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One Liners of the Day, 13 May 2021

Economy

  • According to the United Nations, the world's fastest growing major economy in 2022 - India.
  • In the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP), the United Nations projected that the Indian economy will grow at ___ in the calendar year 2022 - 10.1 percent.
  • The United Nations projected that the Indian economy will grow at ___ in the calendar year 2021 – 7.5 percent.
  • The United Nations projected the global economy will grow at ___ in the calendar year 2021 – 5.4 percent.

National

  • Recipient of “Green Urja Award”, given by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA).
  • On 12 May 2021, the Cabinet has approved the proposal of Department of Heavy Industry for implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme '_____’ for achieving manufacturing capacity of Fifty (50) Giga Watt Hour (GWh) of ACC with an outlay of Rs.18,100 crore - 'National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’.
  • ____ has launched a scheme ‘Aashvaasan’ to provide financial and medical assistance to its officials and staff members affected by the pandemic - Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).

Person in News

  • Winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work in nutrition-sensitive aquaculture - Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted (Nutrition expert).
  • Winner of the ‘Best Researcher Award’, given by the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES) - Dr P Praveen Raj (bariatric surgeon, GEM Hospital).
  • Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) General Secretary _____ has been appointed to the executive committee of the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) till 2023 - Manisha Kapoor.

Science & Technology

  • A non-invasive test developed by Mumbai Based Epigeneres Biotech Private Limited and its sister concern Singapore based Tzar Labs, which will help in early diagnosis and treatment of Cancer - HrC test.
  • _____ has developed three types of ventilators (named ‘Prana, VaU, Svasta’) and an oxygen concentrator (named ‘Shwaas’) - ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).

General Knowledge

  • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) - Established: 1953; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National Commission for Backward Classes was established on - 14 August 1993.
  • National Commission for Scheduled Castes was established on - 19 February 2004.
  • Central Statistical Office - Established: 2 May 1951; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was incorporated on - 31 July 2008.

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