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Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th September 2021

Published on September 26, 2021
  • The Accra of Ghana was named as UNESCO World Book Capital for 2023 by Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO. Accra has become the 23rd city to be named World Book Capital since 2001. The cities which are inducted in World Book Capital work to promote books and reading for all age groups and also make arrangements for various programs for promotional activities.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UNESCO: Paris, France
  • Awards and Recognition: Government e-Marketplace (GeM): It has won CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards for 2021 under the category of ‘Best Use of Digital Technology’.
    • 510MW Teesta V Power Station of Sikkim (owned by NHPC Limited): It has won the 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize for excellence in sustainable hydropower development.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 26th September 2021
  • Important Days and Themes: 26th Sep 2021: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
    • 26th Sep 2021: World Environmental Health Day
    • Theme: Prioritizing Environmental Health for healthier communities in the global recovery
    • 26th Sep 2021: Military Engineering Services Raising Day
    • 26th Sep 2021: World Rivers Day (Observed Fourth Sunday of September every year)
    • Theme: Waterways in our communities
  • The Ministry of Defence announced to procure 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A. The order for the same was made with Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi for worth Rs 7,523 crore. The Arjun Mk-1A will sharpen the Indian army’s combat edge. It is developed by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) and the manufacturing will take place at Heavy Vehicles Factory in Chennai.
  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has set up the first-ever Tussar Silk Yarn Production Centre at Choudwar in Cuttack district in Odisha at the cost of Rs 75 lakhs. The silk yarn production centre was inaugurated by Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman of KVIC.
  • Obituaries: Kamla Bhasin: She was Women’s rights activist and an author.
  • India supports Maldives to Construct Social Housing Units
  • ‘India Covid Response Program for Agriculture Transition’
  • QUAD Leaders Summit
  • IIT Delhi setup ‘CoE on Quantum Technologies’


Q.1 When is World Environmental Health Day marked?
a. 26th Sep

b. 27th Sep
c. 25th Sep
d. 24th Sep
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