Current Affairs 21 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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PM Modi lays foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Uttar Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the 594-km long Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on 18th December 2021.
- The 594-km Ganga Expressway will go through Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj districts of the state.
- It will be the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh and will connect the western and eastern regions of the state.
About 594-km Ganga Expressway
- It will be a six-lane expressway and can be expanded to eight lanes.
- The Govt will spend over ₹ 36,230 crores on the 594-km Ganga Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district.
- It will create a big boost to the socio-economic development of the region.
Tamil Nadu declared ‘Tamil Thaai Vaazhthu’ as a state song
The state govt of Tamil Nadu announced ‘Tamil Thaai Vaazhthu,’ an invocation sung in praise of Mother Tamil, as the state anthem.
- Chief Minister M K Stalin has said a Government Order to this effect has been issued, mandating that all barring the differently-abled persons should remain standing when the 55-second long song is sung.
Haryana govt launches ‘Khel Nursery scheme 2022-23’ to promote sports
Haryana’s Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Sandeep Singh has launched ‘Khel Nursery Scheme 2022-23’. the main aim of the ‘Khel Nursery Scheme 2022-23’ is to promote sports and to develop new sports talents in the state.
Khel Nursery Scheme 2022-23
- ‘Khel Nursery Scheme 2022-23’ was started to build sports nurseries in government, private educational institutions, and private sports institutes in order to develop sports in the state.
- The govt will establish sports nurseries in government, private educational institutions, and private sports institutions under the scheme.
- The applications will be accepted until January 20th, 2022.
“The Monk Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh” book by Shantanu Gupta
A new book titled “The Monk Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh: How Yogi Aditynath Changed UP Waala Bhaiya’ has been released. the book was authored by Shantanu Gupta.
- The book highlights how Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has transformed the state in various aspects such as law and order, connectivity, education, health infrastructure, and overall growth.
- it also covers the journey of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, from being born in Uttarakhand and how he became a Nath Panthi saint, to CM of Uttar Pradesh.
List of Books by Shantanu Gupta
- “BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY: Past, Present and Future: Story of the World’s Largest Political Party” (2019)
- “The Monk Who Became Chief Minister” (2017).
Avani Lekhara won the ‘Best Female Debut’ honour at the 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards
Indian shooter Avani Lekhara has won the Best Female Debut” honour at the 2021 Paralympic Awards for her record-breaking gold medal at the Tokyo Games on 16 December 2021.
- The International Paralympic Committee announced the awards.
- Avani Lekhara has become the Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals in a single edition of the Paralympic Games and created history by winning India’s first Gold medal in Shooting.
- Along with it, she has received a bronze in the 50m Rifle Three Positions Standing SH 1 event.
Unsoo Kim appointed as MD of Hyundai Motor India Limited
Hyundai Motor Company has announced to appoint Unsoo Kim as the Managing Director (MD) of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL). Unsoo Kim will assume the charge from 1st January 2022.
- He will take place of Seon Seob Kim (SS Kim) who will lead the Global Operations Division in Hyundai headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
- SS Kim has served the company in India since November 2018.
About Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL)
- HMIL is India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and is also the number one car exporter in India.
- It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMC.
- The Headquarters of Hyundai Motor Company is located in Seoul, South Korea.
Mohit Jain appointed As New President Of Indian Newspaper Society
Mohit Jain of The Economic Times has been appointed as President of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2021-22 and will replace L. Adimoolam of Health & The Antiseptic.
- The decision of his appointment was approved during the 82nd Annual General Meeting of the Indian Newspaper Society – an apex body of Publishers of Newspapers, Magazines & Periodicals.
- the meeting was conducted through Video Conference.
- K. Raja Prasad Reddy (Sakshi) was elected the deputy president,
- Rakesh Sharma (Aaj Samaj) was the vice-president.
- Tanmay Maheshwari (Amar Ujala) was elected the honorary treasurer of the Society for 2021-22.
ICICI Pru Life Insurance signed UNPRI on ESG issues, becomes first insurer
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has signed United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in order to demonstrate its commitment towards Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. with this, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has become the first Indian insurance company.
- ICICI Prudential Life Insurance is integrating ESG factors into its investment management framework.
- The Company will ensure the business operates in a responsible and sustainable manner, benefitting the environment, society and investors.
India 4th most affected country by spam calls in 2021: Truecaller
As per the report by caller-identification application Truecaller, India has ranked 4th spot in a list of countries that received the most number of spam calls from 9th spot.
- As per the report, Brazil has topped in terms of maximum spam based calls in the world and followed by Peru and Ukraine got 2nd and 3rd spot respectively.
- however, the USA has improved their rank from 2nd place in 2020 to 20th in 2021 due to stringent government regulations.
Do Not Call Registry (NDNC)
- India launched a national Do Not Call Registry (NDNC) where Indians can send a message to 1909 to register their mobile numbers onto the list.
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