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One Liners of the Day, 12 October 2021

Economy

  • _____ partnered with a private bank to launch first-of-its-kind RuPay On-the-Go contactless payments solutions that will allow customers to make small and large value transactions from the accessories they wear every day - National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

National

  • On 11 October 2021, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ____ for boosting exports of citrus and its value-added products - ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute (ICAR-CCRI), Nagpur.
  • Department of Posts celebrated Banking Day on - 11 October 2021.
  • National Postal Week - 9 October to 15 October.

Person in News

  • The Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu presented the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence to - Dr. Randeep Guleria (pulmonologist and Director of AIIMS).
  • _____, who has been crowned Miss Intercontinental India 2021 and Miss Global India 2019-20, will be representing the country at Miss Intercontinental World Pageant - Mittali Kaur (Rajasthan).
  • New chief executive officer (CEO) of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture of NTPC Ltd and Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd - Arun Kumar Mishra.
  • Winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize for economic sciences - David Card, Joshua D Angrist and Guido W Imbens.

Sports

  • FIFA unveiled the official mascot of the U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022, named “____”, an Asiatic lioness representing women power - Ibha.
  • ICC Player of the Month for September 2021 - Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane (Man) and England’s Heather Knight (woman).

State Current Affairs

  • Finance Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Buggana Rajendranath Reddy, on 10 October 2021 launched the first Prime Minister’s Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) project at - Uyyalawada village (Kurnool district).
  • New Managing Director (MD) of Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited - Santosh Babu.
  • Haryana government has set up ______ to make all appointments which were earlier being done under the outsourcing policies - Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam.
  • _____ government announced a scheme 'Mera Ghar Mere Naam' to bestow proprietary rights on the people living in the houses within the 'Lal Lakir' of villages and the cities - Punjab.

General Knowledge

  • Conference on Disarmament (CD) - Formation: 1984; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland; Membership: 65.
  • Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) - Formation: 29 April 1997; Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands; Membership: 193.
  • The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies - Established: 12 July 1996; Secretariat: Vienna, Austria.
  • Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was founded in response to the Indian nuclear test in - May 1974.
  • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT) - Signed: 1 July 1968; Effective: 5 March 1970; Parties: 190.
  • Australia Group - Established: 1985; Parties: 43.
  • Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) - Established: 1987; Parties: 35.

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