Daily Current Affairs for BBA & IPM and HM Entrance Exams: 21st December 2021

By Rajat Pandey|Updated : December 21st, 2021
  • Current Affairs plays a vital role in the preparation of BBA & IPM and HM Entrance exams. Current Affairs keep you update about the happenings around the world. The majority of questions asked in the exam are from the latest current affairs. 
  • Current Affairs not only keeps you up to date but also provides you a better perspective and knowledge about the important burning issues worldwide

 National & International Appointments

1. Gabriel Boric to become youngest President of Chile

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  • Former student leader and Leftist, Gabriel Boric (35 years) will become youngest President of Chile.
  • He won 55.87% of the vote, out of 99.95% of ballots counted, defeating right-wing opponent, Jose Antonio Kast
  • Boric as a student led Federation of Students at University of Chile in Santiago.
  • He rose to prominence after leading protests in 2011 demanding improved and cheaper education.
  • He will be sworn in as President on March 11, 2022
  • Capital of Chile: Santiago

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 National & International Organizations

2. India ranks 4th in the Global Spam Report

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  • India has been ranked at 4th spot in 2021 Global Spam Report, in the tally of top 20 countries affected by spam calls
  • India’s rank is moved from 9th in 2020 to the 4th spot this year
  • The report has been released by Truecaller
  • KYC (know your customer) spam remains one of the most common one in the country.
  • The average number of spam calls per user per month stood at 16.8 in October.
  • At global level, Truecaller identified 184.5 billion calls and 586 billion messages.

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 National Affairs

3. Indian Coast Guard launches website for online recruitment of officers

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  • Director General of Indian Coast Guard, Krishnaswamy Natarajan has launched website for online recruitment of the officers.
  • Digital recruitment process will cover around hundred cities spread throughout the country and would be conducted twice a year
  • Paradigm shift from the existing process to computer-based examination for selection of officers will enhance transparency, minimise human intervention, facilitate automation and offer equal opportunity

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 National Affairs

4. Centre to bring cooperative policy, national level cooperative university

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  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah has announced to set-up national level cooperative university in the country to further expand the cooperative sector.
  • It has made significant contributions in the development of the country since pre-independence period
  • Cooperative sector policy has also been formulated to promote the cooperative movement which will be implemented 
  • India's Primary Agriculture Society will be modernized and linked to District & State Cooperative Banks

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 International Affairs

5. Malta becomes first EU nation to legalize Marijuana

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  • Malta has become the first EU nation to legalize cultivation and personal use of cannabis.
  • Maltese parliament voted in favour of reform last week, with 36 votes in favour and 27 against.
  • Under this, adults will be allowed to grow four plants at home and carry seven grams of cannabis, with smoking in public or in front of children remaining illegal.
  • Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland have also announced plans to create regulated markets.

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 National & International Appointments

6. Unsoo Kim appointed as MD of Hyundai Motor India Limited

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  • Unsoo Kim has been appointed as Managing Director of Hyundai Motor India Ltd with effect from 1st January 2022
  • He will succeed Seon Seob Kim, who was serving the company since November 2018.
  • He is currently with the parent company in South Korea
  • SS Kim has played pivotal role in Hyundai growth in the Indian market.
  • Hyundai Motor India sold a total of 5,45 lakh units in the financial year period 2018-19, capturing a market share of 16% in private vehicle market 

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 Sports

7. India to host Women's Under-18 and Under-19 SAFF championships next year

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  • India will host Women's Under-18 and Under-19 SAFF championships in 2022, as announced by All India Football Federation.
  • While SAFF Under-18 Women’s Championship will be held from 3rd to 14th March and SAFF Under-19 Championship will take place from July 25 to August 3.
  • Participants for SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India.
  • SAFF U-19 Championship: Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka.

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 Agreement

8. Prasar Bharati signs MoU with ICCR for promoting Indian culture

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  • Prasar Bharati signed MoU with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) for promoting Indian culture
  • It aims to bring forth the best of Indian Culture to National and International audiences and provide TV and Digital platforms to the performing artists
  • In collaboration with ICCR, Doordarshan will produce 52 half an hour episodes, based on cultural events, concerts, performances of music and dance organized
  • It will be in operation for 3 years from 2021 till 2024.

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 National & International Appointments

9. Pradeep Kumar Rawat appoints India’s next Ambassador to China

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  • Pradeep Kumar Rawat (1990 batch IFS officer) has been appointed as the India’s next Ambassador to China and, will take up the assignment shortly in Beijing.
  • He is currently India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands
  • He will replace Vikram Misri, who completed his three-year term earlier this month and has left for Delhi.
  • He will take charge amid the worst phase in India-China relations as both countries are struggling to resolve border crisis along LAC in eastern Ladakh

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 National Affairs

10. Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone and inaugurates National Highways, UP

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  • Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari has laid foundation stone and inaugurated 232 km of National Highways at a cost of Rs 4160 Crore in Jaunpur and Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh
  • It will facilitate movement of goods with better connectivity in the region and provide access to agricultural markets, etc
  • In Jaunpur, foundation stone for 3 NH projects which will cover 86 kms at a cost of Rs 1,123 crore
  • In Mirzapur, 4NH projects worth Rs 3037 crore with total length of 146 kms.

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 National Affairs

11. SECI awards 100 MW Solar Contract with Battery Project in Chhattisgarh

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  • Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has been awarded contract for setting up 100 MW (AC) solar with 40 MW/120 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh
  • It will demonstrate how, by using a large battery storage system like BESS, solar power can be used to provide clean solar energy during evening peak hours.
  • The project will be supported by World Bank
  • It will boost market confidence and catalyze further investments in the sector

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 National Affairs

12. AIM, NITI Aayog & UNCDF announce first AgriTech cohort

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  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has rolled out their first AgriTech Challenge cohort for its ambitious innovative Agri-tech program
  • Aim: to help smallholder farmers across Asia and Africa to address their challenges in the aftermath of the pandemic.
  • Through this platform, cross-border collaborations among emerging markets across India, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia would be enabled.

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