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21st December Daily Current Affairs 2021: Today GK Updates for Bank Exam

Here is the Daily GK Update of 21st December 2021 covering the following news headlines: Good Governance Week 2021, LogiXtics, Nagaland, Rishabh Pant, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021, Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that is held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 21st December 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

Top 16 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Here is providing below the top 16 important Daily General Knowledge GK 2021 updates with national & international news.

International News

1. Karl Nehammer sworn in as Chancellor of Austria

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  • Karl Nehammer was sworn in as new Austria’s chancellor by Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria in a ceremony in Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria. He is succeeding the career diplomat Alexander Schallenberg who took charge as chancellor in October 2021.
  • He is the 3rd person to hold the role of Austria’s Chancellor in the last two months. Nehammer, from the ruling conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), was formerly the country’s interior minister.
  • The Vienna-born Nehammer worked in the army for several years. He then started working as a communications adviser before becoming a politician in 2017. He was made interior minister in January 2020. While he was in office, Austria experienced its first Islamist terrorist attack, in which four people were killed last November.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Austria Capital: Vienna;
  • Austria Currency: Euro;
  • Austria President: Alexander Van der Bellen.

States News

2. Haryana launches new Integrated Command and Control Center in Karnal

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  • Haryana chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar has opened the new Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) under the Karnal Smart City project.
  • The new Command and Control Center will enable the functioning of advanced systems such as adaptive traffic control, automatic number plate recognition, detection of red-light violation and speed violation.
  • With the inauguration of ICCC, a slew of smart traffic management systems in the city went alive. Over 500 CCTV cameras at various locations now enable the functioning of advanced systems such as adaptive traffic control, automatic number plate recognition, detection of red-light violation and speed violation.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Haryana Capital: Chandigarh;
  • Haryana Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya;
  • Haryana Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar.

3. Nagaland creates 3 new districts Niuland, Tseminyu, Chumukedima

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  • Nagaland government has announced the creation of three new districts, namely Tseminyu, Niuland and Chumoukedima. This comes less than a year after the 12th district of the state—Noklak—was inaugurated.
  • With the addition of the three new districts, Nagaland will now have 15 districts. While the Tseminyu sub-division in Kohima district has been upgraded to a district, Niuland and Chumukedima have been carved out of Dimapur district.
  • Though there were demands from at least 11 tribes for the creation of new districts, the Cabinet could consider only three of them as some districts are inhabited by only one tribe and those cannot be divided.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio; Governor of Nagaland: Jagdish Mukhi.

4. Rishabh Pant named as Uttarakhand’s brand ambassador

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  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced that Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the state.
  • The 24-year Pant, who was rested for the New Zealand Tests, is currently in South Africa as the Indian Team is all set to face Proteas in the three-match Test series, starting December 26.
  • Rishabh Rajendra Pant is an Indian cricketer who plays as a middle-order wicket-keeper batsman for India, Delhi, and the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. In December 2015, he was named in India’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Uttarakhand Capitals: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer);
  • Uttarakhand Governor:  Lt Gen Gurmit Singh;
  • Uttarakhand Chief minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami.

Agreements News

5. GACL, GAIL team up to establish bioethanol plant in Gujarat

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  • Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) and GAIL (India) Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up a bioethanol plant with a production capacity of 500-kilo litre per day (KLD) in Gujarat.
  • This MoU was signed on the lines of the roadmap launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for 20% Ethanol Blending in Petrol by 2025 in order to reduce the import of crude oil.
  • The estimated project cost is Rs. 1,000 crores and it is expected to generate annual revenue of approximately Rs. 1500 crores. An estimated savings of USD 70 million per year in Foreign Exchange is also expected through this project.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • GAIL (India) Limited Founded: August 1984;
  • GAIL (India) Limited Headquarters: New Delhi, Delhi;
  • GAIL (India) Limited CMD: Manoj Jain.

Economy News

6. India registers highest-ever annual FDI inflow of 81.97 bn dollars in 2020-21

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  • India has registered the highest ever annual Foreign Direct Investment inflow of $ 81.97 bn in 2020-21. FDI inflows in the last seven financial years is over $ 440 bn, which is nearly 58 % of the total FDI inflow in the last 21 financial years.
  • The top five countries from where FDI Equity Inflows were received during 2014-2021 are Singapore, Mauritius, USA, Netherland & Japan.

Awards News

7. Emma Raducanu wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021

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  • Tennis star Emma Raducanu is the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year for 2021. She beat Tom Daley(diver) and Adam Peaty (swimmer) into second and third place, while England’s men’s footballers were named team of the year and Gareth Southgate the coach, as a triumphant period for British sport across the board was commemorated at a ceremony in Salford. Tom Daley won gold for the first time at his fourth Olympics in Tokyo.

Other award winners at Sports Personality 2021:

Categories Winners
Helen Rollason Award  Jen Beattie
Coach of the Year Gareth Southgate
Team of the Year England men’s football team
World Sport Star Rachael Blackmore
Lifetime Achievement Simone Biles
Unsung Hero Sam Barlow
Young Sports Personality of the Year Sky Brown

8. SAIL honoured Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021

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  • Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), under the Ministry of Steel, has been awarded with the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021 for successive three years.
  • The Award is given to organizations for significant achievements in Environment Management by Environment Foundation (WEF) since 1998.
  • The company’s environmental protections measures are focused on adopting various environmental measures including, upgrading of pollution control facilities, water conservation efforts with the aim to achieve Zero Liquid Discharge, efficient handling of different solid wastes (viz. process waste, hazardous waste, canteen/township waste), carbon sequestration through afforestation, eco-restoration of the mined-out area and etc.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • SAIL Founded: 19 January 1954;
  • SAIL Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • SAIL CEO: Soma Mondal.

Summits and Conferences News

9. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade launches LogiXtics

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  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has launched the Unified Logistics Interface Platform’s (ULIP) hackathon – ‘LogiXtics’ to crowdsource more ideas that will benefit the logistics industry.
  • The Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) Hackathon – LogiXtics is being organised by NITI Aayog and Atal Innovation Mission.
  • It is supported by National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) and NICDC Logistics Data Bank Services Limited (NLDSL).
  • ULIP has been designed to enhance efficiency and reduce logistics costs in India by creating a transparent platform that can provide real-time information to all stakeholders.
  • The cost of logistics in India is about 14% which is higher than in other countries in the world. National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) was mandated by NITI Aayog in January 2021 to develop ULIP.

Sports News

10. India won 16 medals in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2021

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  • India concluded the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021 with 16 medals – 4 Gold, 7 Silver, and 5 Bronze, held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  • Bindyarani Devi was India’s only medallist at the World Weightlifting Championships 2021, that was also held parallelly at Tashkent.

India’s Medal Winners:

Gold medal

  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg) (Men)
  • Achinta Sheuli (73kg) (Men)
  • Ajay Singh (81kg) (Men)
  • Purnima Pandey (+87kg) (Women)

Silver medal

  • Guru Raja (61kg) (Men)
  • Lovepreet Singh (109kg) (Men)
  • Jhili Dalabehera (49kg) (Women)
  • S Bindyarani Devi (55kg) (Women)
  • Hazarika Popy (59kg) (Women)
  • Harjinder Kaur (71kg) (Women)
  • Punam Yadav (76kg) (Women)

Bronze medal

  • Vikas Thakur (96kg) (Men)
  • Gurdeep Singh (+109kg) (Men)
  • Lalchhanhimi (71kg) (Women)
  • R Arockiya Alish (76kg) (Women)
  • Anuradha Pavunraj (87kg) (Women)

11. BWF World badminton championship : K Srikanth won silver

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  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian man to win a silver medal at BWF World Championships. In the final, Kidambi was defeated by Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew by 21-15, 22-20.
  • This was the first time that a men’s player from Singapore won gold at BWF World Championships. The badminton tournament was held from December 12 to 19, 2021 in Huelva, Spain.
  • 2021 BWF World Championships is officially known as “TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021” for sponsorship purpose. The badminton tournament was held from December 12 to 19, 2021 in Huelva, Spain. Huelva was awarded this event in November 2018, when the announcement was made for 18 major badminton event hosts from 2019 to 2025.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934;
  • Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  • Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen.

Books and Authors

12. A book titled “India’s Ancient Legacy of Wellness” by Dr Rekha Chaudhari

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  • A book titled “India’s Ancient Legacy of Wellness” authored by Dr Rekha Chaudhari was launched in the presence of the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari. It was launched on the occasion of the World Digital Day (WDD) celebration.
  • The book highlights how important it is for human beings to be close to nature which helps to revive and recharge to do productive work.

Important Days

13. Good Governance Week 2021: 20-25 December

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  • Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has inaugurated the Good Governance Week campaign themed “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur” aimed at showcasing and replicating the best governance practices to the grassroots level.
  • Good Governance Week is being celebrated on 20-25 December as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration. During the week-long event, over 700 Districts Collectors will visit Tehsil and Panchayat Samiti Headquarters in order to provide timely grievance redressal and improve service delivery.
  • It is being celebrated by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in collaboration with various other ministries and departments.

Obituaries News

14. Former SC Judge Justice GT Nanavati Who Headed ‘2002 Godhra Riots’ passes away

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  • Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Girish Thakorlal Nanavati who headed two inquiry commissions formed to probe into the 2002 Godhra Riots & 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots, passed away.
  • Justice Girish Thakorlal Nanavati was 86. He was elevated as the Judge of the Supreme Court of India with effect in March 1995 and he retired as an SC Judge in February 2000.

15. Former Union Minister R L Jalappa passes away

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  • A veteran leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and the former Union Minister of Textiles, RL Jalappa has passed away. RL Jalappa was founder and Chairman of Devaraj Urs Medical College in Kolar and RL Jalappa Institute of Technology, Doddaballapur.
  • In 1979 he quit Congress to form the Karnataka Kranti Ranga with former Chief Minister D Devaraj Urs and he again joined congress in 1998.

Miscellaneous News

16. International Arbitration and Mediation Centre inaugurated in Telangana

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  • Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice NV Ramana, and Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao has inaugurated India’s First International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (IAMC) at Phoenix VK Tower at Nanakramguda, Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Those who empanel the centre include internationally acclaimed arbitrators and mediators from countries such as Singapore and the UK.
  • IAMC has been established to quickly resolve the issues that arise due to the Lack of sufficient judges. IAMC will settle commercial disputes and it will also look into the disputes of ordinary people.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Telangana Capital: Hyderabad;
  • Telangana Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan;
  • Telangana Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao.

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