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One Liners of the Day, 15 April 2021

Economy

  • _______, India's first cross-border neo bank, announced its collaboration with SBM Bank India to launch 'HOPRemit', which is an instant, cost-effective and contactless international remittance service - moneyHOP.
  • NSE India (National Stock Exchange of India Ltd) has launched a cloud-based research facility called the _____ with an endeavour to encourage research based on Indian Capital Markets, towards facilitating researchers to access and analyze historical orders and trades data - NSE Data Room (NDR).

International

  • India and France have decided to expand their Indo-Pacific partnership with France joining the - Indo-Pacific Ocean Initiative.
  • World's first country, which bring in a law forcing its financial firms to report on the effects of climate change - New Zealand.
  • The International Energy Agency (IEA) upgraded the forecast for oil demand growth by 230,000 barrels a day to - 5.7 million barrels a day (mbd).

National

  • In a first, the _____ has secured Euro 68.87 million (Rs 600 cr) loan from Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank, for onward lending to cooperatives in India - National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
  • Top position at national level for successfully implementing Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) during 2020-21 - Udhampur district of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Winner of the “E-Panchayat Puraskar 2021”, ranking first in Category I - Uttar Pradesh government.
  • On 13 April, ______ in partnership with Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) virtually launched the ‘Infant Toddler and Caregiver-friendly Neighbourhoods (ITCN) Training and Capacity Building Programme’ - National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).

Person in News

  • New Global Vice President of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), which marks the first time the ICLEI has chosen a Vice President from India, as well as from South Asia - Ms. Atishi (Chairperson of Environment Committee of Delhi Assembly).

Science & Technology

  • Scientists at the _____ developed edible seaweed film using red seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii) and green seaweed (Ulva lactuca) that can replace plastic in food packaging - Visakhapatnam Research Centre of the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT).

General Knowledge

  • International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) - Established: 1 July 2002; Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO-INTERPOL) - Founded: 1923; Headquarters: Lyon, France.
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) - Established: 1899; Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Organization for Cooperation of Railways (OSJD or OSShD) - Established: 28 June 1956; Location: Warsaw, Poland.
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) - Founded: 4 April 1947; Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.

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