AspirantWorld One liners : 11th June

• Interpol has launched a new global database called “I-Familia” to identify missing persons through family DNA and help the police resolve outstanding cases in member countries. I-Familia is the first global database for identifying missing people based on international DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) kinship matching.

• The Defence Minister issued an E-booklet titled ’20 Reforms in 2020,’ which highlights the major reforms undertaken by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 2020. The following are the major reforms undertaken by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 2020.

• The largest outbreak of ‘sea snot’ has occurred in Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, which connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea. In 2007, the country experienced its first ‘sea snot’ outbreak. Sea Snot is a type of marine mucilage that forms when algae become nutrient-depleted as a result of water pollution.

• In May, the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) food price index (FPI) rose at its fastest monthly rate in a decade. However, global cereal production is on track to set a new record. It tracks the average price change in a basket of commodities and services over time.

• A group of the world’s wealthiest countries reached a landmark agreement to close cross-border tax loopholes used by some of the world’s largest corporations. The Group of Seven (G7) countries would support a minimum global corporate tax rate of at least 15%.

• Indian researchers have developed an environmentally friendly process that can provide excellent corrosion resistance to high-strength aluminium (Al) alloys widely used in aerospace, textile, and automotive applications. It entails using an electrochemical method to create an oxide film on a metallic substrate.

• A new study is being conducted to assist in the accurate estimation of black carbon over the Himalaya. Scientists at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) conducted extensive observations of black carbon and elemental carbon in collaboration with scientists from the University of Delhi, IIT Kanpur.

• Himachal Pradesh has climbed to the 1/3 spot in the Anemia Mukt Bharat Index 2020-21 national ranking with a rating of 57.1. Himachal Pradesh was ranked at position 18 in the 12 months 2018-19, but with regular efforts of the authorities and the area functionaries, the state was once in a position to attain the 0.33 spot.

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