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Current Affairs One-Liner: 1st February 2021

Published on February 01, 2021
  • NCAVES India Forum 2021: It was organised by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The NCAVES signifies Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services. The forum was held to display achievements of India in Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and to showcase the contribution of international organisations in NCA.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of State (IC) of Statistics and Programme Implementation: Rao Inderjit Singh
  • The United Nations World Tourism Organisations (UN-WTO) has named 2020 as ‘Worst year on the Record’ as the tourism sector across the globe has severely affected because of COVID-19.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 1st February 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UN-WTO: Madrid, Spain
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Yearbook’ 
    • Author of Book: Seth Rogen
  • RBI has cancelled the license of Shivam Sahakari Bank Ltd which is based in Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur city of Maharashtra. The reason behind the cancellation was that the bank was not having adequate capital which was not in compliance with the Section 11(1) and Section 22(3) (d) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. Henceforth, the bank will not be able to perform any banking business.
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of GIL’s Indo Gulf Fertilisers by Indorama India Private Limited.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of CCI: New Delhi
    • Chairman of CCI: Ashok Kumar Gupta
  • The Anti-doping reference material was launched by Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. The reference material will be used for chemical testing in the field of anti-doping. The reference material is synthesized by the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) and National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER).
  • Tech Giant Microsoft has launched India Development Centre (IDC) in Noida, Uttar Pradesh to perform advanced engineering and innovations. This is the third centre of Microsoft, the other two IDCs are situated in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
  • Static Part: 
    • CEO of Microsoft: Satya Nadella
  • MoE, DEA and World Bank Signed Agreement for STARS Project
  • ‘Gender Park’ --Kerala
  • The Davos Agenda 2021
  • Appointments on 1st February 2021

Question: 

Q.1 Which ministry organised the NCAVES India Forum 2021?
a. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
b. Ministry of Finance
c. Ministry of Education
d. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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