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One Liners of the Day, 25 September 2021

Important day

  • Theme for 2021 World Pharmacist Day (25 September) - "Pharmacy: Always Trusted for Your Health".

Defence

  • Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with ____ for acquisition of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force - Airbus Defence and Space, Spain.
  • Ministry of Defence (MoD) placed an order, worth Rs 7,523 crore, with ____ for supply of 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army - Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Avadi, Chennai.

International

  • _____ has been conferred with the prestigious Blue Planet Prize by London-based International Hydropower Association (IHA) during the World Hydropower Congress 2021 on 23 September 2021 - NHPC’s 510 MW Teesta-V Power Station (Sikkim).
  • Seven countries, which have signed the ‘No New Coal’ agreement, a pledge initiated by the United Nations to stop building new coal power plants, on 24 September 2021 - Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Montenegro, Sri Lanka and the U.K..
  • ____ has been elected as the external auditor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the period 2022-2027 - India.

National

  • Recognizing the need for higher levels of investments for the creation of proper infrastructure in Pharmaceuticals sector, the Department of Pharmaceuticals has notified - Scheme for “Promotion of Medical Device Parks”.
  • The 'Centre of Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management' inaugurated at - National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai
  • The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) will be observing ____ as the National Pension System Diwas (NPS Diwas) - 01 October 2021.

Person in News

  • United Nations has appointed ____ as International Peace Advocate - Abubakar Suleiman (Nigeria).

State Current Affairs

  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has taken a historic initiative to set up Odisha’s first ever Tussar Silk Yarn Production Centre at - Choudwar in Cuttack district.
  • The development of Parshuram Kund is under construction in _____ under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive’ (PRASHAD) Scheme of Ministry of Tourism - Lohit District, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Kerala government decided to construct "Akshara Museum", the first-of-its kind language-literary and cultural museum in the world, at - Nattakam in Kottayam district.
  • New State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Odisha Government - Jalad Kumar Tripathy.

Science & Technology

  • To reach net zero carbon emissions for cities, the _____ released the first iteration of its Toolbox of Solutions, an interactive digital platform containing more than 200 practical solutions to evaluate and identify optimal solutions for near-term implementation, which is designed and built in collaboration with Accenture - World Economic Forum.

General Knowledge

  • Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) - Founded: 24 July 1998; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) - Founded: 07 July 1948; Headquarters: Kolkata.
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) - Founded: 1941; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) - Founded: 11 March 1987; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) - Established: 1959; Location: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC) - Founded: 4 November 1975; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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