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One Liners of the Day, 13 April 2021

Important day

  • Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day - 13 April.

Environment

  • Tropical cyclone ‘Seroja’, the category three storm with wind speed of up to 170km/h, has ripped across a 1,000km stretch of - Western Australia.

International

  • The United Nations has declared ____ as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables – 2021.

National

  • India’s first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), named “FSRU Höegh Giant”, was berthed at H-Energy’s Jaigarh Terminal in – Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra.
  • Mobile App introduced by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) for promoting ease of doing business and providing quick access to information to importers/exporters - DGFT ‘Trade Facilitation’ App.
  • The India Energy Dashboards Version 2.0, an endeavour to provide single-window access to the energy data for the country, was created by - NITI Aayog.
  • To spread the message of the need for a nutritionally balanced diet and to understand the importance of accessible to all local fruits and vegetables, Vijnana Bharati (Vibha) and Global Indian Scientists’ and Technocrats’ Forum (GIST) have come together to launch the mission ‘______’ with the motto of उत्तम आहार-उत्तम विचार (Uttam Aahaar Uttam Vichaar) or `Good Diet-Good Cognition’ - ‘Aahaar Kranti’ movement.
  • On 12 April 2021, International Symposium titled ‘One Health in India: Research informing biosafety, preparedness and response’ was organised virtually by - Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  • Upcoming ‘National Institute of One Health’ is planned to be set-up in – Nagpur, Maharashtra.

Person in News

  • Eminent Historian and an expert on Awadh especially Lucknow who died in Lucknow on 12 April 2021 - Yogesh Praveen.
  • New Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India (ECI) with effect from the 13 ApriI 2021 - Sushil Chandra.

Science & Technology

  • Allabout Innovations Pvt Ltd, an incubator under Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has developed a pioneering electronic device '_____' that could contain airborne novel coronavirus - 'Wolf Airmask’.

General Knowledge

  • New Development Bank (NDB) - Founded: 15 Jul 2014; Headquarters: Shanghai, China.
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – Founded: 16 April 1948; Headquarters: Paris, France; Members: 37.
  • OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund) – Established: 1976; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – Founded: 14 September 1960; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria; Members: 13.
  • World Customs Organization (WCO) - Founded: 26 January 1952; Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) - Founded: 1 January 1995; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland; Members: 164.

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