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One Liners of the Day, 13 September 2021

Defence

  • India’s ______ program, which was launched after the 1999 Kargil war and aims to provide an air-defence shield from all types of hostile missiles, even the nuclear ones, is completed - Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) program.

National

  • _____ has launched an online interactive learning programme called “Eklavya Series” with the aim of demonstrating how to implement conceptual teaching in classrooms - Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
  • ______ was awarded the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 at an event organized at UNESCO New Delhi - National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).

Person in News

  • Fastest Indian who successfully scaled Mt Elbrus (5,642 mts) (Europe’s highest peak) in Russia and Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895 mts) (Africa's highest peak) in Tanzania - Geeta Samota (CISF official).
  • New chairperson of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Center (IN-SPACe) under the Department of Space, Government of India - Dr. Pawan Kumar Goenka.

Sports

  • After winning the Women’s Singles title at 2021 US Open (Tennis), _____ has become the first British woman to win the title in 53 years and also become the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title - Emma Raducanu.

State Current Affairs

  • Next Chief Minister of Gujarat, after outgoing Chief Minister Vijay Rupani - Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel.
  • Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar inaugurated a digital population clock at the Institute for Economic Growth nestled inside the - University of Delhi.
  • The Government of ____ in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 has declared the entire State as a "Disturbed Area" up to six months with effect from 28 August 2021 unless withdrawn earlier - Assam.

Science & Technology

  • The _____ developed the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U (GOES-U), which will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA.
  • Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari launched _____ that is a two-year pilot project aimed to enhance road safety in Nagpur and reduce fatality – iRASTE (Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering).

General Knowledge

  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Founded: 29 April 1961; Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland.
  • Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) – Founded: 1945; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) – Founded: 1861; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National Defence Academy (NDA) – Established: 7 December 1954; Location: Khadakwasla, Pune, Maharashtra.

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