Hindi day - 10 January.
  • National youth Day - 12 January.

International

  • The UN General Assembly designated 2021 the - International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV); International Year of Peace and Trust; International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development; International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • (2021-2030) - United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing; United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration; United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
  • Next Presidency of Kyrgyzstan - Sadyr Zhaparov.
  • According to the Arton Capital Passport Index 2021, world most powerful passport - Germany (India ranks 61st).
  • Indian initiative of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), that has been declared one of the top visionaries for the Food Systems Vision Prize 2050, instituted by the US-based Rockefeller Foundation - ‘Eat Right India’.

National

  • The Startup India International Summit that is being held on the 15th and 16th January 2021 - “Prarambh”.

Persons in News

  • New Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) - J. Venkatramu.

Sports

  • A 13-day Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth festival 2021 will begin from 18th January in - Zanskar, UT of Ladakh.
  • 11th Indian who crossed the 6000-run mark in Test cricket - Cheteshwar Pujara.

State Current Affairs

  • This UT government has approved the setting up of Konkani Academy to facilitate the growth and promotion of the Konkani language and culture - Delhi.
  • This state government is setting up a Kalaripayattu Academy at Vellar Craft Village in order to give a boost to the martial art form - Kerala.
  • This state government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kerala government to adopt its Responsible Tourism model - Madhya Pradesh.

Science & Technology

  • An eco-friendly, non-toxic paint with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and odorless properties, which is developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission - “Khadi Prakritik Paint”.
  • Researchers have now discovered a novel state of matter, called ____, in which the molecules are able to move yet unable to rotate - ‘liquid glass’.

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Special procedure in respect of Money Bills” - Article 109.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Definition of Money Bills” - Article 110.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Annual financial statement” - Article 112.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Language to be used in Parliament” - Article 120.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Power of President to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Parliament” - Article 123.

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