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One Liners of the Day, 23 April 2021

Important day

  • World Book and Copyright Day - 23 April.
  • English Language Day - 23 April.
  • Spanish Language Day - 23 April.

Defence

  • Indian Navy dispatched its Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) to assist Indonesian Navy in search and rescue efforts for the Indonesian Submarine _____ which was reported missing on 21 April 2021 - KRINanggala.

Economy

  • _____ launched ‘ConQR’, which is world's first QR on card programme to simplify digital payments - BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL).
  • India’s largest beneficiary bank on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform, with 469.84 million transactions in March 2021 - Paytm Payments Bank.

International

  • UNESCO’s World Book Capital for the year 2021 - Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • The Leaders’ Summit on Climate organised virtually by ____ on 22 April and 23 April 2021 - President of U.S.A. Joseph R. Biden.
  • India’s rank in the Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2021, released by World Economic Forum (WEF) - 87th.
  • First position in the Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2021 - Sweden (followed by Norway and Denmark).
  • On 19th April 2021, _____ and ASEAN Centre for Energy executed MoU for Cooperation for Decarbonization Initiatives in Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States in the areas of Smart Grids, Electric Mobility and Renewable Energy Developments on Fast-track - India Smart Grid Forum.
  • On 21 April 2021, World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a new initiative, aims to halt transmission of the malaria disease in 25 more countries by - 2025.

National

  • The Supreme Court of India has set up a high-level committee, comprises Dr Rahul Rawat, Dr Sutirtha Dutta, and Dr. Devesh Gadhavi, to examine the feasibility of under-grounding of over-head transmission power lines in Rajasthan and Gujarat in order to protect _____ from extinction - Great Indian Bustard.

Sports

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has partnered with five international sports federations and video game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first Olympic-licensed event for virtual sports, and e-sports includes - baseball, cycling, rowing, sailing, and motorsport.

State Current Affairs

  • The Government of ____ launched a digital mechanism, ‘e-Abiana’ system, for water cess collection to facilitate farmers - Punjab.

Science & Technology

  • Researchers at ____ have developed a microfiltration process to remove microplastics from seawater - Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

General Knowledge

  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Founded: 07 January 1924; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) - Founded: 1926; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) - Founded: 1907; Headquarters: Munich, Germany.
  • World Archery - Founded: 04 September 1931; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) - Founded: 23 June 1894; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • International Boxing Association (AIBA) - Founded: 1946; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.

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