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One Liners of the Day, 21 September 2020

Important Day

  • Theme of International Day of Peace (21 September) for the year 2020 - “Shaping Peace Together”.
  • World Alzheimer's day - 21 September.

Defence

  • India's first ‘Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Academy’ will be established at - Mangaluru, Karnataka.

International

  • Indian recipient of the Ig Nobel Prize 2020 for Medical Education, given by a magazine ‘Improbable Research’ - Prime Minister Narendra Modi (second recipient after Atal Bihari Vajpayee).
  • Recipient of the Ig Nobel Peace Prize 2020 - (jointly) Governments of India and Pakistan.

National

  • First state that come out with ____Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Cybersecurity policies in the country - Tamil Nadu.

Persons in News

  • New Advisor to Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington for a period of three years - Simanchala Dash.

Sports

  • Only captain in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) who won 100 games for one franchise - Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain of team Chennai Super Kings).
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Emirates Cricket Board have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the cricketing ties between India and - United Arab Emirates.

State Current Affairs

  • On the fourth day of the Gharib Kalyan Week (16 to 23 September), ‘Vanadhikar Diwas' was celebrated in - Madhya Pradesh.
  • This state Assembly passed a bill which provides 7.5% reservation in UG medical colleges for students of government schools who qualify NEET exams but couldn't get seats - Tamil Nadu.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced to set up the country's "biggest" film city in - Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida.
  • This state government announced the Rs 2.5 lakh “Sarada Prasanna Gitikabita Sammana” which will be conferred annually by the state Sangeet Natak Academy - Odisha.

Science and Technology

  • World’s first diagnostic test to deploy a specially adapted Cas9 protein to successfully detect the virus causing Covid-19 - Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test.

General Knowledge

  • International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families - Adopted: 18 December 1990; Effective: 1 July 2003.
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Adopted: 13 December 2006; Effective: 3 May 2008.
  • International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance - Adopted: 20 December 2006; Effective: 23 December 2010.
  • United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances - Adopted: 20 December 1988; Effective: 11 November 1990.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Founded: 01 December 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai.

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