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One Liners of the Day, 18 May 2021

Important day

  • Theme of ‘International Museums Day 2021’ (18 May) - “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”.
  • World AIDS Vaccine Day - 18 May.

Environment

  • A new species of dinosaur that identified by Mexican paleontologists is believed to have been "very communicative" and used low-frequency sounds like elephants to talk to each other – ‘Tlatolophus galorum’.
  • A fossil fish named ‘Coelacanth’ (a member of the "Latimeria chalumnae" species with its eight fins, a large body) that predates dinosaurs and was thought to have gone extinct has been found alive in the West Indian Ocean off the coast of - Madagascar.

International

  • Fiame Naomi Mataafa will be first female Prime minister of – Samoa.

National

  • Ministry of Education, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and CyberPeace Foundation (CPF) have jointly launched _____, which is a digital training programme focusing on developing skills in the cybersecurity domain, exclusively for college students and teachers - Project eSaksham.

Person in News

  • Recipient of ‘International Invincible Gold Medal of year 2021’ - Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ (Union Education Minister).
  • _____ was appointed as the People’s Advocate of the COP26 for the UN Climate Change summit 2021 to be held in Glasgow in November 2021 and hosted by the United Kingdom - Sir David Attenborough.

Sports

  • Winner of the Men’s single event in 10th Italian Open (Tennis) - Rafael Nadal.

Science & Technology

  • Researchers from _____ have developed a low-cost digital magnetometer system (costs less than USD350) to efficiently measure unknown magnetic fields - Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bengaluru.
  • Researchers at the University of Oxford found that the mean age of the samples of water, which was found from a mine in ____, was 1.6 billion years old, making it the oldest water sample ever found on Earth - Ontario (Canada).
  • _____ is constructing the largest international submarine cable system centered on Indi, called the India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) system and the India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) system - Reliance Jio Infocomm.
  • Scientists at Australian National University have found a ‘Alien’ radioactive isotope of Iron (Iron 60), rare forms of iron and plutonium found in outer space which has a very short half-life on cosmic scale, 1500 metres below - Pacific Ocean.
  • Physicists at the Heavy Ion Research Facility in China have observed the new lightest uranium isotope – ‘Uranium-214 (214U)’.

General Knowledge

  • Uranium – Symbol: ‘U’; Atomic number: 92.
  • Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) – Founded: 21 September 1968; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Economic Intelligence Council was formed in - 1990.
  • The first Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was created by the British Government in – 1902 (in Lucknow).
  • The CID was split into Special Branch, CID and the Crime Branch (CB-CID) in - 1929.

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