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One Liners of the Day, 25 February 2021

Important Day

  • Theme of World Thinking Day 2021 (22 February) - ‘Peacebuilding’.

Economy

  • ____ launched a Common Payment Card System (CPCS), called ‘Namma Chennai Smart Card’, in Greater Chennai and Chennai - ICICI Bank.

International

  • Italy ratified the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Violence and Harassment Convention (adopted on 21 June 2019) to establish the protection of each individual in the world of work, which will enter into force on - 25 June 2021.
  • World’s first ‘Space Bridge’ Framework Arrangement was signed between the Australian Space Agency and ____ to work together on space-related activities - the UK Space Agency.

National

  • Initiative launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on 23 February 2021 to create a shared digital infrastructure for urban India - National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM).
  • Launched on 23 February 2021, the India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX) has been developed in partnership between the Smart Cities Mission and - the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
  • From 24th to 27th February 2021, the International Commission on Large Dams (INCOLD) Symposium on Sustainable Development of Dams & River Basins was organised at - New Delhi.

Persons in News

  • New Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) in New Delhi - Vijay Sampla.
  • Indian who used Sanskrit for the first time in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Debate on climate change - Prakash Javadekar (Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change).

Sports

  • World’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1.32 lakh seats that spreads across over 63 acres of land - Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

State Current Affairs

  • The Union Cabinet on 24 February 2021 approved a proposal to impose President's Rule in - Puducherry.
  • This state government 23 February 2021 has launched an accident-cum-life insurance scheme for the benefit of the below poverty line families in the state - Tamil Nadu.
  • This state government has launched the ‘Atmanirbhar Krishak Samanvit Vikas Yojna’ - Uttar Pradesh.
  • First state/UT in India that has launched ‘Carbon Watch’ which is a mobile application to determine the carbon footprint of a person - Union Territory of Chandigarh.
  • The city of Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh will be renamed - ‘Narmadapuram’.
  • This state government has started the implementation of Mission ‘Lal Lakir’ under which villagers living within the ‘Lal Lakir’ which stands for the part of village habitation that is used for non-agriculture purposes to monetize their property rights - Punjab.

General Knowledge

  • International Commission on Large Dams (INCOLD) - Founded: 1928; Location: Paris, France.
  • In India, National Hydrology Project (NHP) was founded in - 2017.
  • "Smart Cities Mission" was launched on - 25 June 2015.
  • National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) - Founded: 19 February 2004; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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