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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 22nd December 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 22nd December 2021. – Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 22nd December 2021 covering the following news headlines: BWF Athletes Commission, IIT Roorkee, Wizikey Report, PM Jan Dhan Yojna accounts, Mormugao, Equitas Small Finance Bank, BrahMos Aerospace. 

Daily Current Affairs update are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs Update is the complete box of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc.

So, here is the GK update of 22nd December 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt current affairs quiz.

Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • International News
  • National News
  • States News
  • Business News
  • Banking News
  • Awards News
  • Important Days

International News

  1. Gabriel Boric elected as youngest-ever President-elect of Chile
  • Gabriel Boric, 35, has won the Chilean presidential election and has been elected the youngest president of Chile. He defeated his opposition Jose Antonio Cast in the elections. Gabriel Boric will take office in March 2022, becoming the youngest president in Chile’s history.
  • Official results gave Mr. Borik 56% of the vote against Mr. Cast’s 44%. Mr. Cast conceded defeat an hour and a half after polling closed and with nearly half the ballots counted.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Chile Capital: Santiago;
  • Chile Currency: Peso.

National News

  1. PM Narendra Modi launched development projects in Goa
  • On the occasion of Goa Liberation Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several development projects worth over Rs 650 crore in Goa.
  • He honored freedom fighters and veterans of ‘Operation Vijay’ at the ceremony. He lauded Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for maintaining the pace of development in the state.
  • Redevelopment of Aguada Fort Jail Museum at a cost of over Rs 28 crore.
  • A super specialty block at Goa Medical College and Hospital, which has been built at a cost of over Rs 380 crore.
  • New South Goa District Hospital built at a cost of about Rs 220 crore.
  • Aviation Skill Development Center to be set up at the upcoming Mopa airport at a cost of about Rs 8.5 crore.
  • A gas insulated substation at Davorlim-Navelim, Margao has been constructed at a cost of about Rs.16 crore.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Goa Capital: Panaji;
  • Goa CM: Pramod Sawant;
  • Goa Governor: S. Sreedharan Pillai.

States News

  1. Punjab CM gave tag of ‘state festival’ to Jagannath Rath Yatra
  • The Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi has declared Lord Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra as an annual state festival. The announcement for the same was made during flagging off the 25th Shri Lord Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra.
  • He also announced a grant of Rs 2.51 crore for the Iskcon Temple in Ludhiana, Punjab. Notably, Punjab Government is also developing the Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana Research Centre on a 20-acre land in Patiala.
  • This was not the first time that the Rath Yatra of Ludhiana set the stage for the elections. Ahead of the 2017 Punjab elections, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia of AAP participated in the yatra. He also performed ‘Maha Aarti’ from the stage with party candidates.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

Punjab Capital: Chandigarh;
Punjab Chief minister: Charanjit Singh Channi;
Punjab Governor: Banwarilal Purohit.

Business News

  1. GoI & German Bank signed Euro 442.26 mn loan for Surat Metro Rail Project
  • The Government of India and Germany Development Bank- KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) have signed a loan of 26 million Euro for the 40.35 km Surat Metro Rail Project in Gujarat. The total cost of the project is EUR 1.50 billion, of which KfW is funding EUR 442.26 million.
  • The project is co-financed by the French development agency, AFD (Agence Française de Dévelopmat) with 250 million euros. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project PhaseII and Surat Metro Rail Project in January this year. The project aims to reduce traffic congestion and long delays on major travel corridors in Surat city and urban areas.
  1. CCI approves acquisition of shareholding in Air India by Tata Sons
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of shareholding in Air India by Tales Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons.
  • The regulator also approved stake acquisition in Air India Express and Air India SATS Airport Services along with acquisition of shares in Air India by Tales. At present, Air India is wholly owned by the government.
  • Tata Sons’ subsidiary Talace emerged as the highest bidder for AIR India, under the divestment process. Talace had quoted an enterprise value of Rs 18,000 crore for 100 per cent equity shareholding of the Centre. Out of 18000 crores, Telace will retain Rs 15300 crore while the rest will be paid to the Central government as a cash component.

Banking News

  1. Equitas Small Finance Bank became Partner of Maharashtra state govt
  • Equitas Small Finance Bank has listed as a Banking Partner of Maharashtra State Government for the purpose of rendering its services to State Government employees. Bandhan Bank, Karur Vysya Bank and South Indian Bank have been entrusted with the role of disbursing salaries and allowances to government employees.
  • This partnership will enable the ESFBL to distribute salaries and allowances to the existing employees apart from making provision of pension to pensioners. The state government has authorised the Equitas SFB to open salary and pension accounts for the existing and retired employees across 58 branches of the bank across the state.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams: 

  • Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd Founded: 2016;
  • Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd Headquarters: Chennai, Tamil Nadu;
  • Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd MD & CEO: Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan;
  • Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd Tagline: It’s Fun Banking.

Awards News

  1. PV Sindhu among 6 appointed members of BWF Athletes Commission till 2025
  • Former world champion PV Sindhu has been appointed as a member of the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Athletes’ Commission, along with five other people. The Chair and Deputy Chair will be decided among the six members.
  • The Chair of the BWF Athletes’ Commission, following a vetting process as required for all Council members, will become a member of the Council until the next elections in 2025.
  • Iris Wang (USA), Robin Tabeling (NED), Greysia Polii (INA), Kim Soyeong (KOR), Pusarla V Sindhu (IND) and Zheng Si Wei (CHN) are the ones appointed as members of the BWF Athletes’ Commission.
  1. IIT Roorkee bags first position among most innovative institutions by CII
  • IIT Roorkee has been selected by the prestigious Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the Industrial Innovation Awards.
  • IIT Roorkee bagged the first position under the Most Innovative Research Institutions category this year. Last year, IIT Roorkee was adjudged as ‘The Most Innovative Institute of the Year’ for its innovation quotient.

Important Days

  1. National Mathematics Day: 22 December 2021
  • India celebrates National Mathematics Day on 22 December every year since 2012. This day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
  • This year the nation is celebrating the 134th birth anniversary of Ramanujan. The main objective behind celebrating National Mathematics Day is to make people aware about the development of mathematics and its importance in the development of humanity.

Here is some information about Ramanujan’s life:

  • Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on December 22, 1887 at Erode, Tamil Nadu in a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family.
  • Ramanujan studied at the Government College in Kumbakonam in 1903. In college, he failed exams due to his negligence for non-mathematical subjects.
  • In 1912, Ramanujan started working as a clerk in the Madras Port Trust.
  • Ramanujan joined Trinity College a few months before World War I began. In 1916, he received a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. He was elected to the London Mathematical Society in 1917.
  • Ramanujan returned to India in 1919. A year later, he breathed his last at the age of 32.
  • The 2015 movie ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity was released based on Srinivasa Ramanujan’s biography.

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