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One Liners of the Day, 16 May 2021

Important day

  • International Day of Light - 16 May.
  • International Day of Living Together in Peace - 16 May.

International

  • In Nepal, _____ was re-appointed as the Prime Minister of the country by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on 14 May 2021 - KP Sharma Oli.
  • ______ was named the winner of a ‘Silver Stevie Award 2021’ in the “Most Valuable Corporate Response to COVID-19” category at the annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, making it the first and only print publication from India to ever win a Stevie in the award’s history - Rashtradoot.

National

  • To meet the demand of oxygen supply in the country amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has chartered ____ to import 'Zeolite' from different countries - Air India.

Person in News

  • ____ was the chairperson of India's largest media group, the Times Group, died on 13 May 2021 - Indu Jain.
  • First place in World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list for 2021, released by Fortune Magazine - Jacinda Arden (New Zealand Prime Minister).
  • Only Indian who placed at 10th position in World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list for 2021 - Adar Poonawala (CEO of the Serum Institute of India).
  • New Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of IDBI Bank with effect from 1 June 2021 - P Sitaram.
  • First Indian who won the title of the 'Youth Photographer of the Year 2021', given by the World Photography Organization - Pubarun Basu.

Sports

  • The International Cricket Council is reportedly considering expanding the T20 World Cup to 20 teams from its current number of - 16.
  • First Indian-origin fighter who won a world title in a top-level MMA promotion when he beat Brandon Vera to become the heavyweight world champion at the Singapore-based One Championship - Arjan Bhullar.

State Current Affairs

  • New 23rd independent district of Punjab, which has been carved out from the Sangrur district - Malerkotla (includes Malerkotla, Amargarh and Ahmedgarh).
  • _____ has postponed Sindhu Darshan-2021, which was scheduled from June 19 to 27, 2021 - Ladakh Administration.

Science & Technology

  • China's first Mars mission, which successfully landed on Mars and became the second country after the US to send a rover to the surface of Mars planet – Tianwen-1 (Rover: Zhu Rong).
  • The _____ has developed an Oxycare system to regulate oxygen automatically being administered to the patients - Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • Researchers at _____ have created the first fully recyclable transistors made from carbon-based “inks” that can be printed on paper or another environmentally friendly substrate - Duke University in the US.

General Knowledge

  • Dardi is sub language of Indo-Arayan language, which is spoken in ____ by Buddhist Dard Tribe - Aryan Valley, Ladakh.
  • The International Day of Light is celebrated the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by - Theodore Maiman (physicist and engineer).
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) – Formed: 20 February 1997; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Election Commission of India (ECI) – Formed: 25 January 1950; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is an authority, established by - Article 148 of the Constitution of India.
  • Central Information Commission (CIC) was formed on – 12 October 2005.
  • Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was formed on - 11 February 1964.

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