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23rd December Daily Current Affairs 2021: Today GK Updates for Bank Exam

Here is the Daily GK Update of 23rd December 2021 covering the following news headlines: WADA report, NITI Aayog, BWF World Championships 2021, UN Women’s Award, Indian National Farmer’s Day, T-Setu.

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 23rd 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.

States News

1. Jharkhand Assembly passes Bill to prevent mob violence, lynching

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  • Jharkhand Assembly has passed the Prevention of Mob Violence and Mob Lynching Bill, 2021, which aims at providing “effective protection” of constitutional rights and the prevention of mob violence in the state.
  • After including one amendment, the Bill was passed and sent to the Governor for his assent. Once notified, Jharkhand will become the fourth state to bring in such a law after West Bengal, Rajasthan and Manipur.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Jharkhand: Hemant Soren; Governor: Ramesh Bais.

2. Odisha CM inaugurated Odisha’s longest bridge ‘T-Setu’ in Cuttack

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  • Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated the state’s longest bridge, ‘T-Setu’, built over the Mahanadi River in Cuttack District, Odisha. The bridge in the shape of the English alphabet ‘T’ was constructed at a cost of Rs 111 crore.
  • The 4-km-long bridge connecting Gopinathpur in Badamba, Baideswar in Banki to Singhanath Pitha in Cuttack, will cut the distance between Badamba and Banki Baideshwar by almost 45 km.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Odisha Capital: Bhubaneswar;
  • Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal;
  • Odisha Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik.

Agreements News

3. NPCI partners with Udemy Business to encourage skill employees

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  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has signed a partnership agreement with Udemy Business, to encourage innovative learning and skill development for employees of NPCI.
  • The 3-year partnership with Udemy Business will offer courses on in-demand skills such as tech, domain, behavioural, and leadership skills to all NPCI employees.
  • Through the mission ‘Talent Development for All’ of NPCI, it provides capacity-building programmes in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), etc.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • National Payments Corporation of India Founded: 2008;
  • National Payments Corporation of India Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • National Payments Corporation of India MD & CEO: Dilip Asbe.

4. NITI Aayog tie-up with UN WFP to diversify food basket

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  • NITI Aayog has signed a Statement of Intent with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The partnership focuses on mainstreaming millets and supporting India in taking lead globally in knowledge exchange using the opportunity of 2023 as an International Year of Millets. The government of India observed 2018 as a year of millets.
  • The partnership between NITI Aayog and UN WEP focuses to mainstream the millets and supporting India in taking a lead internationally in knowledge exchange amid the recognition of 2023 as an International Year of Millets.
  • This partnership also aims to build resilient livelihoods for small farmers and adaptation capacities towards climate change as well as transforming food systems.
  • The Statement of Intent focuses on strategic and technical collaboration between both parties, in order to strengthen climate-resilient agriculture for enhanced food & nutrition security across India.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • NITI Aayog Formed: 1 January 2015;
  • NITI Aayog Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • NITI Aayog Chairperson: Narendra Modi;
  • NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson: Rajiv Kumar;
  • NITI Aayog CEO: Amitabh Kant;
  • United Nations World Food Programme Founded: 1961;
  • United Nations World Food Programme Headquarters: Rome, Italy;
  • United Nations World Food Programme Executive Director: David Beasley.

Defence News

5. India successfully tests ‘Pralay’ missile off Odisha coast

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  • India successfully conducted the maiden flight test of the indigenously-developed, surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’ off the Odisha coast. The solid-fuel, battlefield missile developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation is based on Prithvi Defence Vehicle from the Indian ballistic missile programme. The missile, launched from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island.
  • The new missile followed the desired quasi ballistic trajectory and reached the designated target with high degree accuracy, validating the control, guidance and mission algorithms. With a range of 150 to 500 km, ‘Pralay’ is powered with the solid propellant rocket motor and other new technologies. The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation and integrated avionics.

Business News

6. IOCL acquired 4.93% stake in Indian Gas Exchange

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  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has announced that it has acquired a 4.93 per cent equity share in Indian Gas Exchange Limited – the country’s first automated national level gas exchange.
  • The Board of Indian Oil at its meeting held on 20 December 2021 has accorded approval for the acquisition of 36,93,750 equity shares of the face value of Rs. 10/- each equivalent to 4.93 per cent of the share capital in Indian Gas Exchange Limited (IGX).
  • The acquisition of an equity stake in IGX is a strategic opportunity for the country’s top oil refiner to become part of India’s natural gas market. IGX is a subsidiary of the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX).
  • Indian Gas Exchange is the country’s first automated national level gas exchange, that ensures transparent price discovery in natural gas and facilitates the growth of natural gas in India’s energy basket.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited Chairperson: Shrikant Madhav Vaidya;
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited Founded: 30 June 1959.

7. Mastercard and Google Pay tie-up for tokenisation for card-based payments

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  • Mastercard and Google announced a tokenization method that enables Google Pay users to safely transact using their Mastercard credit cards and debit cards.
  • With this collaboration, Google Pay Android users can scan and pay across all Bharat QR-enabled merchants, tap-and-pay, and make in-app transactions through their Mastercard debit and credit card.
  • For a convenient registration, users will have to do a one-time setup by entering their card details and their OTP to add their card on the Google Pay app.
  • Mastercard said this initiative is an extension of Mastercard’s long-standing collaboration with Google and will go a long way towards enabling India’s digital economy.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Mastercard Founded: 16 December 1966;
  • Mastercard Headquarters: New York, United States;
  • Mastercard CEO: Michael Miebach;
  • Mastercard Executive Chairman: Ajay Banga.

8. Wipro to acquire Edgile in USD 230-million deal

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  • Wipro has signed an agreement to acquire Edgile, a transformational cyber security consulting provider, for $230 million. Founded in 2001, Edgile is recognised by security and risk leaders for its business-aligned cyber security capability, deep understanding of the changing regulatory environment and enabling cloud transformations that help secure the modern enterprise. It has an onsite workforce of 182 employees.
  • Together, Wipro and Edgile will develop Wipro CyberTransform, an integrated suite that will help enterprises enhance boardroom governance of cyber security risk, invest in robust cyber strategies, and reap the value of practical security in action.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Wipro Limited: Rishad Premji.
  • Wipro Headquarters: Bengaluru;
  • Wipro MD and CEO: Thierry Delaporte.

Banking News

9. State Bank of India acquired minority stake in JSW Cement for INR 100 crore

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  • State Bank of India(SBI) acquired a minority stake (less than 50 per cent) in JSW Cement Limited for an investment of INR 100 crore through Compulsory Convertible Preference Shares (CCPS).
  • The SBI is working as a strategic investor at JSW Cement and has invested in the company through CCPS. The conversion of such CCPS into common equity of the company will be linked to the JSW Cement’s business performance and valuation at the time of the proposed initial public offering.
  • The SBI transaction with JSW Cement comes close on the heels of the Rs 1,500 crore investments made by two global private equity investors, Apollo Global Management Inc. (through its investment entity in Singapore) and Synergy Metals Investments Holding Ltd earlier this year.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

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

10. Bank of Baroda grabbed top spot in Digital Payments

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  • Bank of Baroda has announced it has won the #1 position in overall digital transactions amongst large banks for FY20-21. The bank showed the exceptional growth of digital payment transactions achievement and was felicitated by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India at the Digital Payments Utsav.
  • To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Independence of India, MeitY is celebrating “Digital Payments Utsav”. As a part of the celebration, the Bank of Baroda has been conferred with 5 DigiDhan awards for FY 2019-20 & 2020-21 in various categories. BoB has been conferred with five DigiDhan awards for FY 2019-20 & 2020-21 in various categories.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Bank of Baroda Founded: 20 July 1908;
  • Bank of Baroda Headquarters: Vadodara, Gujarat;
  • Bank of Baroda Managing Director & CEO: Sanjiv Chadha;
  • Bank of Baroda Tagline: India’s International Bank;
  • Bank of Baroda Amalgamated Banks: Dena Bank & Vijaya Bank in 2019.

Economy News

11. Advance tax collection rises 54% to Rs 4.60 lakh crore

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  • According to the finance ministry, advance tax collection increased by 53.50 per cent to Rs 4.60 lakh crore so far this fiscal year, indicating a recovery in the economy.
  • Direct tax collections for 2021-22, as of December 16, show that net collections are at Rs 9.45 lakh crore compared to Rs 5.88 lakh crore over the year-ago period, representing an increase of 60.8 per cent.
  • The cumulative advance tax collections for the primary, second and third quarter of 2021-22 stand at Rs 4,59,917.1 crore as on December 16, 2021, towards advance tax collections of Rs 2,99,620.5 crore for the corresponding interval of 2020-21, displaying a development of about 53.5 per cent.

Awards News

12. Divya Hegde won UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment 2021

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  • Divya Hegde, an Indian Climate Action Entrepreneur from Udupi, Karnataka, has won UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment at the 2021 Regional Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards Ceremony.
  • She has been recognized for her sustained efforts in advancing gender equality through climate action efforts with her organization, Baeru Environmental Services.

Other Winners:

  • Youth Leadership: Pallavi Sherring
  • Gender-inclusive Workplace: Natwaste Group
  • Gender-Responsive Marketplace: Dharma Life
  • Community Engagement & Partnerships: The Very Group
  • Transparency & Reporting: Biocon Ltd India
  • SME Champions: Namita Vikas

Ranks and Reports News

13. WADA report: India among world’s top three dope violators country

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  • India is among the world’s top three dope violators country in the world. Indian athletes were involved 152 times in dope-related activities in the year 2019.
  • The report has revealed the latest report published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), which has put India into the top-three of the world’s biggest violators behind Russia (167) and Italy (157). Brazil (78) is at fourth and Iran (70) fifth positions.
  • In 2019, 152 (17 per cent of the world total) Anti-doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) were reported in India. The maximum dope offenders are from bodybuilding followed by weightlifting (25), athletics (20), wrestling (10), and boxing.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Anti-Doping Agency Headquarters: Montreal, Canada;
  • World Anti-Doping Agency President: Craig Reedie;
  • World Anti-Doping Agency Founded: 10 November 1999.

Sports News

14. BWF World Championships 2021: Loh Kean Yew won Men’s singles

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  • The 2021 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World championship (officially known as the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021), an annual tournament was held between 12th December 2021 and 19th December 2021 in Huelva, Spain.
  • Loh Kean Yew of Singapore won the Men’s Singles title and Akane Yamaguchi of Japan won the Women’s Singles title of BWF World Championship 2021.

Winners of BWF World Championship 2021:

Category Winner Runner
Men’s Singles Loh Kean Yew (Singapore) Srikanth Kidambi (India)
Women’s Singles Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) Tai – Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei)
Men’s Doubles Takuro Hoki & Yugo Kobayashi (Japan) He Jiting & Tan Qiang (China)
Women’s Doubles Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan (China) Lee So-hee & Shin Seung-Chan (South Korea)
Mixed Doubles Dechapol Puavaranukroh & Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Thailand) Yuta Watanabe & Arisa Higashino (Japan)

Books and Authors News

15. Tusshar Kapoor released his debut book ‘Bachelor Dad’

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  • Tusshar Kapoor has written his first book titled ‘Bachelor Dad’. The actor became a single father to son Laksshya Kapoor via surrogacy in 2016. He has shared his journey of being a single father in the new book.
  • The actor has shared his journey of the ‘slightly unconventional road to fatherhood’ in his debut book, Bachelor Dad. On the cover of the book, he can be seen carrying his son.

Important Days

16. Indian National Farmer’s Day : 23 December

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  • Kisan Diwas or National Farmers’ Day is celebrated across the nation on December 23 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the fifth Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh.
  • He brought farmer-friendly policies and worked towards the welfare of the farmers. He was the fifth Prime Minister of India and served the country as Prime Minister from 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980.
  • In 2001, the government of India declared December 23, the day Chaudhary Charan Singh was born, to be celebrated as National Farmers’ Day and for all the right reasons. Chaudhary Charan Singh breathed his last on January 14, 1980.

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