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One Liners of the Day, 17 January 2021

Defence

  • The campus of a newly-raised battalion of CRPF's Rapid Action Force (RAF) will be set up at - Bhadravati in Shivamogga district of Karnataka.
  • On 15 January, the annual TETTRA (Technical Type Training) conference was held in a hybrid format at Air Force Station Jalahalli in - Bengaluru (Karnataka).

International

  • On 15 January, India and ____ signed MoU to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technologies - Japan.
  • Following the US withdrawal, _____ is launching domestic procedures to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies - Russia.

National

  • Theme of ‘Aero India 2021’, the World’s first Hybrid exhibition (both physical as well as virtual), which scheduled from 03rd to 05th February 2021 in Bengaluru - “Runway to a Billion Opportunities”.
  • A month long campaign launched on 16 January by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, highlighting the advantages of using clean fuels - ‘SAKSHAM’.
  • Indian universities and colleges with the _______ tag will now be able to set up campuses in foreign countries with the University Grants Commission (UGC) - Institutions of Eminence (IOE).

Persons in News

  • President of the UN Human Rights Council in 2021 - Nazhat Shameem Khan (Fiji's ambassador).
  • Recipient of prestigious "Chief of Army Staff Commendation" - Amresh Kumar Chaudhary (Incumbent Chief Controller).
  • Recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award, at the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) - Vittorio Storaro (Italian cinematographer).

Sports

  • Indian shuttlers who have confirmed Top-10 spots in the recently announced BWF's world junior rankings 2021 - Men: Varun Kapur (Ranks 2nd) and Women: Samiya Imad Farooqui (Ranks 2nd).

State Current Affairs

  • This state/UT government launched “Street Theatre and Performing Arts Fellowship” scheme for artists - Delhi.

Science & Technology

  • Indigenously designed & developed state-of-the-art ‘Driverless Metro Cars / trains’ are being manufactured at - BEML Bangaluru Complex.

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Administration of Union territories” - Article 239.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Power of President to make regulations for certain Union territories” - Article 240.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “High Courts for Union territories” - Article 241.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Definition of the Panchayat” - Article 243 (Part IX).
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Gram Sabha” - Article 243A.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Constitution of Panchayat” - Article 243B.

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