Daily Current Affairs English – DECEMBER 14, 2021

Daily Current Affairs English – DECEMBER 14, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

DECEMBER-14, 2021

TAMIL NADU

Eco park at Pallikaranai

  • Chief Minister M.K. Stalin virtually inaugurated an ecological park set up on 2.5 hectares of Pallikaranai marshland.
  • A proposal has been sent to the Centre requesting it to declare Pallikaranai marsh as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention.

NATIONAL

Top 100 in arms sales – Three Indian companies

  • Three Indian companies are among the world’s top 100 for combined arms sales in 2020.
  • The three are Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Ordnance Factories, and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
  • The three were ranked among the top 100 in arms sales in 2019 as well.

Extended Range Pinaka Rocket

  • An Extended Range Pinaka (Pinaka-ER) Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System has been successfully tested at Rajasthan’s Pokhran Range.
  • Pinaka-ER launcher system has been designed by DRDO Laboratory Armament Research and Development Establishment with the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory in Pune.

Summit for Democracy

  • US President Joe Biden hosted the first of two Summits for Democracy.
  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addressed the summit saying that ‘democratic spirit’ and ‘pluralistic ethos’ are ingrained in Indians.
  • A total of 100 nations participated in this ‘Summit for Democracy’.

INTERNATIONAL

Reporters Without Borders report

  • At least 127 journalists are currently under detention in China for reporting on ‘sensitive’ topics.
  • This is said by Reporters Without Borders.
  • According to that, China is the world’s biggest captor of journalists.
  • The journalists have been detained for reporting and publishing content that has been deemed ‘sensitive’ by the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

STATES

Haiderpur Wetland

  • The Haiderpur Wetland abutting the Madhya Ganga barrage has been recognized under the 1971 Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
  • It is about 10 km from Bijnor in western Uttar Pradesh.
  • With this, there are now a total of 47 such designated areas in the country.
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