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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th June 2021

Published on June 17, 2021
  • The NATO leaders have announced China a constant security challenge as the country is working to undermine global order. Hence, as per NATO Leaders, the goals and assertive behaviour of China is putting challenges to rules-based international order and across the areas relevant to alliance security. This message is in sync with US President Joe Biden’s efforts to get allies to speak out unified voice against China’s trade, human rights and military practices.
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    • HQ of NATO: Brussels, Belgium.
    • Founded: 4th April 1949
  • The Ambuja Cement Foundation has collaborated with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to implement employability through 2nd phase of the skill initiative project. The funds for the same was granted by NABARD under the Gramya Vikas Nidhi. Both the entities will grant training across 19 locations for two years in 12 trades. And on completion of the training, the youths will be exposed to employment placement opportunities.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th June 2021
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    • HQ of Ambuja Cement Foundation and NABARD: Mumbai
    • Chairman of Ambuja Cement Foundation: Narotam Sekhsaria
    • Chairman of NABARD: Govinda R Chintala
  • The NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) has signed MoU with Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corporation (BSHPC) to implement the 130.1 MW Dagmara Hydroelectric Project in Bihar. It will be developed on the Kosi River in the Supaul district of the state.
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    • HQ of NHPC: Faridabad, Haryana
  • Policybazaar has received approval from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to perform the role as an insurance broker. Henceforth, Policybazaar will undertake insurance aggregation operations.
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    • HQ of Policybazaar: Gurgaon, Haryana
    • HQ of IRDAI: Hyderabad
    • Chairman of IRDAI: Subhash Chandra Khuntia
  • ‘Revv Up’: It is the name of an accelerator programme launched by Telangana Artificial Intelligence Mission. The programme aims to enhance and empower startups working in the AI domain.
  • Important Days and Themes: 17th June 2021: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
    • Theme for 2021: ‘Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land’
  • ‘Report it, Don’t share it!’--- Facebook
  • RBI allowed Prepaid Mobile Recharges through BBPS
  • PM Modi addressed UN High-Level Dialogue on DDLD
  • ADB grants $484 million Loan to GOI
  • MoU between MoPSW and MoCA


Q.1 When is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought marked?
a. 17th June
b. 17th July
c. 17th August
d. 17th September
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