Current Affairs December 8-14, 2021

Social Democrat Olaf Scholz to be sworn in as new Chancellor of Germany.

Eminent  Assamese Poet Nilmani Phookan Jr. and Konkani Novelist Damodar Mauzo have become the winners of the 56th and 57th Jnanpith Award for their outstanding contribution to Literature.

DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) successfully test fires short range surface to air missiles for the Indian Navy. It will enhance the defence capability of the Indian Naval Ships against aerial threats.

The US State Department of State has named 12 new Anti-corruption Champions who have demonstrated leadership, courage and impact in preventing, exposing, and combating corruption. Here is the list of 12 new Anti-corruption Champions.

  • Dorothy Bradley – Belize
  • Nikolay Staykov – Bulgaria
  • Alexandra Attalides – Cyprus
  • Carlos Giovanni Ruano Pineda- Guatemala
  • Gabriela Alejandra Castellanos – Honduras
  • Jamiliya Maricheva – Kazakhstan
  • Juris Juriss – Latvia
  • Riad Kobeissi – Lebanon
  • Martha Chizuma – Malawi
  • Denise Namburete – Mozambique
  • Dr. Torplus Yomnak – Thailand
  • Carlos Paparoni – Venezuela

Indian Social Activist Anjali Bharadwaj was named among the first group of Champions.

India’s first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat passed away in a tragic IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu. There were a total of 13 people who died in the crash.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) launched the ‘She is a Changemaker’ programme for women politicians.

As per the RBI Monetary Policy Statement 2021 the Repo rate unchanged at 4.0% and Real GDP growth retained at 9.5 percent in FY 21-22.

India successfully test-fired an air version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile. It is described as a major milestone in the development of BrahMos.

The theme of International Mountain Day 2021 is ‘Sustainable Mountain Tourism’.

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi wins world’s highest honour for Architecture, the Royal Gold Medal 2022.

NASA launches a new X-Ray mission that aims at unlocking the secrets of the black hole and other extreme cosmic objects.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) based on the 6th Committee Report has granted observer Status to the International Solar Alliance.

The theme of Human Rights Day 2021 is Reducing Inequalities and Advancing Human Rights’.

The total cost of Ken-Betwa River interlinking project has been assessed to be Rs. 44, 605 crores.

Rohit Sharma has been named as the new captain of the Indian ODI and T20I teams.

Dubai has become the first government in the world to go 100% paperless.

Max Verstappen was crowned Formula One world champion.

DRDO and IAF flight successfully tested the indigenously developed and designed Stand-Off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile.

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched a National Helpline Number(14566) for SCs, STs against atrocities.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the phase 1 of Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi. It costs Rs 339 crores to construct the Dam.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested an Extended Range Pinaka (Pinaka-ER) Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System at Rajasthan’s Pokhran Range.

Prime Minister Modi inaugurates Saryu Nahar National Project in Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh.

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