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One Liners of the Day, 14 April 2021

Important day

  • World Chagas Disease day - 14 April.

Economy

  • ______ has brought out a Special Deposit Product “Immune India Deposit Scheme” for 1111 days at an attractive extra Interest rate of 25 basis points above the applicable card rate for the Citizens who got Vaccinated - Central Bank of India.
  • Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched a digital initiative ____ under which every transaction undertaken by a bank branch will be initiated and authorised by customers themselves - PNB@Ease.

International

  • Next President of Ecuador - Guillermo Lasso.

National

  • _____ has announced India's First University Administrative Service (UAS) programme for its graduates - O.P. Jindal Global Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University (Sonipat, Haryana).
  • A national digital repository on health and nutrition launched by NITI Aayog and Centre for Social and Behaviour Change at Ashoka University - ‘Poshan Gyan’.
  • An electronic marketplace providing a platform launched by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to connect aqua farmers and the buyers – ‘e-SANTA’ (Electronic Solution for Augmenting NaCSA farmers' Trade in Aquaculture).
  • Theme for the Raisina Dialogue 2021, India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics, held virtually during 13-16 April 2021, which is jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation - "#ViralWorld: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control".
  • Chief Guests of the Raisina Dialogue 2021 - President of Rwanda Paul Kagame and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen.

Person in News

  • Winner (Indian) of 'International Ranger Award 2021', jointly given by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN Switzerland); World Commission on Protected Areas, International Ranger Federation, and Global Wildlife Conservation and Conservation Allies - S. Sathish, Mahendira Giri.

Sports

  • ICC Player of the Month Award for March 2021 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Indian pacer) and Lizelle Lee (South African opener).

State Current Affairs

  • The ‘Kombirei Festival -2021’ inaugurated at – Lamphelpat (Dist. Imphal, Manipur).

Science & Technology

  • ‘HGCO19’, India's 'first of its kind' mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine is developed by _____ under the 'Mission COVID Suraksha’ - Pune-based Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.

General Knowledge

  • Chagas disease is also known as - "silent or silenced disease".
  • World Bank Group - Founded: 4 July 1944; Headquarters: Washington D.C., U.S; Members: 189.
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) - Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • International Development Association (IDA) - Founded: 1960; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) - Founded: 20 July 1956; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) - Founded: 1988; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.

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