Current Affairs | December 5, 2021

Current Affairs | December 5, 2021

This article provides a brief outline of daily events on December 5, 2021, in order to assist you in preparing for the next Kerala PSC, UPSC, SSC, Banking, Railways, and other competitive examinations.

Current Affairs

December 5, 2021

  • World Soil Day.
    • Theme: Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity.
  • International Volunteer Day (IVD).
    • Theme: Volunteer now for our common future.
      • Observed by UN (First in 1985).
  • Newly appointed Central Provident Fund Commissioner in the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) - Neelam Rao.
    • Headquarters - New Delhi.
    • Founded in - 1952 March 4.
  • Recipient (Indian origin) of Ciprian Foias Prize by American Mathematical Society (AMS)Nikhil Srivastava (for Operator Theory).
    • Prize Money - $5000.
    • Other awardees - Adam Marcus & Daniel Spielman.
  • First electronic media journalist to win the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism in 1996 - Vinod Dua (passed away).
    • Padma Shri - 2008,
    • RediInk Award for Lifetime Achievement (Journalism) - 2017.
  • First standalone metal debit card in India was introduced by - IDFC FIRST Bank (FIRST Private Infinite).
  • The storm Jawad was named by - Saudi Arabia.
  • Name the Indonesian volcano that erupted today, killing 14 people - Semeru volcano (Java Islands).
    • Capital - Jakarta.
    • President - Joko Widodo.
    • Currency - Indonesian rupiah.
  • Gold Medal Winner of Women's Singles title BWF World Tour 2021 - An Seyoung (South Korea).
  • Winner of Silver medal in Women's Singles title BWF World Tour 2021 - P.V. Sindhu.
  • Winner of Men's Singles title BWF World Tour 2021 - Victor Alexsen.
    • First European to win Men's BWF World Tour.
  • Venue of Men's Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 - Bhubaneswar (India).
    • 12th edition.
  • A Kashmiri alpinist has recently qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Identify the person - Arif Khan.
    • Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 -  February 4 to 20.
  • Author of 'Tigers are Our Brothers: Anthropology of Wildlife Conservation in Northeast India' - Dr. Ambika Aiyadurai.
  • What is the name of the first privately built completely cryogenic rocket engine that uses two high-performance rocket propellants? Dhawan-1
    • Developed by - Skyroot Aerospace.
    • uses liquid natural gas (LNG) & liquid oxygen (LoX).
  • Name the new web portal launched by Chief Minister of Jharkhand  - Hamar Apan Budget.
    • Chief Minister - Hemant Soren.
  • The South Pacific island nation that had its first Covid case but has not had a single Covid case since the epidemic began in 2019 until this December? Cooks Island.
    • Capital - Avarua District.
    • Currency - New Zealand dollar & Cook Islands dollar.
  • Sergei Yesenin Award 2021 - Venu V. Desam.
    • Instituted by - Russian House in Kerala & the Moscow State Yesenin Museum in association with 12th annual Russian Language and Literature Festival.
    • In memory of Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin, a renowned Russian lyrical poet.
  • First district in India to switch to the e-office system to electronically transfer files between villages, revenue, and collectorate offices - Wayanad.

Today in History:
  • 1950 - Sikkim becomes a protectorate of India.
  • 1971 - Battle of Gazipur.
    • India cedes Gazipur to Bangladesh after defeating Pakistani forces.
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