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One Liners of the Day, 16 September 2021

Important day

  • Theme for 2021 International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer OR World Ozone Day (16 September) - ‘Montreal Protocol - Keeping us, our food, and vaccines cool!’


  • The 6th edition of Exercise PEACEFUL MISSION, which is a Multilateral Exercise between Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states, is being conducted in ____ from 13 to 25 September 2021 - Orenburg Region of Russia.
  • After successful launch of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on 15 September 2021, ____ became the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system, joining the ranks of the US, Russia, China, the UK, France and India with its home-grown technology - South Korea.


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be participating, along with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan and President Joseph R Biden of the US, in the Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework in _____ on 24 September 2021 - Washington DC, USA.
  • With the specific purpose of strengthening, promotion, and development of standards in the field of Ayurveda and other Indian Traditional systems of medicine, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) and ____ was signed on 13 September 2021 - American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (USA).
  • On 14 September 2021, the sixth edition of the BRICS Young Scientists Forum (BRICS YSF) organized by Department of Science & Technology (DST), in collaboration with - National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru (NIAS).
  • The 21st meeting of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Council of Heads of State will be held on 17 September 2021 in - Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
  • ______, UN Development programme (UNDP) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released the report, titled “A Multi-billion-dollar Opportunity”, on the eve of the Food Systems Summit scheduled on 23 September 2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  • Indian winner of the Africa Food Prize 2021 - Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
  • Three Indian villages that have entered the nominations for ‘Best Tourism Villages’ by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) - Ladhpura Khas (Madhya Pradesh), Kongthong (Meghalaya), and Pochampally (Telangana).


  • On 15 September 2021, the Central Government has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile Industry and _____ with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 26,058 crore - Drone Industry.
  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has declared _____ as a Customs notified airport - Kushinagar Airport, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Winner of ‘Rajbhasha Keerthi Puraskar – First Prize’ for effective implementation of Hindi for the year 2019-20 and year 2020-21 - Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.(RINL) - Vishakhapatnam Steel plant.
  • On 15 September 2021, ____, with RMI and RMI India’s support, launched “Shoonya”, an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry - NITI Aayog.
  • ______ launched a report on ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India’ - NITI Aayog.
  • For the modernisation of the Agriculture sector with new technologies, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare on 14 September 2021 signed MoUs for pilot projects with ______ under ‘Digital Agriculture Mission’ - CISCO, Ninjacart, Jio Platforms Limited, ITC Limited and NCDEX e-Markets Limited (NeML).
  • ‘Digital Agriculture Mission’ has been initiated for _____ by government for projects based on new technologies like artificial intelligence, block chain, remote sensing and GIS technology, use of drones and robots etc - 2021-2025.
  • The first-ever Global Buddhist Conference is being planned by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) from 19 to 20 November 2021 at - Nava Nalanda Mahavihara campus, Nalanda, Bihar.

Person in News

  • Author of the book, titled ‘China Room’ - Sunjeev Sahota (Indian-origin British novelist).


  • International Cricket Council (ICC) Player of the Month for August 2021 - England skipper Joe Root (Men) and Ireland’s Eimear Richardson (women).

State Current Affairs

  • In order to promote door to door digital banking and financial services in remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched _____, in Pampore on 14 September 2021 - Mission ‘One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi’.
  • The Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up a Sevagram ashram in - Nava Raipur.
  • On 14 September 2021, Kerala Tourism Minister P A Mohamed Riyas launched the - Kerala Agri Tourism Network-Farm Tourism.

Science & Technology

  • For the first time from the Indian subcontinent and is only the third such record from Asia, teeth of new specie of Hybodont shark, named Strophodusjaisalmerensis (genus Strophodus), have been reported for the first time from the Jurassic rocks (approximately, between 160 and 168 million-years-old) from - Jaisalmer region of Rajasthan.

General Knowledge

  • Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) - Founded: 1999; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) - Founded: 15 June 1909; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) – Founded: 28 January 2009; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) was formed on - 26 September 1946.
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) – Founded: 1954; Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) was formed on - 1 March 2002.
  • Botanical Survey of India (BSI) – Founded: 13 February 1890; Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) – Founded: 1 July 1916; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was established in - December 2005.
  • National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) – Founded: 1 October 2003; Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Forest Survey of India (FSI) – Founded: 1 June 1981; Headquarters: Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

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