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One Liners of the Day, 18 September 2021

Important day

  • International Equal Pay Day - 18 September.

Defence

  • “Exercise Surya Kiran 2021”, which is 15th Edition of Joint Military Training between Indian Army and Nepali Army is commencing from 20 September 2021 at - Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand).

International

  • For the first time, _____ is developing a global standard that will allow architects and designers to certify their buildings and products as carbon neutral - International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

National

  • Indian Railways has launched _______, a programme under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana to empowers youth by way of providing entry-level training in industry relevant skills through Railway Training Institutes - Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana.
  • ______ has entered into a collaborative project with Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FIIT) at IIT Delhi and M/s Rusicaa Beverages Private Ltd (Jharkhand) to commercialize the production of Mahua Nutra beverage, which is a Heritage Drink in the State of Jharkhand - TRIFED.
  • On 17 September 2021, _______ launched a unique Scheme called SPIN (Strengthening the Potential of India) on the occasion of "Sewa Diwas", the birthday of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi - Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)
  • India's first electric highway will be developed between Delhi and - Jaipur.
  • On 17 September 2021, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V Muraleedharan inaugurated the first Girmitiya Conference virtually organised by ____ with the support of the Overseas Indian Affairs Division of the Ministry of External Affairs - India Foundation.

Person in News

  • _____ has assumed the additional charge of the post of Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC) on 14 September 2021 - Ms. Alka Nangia Arora.
  • _____ has been conferred international recognition by winning prizes at the 23rd Porto Cartoon World Festival - Pamarthy Shankar (Telugu cartoonist).
  • New elected Chairperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Security Committee, who becomes the first woman to lead this strategic committee - Shefali Juneja.

State Current Affairs

  • Hyderabad Liberation Day - 17 September 2021.
  • Nagaland’s Software Technology Parks of India Centre established at - Kohima.
  • ______ Government celebrated 143rd birthday of E.V. Ramasamy as ‘Social Justice Day’ on 17 September 2021 - Tamil Nadu.
  • _____ government passed an Act delinking the state from National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions - Tamil Nadu.
  • _____ of Arunachal Pradesh has conferred with “State Democracy Award” that given away by Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra, Arunachal Pradesh Governor - Longding district.

Science & Technology

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has developed an indigenous technology to convert high ash Indian coal to methanol and established its first pilot plant in ____, which has been initiated by NITI Aayog and funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under Clean Energy Research Initiative - Hyderabad.
  • Researchers from ____ have designed a device using “Triboelectric Effect” that can generate electricity from water drops, raindrops, water streams, and ocean waves which can be stored in batteries for further use - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi.

General Knowledge

  • International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) - Established: 1 July 2002; Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO-INTERPOL) - Founded: 1923; Headquarters: Lyon, France.
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) - Established: 1899; Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Organization for Cooperation of Railways (OSJD or OSShD) - Established: 28 June 1956; Location: Warsaw, Poland.
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) - Founded: 4 April 1947; Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.

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