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One Liners of the Day, 24 June 2021

International

  • In a bid to boost the start-up ecosystem and promoting the transition to a Low Carbon Lifestyle in the Asia Pacific, _____ in collaboration with Massive Earth Foundation (MEF) has announced the launch of ‘LowCarbon.Earth’, a first of its kind unique initiative of Industry-Academia Partnership - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  • World’s most expensive city for foreign workers, according to Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey 2021 – Ashgabat (Turkmenistan’s capital).
  • India’s most expensive city - Mumbai (Globally 78th rank).
  • The ____ has won the Airport Council International (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence honour in Airport Service Quality - Cochin International Airport, India.
  • ____ has agreed to host the 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER9) of the International Energy Forum (IEF) in year 2022 – India.

National

  • Only state in India which boast of three species of crocodiles (freshwater gharial, mugger crocodile and saltwater crocodile) - Odisha.
  • The Department of Biotechnology has extended scope of the Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) program that will focus on introducing modern technologies and assist the farmers in the ____ region to increase their yield - North-eastern region.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved to merge ‘Central Railside Warehouse Company Limited’ (CRWC) with its holding enterprise - Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC).

Person in News

  • World’s biggest philanthropist of the last century, according to the list of 50 global philanthropists compiled by Hurun Research and EdelGive Foundation - Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (India’s pioneer industrialist and Tata Group founder).
  • The Government of India appointed _____ as India’s Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of African Development Bank (AFBD), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), New Development Bank (NDB) with effective from 16th April 2021 - Ajay Seth (Economic Affair Secretary) (replaced Tarun Bajaj).

State Current Affairs

  • First Vice Chancellor of Sports University, Delhi - Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter).

Science & Technology

  • First satellite of Mauritius - MIR-SAT1 (Mauritius Imagery and Radiocommunications Satellite -1).
  • Developed at the Kerala-based Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), the world’s first genetically modified (GM) rubber plant was planted on the outskirts of - Guwahati, Assam.

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with ‘Definition of Fundamental Rights’ - Article 12.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with ‘Equality before law’ - Article 14.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with ‘Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth’ - Article 15.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with ‘Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment’ - Article 16.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with ‘Abolition of Untouchability’ - Article 17.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with ‘Abolition of titles’ - Article 18.

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