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One Liners of the Day, 16 October 2021

Important day

  • World Students’ Day - 15 October.
  • Theme of ‘2021 World Food Day’ (16 October) – “Our Actions are our Future”.


  • Union Ministry of Home Affairs conferred additional jurisdictional powers to the Border Security Force (BSF) within the 50-km belt along the international borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, through which BSF officers have the power to arrest, search, and seize 50 km inside - Punjab, West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura.


  • _____ has established its first-ever group of national parks, ‘National Park System’, which organizes all of these sites under a single umbrella with focus on preservation of specific animals native to the country including Giant pandas – China (from far northern Tibet to the southern holiday island of Hainan).


  • _____ has been re-elected to United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the vacant seat in the Asia-Pacific States category for the 6th term for the period 2022-2024 - India.
  • _____ has topped Indian corporates in the World's Best Employers rankings 2021 published by Forbes magazine - Reliance Industries Ltd (Global ranking: 52).
  • World's Best Employer - Samsung Electronics (South Korean company).


  • _____ will organise Vision Summit 2021 with the theme 'India's Accelerated ESDM Growth: The Defining Decade', which is scheduled from 18 October to 21 October 2021 - India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA).
  • ______ launched “UFill”, a digital customer experience which delivers on company’s promise of ensuring that their customers have complete control over Time, Technology and Transparency as part of their fuelling experience - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).
  • India Post observed the Business Development Day on ____ as part of National Postal Week - 14 October 2021.
  • Seven new defence companies, which are carved out of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) - Munitions India Limited (MIL); Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVANI); Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWE India); Troop Comforts Limited (TCL) (Troop Comfort Items); Yantra India Limited (YIL); India Optel Limited (IOL) and Gliders India Limited (GIL).
  • Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Prerana Sthal’ was inaugurated at Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) in – Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • As a pilot project, 1000 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is the joint effort of both Ministry of New and renewable energy and _____ who have been working on this to provide a road map for the installation of the energy storage system in the country - Ministry of Power.

Person in News

  • New chairman of Indian Bank's Association (IBA) for 2021-22 - A K Goel (MD & CEO of UCO Bank).
  • Recipient of the 'Progressive Business Concept Award' by the People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for his work towards promoting vegan pineapple leather - James Sangma (Meghalaya's Environment and Forest Minister).


  • Ahead of the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, International Cricket Council (ICC) and _____ would partner to help break the stigma around mental health by raising awareness about the issue amongst children and adolescents - UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund).

State Current Affairs

  • _____ government has approved the proposal which paves the way for the promotion of lower rank police personnel like constable to become Police Sub-Inspector - Maharashtra.
  • A generic medical store scheme announced by Chhattisgarh government, under which medicines will be provided at affordable rates - Shri Dhanvantari Dawa Yojana.
  • The first-of-its-kind museum in India, dedicated to sugar and sugarcane, called ‘Sugar museum’ will be built at Sakhar Sankul in - Pune, Maharashtra.

Science & Technology

  • First space mission to study the Trojans, which are the remnants of our early solar system trapped in stable orbits, launched on 16 October 2021 into space by NASA – ‘Lucy Mission’.
  • China’s first solar observatory - Chinese H-alpha Solar Explorer.

General Knowledge

  • World Bank Group - Founded: 4 July 1944; Headquarters: Washington D.C., U.S; Members: 189.
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) - Founded: 1944; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • International Development Association (IDA) - Founded: 1960; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) - Founded: 20 July 1956; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) - Founded: 1988; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.

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