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One Liners of the Day, 26 February 2021

Defence

  • New Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF) from 24 February 2021 - Rear Admiral Ajay Kochhar.

International

  • New Passenger train service between India and Bangladesh that will start from 26 March 2021 - Haldibari (India)-Chilahati (Bangladesh) train.
  • India was the second most attacked country by cyber criminals after _____ in Asia Pacific in 2020, according to an IBM report - Japan.

National

  • On 24 February 2021, a Memorandum of Understandings signed between Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) and Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) and ______ (largest dredger maker of the world) to make world-class Dredgers in India - Royal IHC Holland BV (The Netherlands).
  • Theme of the 16th edition of FICCI higher Education Summit that organised virtually on 25 February 2021 by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with Ministry of Education and Ministry of Commerce and Industry - “Higher Education @ 2030: R.I.S.E. - Resilience. Innovation. Sustainability. Enterprise”.
  • On 25 February 2021, the _____ and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for data exchange between the two organisations - Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).
  • Under the new guidelines and digital media ethics code, the social media platforms have to appoint - a Chief Compliance Officer of complaints, Nodal Contact person and a Resident Grievance officer.

State Current Affairs

  • A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-CCARI, Goa) and ________ for commercialization of CCARI’s technology “Process for manufacturing of Nutmeg Pericarp Taffy” - Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB).
  • Initiative by GSBB, Goa to enhance villagers' income, to create employment opportunities, thereby conserving local bio resources - GoVan".
  • On 24 February 2021, the Prime Minister Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) Scheme was launched in - Manipur.
  • This state cabinet decided to implement the 'Economically Backward Castes (EBC) Nestam' scheme from the financial year 2021-22, under which the government will provide financial assistance of Rs 45,000 to each woman beneficiary aged between 45-60 years at a rate of Rs 15,000 per annum for a span of three years - Andhra Pradesh.
  • The 'Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojna' (MMGGRY) was launched by the _____ under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) of the National Food Security Act, 2013 - Delhi Government.
  • Winner of the first ever award for overall contribution and playwriting in village drama, given by Bharat Bhavan, the cultural institution of the Kerala government - K J Baby (author of the play ‘Nattugaddika’).

General Knowledge

  • Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) - Founded: 29 March 1972; Headquarters: Kochi, Kerala.
  • Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) - Founded: 09 March 1976; Headquarters: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) - Founded: 26 January 1944; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Founded: 16 July 1929; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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