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One Liners of the Day, 21 April 2021

Important day

  • In India, National Civil Services Day - 21 April.
  • In India, Secretary's day or Administrative Professionals Day - 21 April.
  • World Creativity and Innovation Day - 21 April.
  • World Creativity and Innovation week - 15 to 21 April.

Defence

  • First unit of the indigenously built ALH Mk III aircraft, which was commissioned into the Indian Navy at INS Hansa, Goa on 19 April 2021 - Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 323.

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India has formed a six-member panel headed by ____ to carry out comprehensive review of the working of Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) in the financial sector ecosystem - Sudarshan Sen.
  • Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has appointed _____, digital payments company, to facilitate its digital payments - Paytm.
  • _____ on 19 April 2021 announced the launch of cross-border electricity trading on its platform - Indian Energy Exchange Ltd (IEX).

International

  • The _____ and Vulog have announced their partnership to develop a “Smart and Inclusive Cities Tool,” a project that will focus on the impact that mobility and technology have on fostering inclusivity for vulnerable populations in cities across the world - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • India’s rank in World Press Freedom Index 2021, released by Reporter Without Borders - 142 (one of the most dangerous nations for journalists).
  • Top position in World Press Freedom Index 2021 - Finland at 2nd (followed by Sweden, Denmark).
  • The United Nations marks 2021 as the - International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

National

  • On 20 April 2021, the Union Cabinet has given its ex post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and ____ on the establishment of a framework of cooperation in the area of trade remedial measures - Bangladesh.
  • Rs 945 crore corpus Scheme, which is being launched by DPIIT (Department for promotion of Industry and Internal Trade), under Ministry of Commerce and Industry, to handhold and financially support early-stage startups over the next four years - Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS).

Person in News

  • Indian woman who has scaled Mt Annapurna (8091 metres), the 10th highest mountain peak in the world, becoming the first Indian woman climber to achieve the feat - Priyanka Mohite.

Sports

  • The _____ launched the next phase of the 100% Cricket campaign, with the launch of the 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme - a mentorship programme for all female future leaders in Cricket - International Cricket Council (ICC).

Science & Technology

  • _____ has developed SpO2 (Blood Oxygen Saturation) supplemental Oxygen Delivery System for soldiers posted at extreme high-altitude areas - DRDO’s DEBEL Laboratory, Bengaluru.
  • USA’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has successfully flown a small helicopter, called “____”, on Mars, which marks the first powered controlled flight by an aircraft on another planet - Ingenuity.

General Knowledge

  • The Djibouti Code of Conduct / Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA) that aims at repression of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Western Indian Ocean Region, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, was established in - January 2009.
  • All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are declared as Institutes of National Importance through the - AIIMS Act, 1956.
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are declared as Institutes of National Importance through the - IIT Act, 1961.
  • Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) are declared as Institutes of National Importance through the - IIM Act, 2017.
  • Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations - Signed: 13 February 1946; Effective: 17 September 1946.
  • Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations - Signed: 18 April 1961; Effective: 24 April 1964.

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