Current Affairs | December 1, 2021

Current Affairs | December 1, 2021 PDF

This article gives a concise overview of daily events in Dec 1, 2021 to help you prepare for the next Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Current Affairs

December 1, 2021

  • World AIDS Day.
    • Theme - End inequalities. End AIDS and End Pandemics.
  • Most expensive city in the world - Tel Aviv (Israel). 
    • 2nd - Paris & Singapore.
    • Out of 173 countries.
    • By Economist Intelligence Unit's Worldwide Cost of Living Index 2021. 
  • World’s cheapest city as per Cost of Living Index 2021 - Damascus (Syria).
  • Newest Republic in the World - Barbados.
    • After 400 years under the British crown in 1625.
    • Become Independent in 1966.
    • First President of  Barbados - Dame Sandra Prunella Mason.
    • Current Prime Minister of Barbados - Mia Mottley.
    • Capital - Bridgetown.
    • Currency - Barbados Dollar.
  • First Indian City to start Ropeway Service - Varanasi (UP).
  • Newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) - Admiral R. Hari Kumar.
  • New head of National Defence College - Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Mago (34th).
    • Located at -  New Delhi.
  • Which one of the five Central Armed Police Forces celebrated its 57th Raising Day on Dec 1, 2021? BSF (Border Security Forces).
    • Formed on - 1965 Dec 1.
    • Headquarters - New Delhi.
    • Founder - Khusro Faramurz Rustamji
    • Current director-general (DG) - Pankaj Kumar Singh.
    • Epithet - First Line of Defence of Indian Territories.
  • What are White- Label ATMs (WLA)? ATMs are operated by non-bank entities.
    • Why is it in news? India1 Payments, a Bangalore based IT service management company and a subsidiary of Australian Banktech Group,  installed 10, 000 white-label ATMs known as 'India1ATMs' across the country.
    • Former Name - BTI Payments.
    • Under Payment & Settlement Systems Act (PSS), 2007.
  • Name the newly discovered marine reptile that became extinct and was discovered in central Columbia - Kyhytysuka sachicarum.
  • Head of the committee that the Central Govt. appointed to revisit the criteria for determining EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) - Ajay Bhushan Pandey.
    • 3 member committee.
    • Other members - Prof. V.K. Malhotra & Sanjay Sanyal.
    • Under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
    • Amendment under Article 15(6) & 16(6) - Economically Weaker Sections.
  • Winner of Ballon d'Or award 2021 -  Lionel Messi.
    • 7th time (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2015).
    • Ballon d'Or award 2021 (Women’s) - Alexia  Putellas (Spain).
    • Best Striker of the year -  Robert Lewandowski (Poland).
    • Best Young Player (Kopa Trophy) - Pedri (Spain).
    • Club of the Year -  Chelsea.
  • Who has RBI appointed as the Administrator of Reliance Capital Ltd?  Nageswar Rao Y (Ex-Executive Director, Bank of Maharashtra).
  • What is the name of the new mobile app launched by Nagaland police? Call Your Cop.
    • Developed by Excellogics Tech Solutions Private Ltd.
  • What is the name of the project Kerala Tourism Board launched on December 1, 2021, to promote and facilitate tourism in Kerala's interiors and other rural places?  STREET (Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experimental, Ethnic, Tourism).
  • Last solar eclipse of the year 2021 is on - December 4.
  • Name the new education assistance scheme that was introduced in Andhra Pradesh - Vidya Deevena scheme.
    • Chief Minister - Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
    • fee reimbursement scheme (college fees only) for college students.
    • The official website for the Vidya Deevena scheme -
  • Who introduced Judges Bill introduced in Lok Sabha? Kiren Rijiju  (Minister of Law).
    • An additional pension scheme for the High Court Judges & Supreme Court Judges.
  • Mandatory Hallmarking of gold jewellery with six-digit Alphanumeric numbers came into existence in Kerala on - Dec 1, 2021.
  • Which district in Kerala had an exemption from Hallmarking of gold jewellery? Idukki (b'coz lack of hallmarking facilities).
    • Seven states along with those in India's North-East and Union Territories are also exempted.
  • Where was the first-ever Aharbal Festival held at and what was its aim? Kulgam (Jammu & Kashmir), to promote tourism.
    • Aharbal - hill station in the southwestern part of Kashmir Valley.
    • Niagara Waterfall of Kashmir - Aharbal Waterfall.
    • Lieutenant Governor - Manoj Sinha.
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