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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 21st December 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 21st December 2021. – Here is the Regular current affairs viable 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.

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Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • International News
  • States News
  • Awards News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Obituaries News
  • Miscellaneous News

International News

  1. Karl Nehammer sworn in as Chancellor of Austria
  • Austrian President Alexander Van der Belen sworn in Karl Nehmer as the new Austrian Chancellor at a ceremony at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. He succeeds career diplomat Alexander Schellenberg who took over as chancellor in October 2021.
  • He is the third person in the last two months to assume the role of chancellor of Austria. Nehmar, of 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

  1. Haryana launches new Integrated Command and Control Center in Karnal
  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has opened a new Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC) under the Karnal Smart City Project.
  • The new Command and Control Center will greatly enable the functioning of advanced systems such as adaptive traffic control, automatic number plate recognition, red light violation detection and speed violations.
  • With the inauguration ceremony of ICCC, a lot of smart traffic management systems got activated in the city. More than 500 CCTV cameras at different locations now enable the functioning of advanced systems such as adaptive traffic control, automatic number plate recognition, red light violation detection and speed violations.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Haryana Capital: Chandigarh;
  • Haryana Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya;
  • Haryana Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar.
  1. Rishabh Pant named as Uttarakhand’s brand ambassador
  • 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-old Pant, who was rested for the New Zealand Test, is currently in South Africa as the Indian team gears up to take on the Proteas in a 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 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.

Awards News

  1. Emma Raducanu wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021
  • Tennis star Emma Radukanu is the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year for 2021. They beat Tom Daly (diver) and Adam Peet (swimmer) in second and third place, while England’s men’s footballers were named Coach of the Year and Gareth Southgate. It has been celebrated at a ceremony in Salford as a triumphant period for British sport across the board. Tom Daly has won the gold medal for the first time in his fourth Olympics in Tokyo.
  1. SAIL honoured Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021
  • 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.

Sports News

  1. BWF World badminton championship : K Srikanth won silver
  • 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 President: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen;
  • Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Important Days

  1. Good Governance Week 2021: 20-25 December
  • The Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Good Governance Week campaign on the theme “Administration of Gaon Ki Aur”, which aims to showcase and imitate best governance practices at the grassroots level.
  • Good Governance Week is being observed on 20-25 December as part of the Amrit Mahotsav festival of Azadi. During the week-long programme, more than 700 district collectors will visit Tehsil and Panchayat Samiti headquarters for timely grievance redressal and improvement in 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

  1. Former SC Judge Justice GT Nanavati Who Headed ‘2002 Godhra Riots’ passes away
  • Justice Girish Thakorlal Nanavati, a former Supreme Court judge who headed two inquiry commissions set up to probe the 2002 Godhra riots and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, passed away.
  • Justice Girish Thakorlal Nanavati was 86 years old. He was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of India in March 1995 and retired as a SC judge in February 2000.
  1. Former Union Minister R L Jalappa passes away
  • A veteran leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) and former Union Textiles Minister, RL Jalappa has passed away. RL Jalappa was the founder and president of Devaraj Urs Medical College in Kolar and RL Jalappa Institute of Technology, Doddaballapur.
  • In 1979 he left Congress to form Karnataka Kranti Ranga along with former Chief Minister D Devaraj Urs and in 1998 he joined Congress again.

Miscellaneous News

  1. International Arbitration and Mediation Centre inaugurated in Telangana
  • Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice NV Ramana and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has inaugurated India’s first International Arbitration and Arbitration Center (IAMC) at Phoenix VK Tower in Nanakramguda, Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Those enlisting the center include internationally acclaimed arbitrators and arbitrators from countries such as Singapore and the UK.
  • IAMC has been set up to expeditiously resolve the issues arising due to paucity of adequate judges. IAMC will settle commercial disputes and it will also look into the disputes of the general public.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

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