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One Liners of the Day, 21 June 2021

Important day

  • In India, National Reading Day - 19 June.
  • International Nystagmus Day - 20 June.
  • Theme for 2021 International Day of Yoga (21 June) - Yoga for well-being.
  • International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice - 21 June.

Defence

  • ____ was adjudged as the Best Ship of the Eastern Fleet amongst Capital ships at Fleet Awards Function 2021 - INS Sahyadri.

Economy

  • ______ became the first major central bank to launch a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) - People’s Bank of China.
  • National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) has entered into a MoU with _____ under the NSIC Bank Credit Facilitation Scheme to support MSMEs with credit requirements - Union Bank of India.

International

  • _____ will host Summit on Green Hydrogen initiatives on 22 June and 23 June 2021 involving the BRICS nations - India.

National

  • To promote sports among the Divyangjan of the country, the Union Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment has decided to establish five ’_____’ in different parts of country - Divyangta Khel Kendra.
  • _____ is the only PSU to consistently feature in India’s Top 50 Best Workplaces, according to the Great Place to Work ranking compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute – NTPC (ranked 38).

Person in News

  • ______ has been awarded the prestigious Central European University (CEU) Open Society Prize in recognition of her commitment to public health services - K K Shailaja (Former Kerala Health Minister).
  • Winner of “Greentech Leading Director Award 2021” - P K Satpathy (NMDC production director).

Sports

  • First Indian woman and fourth overall who have both a 50+ score and a 4+ wicket haul on Test cricket - Sneh Rana.

State Current Affairs

  • Minnagam, a consumer grievance redressal centre set up in - Chennai, Tamilnadu.
  • New Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh State Commission for Backward Classes - Jaswant Singh Saini.

General Knowledge

  • Convention and Statute on Freedom of Transit - Adopted: 20 April 1921; Effective: 31 October 1922.
  • International Convention for the Campaign against Contagious Diseases of Animals was adopted on - 20 February 1935.
  • International Convention concerning the Transit of Animals, Meat and Other Products of Animal Origin was adopted on - 20 February 1935.
  • Convention on the International Régime of Railways was adopted on - 9 December 1923.
  • General Act of Arbitration (Pacific Settlement of International Disputes) - Adopted: 26 September 1928; Effective: 16 August 1929.
  • Convention concerning the Unification of Road Signals - Adopted: 30 March 1931; Effective: 6 June 1978.
  • Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals - Adopted: 8 November 1968; Effective: 6 June 1978.

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