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One Liners of the Day, 22 June 2021

Important day

  • World Music Day – 21 June.

Economy

  • According to the World Investment Report 2021 released by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, India received USD 64 billion in Foreign Direct Investment in 2020, the ____ largest recipient of inflows in the world - fifth.
  • Global Foreign Direct Investment flows have been plunged 35 percent in 2020, to _____ from USD 1.5 trillion the previous year - USD 1 trillion.
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has reconstituted its Takeover Panel, which looks into the applications seeking exemption from the mandatory open offer that an acquirer needs to make to minority shareholders, chaired by - N K Sodhi.

International

  • The first international treaty on violence and harassment in the world of work comes into force on _____, which was adopted by the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC) in 2019 - 25 June 2021.
  • Mobile App regarding Yoga launched jointly by the Government of India and World Health Organisation (WHO) - ‘WHO M-Yoga’ App.
  • The Ramayana Park is being implemented in the mythological site of Pachai in - Myagdi District (Nepal).

National

  • The ____ organised the drive “Yoga, An Indian Heritage” on 21 June 2021 - Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
  • India's most liveable city, according to a report ‘State of India’s Environment in Figures 2021’ by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) – Bengaluru (followed by Chennai, Shimla and Bhubaneshwar).

Person in News

  • Author of the book 'My Joys and Sorrows - as a Mother of a Special Child' - Krishna Saksena.

Sports

  • First Arab woman who won a WTA title, after winning final of the grasscourt event in Birmingham (the UK) - Ons Jabeur (Tunisia).
  • Winner of the F1 French Grand Prix 2021 - Max Verstappen.

State Current Affairs

  • The Government of _____ launched a new scheme ‘Ashirbad’ under which those children who lost their parents to Covid-19 in the state will be provided financial assistance on a monthly basis - Odisha.
  • Recipient of the 'Kalaguru Bota' award, given by the Assam government on the occasion of Rabha Divas on 20 June 2021 - Pabitra Rabha (artiste).
  • New chairman of Andhra Pradesh State Police Complaints Authority - Justice (retired) V. Kanagaraj.
  • The _____ has decided to set up real-time data acquisition system (RTDAS) at its Almatti and Narayanpur dams to monitor the water level, which will help prevent recurrence of the flood situation that Kolhapur and Sangli districts of Maharashtra faced in 2019 - Karnataka government.
  • The Tamil Nadu government will constitute an Economic Advisory Council to the Chief Minister, which will include - Prof. Esther Duflo, Prof. Raghuram Rajan, Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Prof. Jean Dreze, and Dr. S. Narayan.
  • On 20 June 2021, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched a Rs 20 crore ‘Aromatic Kondanar’ project to promote aromatic crops in - Kondagaon district.

Science & Technology

  • ______ has developed an early detection and rapid response (EDRR) method against an invasive alien insect ‘Barnacle wax scale insect (Ceroplastes cirripediformis)’, which causes severe damage to host plants, especially fruit-bearing plants - N.S. Swathy (Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur).
  • The boundary of the Sun's mysterious heliosphere, that bubble of charged particles encircling the sun, has finally been mapped in 3D for the first time ever by astronomers by employing data derived from - NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft.

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Name and territory of the Union” - Article 1.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Admission or establishment of new States” - Article 2.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Formation of new States and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing States” - Article 3.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Citizenship at the commencement of the Constitution” - Article 5.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Rights of citizenship of certain persons who have migrated to India from Pakistan” - Article 6.

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