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One Liners of the Day, 23 February 2021

Economy

  • The Indian Bank has merged with the - Allahabad Bank.

International

  • The 9th edition of the Indo-Pak Peace Calendar 2021 will be launched virtually by - Aaghaz-e-Dosti (Indo-Pak friendship initiative).

National

  • Coal India Limited (CIL) has signed agreement with ____, an arm of Ministry of Railways, for freight monitoring and data sharing - Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).
  • On 21 February 2021, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, inaugurated and dedicated 88 Railway projects worth more than Rs 1000 crore making Indian Railways future ready at various railway stations in - Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka.
  • From 27 February to 2 March 2021, the first ‘India Toy Fair’ is being organized virtually by organizations from - Madhya Pradesh.
  • The Ministry of Education, in association with the ______ and Delhi-based DIYguru, has launched the National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT 2.0) to engage students from Engineering Colleges in their after school and last semester to provide Job assured Electric Vehicle Nanodegree program - All India Council for Technical Education.
  • The second edition of the Maritime India Summit will be held virtually from 2 March to 4 March 2021 by the - Ministry of ports, shipping and waterways.

Persons in News

  • Person who has been conferred with the prestigious "CEO of The Year Award" in the 19th Global Edition of Business Leader of the year, presented by World Leadership Congress & Awards in Mumbai - Mahabaleshwara M.S. (MD & CEO, of Karnataka Bank).

Sports

  • Winner of Men’s single event in Australian Open 2021 (Tennis) championship - Novak Djokovic.
  • The second Khelo India University Games will be held in - Bengaluru, Karnataka.

State Current Affairs

  • The 135 page colour comic book called “Folktales of Mao, Maram and Poumai” is the first comic book based on folktales of three major tribes ‘Mao, Maram and Poumai’ inhabiting - Manipur's Senapati district.
  • Winner of Swathi music award for the year 2020, given by the Kerala government - K. Omanakutty (Carnatic vocalist).
  • Winner of the S.L. Puram Sadanandan award for the year 2020, given by the Kerala government - Ibrahim Vengara.
  • This state government will set up a scientific marketing intelligence cell in order to shift focus on income-based policy to increase farmers’ income - Karnataka.

General Knowledge

  • Coal India Limited (CIL) - Founded: 1975; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • Indian Railways - Founded: 08 May 1845; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) - Founded: 1945; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • University Grants Commission (UGC) - Founded: 28 December 1953; Founder: Abul Kalam Azad; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Khelo India is a Government of India programme launched in - 2016-17.

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