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One Liners of the Day, 15 October 2021

Important day

  • Theme of ‘2021 World Standards Day’ (14 October) - ‘Shared Vision for a Better World’.
  • Theme of ‘2021 International E-Waste Day’ (14 October) – ‘Consumer is the key to Circular Economy!’.
  • Theme of ‘World Sight Day’ (second Thursday in October) observed on 14 October 2021 - “Love Your Eyes”.
  • Theme of ‘2021 International Day of Rural Women’ (15 October) - "Rural women cultivating good food for all".

Defence

  • The Joint Military Training Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” between India and the US will be conducted at _____ from 15 October to 29 October 2021 - Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska (USA).

International

  • The 4th G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting under the Italian Presidency held on 13 October 2021 in - Washington D.C. (USA).
  • India’s rank in the Global Hunger Index 2021 - 101.
  • India’s rank in the 58th edition of EY's ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index' (RECAI) released by consultancy firm EY – Third.
  • The International Union of Architects (UIA), in partnership with UN-Habitat, has launched the ______ Award to promote the work of architects contributing to delivery of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development together with the New Urban Agenda - UIA 2030 Award.

National

  • The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, launched the first project of ‘______’ Consortium, led by DBT-National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (Hyderabad), which envisages carrying out surveillance of important bacterial, viral and parasitic infections of zoonotic as well as transboundary pathogens in India, including the North-eastern part of the country - ‘One Health’ Consortium.
  • IoT technology-enabled mobile App, which has been developed by Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) with South Delhi Municipal Corporation with the purpose to digitize all authorized parking under SDMC municipal limits - MyParkings app.
  • Department of Posts celebrated Philately day on _____ as part of National Postal Week - 13 October 2021.
  • Government has notified new rules in which the gestational limit for termination of pregnancy has been increased from 20 to _____ weeks for certain categories of women - 24 weeks.

Person in News

  • Chairman of World Steel Association (WSA) for the 2021-22, who becomes the first representative from India to serve as Chairman of the WSA - Sajjan Jindal (JSW Steel Chairman & MD).
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) re-elected _____ as Director-General - Audrey Azoulay (French politician).

State Current Affairs

  • _____ government on 14 October 2021 launched “CM’s Health for All” scheme - Manipur.

General Knowledge

  • New Development Bank (NDB) - Founded: 15 Jul 2014; Headquarters: Shanghai, China.
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – Founded: 16 April 1948; Headquarters: Paris, France; Members: 37.
  • OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund) – Established: 1976; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – Founded: 14 September 1960; Headquarters: Vienna, Austria; Members: 13.
  • World Customs Organization (WCO) - Founded: 26 January 1952; Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) - Founded: 1 January 1995; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland; Members: 164.

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