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One Liners of the Day, 22 April 2021

Important day

  • Theme for International Mother Earth Day 2021 (22 April) - Restore our Earth.
  • Theme for International Girls in Information and communications technology (ICT) Day (fourth Thursday of April) on 22 April 2021 – “Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures!”.

International

  • India has been elected by acclamation to ______ three bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council for a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2022 - Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice; Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Executive Board of the World Food Programme.
  • The Beijing-headquartered _____ launched a new framework to help the investor community better - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
  • The _____ has won the Best Wider World Tourism Project award at the British Guild of Travel Writers International Tourism (BGTW) Awards 2020, held in the UK - Partition Museum in Amritsar.

National

  • On 20 April 2021, the Next Gen Health Summit ‘Re-Imagine Healthcare’ was organized virtually by the - IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for the formulation of exclusive subsidy policy for Urea produced through coal gasification route by - Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL).
  • Central government has extended the insurance scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package for health workers for a period of - one year.

Person in News

  • Former governor of RBI in 1977, who was the first and so far the only governor to be appointed from the Reserve Bank cadre and considered as the father of banking reforms, died on 20 April 2021 - M. Narasimham.

State Current Affairs

  • The Government of ___ has announced to follow a "Health Safety Week" beginning from 22 to 29 April, to break the chain of growing COVID-19 infection rate in the State - Jharkhand.

Science & Technology

  • NASA developed ‘____’, which is a device developed to generate oxygen from the atmosphere of mars - ‘MOXIE’.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) was formed on - 26 September 1946.
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) – Founded: 1954; Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) was formed on - 1 March 2002.
  • Botanical Survey of India (BSI) – Founded: 13 February 1890; Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) – Founded: 1 July 1916; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was established in - December 2005.
  • National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) – Founded: 1 October 2003; Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Forest Survey of India (FSI) – Founded: 1 June 1981; Headquarters: Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

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