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One Liners of the Day, 13 October 2021

Important day

  • Theme of 2021 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (13 October) - “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses”.

Environment

  • New cicada specie that found in the Naga Hills, Nagaland - Platyomia kohimaensis.
  • Named “_____”, a “blue hole or marine sinkholes” discovered lies off Al Dhafra and is about 200 metres wide and with a depth of about 12 metres - Abu Dhabi blue hole.

International

  • Non-Aligned Movement summit, which is being co-hosted by Serbia and Azerbaijan, organised in ______ on 11-12 October 2021 - Belgrade (Serbian capital).
  • The _____ launched the world’s first National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy - Australian Government.
  • Program announced by British Council to strengthen Indo-British bilateral ties through greater artistic collaborations - 'India-UK Together 2022' programme.

National

  • Government of India accorded ‘Maharatna’ status to the state-owned _____, which is the largest Infrastructure Finance Company under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power - Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC).

Person in News

  • New advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a period of two years - Amit Khare.
  • New Chairman of World Odisha Society (WOS) - Kishore Dwibedi.
  • New Secretary for the Ministry of Earth Sciences - M Ravichandran.

State Current Affairs

  • On 11 October 2021, ____ government launched the 'Desh Ke Mentor' programme for the students of government schools - Delhi.
  • The Chief Minister of _____, N. Biren Singh, launched ‘CM Da Haisi’ – a platform through which citizens can directly send in their grievances - Manipur.
  • First tourist village in Jammu and Kashmir – Panchari (Udhampur District).
  • On 11 October 2021, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the 'Anna Mahotsav' in which he distributed free ration under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKY) at a programme held at - Nalbari.

General Knowledge

  • Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) – Launched: 2011; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) - Founded: 2002; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – Founded: 29 July 1957; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) – Establishment: 1 February 1958; Secretariat: Paris, France; Members: 33.
  • World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) – Founded: 15 May 1989; Headquarters: London, the United Kingdom.

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