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One Liners of the Day, 17 September 2021

Important day

  • Theme for 2021 World Patient Safety Day (17 September) – “Safe maternal and newborn care”.

Defence

  • On 15 September 2021, the United States, the United Kingdom and _____ have announced the formation of ‘AUKUS’ that is a new trilateral security partnership for Indo-Pacific region - Australia.

Economy

  • ______ has successfully issued its maiden Euro 300 million 7-year Euro Bond issuance and it is the first ever Euro denominated Green bond issuance from India - Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC).

International

  • On 16 September 2021, 15th East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting was held today virtually under the theme - “We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper”.
  • The first private flight launched by _____ streaked into Earth’s orbit, the trip dubbed “Inspiration4”, on 15 September 2021 with four persons, and it was the first time a spacecraft circled Earth with an all-amateur crew and no professional astronauts – SpaceX (USA-based company).

National

  • New award instituted by Quality Council of India (QCI) to promote Laboratory Quality and performance improvement in the country - Prof. S.K. Joshi Laboratory Excellence Award.
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned India's largest floating Solar PV plant with 25 MW generation capacity at - NTPC Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh.

Person in News

  • ______ has been conferred with the prestigious Institution of Engineers (India) Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Award - 2020 - Jaiteerth Raghavendra Joshi (DRDO-DRDL).
  • On 15 September 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced _____ appointment as a new co Vice-Chair to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact - Ms Solange Ribeiro.

State Current Affairs

  • On 15 September 2021, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has launched _____, an initiative to facilitate citizen engagement and participation in the governance process - MyMeG Program.
  • Winner of the prestigious state Vigyan Ratna award for 2020, given by the Haryana government - Prof Moti Lal Madan (veterinarian and reproduction biotechnologist).
  • On 15 September 2021, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the ‘______’, under which every person will get a chance to directly participate in various works of infrastructure development in the villages - Uttar Pradesh Mathrubhumi Yojana.

Science & Technology

  • ‘_______’, an open-source pandemic management software solution co-developed by software industry volunteers and a clutch of engineering students from India, has been recognised by the United Nations as a Global Digital Public Good - CoronaSafe Network.

General Knowledge

  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) – Founded: 2011; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) was established in – 1992.
  • The Indian Nursing Council was constituted in – 1947.
  • The Dental Council of India was incorporated in – 1948.
  • Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) – Founded:           1973; Location: New Delhi.

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