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One Liners of the Day, 23 January 2021

Defence

  • 125 Kg class smart weapon developed by DRDO, which is capable of engaging ground enemy airfield assets such as radars, bunkers, taxi tracks, and runways etc. up to a range of 100 kilometres - Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW).
  • A MoU between the ____ & Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) was signed to achieve strategic independence by reducing dependence on foreign origin equipment - Indian Army.

International

  • The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning damage and destruction of religious sites and asking the secretary-general to convene a global conference to spearhead public support for safeguarding places of religious heritage that promote tolerance, including the - UN Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites.

National

  • National Girl Child Week – 21 January to 26 January 2021.
  • A National Migration Support Portal for migrant workers, launched by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs – ShramShakti.
  • On 21 January 2021, the 7th Edition of “MASCRADE 2021”- Movement against Smuggled & Counterfeit Trade was organised by - FICCI Cascade.
  • India’s largest (1450 acre) multi-model logistic park will be developed at Virochannagar near Sanand in Ahmedabad district in partnership with - Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd.

Persons in News

  • Indian mathematician winner of the prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize along with two others for solving long-standing questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and on Ramanujan graphs - Nikhil Srivastava (University of California).

State Current Affairs

  • The Rs. 747-crore ‘Water Metro’ project is to introduce a fleet of 78 air-conditioned ferries in the - Greater Kochi area.

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Power to carry on trade, etc” - Article 298.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Contracts” - Article 299.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Suits and proceedings” - Article 300.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Persons not to be deprived of property save by authority of law” - Article 300A (Right to property).
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Freedom of trade, commerce and intercourse” - Article 301.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Power of Parliament to impose restrictions on trade, commerce and intercourse” - Article 302.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Interpretation of ‘Service’ under the Union and the state” - Article 308 (Part XIV).

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