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One Liners of the Day, 28 February 2021

Important Day

  • National Science Day - 28 February.

Economy

  • The ____ has released the Second Advance Estimates of National Income, 2020-21 - National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

International

  • ____ celebrated its traditional Lantern festival on 26 February 2021 - China.
  • On 26 February 2021, Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has participated virtually in the First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the - Italian Presidency.
  • India’s rank in the Global Soft Power Index 2021 - 36th (First position: Germany).

National

  • The Saras Aajeevika Mela 2021 is being organized at _____ from 26th February to 14th March 2021 by the Ministry of Rural Development - Noida.
  • The ______ organized a two day conference ‘National Consultation on Opportunities and Challenges for Bamboo in India’ through the virtual platform on 25th and 26th of February 2021 - National Bamboo Mission of the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare.

Persons in News

  • Recipient of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) New Discovery Award 2021, for the discovery of “Lyman continuum emission from a galaxy at z=1.42” - Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) team led by Dr Kanak Saha.

Sports

  • Indian batsman who has announced his retirement from all formats of the game on 26 February 2021 - Yusuf Pathan.
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to restore the recognition of the _______ as a National Sports Federation (NSF) - Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI).
  • First female president of the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) after being elected as Graham Gooch's successor in the role - Charlotte Edwards (former England captain).

State Current Affairs

  • In Tripura, the 39th International Book Fair with the theme “Ek Tripura, Shrestha Tripura” has begun at - Agartala.
  • The Attukal pongala is the annual ritual of the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in - Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

General Knowledge

  • Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations - Signed: 13 February 1946; Effective: 17 September 1946.
  • Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations - Signed: 18 April 1961; Effective: 24 April 1964.
  • Charter of the United Nations - Adopted: 26 June 1945; Effective: 24 October 1945.
  • Vienna Convention on Consular Relations - Adopted: 24 April 1963; Effective: 19 March 1967.
  • Convention on special missions (“New York Convention”) - Adopted: 8 December 1969; Effective: 21 June 1985.
  • United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property was adopted on - 2 December 2004.
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide - Adopted: 9 December 1948; Effective: 12 January 1951.
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination - Adopted: 7 March 1966; Effective: 4 January 1969.

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