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One Liners of the Day, 22 July 2021

Economy

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has downgraded India's economic growth forecast for financial year 2021-22 to - 10 percent.

Environment

  • First African country which was received a results-based payment for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), after receiving the first $17 million of a pledged $150 million from Norway - Gabon.

International

  • New President of Peru - Pedro Castillo.
  • The World Heritage Committee decided to delete the property _____ from the World Heritage List - “Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City” (UK).
  • New prime minister of Haiti - Ariel Henry.

National

  • On 21 July 2021, Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu addressed the World Universities Summit organized by _____ under the theme "Universities of the Future: Building Institutional Resilience, Social Responsibility and Community Impact" - O.P. Jindal Global University.
  • Stand Up India Scheme, which was launched on 05 April 2016 to facilitate loans to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and women borrowers, extended up to the - year 2025.
  • _____ has become the first state in the country to provide one per cent reservation for the 'transgender' community in all the government services - Karnataka.

Person in News

  • Author of the book, ‘Bank with a Soul: Equitas’ - Dr. C K Garyali.

Sports

  • ____ has launched its own player-oriented web-based engagement platform, the 'Heroes Connect' in its bid to curate a detailed database of the players who have represented the country in both men and women's game - Hockey India.
  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected ____ as host of the 2032 Olympics – Brisbane, Australia.

State Current Affairs

  • Karnataka will be setting up its first horticultural crops processing cluster in - Ramanagara district.
  • ____ (Andhra Pradesh) has been included in the Adopt-a-Heritage scheme of Ministry of Tourism - Fort at Gandikota.
  • Kerala’s first ‘Book Village’ – Perumkulam (Kollam District).
  • The first-ever elections of Balika Panchayat were successfully held in the _____ village of Kutch district in Gujarat - Kunariya.
  • The government of ____ has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state run Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) to identify new iron ore blocks in the region as a step to resume mining - Goa.

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Control of the Union over the Administration of Scheduled Areas and the welfare of Scheduled Tribes” - Article 339.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of backward classes” - Article 340.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Scheduled Castes” - Article 341.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Scheduled Tribes” - Article 342.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Socially and educationally backward classes” - Article 342A.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Official language of the Union” - Article 343.

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