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One Liners of the Day, 22 January 2021

Defence

  • A large scale Joint Military exercise involving assets of Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard, which will be conducted in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal - Exercise Kavach.
  • Pakistan’s nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can strike targets up to 2,750 kilometres - ‘Shaheen-III’.

National

  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the investment of over Rs 5200 crore for 850 megawatt Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project located on _____ in Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir - Chenab river.
  • ‘Regulatory Compliance Portal’, to eliminate/reduce compliances which have an adverse impact on time and cost of businesses and which will also act as a first-of-its-kind central online repository of all Central and State-level compliances, was launched by - Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • First position in the Major States category in ‘India Innovation Index-2020’ of NITI Aayog - Karnataka (followed by Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu).
  • First position in the North East and Hill States category in ‘India Innovation Index-2020’ - Himachal Pradesh (followed by Uttarakhand and Manipur).
  • First position in the Union Territories and small States category in ‘India Innovation Index-2020’ - Delhi (followed by Chandigarh).

Sports

  • In the _____, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha declared open Premier League, an ambitious sporting event for the youth - Jammu, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

State Current Affairs

  • Celebrated their statehood day on 21 January 2021 - Meghalaya, Manipur & Tripura.
  • This State Cabinet gave private sector banks in the state approval to handle state government transactions, but in a limited manner - Maharashtra.
  • This state Police launched “Know Your Case” (KYC) scheme across the state to know the status of their cases or complaints in the year 2020 - Haryana Police.

Science & Technology

  • Scientists from this institute have developed a gold microstructure substrate with the ability to repel water as well as bubbles with tunable wettability, which can be used in designing microfluidic devices, biosensors and useful in water transportation and self-cleaning - Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS).

General Knowledge

  • Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur states gained its Statehood on - 21st January 1972.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Goods and Services Tax Council” - Article 279A.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Finance Commission” - Article 280.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Borrowing by the Government of India” - Article 292.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Borrowing by States” - Article 293.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Things of value within territorial waters or continental shelf and resources of the exclusive economic zone to vest in the Union” - Article 297.

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