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One Liners of the Day, 20 April 2021

Important day

  • Chinese Language Day – 20 April.

Environment

  • The disk-footed bat (Eudiscopus denticulus), as India’s first bamboo-dwelling bat with sticky disks, was recorded near the Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary in - Meghalaya.

National

  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and GIZ GmbH India (German organisation), Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety signed an agreement on Technical Cooperation project titled ‘Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment’, which will be undertaken in select states (______) and in the cities of Kanpur, Kochi and Port Blair for a period of three and a half years - Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cleartrip and ______ to strengthen the Hospitality & Tourism Industry especially in the times of the pandemic - Ease My Trip.
  • The Tourism and Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on April 18, 2021, inaugurated the first-ever online exhibition on Ramayana, the epic by - Maharishi Valmiki.
  • The Supreme Court appointed an oversight committee headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice BN Srikrishna to manage the affairs of the Mahabaleshwar temple at - Gokarna, Karnataka.

Person in News

  • National award winner Marathi filmmaker who died on 19 April 2021 - Sumitra Bhave.
  • New Chairman of India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) for the year 2021-22 - Rajeev Khushu.

Sports

  • Winner of Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2021 - Jason Holder, Mohammed Rizwan, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, and Darren Stevens.

Science & Technology

  • Russian scientists have launched one of the world’s biggest underwater neutrino telescopes called the ‘Baikal-GVD (Gigaton Volume Detector)’ in the waters of Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake situated in - Siberia.

General Knowledge

  • The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) is formed in - 2010.
  • International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) - Founded: 1995; Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden.
  • World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) - Founded: 25 January 1924; Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • Constitution of India - Adopted: 26 November 1949; Effective: 26 January 1950.
  • Under Articles 52 and 53 of the Constitution of India, Head of the executive branch of Indian government - President of India.

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