Daily Current Affairs English – DECEMBER 30, 2021

Daily Current Affairs English – DECEMBER 30, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

DECEMBER – 30, 2021

TAMIL NADU

Rs 50,000 ex-gratia for kin of Covid-19 victims

  • The Tamil Nadu government announced ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 for the families of those who died of Covid-19.
  • The compensations will be paid from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).
  • Those involved in relief and preparedness activities will also be covered in this.
  • It is constituted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

NATIONAL

CRPF women commandos

  • In a first, a maiden contingent of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) women commandos who have been trained in VIP security will soon be deployed with ZPlus personalities.
  • CRPF raised its first-ever contingent of 32 women commandos in its VIP Security wing.
  • The women commandos will now be tasked to guard its protectees who are based in New Delhi and who receive the top Z+ Cover.

Vaccines and pill against Covid

  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has approved Corbevax and Covovax Covid vaccines and anti-viral drug Molnupiravir for restricted use on adults in emergency situations.
  • CORBEVAX vaccine is India’s 1st indigenously developed RBD protein subunit vaccine.
  • It is made by Hyderabad-based firm Biological-E.
  • The Nanoparticle Vaccine, COVOVAX, will be manufactured by Pune-based firm Serum Institute of India.
  • Molnupiravir, an antiviral drug, will now be manufactured in the country by 13 companies for restricted use under emergency situation for adults.

ECONOMY

Most Innovative Best Practice 2021

  • HDFC Bank has been named under ‘Most Innovative Best Practice’ at the coveted Confederation of Indian Industry Digital Transformation Award 2021 or CII DX Award 2021.
  • It will be recognized for the HDFC’s efforts in world-class financial inclusion in Village Level Executive centres along with the Government of India’s Common Service Centres.

Best governed company listed segment

  • HDFC Life has been adjudged the ‘Best Governed Company Listed Segment: Large Category’ at the 21st edition of the ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance.
  • HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited was established in 2000.
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