Current Affairs | December 15, 2021


Current Affairs | December 15, 2021

This article presents a quick overview of everyday events on December 15, 2021, in the form of GK one-liners to help you prepare for the upcoming Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Current Affairs

December 15, 2021

Important Days & Events

  • International Tea Day.
    • By tea-growing nations.
    • The largest producer of tea in the world – China.
    • Second producer of tea in the world – India.
    • First International Tea Day was celebrated in – New Delhi (2005). 

New Appointments

  • Newly Appointed CEO of Chanel – Leena Nair (Indian-Origin).

National & International

  • Who is listed as TIME Magazine’s 'Person of the Year' (2021)? Elon Musk.
    • Founder & CEO of – SpaceX, Tesla & Neuralink.
    • TIME Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ (2020) – US President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris.
  • First spacecraft to touch the sun – Parker Solar Probe.
    • Launched in – 2018.
    • Launched by – NASA.
  • What is the name of the new group of satellites launched by China on the 400th mission of Long March series carrier rockets? Shijian-6 05. 
  • First Green hydrogen-based energy microgrid project of India is in – Andhra Pradesh (Simhadri).
    • By NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation).
      • Founded in – 1975.
      • Headquarters – New Delhi.
  • First Drone Mela in India was organized at – Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh).
  • First FM Radio Station of Ladakh is located at – Leh (91.1 FM).
  • First FM Radio broadcasting started in India in – 1977 July 23 (Chennai).
  • Which Indian festival was included in UNESCO's Representative List of Humanity's Intangible Cultural Heritage? Durga Puja (Kolkata).
    • Union Minister of Culture – G. Kishan Reddy.
    • Total no. of entries in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage from India – 14.
    • Yoga - 2016,  Kumbh Mela -2017.
  • India's first food museum is located at – Thanjavur.
  • Name the new e-learning and certification platform launched by Delhi police – Unnati.
    • under the Delhi Police's flagship initiative 'YUVA.
      • intended at assisting youngsters, particularly those from the poorer parts of society and school dropouts, in obtaining an education and developing skills in order to realize their hopes of a secure future.
  • What is the name of the savings life insurance plan launched by LIC? Dhan Rekha.
  • Name the wearable payment device launched by Bank of Baroda for digital banking payments –  bob World Wave.
  • How many years has the tenure of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) been extended? 5 years.
    • Under the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill 2021.
  • Topper of Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana List – Maharashtra.
    • 2nd – Tamil Nadu & 3rd  – Gujarat.
  • Today, the government approved the extension of which irrigation scheme for another five years? Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana.
    • From 2021 to 2026 costing ₹93,068 crores.
    • Launched in – 2015 July 1.
    • Motto  –  Har Khet Ko Paan.


  • Vice-Chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam – Dr. T. K. Narayanan.
  • Name the Kannur University Vice-Chancellor whose reappointment was upheld by the Kerala High Court – Dr. Gopinath Ravindran.
  • Name the new anti-dowry campaign initiated by Kudumbashree in response to an increase in dowry-related suicides and murders – Sthreepaksha Navakeralam.
    • Brand Ambassador – Nimisha Sanjayan.


  • Winner of Ramanujan Prize 2021 – Neena Gupta.
  • 10th annual Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration Award was given to – Azim Premji.
    • Founder-chairman of Wipro Ltd.
    • For his contributions to society.


  • The BCCI established a committee for differently-abled cricket players. What is the name of the committee that was constituted on the proposal of whom?  DCCI (Differently Abled Cricket Council of India) & Justice Lodha committee.
    • BCCI – Board of Control for Cricket in India.
    • BCCI President – Sourav Ganguly.
    • BCCI Secretary – Jay Shah.
  • Name the biggest tournament for the physically challenged in India – HAP Cup.
    • Organized by – Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India (PCCAI).

Today in History

  • 1515 – Death of Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese Viceroy of India at Goa.
  • 1950 –  Vallabhbhai Patel, the first deputy Prime Minister and Iron man of India die at the age of 75.
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