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One Liners of the Day, 20 June 2021

Important day

  • Theme for 2021 World Refugee Day (20 June) – “Together we heal, learn and shine”.

International

  • According to study conducted by Germany-based ‘Vaay’, a global survey across 100 cities has found ____ to be the “most stressful” city to live in, ranking last on the list - Mumbai (Delhi: 97).
  • World’s least stressful city – Reykjavik, Iceland (followed by Bern in Switzerland and Helsinki in Finland).
  • On 18 June 2021, India and _____ have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the environment sector - Bhutan.
  • Next president of Iran - Ebrahim Raisi.
  • Indian IT services firm ____ has joined the World Economic Forums Partnership for New Work Standards initiative to establish a "healthy, resilient and equitable future of work" - Wipro Limited.
  • Under the India Business Process Outsourcing Promotion Scheme (IBPS), ____ is the highest in employment generation followed by Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Odisha, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Bihar - Andhra Pradesh.
  • The _____ has proposed to set up an international carbon price floor to help limit global warming and achieve the transition toward low carbon growth over this decade - International Monetary Fund (IMF).

National

  • The _____ has been awarded the Platinum Award for Excellence in Digital Governance for 2020 by President Ram Nath Kovind - e-Committee of the Supreme Court.
  • On 18 June, the _____ and the Association of Indian Manufacturers of Medical Devices (AiMeD) have launched ICMED 13485 PLUS scheme that will undertake verification of the quality, safety and efficacy of medical devices - Quality Council of India (QCI).

Person in News

  • Indian-American chemist ____ has won the European Inventor Award 2021 in the "Non-European Patent Office countries" category for her application of nanotechnology in dentistry - Sumita Mitra.
  • Indian contemporary artist who has been named one of the six winners for the ‘Artes Mundi 9 Prize’ given by Artes Mundi in Wales - Prabhakar Pachpute.

Sports

  • _______ entered the history books of Test cricket by becoming the youngest women cricketer to score fifty on both innings of her debut Test - Shafali Verma (17-year-old).
  • Independent India’s first sporting superstar, who won a bronze medal in running at the Rome Olympics in 1960, passed away on 19 June 2021 - Milkha Singh.

State Current Affairs

  • The _____, in a unique initiative has roped in a ‘Tree surgeon’, also known as an arborist or arboriculturist to assess old trees and protect them from falling - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra.
  • Goa observed Revolution Day on – 18 June 2021.
  • The Government of _____ has launched ‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan’ involving youth to make the people aware of the COVID-19 pandemic and covid appropriate behaviour and launched a mobile app 'Covi-Sandesh' - Madhya Pradesh.

Science & Technology

  • Researchers at the _____ have developed a non-expensive technique to coat carbon on lithium metal oxide electrodes, which can double lithium-ion battery life - International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI).

General Knowledge

  • Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade - Adopted: 10 September 1998; Effective: 24 February 2004.
  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants - Adopted: 22 May 2001; Effective: 17 May 2004.
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury - Adopted: 10 October 2013; Effective: 16 August 2017.
  • Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Copyright Royalties was adopted on - 13 December 1979.
  • International Convention concerning the Use of Broadcasting in the Cause of Peace - Adopted: 23 September 1936; Effective: 2 April 1938.

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