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One Liners of the Day, 18 April 2021

Important day

  • Theme for World Heritage Day 2021 (18 April) - 'Complex Pasts: Diverse Future'.

Environment

  • A new species of marine flatworm (oval-shaped and features a translucent body) has knobbed pseudotentacles, which are found in flatworms from the genus Bulaceros, has been discovered from the coral atolls of the – Lakshadweep.

Defence

  • The eighth India-Kyrgyzstan joint Special Forces exercise 'Khanjar' was held in - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

International

  • India’s position in the Inclusive Internet Index 2021, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) - 49th.
  • First position in the Inclusive Internet Index 2021 – Sweden.
  • The 40th Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (40-ISEA) hosted by the _____, Government of India successfully returned to Cape Town on 10 April 2021 - Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • India's permanent research base stations in Antarctica - Bharati and Maitri.

National

  • On 16 April 2021, Gender Samvaad event, a joint attempt between DAY-NRLM and IWWAGE to create a common platform to share experiences emerging from this effort, was organised by the - Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India.

Person in News

  • Re-appointed the Managing Director & CEO of DCB Bank Limited - Murali M. Natrajan.
  • Winner of a National Award -  the Champions of Change for Social welfare and women empowerment, given by Government of India – Sushmita Sen.
  • Recipient of the S.V. Parameshwara Bhatta Award for contribution to Kannada literature – Neeladevi.
  • Writer of Kannada Novel ‘Bedi  Bandavalu’ – Neeladevi.

Sports

  • Indian wrestler who won her maiden gold at Asian Wrestling Championships 2021 - Vinesh Phogat.

State Current Affairs

  • The ____ government's Department of Art, Culture and Languages (ACL) organised the Babasaheb Ambedkar Digital Kala Festival - Delhi.

Science & Technology

  • High-yielding new variety, developed by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) by involving the strongly scented traditional varieties ‘Basmati 386’ and ‘Pusa Basmati 1121’ - 'Punjab Basmati 7'.

General Knowledge

  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) or Shanghai Pact - Founded: 15 June 2001; Headquarters: Beijing, China.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Founded: 4 April 1949; Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) or Indian Ocean Rim Initiative and the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) - Founded: 6 March 1997; Headquarters: Ebene, Mauritius.
  • Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) was founded in - 1982.
  • Commonwealth of Learning (COL) - Founded: 1988; Headquarters: British Columbia, Canada.
  • United Nations University - Founded: 1972; Location: Tokyo, Japan.
  • Digital Nations or DN (previously the Digital 5, Digital 7 and Digital 9) - Founded: 2014; Members: Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, Uruguay.

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