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One Liners of the Day, 25 July 2021

Important day

  • In India, 161st Income Tax Day - 24 July 2021.
  • Theme for 2021 World Drowning Prevention Day (25 July) – “Anyone can drown, no one should”.

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India has increased the limit of personal loans given to any director of a bank to _____, from Rs 25 lakh earlier - Rs 5 crore.

International

  • The U.N. General Assembly approved “______” resolution, it’s first-ever resolution on vision, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries - “Vision for Everyone”.
  • On 23 July 2021, the Governments of _____ and India signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding on Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Development Projects through local bodies - Maldives.

National

  • On 22 July 2021, National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation executed Memorandum of Agreement with ____ to implement VISVAS Scheme - Jana Small Finance Bank.
  • NITI Aayog and International Energy Agency (IEA) jointly launched a report on “Renewables Integration in India 2021”, which is based on the outcome of three states workshops held with the Governments of _____ to understand the specific energy transition challenges faced by these renewable-rich states - Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat.
  • Union Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with five firms, including ______, Amazon Web Services, Star AgriBazaar and Patanjali Organic Research Institute, to develop proof of concept (PoC) or evidence that a pilot project is feasible for creating a digital ecosystem for agriculture in the country - Microsoft India Pvt Ltd.

Person in News

  • India's _____ has won the gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2021 being held in Russia's Saint Petersburg - Pranjal Srivastava.
  • New Chairperson of National Board for MSME under the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) - Narayan Tatu Rane.

Sports

  • ______ won the silver medal in the women’s 49 Kg weightlifting event, winning India’s first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifter).

State Current Affairs

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Anna Utsav (free ration program across the state) virtually in _____ on 7 August 2021 - Madhya Pradesh.
  • The _____ government has entered into a partnership with the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, a consortium of 110 companies globally that have pledged to become completely reliant on electric vehicles for operational needs by the year 2030 – Maharashtra.
  • The 120 years old residence of the ______ has been declared as a 'a living heritage building' by the Assam government - Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
  • Recipients of the 39th Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi Awards - Biswaranjan Kar, Sudhiranjan Maharatha (for Sculpture), Bikas Chandra Senapati (for Drawing), Suryakanta Swain, Anup Kumar Chand, Jyoti Prakash Sethi (for Watercolour), Pramod Kumar Maharana (for Contemporary Painting), and Sujit Kumar Swain (for Printmaking).

General Knowledge

  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Suspension of provisions of article 19 (Protection of human rights) during emergencies” - Article 358.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Suspension of the enforcement of the rights conferred by Part III (Fundamental rights) during emergencies” - Article 359.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Provisions as to financial emergency” - Article 360.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Protection of President and Governors and Rajprakukhs” - Article 361.
  • Constitutional provision that deals with “Bar to interference by courts in disputes arising out of certain treaties, agreements, etc” - Article 363.

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