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One Liners of the Day, 19 May 2021

International

  • The Global Health Summit will take place on 21 May 2021, which is being hosted by - Italy.
  • Chair of the G20 group and the European Commission for year 2021 - Italy.

National

  • National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) launched an Audio-Visual Guide App ‘____’ to listen to anecdotes and stories related to the treasured Indian modern art exhibited at the Gallery - NGMA app.
  • On 17 May 2021, _____ in partnership with Department of Higher Education has launched an Innovation Challenge for creating an Indian Language Learning App - MyGov platform.
  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ____ to support the digital transformation of schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram Schools, among others under the Ministry - Microsoft
  • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is providing Tele-Counselling to children through ____ to provide psycho-social mental support for Children affected during COVID 19 Pandemic – SAMVEDNA (Sensitizing Action on Mental Health Vulnerability through Emotional Development and Necessary Acceptance).

Person in News

  • Father of Karisal (black soil land) Literature, who died in Puducherry on 17 May 2021 - Ki. Rajanarayanan (Tamil writer).

Sports

  • _____ became the first man to swim the 50-metre backstroke in under 24 seconds as he broke his own world record in the discipline at the European Aquatics Championship - Kliment Kolesnikov (Russian swimmer).

State Current Affairs

  • New Chairman & Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and TANGEDCO, and Chairman of TANTRANSCO in place of Pankaj Kumar Bansal - Rajesh Lakhoni.

Science & Technology

  • The new multiplex RT-PCR kit developed by ____ to detect Covid-19 across the various mutant strains targets two SARS CoV2 genes: RdRp and ORFb-nsp14 - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Scientists at the _____ and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have grown human brain tissues called ‘organoids’ with help of a 3D Printed Bioreactor that they developed - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.

General Knowledge

  • Bureau of Police Research and Development was established on - 28 August 1970.
  • National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) - Founded: 01 April 1996; Headquarters: Delhi.
  • 22 constitutionally recognised official languages - Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna was launched on - 28 August 2014.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) - Founded: 1940; Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka.

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