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One Liners of the Day, 19 April 2021

Important day

  • World liver day - 19 April.

International

  • The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will take place from 30 November to 3 December 2021 in - Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The World Health Organization and the ____ signed a memorandum of understanding to scale up collaboration and boost access to health services in 88 Francophone countries (French-speaking countries) - International Organisation of the Francophonie (IOF).

National

  • A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU was signed between CSIR Institute of Metal and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT Bhubaneswar), CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR-NML Jamshedpur), _______ for extraction of Rare Earth Elements (REE), from Red Mud (Aluminum waste) - National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO).
  • The ______ portal has organised an ‘Innovative Tributes to Bravehearts’ competition from 15th April to 15th May 2021 - Gallantry Awards.
  • The report titled ‘Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Planning in India Using a Common Framework’, released by Department of Science and Technology, has identified _____ as states highly vulnerable to climate change - Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal.

Person in News

  • Recipient of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Award 2021 for his contribution in the field of Hindi film music - Anu Malik (music composer-singer).

Sports

  • Ace Indian swimmer ____ created a national record (clocked 25.11 seconds) in 50m backstroke while winning gold medal of the Uzbekistan Open Championship 2021 - Srihari Nataraj.

State Current Affairs

  • Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) and _____ inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to preserve Manipur’s film heritage - Film Heritage Foundation (FHF).
  • Indian Railways approved transportation of liquid medical oxygen, after receiving a request from - Government of Maharashtra.

General Knowledge

  • The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was adopted and signed by 28 countries on - 22 March 1985.
  • Commonwealth of Nations - Founded: 11 December 1931; Headquarters: London, United Kingdom; Members: 54.
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) - Founded: 1 September 1961; Headquarters: Central Jakarta, Indonesia; Members: 120.
  • Group of 15 (G-15) - Founded: 1989; Location: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Group of 77 (G77) - Founded: 15 June 1964; Headquarters: New York City, USA.
  • Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development, or The Group of 24 (G-24) - Founded: 1971; Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.

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