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One Liners of the Day, 17 April 2021

Important day

  • Save the Elephant Day - 16 April.
  • World Haemophilia Day – 17 April.

Economy

  • India's investment app, ____ has launched the country's first Aadhaar-based Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) payments feature - ETMONEY.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a new Regulations Review Authority (RRA 2.0) under the chairmanship of - Deputy Governor M. Rajeshwar Rao.

International

  • Winner in the first edition of the "National Innovative and Sustainable Supply Chain Awards", given by UN Global Compact Network India - Birla Cellulose (Aditya Birla Group).

National

  • The first National Level Dialogue on Agri-Food Systems-Advancing Equitable Livelihoods has been conducted on 12 April 2021, which was facilitated by the Inter departmental Group constituted by ____ and the representatives from UN Agencies in Delhi - Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare.
  • Three path breaking initiatives for National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) for the IPv6 awareness and adoption in the country along with Department of Telecommunications & Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology – ‘IPv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru)’; ‘NIXI Academy’; and ‘NIXI-IP-INDEX’.

Person in News

  • New Secretary Economic Affairs, replaces Tarun Bajaj - Ajay Seth.
  • The government has nominated _____, the executive director of the RBI, on board of State Bank of India - Anil Kumar Sharma.
  • Indo Nepal Dalit Maitri Sangh and Babu Jagjivanram Kala Sanskriti and Sahitya Akademi, Nepal confer the B. R. Ambedkar International Award to - Dr Sunil Baliram Gaikwad.

Sports

  • In Wrestling, _____ won gold medal in the women's 59 kg group at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan - Sarita Mor.
  • The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has appointed _____ to the newly created role of Chief Paralympic Games Delivery Officer - Colleen Wrenn.

State Current Affairs

  • The ____ government launched ‘Veerangana on wheel’ service that will let women get prompt help and lodge complaints at their doorstep - Himachal Pradesh.
  • Health and medical education Minister Dr K Sudhakar declared that a programme has been designed for sportspersons in ____ to keep them healthy – Karnataka.
  • New head of the state finance commission under the Government of Rajasthan - Pradhyuman Singh.

Science & Technology

  • ISRO centre Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) launched ‘_____’ web portal for the visualisation of satellite imagery & geospatial information around Haridwar for Kumbh-Mela Yaatris - GeoKumbh.
  • Union Minister of Education Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually launched “World 1st affordable and long-lasting hygiene product DuroKea Series” to combat COVID-19 virus spreading, which is developed by researcher from - Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

General Knowledge

  • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) - Founded: 6 June 1997; Secretariat: Dhaka, Bangladesh; Members: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
  • Mekong-Ganga Cooperation - Founded: 10 November 2000; Members: India, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
  • Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) - Founded: 1994; Headquarters: Quezon City, Philippines.
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - Founded: 8 December 1985; Secretariat: Kathmandu, Nepal; Members: 17.

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