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One Liners of the Day, 20 September 2021

Economy

  • Union Bank of India has joined hands with _____ to unveil the Union Bank RuPay Wellness Contactless Credit Card on the JCB International network - National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

Environment

  • Globally, monitored population sizes of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have declined an average of ____ between 1970 and 2016, according to World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Living Planet Report 2020 - 68%.

National

  • Themes for Rashtriya POSHAN Maah 2021 (month of September) - ‘POSHAN Vatika’; Yoga and AYUSH for nutrition; Distribution of ‘Regional Nutrition Kit’; Identification of SAM children.
  • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the _____ for utilising tele lecturing facility of Gyan Darshan channel - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Person in News

  • _____ has won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 for Marathi translation of ‘Indram Jammakalin Kathayi', a novel written in the Tamil language by author Salma and the translated work is called ‘Madhyaratri Nantarche Taas' - Sonali Navangul.

Sports

  • Indian government has recognized Silambam, which is a traditional game and weapon-based martial art of - Tamil Nadu.

State Current Affairs

  • Goodwill ‘Ambassador’ of water conservation campaign launched by Haryana government - Manika Sheokand (Femina Miss Grand India-2021).
  • India's first 'Music Bus' or 'Mobile Music Classroom and Recording Studio', which aims to assist children of government schools, launched by - Delhi Government.
  • New Chief Minister of Punjab after resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh - Charanjit Singh Channi.

Science & Technology

  • Scientists at _____ have created the world’s ‘whitest paint’ that could help to cool buildings without AC and could fight against global warming - Purdue University (US).

General Knowledge

  • National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) - Founded: 29 August 1997; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) - Founded: 1991; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Army was formed on - 01 April 1895.
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) was formed on - 08 October 1932.
  • Indian Navy (IN) was formed on - 05 September 1612.
  • Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was formed on - 18 August 1978.

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