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One Liners of the Day, 12 May 2021

Important day

  • Theme for National Technology Day 2021 (11 May) - “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future”.
  • Theme for International Nurses Day 2021 (12 May) – “Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare”.

National

  • _____ becomes the fourth State/UT after Goa, Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar Islands to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home under Jal Jeevan Mission - Puducherry.
  • ____ and Mastercard released a report titled ‘Connected Commerce: Creating a Roadmap for a Digitally Inclusive Bharat’ - NITI Aayog.
  • The 'Vaidya Aapke Dwar' scheme is launched by _____ to consult with AYUSH medical specialists through the ‘AyushQure’ App - Department of AYUSH.

Person in News

  • Next chairman and managing director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) - Arun Kumar Singh.
  • New Executive Director (ED) of the Reserve Bank of India with effect from 4 May 2021 - Jose J Kattoor.
  • New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARC) - Padmakumar M Nair.
  • Winner of the ‘International Ranger Award 2021’, given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland - S Sathish (Ramanathapuram forest range officer).

State Current Affairs

  • Leader of Opposition in the new West Bengal Assembly - Suvendu Adhikari (BJP).

General Knowledge

  • National Film Archive of India (NFA) – Established: 1964; Location: Pune, Maharashtra.
  • National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) – Incorporated: 1981; Headquarters: Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) – Incorporated: 1988; Headquarters: Delhi.
  • National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) – Established: 25 May 1998; Headquarters: Vasco da Gama, Goa.
  • In India, the Panchayati Raj system was introduced by a constitutional amendment in - 1992.

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