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Today Top Current Affairs 16 December 2021

Current Affairs 16th 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

PM Modi inaugurates the Saryu Nahar National Project in Balrampur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Saryu Nahar National Project in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh to realise the vision for farmer welfare and empowerment.

  • During the project inauguration programme, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya were also present.

Saryu Canal National Project

  • The Saryu Canal National Project will help in providing assured water for irrigation to over 14 lakh hectares of land.
  • About 29 lakh farmers will get benefits through this project, mainly in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
  • The govt has spent a cost of over ₹9,800 crores and more than ₹4,600 crores was provisioned in the last 4 years.
  • The Saryu canal project has played a role in interlinking of five rivers — Ghaghara, Saryu, Rapti, Banganga and Rohini and it will ensure optimum usage of water resources of the region.

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Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana: Maharashtra tops

Maharashtra has ranked first in the list of states with a maximum number of beneficiaries under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana. followed by Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh has ranked at 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place respectively.

  • Nagaland stood at the bottom with just 43 beneficiaries and Arunachal Pradesh had 59 beneficiaries

Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY)

2.Tamil Nadu5,35,615
3.Gujarat 4,44,741
4.Karnataka 3,07,164
5.Uttar Pradesh0.27 million

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State News

Delhi Police launches e-learning platform “Unnati” to skill school dropouts

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana has launched an e-learning initiative named ‘Unnati’ at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Auditorium under the Delhi Police’s flagship scheme ‘YUVA’.

  • ‘Unnati’ e-learning platform aims to help educate youths and impart skill training to school dropouts from the weaker sections of society.

About the Unnati: 

  • Unnati is an e-learning and certification initiative that will inspire youngsters to enrol and choose the programme of their choice.
  • The ‘Unnati’ portal is very simple and Anyone can learn from anywhere using a laptop, desktop, tablet or simply a mobile phone.

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Centre grants Mithila Makhana GI tag

The Central ministry of commerce has approved the plea to rename Bihar Makhana as Mithila Makhana. the centre also suggested further amendments in the brand logo to better reflect its origins apart from identifying and protecting the product’s Geographical Indications (GI) rights.

What is geographical indication (GI)

  • GI is a name or sign that is used on certain products which correspond to a specific geographical location or origin. The tag protects such products under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.

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International News

Time magazine’s 2021 “Person of the Year” is Elon Musk

Time magazine has named Tesla CEO Elon Musk as its Person of the Year for 2021. Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla. his US-based electric-vehicle startup Tesla became a $1 trillion company as Musk became the world’s richest person with an estimated net worth of US $255 billion.

  • Elon Musk is also the founder and CEO of rocket company SpaceX.
  • Time magazine named US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as the Person of the Year for 2020.

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Business News

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance launches ‘#Care4Hockey’ Campaign

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has launched its ‘#Care4Hockey’ Campaign in partnership with Indian Women’s Hockey Team Captain and Padma Shri (2020) Rani Rampal.

  • Care4Hockey’ campaign aims to elevate field Hockey’s recognition and to showcase how supporting a person to attain their goals can enable them to make a difference in society.

‘#Care4Hockey’ campaign:

  • ‘#Care4Hockey’ campaign will support the development of Hockey in India from the grass-root level.
  • Rani Rampal will inspire a generation of women who dare to achieve their dreams by defying all odds.

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Sports News

BCCI forms committee for differently-abled cricketers

The BCCI has made a new committee for the differently-abled cricketers of the country. it will help in promoting cricket among physically challenged, deaf, blind and wheelchair participants.

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Banking News

Bank of Baroda launches bob World Wave

Bank of Baroda (BOB) has launched bob World Wave in collaboration with the National Payments Corporations of India (NPCI). bob World Wave is a wearable line of products for payments, integrated with a complete health ecosystem.

  • Customers will be able to monitor Sp02, body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure with the help of a bob World Wave wearable device.
  • The bank has decided to offer an exclusive 3-months free wellness package along with a personal health coach, doctor teleconsultation and interactive video coaching.
  • It will offer a contactless payment of up to ₹5,000 in all NFC enabled PoS devices and can make a contactless payment above ₹5,000 using a PIN.

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LIC launches Dhan Rekha plan savings life insurance plan

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has launched a new plan named Dhan Rekha. Dhan Rekha plan is a non -linked, non-participating, individual savings life insurance plan.

  • It includes special premium rates for female lives and is allowed to third gender and all benefits under the plan are fully guaranteed.

Dhan Rekha plan savings life insurance plan

  • It will accrue Guaranteed additions at the end of each policy year starting from the 6th policy year to the end of the policy term provided the policy is in force.
  • minimum sum assured – Rs 2 lakh
  • maximum sum assured – Not Limit
  • Dhan Rekha Term – 90 days to 8 years
  • Age – 35 years to 55 years

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DBS Bank India clinches two awards at ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021

DBS Bank India has received two awards for the ‘DBS Rapid (Real-time API)’ solution in the ‘Innovative API/Open Banking model’ category and ‘for ‘Intelligent Banking’ in the ‘Best Digital Customer Experience initiative’ category at the ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021.


  • ‘DBS Rapid (Real-time API)’ – solution in the ‘Innovative API/Open Banking model’ category
  • ‘Intelligent Banking’ in the ‘Best Digital Customer Experience initiative’ category.

About DBS Bank India

  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • MD & CEO: Surojit Shome.

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