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Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th September 2021

Published on September 16, 2021
  • PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University at Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. The University will occupy an area of 92 acres at Lodha village and Musepur Kareem Jarouli village of Kol tehsil in Aligarh and will provide affiliation to 395 colleges of the Aligarh division.
  • Static Part: 
    • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath
    • Governor of Uttar Pradesh: Anandiben Patel
  • The GOI has decided to institutionalize the India-Africa Defence Dialogue, as a regular event, to be held on the sidelines of the biennial DefExpo military exhibition. The 1st India-Africa Defence Ministers Conclave (IADMC) was held at DefExpo in Lucknow in Feb 2020. The 2nd India – Africa Defence Dialogue will be held on the sidelines of the DefExpo at Gandhinagar, Gujarat in March 2022. The theme for the 2nd edition will be ‘India – Africa: Adopting Strategy for Synergizing and Strengthening Defence and Security Cooperation’. It will be hosted by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th September 2021
  • Awards and Recognition: National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS): It has won the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 for enabling the education of persons with disabilities with the help of technology-based inclusive learning materials, with a specific focus on Indian Sign language-based content.
    • Bhanumati Gheewala (Nurse from Sir Sayajirao General Hospital, Gujarat): She will be honoured with Florence Nightingale Award.
  • Important Days and Themes: 16th Sep 2021: International Day for the preservation for the Ozone layer (World Ozone Day)
    • Theme for 2021: ‘Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool’
  • DP World which is based in UAE signed MoU with Tamil Nadu Government. Under the MoU, the DP World will invest Rs 2000 crore to develop series of projects in the state. The funds will be used to set up a container terminal, cold storage and seafood processing zone, free trade zone with an integrated rail siding, minor port in the Eastern Coast of Tamil Nadu, inland container depots (ICDs) in Erode, Karur, and Tiruppur.
  • QS Global MBA Rankings 2022: The list is topped by the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the USA. From India, IIM Ahmedabad was adjudged as the best B-school and it has marked the 46th rank position in the list. The IIM Bangalore has marked 50th rank in the list.
  • India has granted Indian Navy’s Dornier Aircraft on lease to Mauritius as a part of Vision SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region). This will help to enhance the maritime security of the Indian Ocean Region.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Mauritius: Port Louis
    • Currency of Mauritius: Mauritian Rupee
  • ‘Project Udaan’—IIT Bombay
  • ‘Shoonya Campaign’
  • 18th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations
  • Agricultural Ministry signed MoUs with Private Companies
  • India to Grow at 7.2% in 2021-- UNCTAD


Q.1 To which country has India granted the Indian Navy’s Dornier Aircraft on lease as a part of Vision SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) and enhance maritime security of the Indian Ocean Region?
a. Malaysia
b. Seychelles
c. Mauritius
d. Singapore

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