Daily Current Affairs English – DECEMBER 29, 2021

Daily Current Affairs English – DECEMBER 29, 2021


DECEMBER – 29, 2021


National awards

  • The President Ram Nath Kovind conferred National Awards for outstanding work towards empowerment of persons with disabilities in New Delhi on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3).
  • AM Venkatakrishnan, S. Elumalai, K. Dinesh, Manakasha Dantapani, K. Jothi and D. Prabhakaran from Tamil Nadu were awarded with this award.


Soya Meal as an Essential Commodity

  • The government has notified, under the Essential Commodities Act 1955, to declare ‘soya meal’ as an essential commodity up to 30th June 2022.
  • This step is expected to stop any unfair practices (like hoarding, black marketing, etc) in the market having the potential to hike the prices of soya meal.
  • This will also enhance the availability of the commodity for consumers like poultry farms and cattle feed manufacturers.

India to chair UNSC Counter terrorism Committee

  • India will chair the Counterterrorism Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in January 2022.
  • India had last chaired this committee in 2011-12.
  • The UNSC Counter-terrorism Committee was formed in September 2001 soon after the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack.
  • This was formed to chart the way forward to fight against terrorism.


Maharashtra government’s Shakti Bill

  • The Maharashtra government’s Shakti Criminal Laws (Maharashtra Amendment) Bill, 2020, on crimes against women and children has recommended capital punishment in rape cases.
  • Time-limit of 30 days to complete the probe since the day of registration of the complaint.
  • The Bill has also made provision of minimum one year to maximum of three years of imprisonment and ₹1lakh in fine on those who make false complaints of sexual assault.
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