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One Liners of the Day, 19 October 2021

Defence

  • Air forces of eight countries (the US, Germany, Italy, Britain, France, India and Greece) began the 12-days long international "Blue Flag" air combat exercise in _____ on 18 October 2021 - Israel.

International

  • The fourth general assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) is to be held virtually between 18 October and 21 October 2021, and will be presided over by _____ and the President of the ISA Assembly - R.K. Singh (Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Government of India).
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (Govt. of India), World Bank and International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a tripartite agreement on ______, which is a transnational electricity grid supplying power all over the world - OSOWOG (One Sun One World One Grid) initiative.
  • India’s _______ was named the winner of Prince William’s inaugural Earthshot Prize (GBP 1 million prize) in the “clean our air” category in London - Takachar (Delhi-based entrepreneur’s agricultural waste recycling project led by Vidyut Mohan).

National

  • On 18 October 2021, _____ and Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) have signed a pact to work together in the telecom space with a key focus on the modernization and expansion of communication networks across the country - RailTel Corporation.
  • ____ on 18 October 2021 presided over the National Security Strategy Conference (NSSC) through video conferencing - Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Person in News

  • New Chairman & Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) w.e.f. 18 October 2021 - Commodore Amit Rastogi (Retd).
  • World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health - Didier Drogba (Football player from Côte d’Ivoire).
  • 'All About Alcohol', India's first museum dedicated to alcohol is set up in - Candolim village of North Goa.

State Current Affairs

  • Mount Harriet, the third-highest island peak in Andaman and Nicobar islands situated at Kalapani in Port Blair, will be renamed as - ‘Mount Manipur’.
  • The Union Home and Cooperation Minister have inaugurated ‘Azad Hind Fauj Bridge’ in - Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Jammu and Kashmir administration on 18 October 2021 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with _____ for real estate development, industrial parks, IT towers, multipurpose towers, logistics, medical college, super specialty hospital and more - Government of Dubai.
  • Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on 18 October 2021 launched the Delhi government's '_____' campaign with an aim to tackle air pollution - 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off'.

Science & Technology

  • NITI Aayog in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) Energy Map of India, called - Geospatial Energy Map of India.

General Knowledge

  • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) - Founded: 6 June 1997; Secretariat: Dhaka, Bangladesh; Members: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
  • Mekong-Ganga Cooperation - Founded: 10 November 2000; Members: India, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
  • Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) - Founded: 1994; Headquarters: Quezon City, Philippines.
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - Founded: 8 December 1985; Secretariat: Kathmandu, Nepal; Members: 17.

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