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One Liners of the Day, 29 September 2021

Important day

  • World Rabies Day - 28 September.
  • International Safe Abortion Day - 28 September.
  • Theme for World Maritime Day (last week of September) observed on 28 September 2021 - “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”.
  • Theme for 2021 International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction (29 September) – “Stop Food Loss and waste, for the people, for the planet”.
  • World Heart Day - 29 September.
  • International Year of Fruits and Vegetables – 2021.

Defence

  • A new version of the Akash Missile - ‘______’ has been successfully flight tested at Chandipur (Odisha) on 27 September 2021 - Akash Prime (Surface-to-air launched missile).

Economy

  • _____ and Department of Posts under Government of India have entered into an Agreement for Print to Post solutions - Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
  • India’s first platform to accept international remittances directly into a digital wallet – Paytm.

International

  • Literacy programs from _____ were awarded with the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy 2021 in Qufu, China - Egypt, Côte d'Ivoire and Mexico.
  • The _____ has launched the Insurance and Risk Finance Facility, an initiative to help governments and the private sector in developing countries provide insurance for crises such as pandemics and natural catastrophes - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have launched ______, an online collaborative global ecosystem of maritime transport decarbonisation initiatives - NextGEN portal.

National

  • On 28 September 2021, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched the “AmritGrand Challenge Program”, titled ____, to identify 75 Start-Up Innovations in Telemedicine, Digital Health, mHealth with BIG Data, AI, Block Chain and other technologies - जनCARE”.
  • Union Ministry of Health and ______ unveiled the National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030 (NAPRE) - Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
  • Country’s first Pan-India toll-free helpline - ‘Elder Line’ (14567).
  • _____ organised the first ‘East India Summit’ virtually, which is scheduled from September 28 till October 7 - Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Person in News

  • Chairperson of the Board of Governors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for 2021–2022 - Shin Chae-Hyun.

Sports

  • _____ became the first to win 100 races in Formula 1 race sport - Lewis Hamilton (British Formula 1 driver).

State Current Affairs

  • Mobile phone app launched by the Delhi government that will act as a one-stop centre for tourism related information and tickets - “Dekho Meri Dilli”.
  • _____ government launched ‘Dharma Patham’, an initiative by the Endowments Department to revive ancient temple-centric culture - Andhra Pradesh.

Science & Technology

  • The recently created _____ circle of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has discovered remains identified as a Mauryan-period brick platform dating back to over 2000 years ago - Meerut.
  • The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has developed _______, which are country’s first-ever non-GM (genetically modified) herbicide-tolerant rice varieties that can be directly seeded and significantly save water and labour compared to conventional transplanting - Pusa Basmati 1979 and Pusa Basmati 1985.

General Knowledge

  • National Textile Corporation was incorporated in - April 1968.
  • All India Chess Federation (AICF) – Founded: 1951; Headquarters: Chennai.
  • All India Tennis Association (AITA) – Founded: 1920; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Badminton Association of India (BAI) – Founded: 1940; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) was founded in – 1992.
  • National Handloom Development Corporation Limited (NHDC) was set up in - 1983.
  • NMDC Limited (National Mineral Development Corporation) - Founded: 15 November 1958; Headquarters: Hyderabad.
  • Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited - Founded: 18 February 1982; Headquarters: Visakhapatnam.

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