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Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st September 2021

Published on September 21, 2021
  • ‘Hathei chilli’ and ‘Tamenglong mandarin orange’ are the two products from Manipur and have received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
  • The UNESCO announced Europe’s Mura-Drava-Danube (MDD) as the world’s first ‘five-country biosphere reserve. The MDD is the largest riverine secured area which is located on the continent named as ‘Amazon of Europe’. The MDD covers the 5 countries like Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, and Serbia and rivers like Mura, Danube, and Drava.
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    • HQ of UNESCO: Paris, France
  • ‘PRAGATI’ app: It was launched by LIC. The app will be used by Development Officers of LIC to get real-time data about the performance for various activities like premium amount collection, agency activation, prospective outperformers, measuring cost ratio. The PRAGATI signifies ‘Performance Review Application, Growth And Trend Indicator’.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st September 2021
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    • HQ of LIC: Mumbai
    • Chairman of LIC: MR Kumar
  • Pankaj Advani (Indian billiards and snooker player): He won the Asian Snooker Championship 2021 for a second consecutive time by defeating Amir Sarkhosh.
  • CII’s 3rd Life Sciences Conclave 2021: It was organised by CII under the theme of ‘Taking Indian Lifes Sciences to the Global Stage’. The conclave observed the participation of Renu Swarup, Secretary in the Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science and Technology.
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Shining Sikh Youth of India’
    • Author: Dr. Prabhleen Singh
    • Released by: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
  • The Sikkim Government announced ‘Cooper Mahseer’ i.e. ‘Katley’ as its state fish. The scientific name of ‘Katley’ is Neolissochilus hexagonolepis.
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    • CM of Sikkim: PS Golay
    • Governor of Sikkim: Ganga Prasad
  • R Raja Rithvik (Chess): He has become the 70th Grandmaster of India. He crossed the ELO Rating of 2500 and won GM in the Vezerkepzo Grandmaster Chess Tournament title held in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Important Days and Themes: 21st Sep 2021: International Day of Peace
    • Theme: ‘Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World’
    • 20th Sep to 26th Sep 2021: International Week of the Deaf (Observed every year, full week ending on the last Sunday of September)
    • Theme: ‘Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities’
  • Global Innovation Index 2021
  • Byju’s partnered with NITI Aayog
  • G-33 Virtual Informal Ministerial Meeting
  • 15th India Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise Named ‘Surya Kiran’ Begins
  • HDFC Bank partnered with Paytm


Q.1 ‘Cooper Mahseer’ i.e. ‘Katley’ is the state fish of which state?
a. West Bengal
b. Manipur
c. Sikkim
d. Goa
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