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One Liners of the Day, 19 February 2021

Defence

  • The Combat Net Radios (CNR) are to be replaced soon by indigenously developed _____ to meet the operational requirements of the Indian Army - Software Defined Radio (SDR).

International

  • The 11th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks was held virtually on 17th February 2021 under the presidency of - Saudi Arabia.
  • Winner of the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award-2020 awarded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under the Innovation category - Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), India.
  • The _____ plans to launch the World Solar Bank (WSB) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November 2021 - International Solar Alliance (ISA).

National

  • A challenge which is a 3-year initiative aimed at supporting early childhood-friendly neighbourhoods under the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs - ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’.
  • 25 shortlisted cities for the ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ cohort - Agartala, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Dharamshala, Erode, Hubballi-Dharwad, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Kakinada, Kochi, Kohima, Kota, Nagpur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Rourkela, Salem, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruppur, Ujjain, Vadodara, and Warangal.
  • On 18 February 2021, the third India Tourism Mart was organized virtually by the - Federation of Associations in India Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH).
  • On 17 February, the Cabinet has approved production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme worth Rs 12,195 crore for - Telecom equipment manufacturing.

Persons in News

  • A girl suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who created history by swimming from Bandra-Worli Sea Link to Gateway of India, a distance of 36 Km in 08 hrs and 40 minutes - Miss Jiya Rai (12 year old).
  • New Principal Director General of All India Radio News, replaces Jaideep Bhatnagar - N. Venudhar Reddy.
  • Author of the book ‘Fractured Mosaic’ - Sabarna Roy.
  • Harvard cardiologist, who invented the direct-current defibrillator or cardioverter in 1962 and was co-founder of an international organisation that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for its campaign against nuclear wars, died on 16 February in Massachusetts, USA - Dr Bernard Lown.

General Knowledge

  • Achanakmar Tiger Reserve is located in - Chattisgarh.
  • Kali Tiger Reserve is located in - Karnataka.
  • Sanjay Dhubri Tiger Reserve is located in - Madhya Pradesh.
  • Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is located in - Tamil Nadu.
  • Nagarhole Tiger Reserve is located in - Karnataka.

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