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One Liners of the Day, 17 May 2021

Important day

  • World Hypertension Day - 17 May.
  • Theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021 (17 May) - "Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times".
  • In August 2020, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution "Improving global road safety", proclaiming the - Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.
  • 6th UN Global Road Safety Week: Streets for Life #Love30 - 17 – 23 May 2021.

Economy

  • An Insurance Group that ranked first among insurers in ranking in the 2021 Forbes Global 2000 - China’s Ping.
  • Winner of the Digital Champion award by ASSOCHAM, in the National E-summit & awards, that was concluded on 29 April 2021 - True Credits (a lending arm of a fintech app True Balance operated by Balancehero India Private Limited).

International

  • According to a report, Global Electricity Review 2021 by the climate and energy think tank Ember, ____ of global electricity was generated by wind and solar in 2020 - 9.4%.
  • On 15 May 2021, ______ has partnered with India on climate change so as to help it meet its commitment to deploy 450 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy - The United States.

National

  • _____bagged the award for the most popular news channel at the Indian Television Academy Awards 2021 - Aaj Tak (Hindi) and India Today (English).
  • _____ will start a month long online summer workshop ‘NAIMISHA 2021’ from 17th May to 13th June 2021 - National Gallery of Modern Art.
  • Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), in association with the ______ , launched India's first Agriculture Export Facilitation Center (AEFC) on 15 May - National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

Person in News

  • Indian-American who has been appointed senior adviser to US President Joe Biden - Neera Tanden.
  • Winner of Litart Story Award 2021 for the story 'Sookshma Jeevikalude Bhoopadam' - K S Ratheesh (Malayalam teacher).
  • Winner of the UK’s Dylan Thomas prize 2021 for novel ‘Luster’ - Raven Leilani (American author).
  • Distinguished mathematician, famous for Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem in differential & algebraic geometry, who passed away on 16 May 2021 - Prof. M S Narasimhan.
  • Only Indian who was awarded with King Faisal International Prize for Science - Prof. M S Narasimhan.
  • Founding-Chairman of the National Board of Higher Mathematics of the Government of India - Prof. M S Narasimhan.

Sports

  • Indian high jumper who has claimed a gold medal at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA - Tejaswin Shankar.
  • Winner of 2021 FA Cup after beating Chelsea in the final match - Leicester.

State Current Affairs

  • Statehood Day of Sikkim - 16 May 2021.
  • _____ Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel laid the foundation stone of ‘Arpa Uplift and Bank Augmentation’ program on 16 May 2021 - Chhattisgarh.

Science & Technology

  • World's first hydrogen-powered boat that developed in collaboration with engineers from ​CEA-Liten (France), a major European research institute - Energy Observer.
  • World's first wooden satellite is going to space to test the suitability of wood for use in extreme conditions from New Zealand with Rocket Lab's Electron launcher - WISA WOODSAT satellite (10 x 10 x 10 cm).

General Knowledge

  • National Commission for Backward Classes was established on - 14 August 1993.
  • National Commission for Scheduled Castes was established on - 19 February 2004.
  • National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) was established on - 19 February 2004.
  • National Commission for Women (NCW) was established on - 31 January 1992.
  • National Population Commission was established on - 11 May 2000.
  • National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was established on - 12 October 1993.
  • Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) was established on - 24 July 1998.

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