Daily Current Affairs English – DECEMBER 22, 2021

Daily Current Affairs English – DECEMBER 22, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

DECEMBER – 22, 2021

NATIONAL

Controlled aerial delivery system

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) demonstrated the Controlled Aerial Delivery System recently.
  • The Flight demonstration of Controlled Aerial Delivery System was demonstrated by Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE).
  • The System was of 500 kg capacity (CADS-500).

Good Governance Week – December 20 to 25

  • The Good Governance Week is being organized in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Panchayati Raj & Rural Development.
  • It is being celebrated as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • On this occasion, the Good Governance Week Portal will be launched.
  • The Good Governance Week is being organized under the theme “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur”.

Spam calls in India

  • Spam call rates in India had moved up in global rankings from 9th position to 4th position.
  • This is owing to a significant increase in sales and telemarketing calls in 2021.
  • This is according to the latest insights by callerID, spam detection and blocking company, Truecaller.
  • The top three countries in the world with maximum spam-based calls were Brazil, Peru, and Ukraine.

Ganga Expressway

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • After completion of work, it will become the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Ganga Expressway is a 594 Km long Expressway.

Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021

  • The Union government introduced ‘The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021’ in Lok Sabha.
  • This is in order to link Aadhaar with the electoral roll.
  • Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 will allow electoral registration officers to ask for Aadhaar number of people who want to register as voters.

ECONOMY

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance became the first Indian insurance company to sign United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).
  • This is to demonstrate the commitment towards environmental, social, and governance issues.
  • In order to promote sustainability, IPRULIFE is integrating Environmental, social, and governance factors into its investment management framework.

SPORTS

BWF World Championships

  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian man to win a silver medal at BWF World Championships held at Huelva, Spain.
  • In the final, he was defeated by Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew.
  • This was also the first time that a men’s player from Singapore won gold at BWF World Championships.
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