Himachal Pradesh becomes the first state in the country to vaccinate all eligible people

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  1. Himachal Pradesh becomes the first state in the country to vaccinate all eligible people
  • Himachal Pradesh was the topper in achieving the target of 100 percent first dose of anti-corona vaccine across the country. Now this state has also becomethe first state to complete vaccination by completing the target of second dose of The Himachal Pradesh government will organize a massive program at the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences-AIIMS, Bilaspur to mark 100% second dose of anti-COVID vaccine to all eligible people in the state. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister and local MP Anurag Singh Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party National President Jagat Prakash Nadda and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will attend the event.
  1. The 11th Ekuverin exercise between India and Maldives will begin at Kadhu Island, Maldives.
  • The 11th edition of the Ekuverin military exercise between India and Maldives will be held from 6 to 19 December 2021 at Kadhu Island , Maldives . The exercise will help the armed forces of both the countries in combating international terrorism and crushing insurgency operations both on land and water. This will enhance synergy between the two for best military activities and sharing of experiences. Apart from rigorous training, joint military exercises will also include cultural and sports activities to enhance defense cooperation and bilateral ties.
  1. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology organizes Digital Payments Festival in New Delhi
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that long ago in New Delhi Digital Festival freedom under digital pay celebration The festival marked the beginning and journey of digital payments in India. Representatives from government, banking, fintech companies and startups participated in the festival. The DigiDhan logo was launched on the occasion and an awareness campaign titled ‘Digital Payment Sandesh Yatra’ was launched with the digital payment anthem titled ‘ Chutki Baja Ke ‘ ( Cashless, Touchless, Paperless ).
  1. Indian Navy’s state-of-the-art survey ship ‘Sandhyak’ commissioned into the Indian Ocean from Garden Reach Shipyard in Kolkata
  • Indian Navy‘s state-of-the-art survey vessel ‘ Sandhayak ‘ was launched from Garden Reach Shipyard in Kolkata for patrolling in the Indian Ocean . Ajay Bhatt, Minister of State for Defense was the chief guest on the occasion, his wife Pushpa Bhatt commissioned the ship. The ships have been designed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, GRSE to meet the requirements of the Indian Navy .
  1. New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel became the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings.
  • Ajaz Patel of New Zealand has created history by taking 10 wickets in a single innings in Test cricket . He has become the third bowler after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble to achieve this feat . Left-arm bowler Ejaz Patel dismissed all ten players in India’s first innings during the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Patel took 10 for 119 and bowled India out for 325. Patel achieved this feat in his birth place, Mumbai. He was born in Mumbai and his family moved to New Zealand at the age of eight.
  1. Japanese film director Naomi Kawase named as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO ( United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ) appointed Japanese film director Naomi Kawase as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Cultural and Creative Industries . She has been recognized for her commitment to culture and creativity, in service to the development of more equitable societies, especially for girls and women, and for her support of UNESCO’s objectives.
  1. Jaishankar addresses 5th Indian Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi
  • External Affairs Minister Dr Subramaniam Jaishankar has stressed the importance of respecting freedom of navigation and free airspace trade in the Dr. Jaishankar was addressing the fifth Indian Ocean Conference in Abu Dhabi . Dr. Jaishankar said that due to the increasing capabilities of China, its influence is falling on the whole world. He said this has triggered a debate on the changed nature of power and influence in the fields of connectivity, technology and trade. The External Affairs Minister said that the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and the Kovid epidemic have caused health and economic problems in the Indian Ocean region.
  1. Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah addresses 57th Raising Day celebrations of Border Security Force in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  • Union Home and Cooperative Minister Shri Amit Shahby Rajasthan‘s Jaisalmer in BSF ‘s 57th Raising Day addressed the function. The Union Home Minister awarded Police Medal for Gallantry to the next of kin of martyrs and serving BSF personnel who made their supreme sacrifice in the service of the country and President’s Police Medal for outstanding service to serving and retired personnel. Union Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Director General of Border Security Force were also present on the occasion. On this occasion, the Union Home Minister said that for the first time after the establishment of BSF in 1965, the Modi government celebrated the foundation day of BSF in the border district of the country.We have decided to celebrate and we should continue this tradition even further. He said that this foundation day is the foundation day of the year of Amrit Mahotsav of our independence.
  1. Union Tourism Minister Shri Kishan Reddy inaugurates Tourist Facilitation Center and Public Amenities Site at Colva Beach
  • Union Tourism Minister Shri G. Kishan Reddy said South Goa in between Colva on tourist facility, public public facilities and changing rooms was inaugurated. It has been constructed by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India as part of the development of Coastal Circuit II projects under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme . Colva and Benaulim beaches in GoaIt is one of the famous beaches of the world. Situated on the coastal region of Goa, these beaches are visited by both domestic and international tourists throughout the year. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has sanctioned the fund under Swadesh Darshan Yojana-II as it needs proper development, up-gradation planning, refurbishment in these areas. This allows all tourism facilities to be accommodated to promote the tourism industry in Goa.
  1. Face recognition technology to be used in airports from 2022
  • Air travelers can use face scan as their boarding pass from 2022 . The first airports to start this facility are Kolkata, Pune, Varanasi and Vijayawada . This project will be implemented as part of Digi Yatra policy . This policy is being implemented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Under this, the ministry aims to provide biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports. It helps the passengers to pass through the security scanner faster.
  1. UAE buys record 80 Rafale fighter jets
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) by France with 80 Rafale fighters for 14 billion euros have signed the agreement. This is the largest ever international order for Rafale jets . The UAE and France recently signed a deal worth 17 billion euros. Under this deal, the UAE will buy 80 Rafale fighter jets and 12 Caracal military transport helicopters . The deal will support 7,000 jobs in France. Also, it will be Dassault Aviation till 2031.Will guarantee the supply chain of manufactured aircraft. United Arab Emirates’ rival Qatar recently bought 36 Rafale jets from France. The Rafale jets will replace the UAE’s Mirage 2000 fleet. The UAE is one of the largest customers of the French defense industry. Between 2011 and 2020, the UAE has purchased military equipment worth 4.7 billion euros from France. This has made the UAE the fifth largest arms customer of France.
  1. Government of India refuses to accept Paika Rebellion as First War of Independence
  • The Paika Rebellion was fought by the Paika people of Retail in Odisha . It was led by Bakshi Jagabandhu Vidyadhara . This rebellion against the British took place in the 1820s . The central government has recently refused to accept the Paika rebellion as the first war of independence . In 2017, the Odisha government demanded that the Odisha rebellion be declared as the first war of independence. At present, the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 is called the First War of Independence. The Central Government consulted the Indian Council of Historical Research. ICHR is not working under the Ministry of Education. According to the ICHR, this rebellion was called the freedomCannot be called the first war . However, considering its importance, the Government of India has decided to include it in the syllabus of the NCERT class VIII history textbook .
  1. 2021 edition of WCM report: IFFCO ranked first among top 300 cooperatives in the world
  • Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO), the 10th Annual World Co-operative Monitor (WCM) reports the 2021 edition of “the world’s top 300 cooperatives in number one operative has been ‘location, which has not made its place in the edition 2020 . WCM is a project designed to collect robust economic, organizational and social data about cooperatives around the world. The 2021 WCM report is published by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse).
  1. IOM launches 11th edition of World Migration Report 2022
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM)of the United Nations launched its flagship publication World Migration Report 2022 , 11th edition . It states that global international migration has increased from 84 million globally in 1970 to 281 million in 2020, with the proportion of international migrants increasing from 2.3% of the global population to 3.6%. This 2022 report says that climate change has displaced more people than conflicts. The report facilitates regular data collection by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).
  1. West Bengal gets $135 million World Bank loan to improve power supply efficiency, reliability
  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the lending arm of the World Bank Group, has approved a USD 135 million loan to West Bengal (WB) to improve operational efficiency and reliability of power supply in selected areas in the state. . The variable spread loan or floating interest loan will have a maturity of 17 years, which includes a grace period of 7 years. It aims to strengthen the distribution network, invest in smart-grid technologies and ensure financial stability of state discoms (distribution companies).
  1. Kotak Mahindra Bank ties up with Worldline for easy EMI services
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank has partnered with Europe- based payment and transaction services firm, Worldline to enable Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) payments through Kotak Debit Cards in India.announced a partnership with Kotak Debit Card EMI is available for all consumers, retailers, fashion and electronic products to make easy installment payments using Worldline Point of Sale (POS) terminals. Worldline dominates Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India. It manages over 15 lakh merchants and enables Kotak Debit Cardholders to access their EMI facilities. The minimum purchase is Rs 5,000 to avail EMI services with Kotak Debit Card. Customers have the flexibility to repay their loans in a period of 3 to 12 months.
  1. Paytm signs MoU with Ministry of Skill Development to train youth in FinTech industry
  • Paytm signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) , Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship , to train 6000 individuals for 3 years in the FinTech industry . The trainees will undertake a six month program which has been designed by Paytm in consultation with DGT. This collaboration is part of DGT’s Flexible-MoU. The course equips trainees with the fundamentals of the latest fintech Internet of Things (IoT) products and financial services, as well as professional skills, communication, sales and pitch, and on-the-job training. After completion of the course Paytm will provide employment to the eligible trainees. DGT plays a vital role in vocational and craft based training of eligible youth in the country.
  1. SBI partnered with Adani Capital Pvt Ltd for co-lending to farmers
  • State Bank of India (SBI)by tractors and purchase of agricultural equipment to assist the co-credit to farmers Adani group of NBFC (non-banking financial company) Adani Capital Pty Ltd has signed a master agreement with. It aims to contribute to the mechanization of agriculture and play a role in improving productivity and help the government in doubling farm income by 2022.
  1. Federal Bank launches convenience-rich savings scheme for women – ‘Mahila Mitra Plus’
  • Private sector lender Federal Bank , as part of its women empowerment agenda , launched a feature-rich savings bank product exclusively for women named “ Mahila Mitra Plus ”. They provide a slew of features for easy financial planning and investment for women. Women are encouraged to maintain two zero balance savings accounts in the name of their minor children. Gender diversity is one of several themes within Federal Bank’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
  1. OECD forecasts India’s growth rate to be 9.4% in FY22
  • The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has lowered India’s growth forecast for fiscal year 2022 to 9.4% from 9.7% projected in September 2021 . The OECD has projected India’s growth rate to be 8.1% in FY2023 and 5% in FY2024, citing the Indian economy as medium. The OECD lowered its 2021 global growth forecast to 5.6% from 5.7% earlier. According to the OEC, low-skilled domestic migrants and urban workers, who suffered employment shocks in both waves of the pandemic in India, are yet to return to pre-pandemic levels in their earning levels.