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One Liners of the Day, 15 May 2021

Important day

  • Theme for International Day of Families 2021 (15 May) – “Families and New Technologies”.

Defence

  • Towards fostering friendly relations with its maritime neighbours, ____ hosted ‘Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) - 2021’ on 11 May and 12 May 21 - Indian Navy.

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India has cancelled the licence of United Co-operative Bank Ltd of - West Bengal.
  • _____ launched ‘DigiGold’, a digital platform for its customers to make investments in gold - Airtel Payments Bank.

International

  • PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed its 150th Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with _____ on 13 May 2021 to jointly regulate their future relationship and mutually exploring new area of partnership by conducting business forum among the business of both countries - Mongolia India Business Council (MIBC).
  • _____ is organising Nuts & Dried Fruit Congress online from 25 May to 27 May 2021 - INC (International Nut and Dried Fruit Council).

National

  • First housing project in India that have received funding under the Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing (SWAMIH) Fund - Rivali Park, Mumbai.
  • Three centers initiated under the ‘Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)’ scheme of Department of Science and Technology to avoid duplication and reduced dependency on foreign sources - IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi and BHU Varanasi.

Person in News

  • Winner of the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Asia), the world’s most global literary prize, announced by the Commonwealth Foundation, given for story, ‘I Cleaned The—’ - Kanya D’Almeida (Sri Lanka).
  • Winner of the Whitley Award 2021, also known as the ‘Green Oscar’, for his efforts to create a network of community-owned forests in the state and protect the rare Amur falcon and becomes only Indian to win this prestigious award, given by UK-based charity the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) - Nuklu Phom (Nagaland).

Sports

  • New head coach of India women's cricket team, announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Ramesh Powar.

State Current Affairs

  • The _____ government has announced that it will issue temporary ration cards to migrants and others affected by the Covid-19 pandemic under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) Antyodaya Scheme - Maharashtra.
  • New member of Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT) - Medha Gadgil.

Science & Technology

  • _____ along with Rice University, US have developed an algorithm for lensless, miniature cameras supported with augmented reality or virtual reality, security, smart wearables and robotics where cost, form-factor and weight are major constraints - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras.

General Knowledge

  • The Cycling Federation of India was founded in – 1946.
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) – Founded: 3 January 1954; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) – Founded: 1987; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Uranium Corporation of India (UCIL) – Founded: 1967; Headquarters: Jadugora, Jharkhand.
  • Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) – Founded: 11 April 1967; Headquarters: Hyderabad.

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