Current Affairs | December 2, 2021

Current Affairs | Dec 2, 2021

This article provides a brief outline of daily events on December 2, 2021, in order to assist you in preparing for the next Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Current Affairs

December 2, 2021

  • World Computer Literacy Day.
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
    • Theme: Ending Slavery's Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice.
  • National Pollution Control Day.
    • 37th.
    • To commemorate the Bhopal tragedy of 1984, which was caused by the leakage of Methyl Isocyanate gas at midnight of Dec 2 killing thousands.
  • Brand Ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh - Sanjay Dutt.
    • Chief Minister - Pema Khandu. 
  • Brand Ambassador of GUVI, the startup of IIT Madras - Smriti Mandhana (Cricketer).
  • Winner of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2021 - Dinyar Patel (Book: Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism).
  • What is DAY-NRLM? A project under the Ministry of Rural Development to promote self-employment through Self Help Groups (SHGs) and alleviate poverty. (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission).
    • Formerly - Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP, 1999) & launched Swarnajayanti Grameen Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) and that was remodeled into NRLM (2011).
  • The Ministry of Rural Development of the Government of India (MoRD) signed an MoU with which online e-commerce giant under DAY-NRLM - Flipkart.
  • The Kerala Dairy Development Department's new online gateway for financial support to dairy farmers - Ksheerasree Portal.
  • On November 28, 2021, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched a pilot initiative to resuscitate which craft? Namda craft of Kashmir.
    • under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0.
    • Namda is a rug produced of sheep wool using a felting technique rather than the traditional weaving approach. It's a dying craft.
  • Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for documentaries in the 13th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala - Ranjan Palit.
  • What is the meaning of the word "Troika"? A group of three people who work together to coordinate something.
  • Who is the current president of G20? Indonesia.
  • Who will assume the G20 presidency on December 1, 2022, from Indonesia? India.
    • Troikas of G20:
      • 2020 - Japan, Italy & Indonesia.
      • 2021 - Italy, Indonesia & India.
      • 2022 - Indonesia, India & Brazil.
  • Former world No. 4 tennis player from the United Kingdom who retired on December 1 owing to persistent knee problems. Identify the individual - Johanna Konta.
  • Bills introduced in Rajya Sabha today:
    • Dam Safety Bill 2019
      • Introduced in Lok Sabha - 2019 July 19.
      • Passed in Lok Sabha - 2019 August 2.
  • Lok Sabha passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 on - Dec 1, 2021.
    • To ensure the safe and ethical practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services, the bill proposes the establishment of a national board and state boards for the regulation and monitoring of ART facilities and ART banks.
  • Winner of the World Athletics's Woman of the Year Award - Anju Bobby George.
    • BBC Lifetime achievement award 2021 in the Best Athlete category.
    • Arjuna award (2002), Khel Ratna (2003) & Padma Shri (2004).
  • SBI has formed a collaboration with Usha International Limited (UIL) to provide financial support to women entrepreneurs. What is the name of this joint venture? NAVCHETNA.
  • First Female President of Sweden - Magdalena Andersson.
  • The WTA ( Women's Tennis Association) immediately suspended all its tournaments in which country? China.
    • Headquarters -  St. Petersburg, Florida (USA).
    • Founded at - London (1973).
    • Founder - Billie Jean King.
    • CEO -  Steve Simon.
  • First Academy of Kerala Badminton Association is going to be set up at - Ottappalam (Palakkad).
  • The European Union announced a potential alternative to China's "Belt and Road" initiative, which intends to raise €300 billion ($340 billion) in public and private infrastructure investment. What is its name? Global Gateway.
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