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One Liners of the Day, 16 April 2021

Economy

  • _____ and Mastercard announced their partnership to launch a mobile-based consumer-friendly payment solution “Pay by Bank App” - RBL Bank.

International

  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations (UN) are launching a new genocide education project and mass atrocity prevention in - Africa.
  • India’s ISRO and _____’s CNES signed an agreement for cooperation for India's first human space mission ‘Gaganyaan’, under which CNES will train India's flight physicians and CAPCOM mission control teams – France.

National

  • ______ has decided to deploy Network Survey Vehicle (NSV) to enhance the quality of the National Highways in the country - National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • The Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India Prof. K Vijay Raghavan virtually launched the “_____” App to promote wellbeing across age groups - MANAS (Mental Health and Normalcy Augmentation System).
  • Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and _____ announced their strategic collaboration to empower Atal Tinkering Lab school students for world class future ready innovation skills across the country - All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • _____ and the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, organised a Hydrogen Roundtable titled “Hydrogen Economy- the Indian Dialogue-2021” in a virtual mode on 15 April 2021 - The Energy Forum (TEF).
  • Union Ministry of Agriculture and ______ inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a pilot project on the use of modern technologies in farming sector in 100 villages of 6 states - Microsoft India.
  • The _____ launched the ‘EatSmart Cities Challenge’, which was organized in association with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the aegis of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the ‘Transport 4 All challenge’ in collaboration with the - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).
  • Chief Justice of India Sharad Bobde released ____ translation of book Courts of India titled ‘Bhartache Nyayalaye – Ek Simwhavlokan’ that depicts the judiciary’s history - Marathi.

Person in News

  • New and first woman Chairperson of the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) for 2021-23 - Soma Mondal (Chairperson of SAIL).

Sports

  • First team from India, which will compete in the group stage of the AFC Champions League - FC Goa.

Science & Technology

  • Scientists from the _____ has developed ‘H2S Gas sensor’, an electronic nose, that can detect hydrogen sulphide (H2S), a poisonous, corrosive, and flammable gas produced from swamps and sewers - Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore.

General Knowledge

  • Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations (or Commonwealth of Unrecognized States) - Founded: 14 June 2006; Location: Eastern Europe.
  • Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) - Founded: 18 June 2002; Members: 34.
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) - Founded: 1989; Headquarters: Queenstown, Singapore; Members: 21.
  • East Asia Summit (EAS) - Founded: 2005; Members: 18.
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - Founded: 8 August 1967; Secretariat: Jakarta, Indonesia; Members: 12.

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