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One Liners of the Day, 20 February 2021

Important Day

  • Theme of World Day of Social Justice (20 February) for the year 2021 - “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy”.

Defence

  • Helina (Army Version of NAG Missile) and ____ (Air Force Version) Missile Systems are third generation, Lock on Before Launch (LOBL) fire and forget Anti-Tank Guided Missiles which have been designed and developed indigenously by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) - Dhruvastra.
  • Israel is developing a new ballistic missile shield, the ‘Arrow-4’, with - the United States.

International

  • The Bangladesh Supreme Court launched the Artificial Intelligence (AI) based translation software ‘Amar Vasha’ (English to Bangla), which has been developed with - ‘EkStep’ foundation of India.
  • The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Arbor Day Foundation have recognized ______ as a 2020 Tree City of World, for its commitment to growing and maintaining urban forests - Hyderabad.

National

  • Campaign launched on 19 February, to spread awareness on the benefits of e-mobility and EV Charging Infrastructure as well as electric cooking in India - “Go Electric” (implementing by Bureau of Energy Efficiency).
  • Immunization programme which will begin from 22nd of February for 15 days and another phase from the 22nd of March - Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0.
  • The first palm-leaf manuscript museum in India is all set to open at the Central Archives at Fort in - Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • Theme of the 14th National Education Summit 2021 organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on 18 February 2021 - “NEP: Transforming Educational Landscape of the Nation and Carving a Road Map for Implementation”.

Persons in News

  • First African chief executive of World Bank’s private sector arm, the International Finance Corp - Makhtar Diop (Senegalese national).

Sports

  • Winner of the mixed doubles final of the Australian Open 2021 (Tennis) - Elise Mertens (Belgian) and Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus).
  • India’s ______ and Russia's Kamilla Rakhimova won the women's doubles title at the Phillip Island Trophy 2021 in Melbourne - Ankita Raina.
  • Rank of the Indian men's national team in the world in the latest FIFA men's team rankings - 104th (19th in Asia).
  • First place in the world in the latest FIFA men's team rankings - Belgium (followed by France, Brazil, England, Portugal and Spain).

State Current Affairs

  • On 17 February, this state Cabinet approved a proposal to set up Skill University in the state - Maharashtra (in Mumbai).
  • This state government will soon start a new scheme called ‘Vaidya Apke Dwaar’, meaning an Ayurvedic doctor at one’s doorstep would start by the end of March - Madhya Pradesh.

General Knowledge

  • Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is located in - Kerala.
  • Sahyadri Tiger Reserve is located in - Maharashtra.
  • Biligiri Ranganatha Temple Tiger Reserve is located in - Karnataka.
  • Kawal Tiger Reserve is located in - Telangana.
  • Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve is located in - Tamil Nadu.
  • Mukundara Tiger Reserve is located in - Rajasthan.

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