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One Liners of the Day, 16 January 2021

Economy

  • _____ has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the central government to raise its foreign ownership limit to 74% - Airtel Payments Bank.

National

  • An Innovation Portal is developed by - National Innovation Foundation (NIF) - India.
  • New institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has been established consequent to the merger of CSIR-NISCAIR and CSIR-NISTADS - CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR), New Delhi.
  • Winner of “SKOCH Challenger Award” for e-Governance - Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • A base depot of the Naval Base at Kochi, which has been bestowed with the Vanamitra award for Ernakulam district for the year 2020-21 - INS Venduruthy.

Persons in News

  • President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) who was presented with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2020 in the field of Medicine, given by the government of India - Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda.
  • Author of the children’s novel titled ‘Kunjanana’ - K R Viswanathan.

State Current Affairs

  • This state celebrated Thiruvalluvar Day on 15 January 2021 in honour of the Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar - Tamil Nadu.
  • Makar Sankranti is being celebrated as a festival of kites in - Gujarat.
  • In this state, people celebrated ‘Kanuma’, the festival of cattle, on the third day of Sankranti festival - Telangana.
  • This state forest department and its mangrove cell declared 1,575 hectare of mangrove areas along the Konkan coast as a reserve forest under Section 20 of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 - Maharashtra.

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Powers, privileges of the Houses of Legislatures and of the members and committees thereof” - Article 194.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Language to be used in the Legislature” - Article 210.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Power of Governor to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Legislature” - Article 213.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “High Courts for States” - Article 214.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Appointment of acting Chief Justice” - Article 223.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Jurisdiction of existing High Courts” - Article 225.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Establishment of a common High Court for two or more States” - Article 231.

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