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Current Affairs 11th December 2021 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related govt exams, covering the top news, Major Issues, Top 10 Current News of the day, Important events in National Current News, and International Current News.

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National News

Bhasha Sangam mobile app launched with 22 languages

Union Minister of State for Education, Dr Subhas Sarkar has informed that the government is all set to launch Bhasha Sangam mobile app during a Parliament session.

  • The app will give users familiarity with common expressions of daily conversation in scheduled Indian languages.
  • The Bhasha Sangam mobile app will be available for both android and iOS platforms.

How to Learn Indian languages using Bhasha Sangam mobile app

  • The app will contain 100+ sentences, designed on different themes that allow people to learn basic conversation in 22 Indian languages, test themselves and generate online certificates.
  • The main purpose of this app is to foster the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat by enabling people in the country to learn the different languages of different states of India and come closer to their culture.

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Ministry of Power begins celebration of Energy Conservation Week

Ministry of Power is celebrating the Energy Conservation Week from 8th December 2021 to 14th December 2021 under “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” to recognize innovative energy efficiency technologies.

  • The Celebrations is being conducted by three major activities i.e. National Painting Competition for school children, the National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) for Industries and establishments and National Energy Efficiency Innovation Awards (NEEIA).

The week-long celebration will have various events: they are

  1. Virtual launch of Certificate Course on Home Energy Audit Program – 8th December
  2. Webinar on Technology Transfer for Decarbonization of Industry – 9th December
  3. National Workshop on Energy Efficiency in the Indian Residential Sector – 10th December
  4. National Workshop on the Role of Energy Efficient Appliances in Market transformation – 10th December
  5. National Workshop Event on Energy Efficiency Plans for the MSME Sector – 11th December
  6. Amrit Utsav Celebration for Designated Consumers under PAT Cycle II – Interaction with Dignitaries. – 13th December


  • This year, the themes for the competition are “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Energy Efficient India” and “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Cleaner Planet”. 

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Cabinet approves Ken-Betwa River Interlinking Project

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the funding and implementation of the Ken-Betwa inter-linking of rivers project with a total cost of Rs 44,605 crore. the project will have a deadline of eight years.

  • The Union Cabinet a headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

About Ken-Betwa link project

  • The total cost of the Ken-Betwa link project has been assessed at Rs.44,605 crore at 2020-21 price levels.
  • Cabinet also approves central support of Rs 39,317 crore for the project, covering grant of Rs 36,290 crore and loan of Rs 3,027 crores.
  • The water will be transferred from Ken to the Betwa river through the construction of the Daudhan Dam and a canal linking the two rivers under the Ken-Betwa link project.
  • It will also help in the annual irrigation of 10.62 lakh hectares.
  • Almost 62 lakhs will get a drinking water supply with the help of this project.
  • The project will also generate 103 MW of hydropower and 27 MW solar power.

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UP Cabinet approves Atma Nirbhar Krishak development scheme

The UP Cabinet has given its approval to a new scheme named “Atma Nirbhar Krishak Integrated Development Scheme”. the main purpose of the scheme is to boost the agriculture sector, and it will be implemented from the current financial year.

  • 1,475 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) will be created in the upcoming three years under the scheme.
  • The state govt of UP will spend Rs 1,220.92 crore for the mplementation of the scheme from the financial year 2021-22 to 2031-32.

Atma Nirbhar Krishak development scheme

  • Under the scheme, banks and financial institutions will provide Rs 1 lakh crore as loans to Primary Agricultural Credit Societies, Marketing Cooperative Societies, Self Help Groups, farmers, and joint liability groups.
  • The scheme will be funded via the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF).

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Business News

Microsoft Launches Cybersecurity Skilling Programme in India, to Train more than 1 Lakh Learners by 2022

Microsoft has launched a cybersecurity skilling programme. the main purpose of the cybersecurity skilling program is to skill over one lakh learners by 2022 as part of efforts to address the skills gap and empower India’s workforce for a career in digital security.

Cybersecurity skilling program

  • Microsoft will run the courses in collaboration with its strategic partners Cloud that, Koenig, RPS, and Synergetics Learning.
  • The courses will aim to help 25 million individuals learn new digital skills throughout the world.

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Sports News

Sanket Mahadev Sargar received gold in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021

Sanket Mahadev Sargar has received the gold medal in Men’s 55 kg snatch category at the ongoing Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021.

  • Sanket Mahadev has made a national record by lifting 113kg in the men’s 55kg snatch category.
  • Along with it, he has qualified for the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021:

  • Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021 is being conducted in Tashkent along with World Weightlifting Championships 2021 between 7th December 2021 and 17th December 2021.

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Space News

Indian-origin Anil Menon among NASA’s 10 new astronaut recruits

NASA has announced the 10 new astronauts to represent the US and work for NASA’s future missions. such astronauts were selected from over 12,000 applicants.

  • Indian-origin Anil Menon is also selected by NASA who will report for duty in January 2022 to complete two years of initial astronaut training.
  • NASA will launch the first human missions to the moon in more than 50 years.

Who is Anil Menon

  • He is born to Indian and Ukrainian parents and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • He is a lieutenant colonel in the US air force.
  • Menon was SpaceX’s first flight surgeon who helped to launch the company’s first humans to space during NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission and built a medical organisation to support the human system during future missions.
  • Anil Menon also has served as the crew flight surgeon for various expeditions on the International Space Station (ISS).
  • In 2014, he started as a Nasa flight surgeon and supported four long-duration crew members on ISS as the deputy crew surgeon for Soyuz missions Soyuz 39 and Soyuz 43 and prime crew surgeon for Soyuz 52.

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Banking News

SBI signs an MoU with Kendriya Sainik Board

State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kendriya Sainik Board in order to support and educate the children of war veterans, ex-servicemen, and war widows.

  • As per the MoU, the bank will offer a grant of ₹1,000 per month to 8,333 war veterans’ children.
  • Apart from this, SBI bank has contributed ₹10 crores to the Armed Forces Flag Day (It is celebrated on December 7 every year) Fund.

About State Bank of India (SBI)

  • SBI Founded: 1 July 1955;
  • SBI Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • SBI Chairman: Dinesh Kumar Khara.

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Paytm Payments Bank receives scheduled bank status from RBI

Paytm Payments Bank has received the scheduled bank status from the Reserve Bank of India on December 9, 2021. the bank is now included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. with the approval, will help it to bring more financial services and products.

  • Paytm Payments Bank has 33.3 crore Paytm Wallets and allows its users to make payments at over 87,000 online merchants and 2.11 crore in-store merchants.

What is the scheduled bank status

  • RBI scheduled bank status allows banks to explore new business opportunities.
  • After RBI approval, the bank will be able to explore new business opportunities, including participation in government and other large corporations issued requests for proposals, primary auctions, fixed-rate and variable rate repos, and reverse repos.

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Books News

At Home In The Universe autobiography by Bala Krishna Madhur

R.C. Sinha, IAS (Rtd), advisor to the Ministry of Road Development in Mumbai, Maharashtra has released an autobiography titled ‘At Home In The Universe’. the autobiography is authored by Bala Krishna Madhur.

  • The book highlights the the autobiography of B K Madhur who is a former Chief Executive Officer at DHFL Property Services Ltd, and one of the key personalities in establishing Dewan Housing.
  • The book also covers an inside view into the policy environment in the 1980s and 1990s in the Housing Finance Sector.
  • It also marks the early life hardships, experiences and life lessons of Bala Krishna Madhur.

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Defence News

India Successfully Test-Fires Air Version Of BrahMos Supersonic Missile

DRDO has successfully test-fired the air version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. the test was conducted from the integrated test range of Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.

  • the air version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was test-fired from supersonic fighter aircraft Sukhoi 30 MK-I.
  • BrahMos Supersonic Missile is a joint venture between DRDO (India) and NPOM (Russia) for the development, production and marketing.
  • Now, Indian Armed Forces have received this offensive missile weapon system and will help in boosting the capability of Indian Navy as well.

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Obituary News

SII executive director Dr Suresh Jadhav dies at 72

One of the executive directors of Serum Institute of India Dr Suresh Jadhav has passed away at the age of 72 due to renal failure and related complications. he was admitted to Sahyadri Hospital.

  • Dr Suresh Jadhav played a role in the development of the Covishield vaccine.
  • he had been part of several national and international bodies and organisations.

About Dr Suresh Jadhav

  • He began his career with a research fellowship at CSIR.
  • he served as President of Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN) from 2004 to 2008.
  • He also worked for the Serum Institute of India on the GAVI board.
  • in 1992, he became the Executive Director of the Serum Institute of India.

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Important Days

Human Rights Day 2021

Every year, Human Rights Day is observed on 10th December across the world to honour the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

  • The main purpose of this day is to encourage countries to create equal opportunities for everyone and address the issues of inequality, exclusion and discrimination.
  • The theme for Human Rights Day 2021 is “Equality – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights“.

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