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One Liners of the Day, 16 June 2021

Important day

  • International Day of Family Remittances - 16 June.

International

  • President of the 14th Session of the Conference of Parties of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) - Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, India.
  • According to World Giving Index 2021 report released by the Charities Aid Foundation, India is ____ most charitable country - 14th.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders have declared ____ a constant security challenge - China.
  • On 14 June 2021, the 42nd Session of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Conference kicked off virtually and chaired by - Michał Kurtyka (Minister of Climate and Environment of Poland).
  • The ‘______’ initiative launched at the 22nd dairy conference of the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) - Net Zero, Pathways to Low-Carbon Dairy initiative.

National

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ____ and Ministry of Civil Aviation for development of Sea Plane services in India was signed - Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • Cooking oil introduced by National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) that can help a person fulfil 25-30% of the recommended dietary intake for vitamins A and D - “Nafed Fortified Rice Bran Oil”.
  • On 15 June, Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud, Judge of Supreme Court of India and Chairman of E-Committee, virtually launched Secure Wi-Fi Project for Madhya Pradesh High Court, National Service and Tracking of Electronic Processes for District Judiciary and - Integration of C.I.S. Software with Land Records.

State Current Affairs

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between NHPC Limited and Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (BSHPC) for Implementation of 130.1 MW Dagmara HE Project in - Dist. Supaul, Bihar.
  • The _______ has been declared Open Defecation Free UT in India under the First Phase of Swachh Bharat Mission - Union Territory of Ladakh.
  • New political party launched in Tamil Nadu by T. Guna - ‘Tamilaga Sena’.
  • The government of _____ launched two scheme - the dealer-point registration system and an online system to get learners’ licence - for speedy registration of vehicles at all regional transport offices (RTOs) across the state - Maharashtra.
  • The government of _____ has decided to set up Vedic Shiksha and Sanskar Board to teach students how Vedic education is linked to Science and Yoga - Rajasthan.

Science & Technology

  • China’s first optical space telescope, launched on 10 June 2021 - Yangwang-1.
  • World’s first wooden satellite, which will be launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) - WISA Woodsat.

General Knowledge

  • Convention relating to the distribution of programme-carrying signals transmitted by satellite - Adopted: 21 May 1974; Effective: 25 August 1979.
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention) - Adopted: 3 September 1992; Effective: 29 April 1997.
  • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty was adopted on - 10 September 1996.
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Ottawa Treaty) - Adopted: 18 September 1997; Effective: 1 March 1999.
  • Convention on Cluster Munitions - Adopted: 30 May 2008; Effective: 1 August 2010.

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