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One Liners of the Day, 24 January 2021

Important Day

  • Theme for ‘International Day of Education 2021’ (24 January) - ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’.

Defence

  • Andaman and Nicobar Command conducted the first ever Tri-Services Para Jumping and Freefall skydiving training course at - Air Force Station Car Nicobar.

Environment

  • Name of the two new species of ant genus ‘Ooceraea’ with ten-segmented antennae that have been discovered in Kerala and Tamil Nadu - Ooceraea joshii (named after Prof. Amitabh Joshi).

International

  • India will organise the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) defence ministers' conclave on 4 February 2021 under the theme of - 'Enhanced Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Indian Ocean'.
  • According to data from the US-based the National Science Foundation (NSF), India’s rank globally in terms of the number of scientific publications over the last 10 years - Third (after China and the US)

National

  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and ____ signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for continuation of Ministry Professorial Chair focusing on research and development, teaching and training in the area of Development of Highway Infrastructure - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.

State Current Affairs

  • The Gujarat government has announced to set up new industrial estates under the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) in - Jalotra in Banaskantha district, Shekhpat in Jamnagar district, Kadjodra in Gandhinagar district, Patan & Nagalpar in Rajkot district, Anand and Mahisagar districts.
  • The Maharashtra government will start 'jail tourism' in the state from - Pune's Yerawada prison.
  • Winner of the Tripura Bibhusan Award 2021, conferred by the Tripura government - Dipa Karmakar (artistic gymnast).
  • Winner of the Tripura Bhusan Award 2021 - Arshiya Das (chess player).
  • This state government approved a whopping Rs. 976 crore ‘Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS)’ project aimed at improving the quality of education and governance of such institutions in the state and the scheme will run for a period of five years - Maharashtra.

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “All-India services” - Article 312.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Transitional provisions” - Article 313.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Public Service Commissions for the Union and for the States” - Article 315.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Superintendence, direction and control of elections to be vested in an Election Commission” - Article 324.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “No person to be ineligible for inclusion in, or to claim to be included in a special, electoral roll on grounds of religion, race, caste or sex” - Article 325.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assemblies of States to be on the basis of adult suffrage” - Article 326.

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