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One Liners of the Day, 29 July 2021

Important day

  • World Nature Conservation Day - 28 July.
  • International Tiger Day - 29 July.

Environment

  • A new global standard of species that will help provide a richer picture of a species’ conservation status by detailing how close it is to recovering its original population size and health - International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) ‘Green status’.
  • Species that included in IUCN) ‘Green status’ list - Pink pigeon (Mauritius), Grey wolf and Kandelia obovata mangrove (east Asia).

International

  • Named "Serendipity Sapphire", the world's largest star sapphire cluster, which weighs around 510 kilograms or 2.5 million carats, has been unearthed in – Ratnapura (Sri Lanka's gem capital).

National

  • The _____ has received the Natwest Group Earth Heroes Award in the Earth Guardian category for best management - Satpura Tiger Reserve (Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh).
  • On 27 July 2021, With an aim to improve river's health and flow, a new capacity-building initiative on 'Making Water Sensitive Cities in Ganga Basin' was launched by - National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).

Person in News

  • New Delhi Police Commissioner - Rakesh Asthana.
  • ____, who became the first Indian shuttler to win a title abroad, in 1956 in Malaysia, and was the first recipient of the Arjuna award in 1961, passed away in Pune on 28 July 2021 - Nandu Natekar.

Sports

  • World Athletics announced that the _____ is the new host of the 2022 World Race Walking Team Championships, which will take place from 1 March to 6 March 2022 - Sultanate of Oman.
  • First woman surfer to ever win a gold medal in surfing (water sport) at the Olympics - Carissa Moore (U.S. surfer).
  • India's first International Sports University was inaugurated in – Mumbai, Maharashtra.

State Current Affairs

  • _____ got the status of Tiger State by occupying the top place with 526 tigers in the tiger census conducted three years ago at all India level - Madhya Pradesh.
  • Recipient of the inaugural Thagaisal Thamizhar Award that was instituted by the Tamil Nadu government in recognition of those who have made great contributions to the state as well as for Tamils - N. Sankaraiah.
  • New Chief Minister of Karnataka - Basavaraj Bommai.

Science & Technology

  • A multipurpose device COVID BEEP has been developed to monitor Oxygen rate, body temperature and heart rate indigenously by ECIL and - ESIC Hyderabad.

General Knowledge

  • Kanha Tiger Reserve is located in - Madhya Pradesh.
  • Manas Tiger Reserve is located in - Assam.
  • Melghat Tiger Reserve is located in - Maharashtra.
  • Palamau Tiger Reserve is located in - Jharkhand.
  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is located in - Rajasthan.
  • Simlipal Tiger Reserve is located in - Orissa.           

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