River festival 2021 begins


1.Nagaland government created three new districts

The Nagaland government has created three new districts, Tseminyu, Nuiland and Chumukedima . With these, there are total 15 districts in the state. The decision was taken during the state cabinet meeting heldin Kohima under the leadership ofChief Minister Neiphiu Rio .

2.Success in making a kit that can detect all types of corona virus with a single test

In Maharashtra , the Genepath Diagnostic Center in Pune has succeeded in making a kit that can detect all types of corona virus with the help of a single test . This kit named Kovidelta has also been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research. With the help of this kit, the first infection of Omicron was confirmed in Pune. Many government and non-government organizations in the country and abroad are considering the use of this kit. A great feature of this kit is that it clearly differentiates Delta and Omicron viruses.

3.In J&K, Delimitation Commission proposes seven assembly seats for scheduled castes and nine for scheduled tribes

The Delimitation Commission has proposed to increase six assembly seats in Jammu division and one assembly seat in Kashmir division . For the first time , it is proposed to allot nine seats for Scheduled Tribes and seven seats for Scheduled Castes in Jammu and Kashmir . Justice retired Ranjana Prasad DesaiUnder the chairmanship of the Commission met all the five Associate Members in New Delhi. These include Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi and Jugal Kishore Sharma. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir were also present in the meeting. The three-member commission was constituted on March 6, 2020, under the Part-5 provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act 2019. It has been constituted for the re-fixation of assembly seats.

4.Trials of Indian Navy’s destroyer Mormugao commenced

Indian Navy test- fired Mormugao , the second state-of-the-art destroyer ship made in the country for the first time. Built by Madgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, the ship is named after the port city of Goa . Mormugao was built in September 2016 when Manohar Parrikar was the Defense Minister. The Indian Navy plans to duly commission the INS Mormugao in the middle of next year. The Navy had commissioned another vessel of the same class, INS Visakhapatnam, for trials less than a month ago . Last month, the fourth P-75 submarine INS Vela was also inducted into the Navy.

5.GIS based automatic water supply system launched for the people living in the cantonment area on the occasion of Defense Estates Day 2021

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based automatic water supply system for the people living in the cantonment area on the occasion of Defense Estates Day 2021 . The water supply model has been developed by Bhaskar Institute for Space Application and Geopharmaceutical under the guidance of Defense Secretary and Directorate of Estates Delhi . It is fully automatic which helps people to identify the water supply connection and it automatically determines the nearest water pipeline. The GIS system is the first of its kind which supports the concept of Minimum Government and Maximum Governance as there is no manual intervention for approval/sanction of water connections.

6.Election Law Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha, the purpose of the bill is to link Aadhaar number with voter list

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill-2021 , to prevent bogus voting and linking of voter list with Aadhaar number , was passed in the Lok Sabha amid heavy opposition from the opposition . In this, there is a provision to give four opportunities every year to the persons who have completed the age of 18 years to enroll their names in the voter list. In addition, the bill has provisions to make election legislation gender neutral for military voters and to enable the requirement of any premises for election purposes.

7.BCCI’s selection committee announces 17-man Indian squad for the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup 2022

The Board of Control for Cricket in India – BCCI ‘s All India Junior Selection Committee has announced a 17-member Indian squad for the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup 2022 . The 14th edition of the Under-19 World Cup will be held in West Indies from January 14 to February 5, 2022 . This edition will have 16 teams, divided into four groups. Team India has won four titles in 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018 and finished second in 2016 and 2020. Team India was in Group B along with South Africa, Ireland and Uganda. The Indian team will be led by Yash Dhal of Delhi . Earlier, his name was announced as the captain of Team India for the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup.

8.The first consignment of Air Defense System S-400 arrived in India

The first consignment of Russian- made powerful air defense system S-400 has reached India. During the recent visit of Russian President Putin to India, it was assured to supply it soon. Its second batch may also arrive next year. India will get a total of 5 such units . Given the threat from China and Pakistan , India was in great need of the S-400. This system has been deployed in the Punjab sector . From here it can deal with threats from both Pakistan and China. In October 2018, Russia and India signed a deal regarding the supply of S-400.

9.River festival 2021 begins

Nadi Utsav 2021 started on 16th December 2021 and will end on 23rd December 2021 . River Utsav 2021 is a pan India festival. It is being jointly organized by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Traditions, Ministry of Tourism and Nationwide Mission for Clean Ganga . The celebrations are organized under 4 chosen themes, namely cleanliness, nature and ecology, patriotism and devotion and spirituality . This year this function is being organized under the Amrit Mahotsav campaign of Azadi . The programs are being organized in 22 states and 170 districts in India. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) every year to strengthen public-river connectionRiver festival is celebrated by NMCG is the implementing arm of the National Ganga Council. It was established in 2016. It replaced the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NRGBA).

10.Gabriel Boric to be the next President of Chile

Gabriel Boric (Gabriel Boric) of Chile was elected as the next president. Gabriel won with 56 percent of the vote. Gabriel Boric Font is the elected President of Chile. He was a member of the Chamber of Deputies since March 2014, and represented Magallanes and the Antarctic District. In the 2013 general election, he was elected as an independent candidate. He was re-elected in 2017. In both elections, he received the most votes among all the candidates in the Magallanes region. For the 2021 general election, he won the Aprebo Dignidad presidential primary, with 60% of the popular vote. Thus, he became the presidential candidate for the Left Electoral Coalition.

11.Ansu Kim appointed MD of Hyundai Motor India Limited

Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) has appointed Unsoo Kim as the Managing Director (MD) of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) with effect from 1 January 2022 . He replaces Sean seob Kim (Seon Seob Kim – SS Kim) , which South Korea in Seoul will lead Global Operations Division of Hyundai headquarters. HMIL, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMC, is India’s first smart mobility solution provider and the number one car exporter in India.

12.Russia launches draft agreement with NATO on security measures

Russia presented a proposed draft agreement to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on safeguards for both sides. The document states that, Russia and NATO will not individually strengthen their security, including within the framework of military alliances of coalitions and international organizations, at the expense of the security of others. Both the parties should settle the disputes peacefully. They should exercise restraint in planning and practicing military to avoid dangerous situations. Russia and NATO member states will be prohibited from deploying military forces and weapons on the territory of any other country in Europe. NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance of 1 Eurasian country, 2 North American countries and 28 European countries. It implements the North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949. NATO includes a system of collective security, in which its independent member states agree to mutual defense against attack by any outside party. NATO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

13.Truecaller: India 4th most affected country by spam calls in 2021

According to the latest insights by CallerID, spam detection and blocking company, Truecaller , spam call rates in India are set to rise again in 2021 as sales and telemarketing calls are important , the country from 9th position in the global rankings has reached. The upward move is a direct result of a significant increase in sales and telemarketing calls, which account for about 93.5% of all spam calls in India. The report also revealed that one particular company, whose identity was not disclosed by Truecaller, was responsible for over 202 million spam calls in 2021, which translates to about 27,000 calls on an hourly basis. Top three countries in the world with maximum spam calls Brazil, Peru and UkraineWere. Interestingly, the US has dropped from second place in 2020 to 20th in 2021 due to stringent government regulations.

14.Mohit Jain elected new President of Indian Newspaper Society

The Economic Times (The Economic Times) The deluded Jain the year 2021-22 for the Indian Newspaper Society ( The Indian Newspaper Society has been elected president of). He is the L.A. of Health and Antiseptic. Adimoolam will be replaced. The 82nd Annual General Meeting of the Newspaper Society of India – an apex body of publishers of newspapers, magazines and periodicals in the country, was held through video conference. K Raja Prasad Reddy (Sakshi) was elected as the Vice President, Rakesh Sharma (Aaj Samaj) as the Vice President and Tanmay Maheshwari (Amar Ujala) as the Honorary Treasurer of the Society for 2021-22.

15.RBI allows SFBs as agency banks to conduct government business

The Reserve Bank of India , in consultation with the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, has decided to make Scheduled Payments Banks and Scheduled Small Finance Banks eligible to carry on government agency business . In May this year, RBI approved ‘Scheduled Private Sector Banks as Agency Banks of RBI’ to authorize scheduled private sector banks as agency banks of RBI to conduct government business (Central and/or State). Existing guidelines on ‘appointment of Thus, any payments bank or small finance bank which intends to carry on government agency business may be appointed as an agent of RBI only on execution of an agreement with RBI and in compliance with the regulatory framework laid down for those banks. can go.

16.ICICI Pru Life Insurance becomes first insurer to sign UNPRI on ESG issues

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance becomes the first Indian insurance company to sign the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI ) to demonstrate commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Went. To promote sustainability, IPRULIFE is integrating ESG factors into its investment management framework. UNPRI is an investor initiative in partnership with two UN bodies – the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative and the United Nations Global Compact.

17.Good Governance Week 2021

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is celebrating ‘ Good Governance Week 2021 ‘ on 20-25 December . The Good Governance Week is being organized in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development. It is being celebrated as a part of the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi. On this occasion the Good Governance Week portal will be launched and a booklet on the achievements of DARPG for 2 years will be released. On this occasion “ Administration towards the villageThe screening of the film will also be done. The Good Governance Week is being organized under the theme “Administration towards the village”. During the celebration of Good Governance Week, a nationwide campaign for redressal of public grievances and improvement in service delivery will also be organized in all the districts, states and union territories of India. More than 700 district collectors will participate in this campaign. They will visit Tehsil or Panchayat Samiti Headquarters for timely grievance redressal and improvement in service delivery.

18.20 December: International Human Solidarity Day

Every year on December 20 the International Human Solidarity Day ( International Human Solidarity Day is celebrated). To this day the UN General Assembly on December 22, 2005 the 60/209 resolution was passed. This day is celebrated in honor of unity in diversity. Through this day, various governments are reminded to respect international agreements. Through this day, efforts are made to spread awareness about unity. On this day, unity is promoted to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose of this day is to start a new initiative to eradicate poverty. every year on 19th AugustIt is celebrated as World Humanitarian Day .

19.British architect Richard Rogers died on Saturday

British architect Richard Rogers passed away. He was 88 years old. Rogers was known for designing many of the world’s most famous buildings, including the Pompidou Center in Paris. The Italian-born architect was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2007. Apart from this, he was honored with many awards in the field of architecture.