Current Affairs | December 6, 2021

Current Affairs | December 6, 2021

 This article presents a quick overview of everyday events on December 6, 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 6, 2021

Important Days & Events

  • Mahaparinirvana Divas.
    • 65th death anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution.

New Appointments

  • New Chancellor of Germany  Olaf Scholz (Social Democratic Party of Germany).
  • New Chairperson of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) – Alka Upadhyaya.
    • Formed in – 1995.
    • Headquarters – New Delhi.
    • Autonomous body.
  • Newly appointed Chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India – Sanjay Bandopadhyay.
    • Formed in – 1986 October 27.
    • Headquarters – Noida.
    • Statutory body.
  • Who is appointed as the Director-General of the National Mission for Clean Ganga? Asok Kumar.


  • Which committee of Parliament celebrated its centenary in the year 2021? Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
    • Epithet  Watchdog of government spending.
    • Founded in – 1921.
    • Formed via Government of India Act 1919 / Montague-Chelmsford Reforms.
    • Audits the Government of India's revenue & expenditure.
    • Current Chairman – Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
  • A Bill to amend the Preamble to the Constitution was introduced by - K.J. Alphons.
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed by Lok Sabha on - 2021 December 6.
    • Introduced in Lok Sabha -  2021 March 15.
    • Aim - Special status to six more pharmacetical education and research Institutions (@Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata & Rae Bareli)and a council for these institutions.
    • Will amend - the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998.

National & International 

  • Venue of the Fifth Indian Ocean Conference – Abu Dhabi.
    • Theme – Ecology, Economy, Epidemic.
  • Ousted Myanmar leader who is imprisoned for four years by the militant group Junita on charges of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions – Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • With which agency did the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs sign an MoU for the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0? United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
    • For strengthening the waste management sector in India.
    • MoU is for setting up 75 Smart Swachhata Kendras in various parts of the country.
  • Which were the three cities in India that have been selected for the much-coveted list of UNESCO’s Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC)? Thrissur & Nilambur from Kerala & Warangal from Telangana.
  • Name the portal launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment of India for workers in the unorganised sector - E-shram.
  • What is Project RE – HAB? Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees, a project set up by Khadi and Village Industries Commission to reduce elephant-human conflict using bees in Assam.
    • It is a sub-mission of KVIC’s National Honey Mission. 
    • It was first launched at 11 locations in the Kodagu district of Karnataka in 2021.


  • Venue of 13th International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) – Thiruvananthapuram.
    • December 9 to 14.
    • Organized by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.
  • Malabar District Medical Association was formed in – 1931 March 28 (Calicut).
    • Forerunner of  Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Kerala.
    • First President - B. Rama Baliga.
    • First Secretary -  V. Krishna Menon.
  • An online application that allows the government to automate the whole workflow of the government's departments in Kerala – E-office.
  • Venue of 'She Short Film Festival' – Kollam.
    • Best short film – Karuvariyin Kanavukal (Director: Sarath Sunder).
  • How much is the royalty paid by the Kerala Govt to the owners in order for the fields to be kept for paddy cultivation? ₹2,000 per hectare (annually).
  • Name the Kudumbhasree project, which aims to reward persons who have achieved success in a variety of fields while also offering financial assistance to those who are qualified through various schemes – Adaraneeyam — Aswasa Dayakam.

Armed Forces - National & International

  • 22nd President’s Standard Award was conferred to – 22nd Missile Vessel of the Indian Navy.
    • Also known as 'The Killer.'
    • Known for its role in 'Operation Trident.'
  • First indigenously built Survey Vessel of Indian Navy – Sandhayak.
    • Built by – Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE).
  • Name the ongoing joint military exercise conducted between India and Maldives  Ekuverin.
    • Venue – Maldives.
    • Ekuverin means 'Friends' in the Dhivehi language, a language spoken by Lakshadweep & Maldives.

Books & Awards

  • Author of the book 'Public Service Ethics – A Quest for Naitik Bharat’ - Prabhat Kumar.
    •  First governor of Jharkhand.


  • Winner of Davis Cup 2021  Russian Tennis Federation.
    • Winner  Daniil Medvedev (vs Andrey Rublev of Russia). 
    • Former name – World Group.
    • Most Valuable Player Davis Cup 2021  Andrey Rublev.
  • Winner of FIH Men's Hockey World Cup Winner 2021 – Argentina (vs Germany).
    • India – 4th (vs France).
  • Venue of FIH Men's Hockey World Cup Winner 2023 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Winner of IndiaSkills 2021 southern regional competition  Kerala (32 medals; 16 Gold, 16 Silver).
    • Venue – Visakhapatnam.


  • First Woman Psychiatrist in India – Dr. Sarada Menon (passed away; Dec 5).
    • Padma Bhushan - 1992.
    • Founded Schizophrenia Research Foundation (1984).

Today in History

  • 1704 – Battle of Chamkaur.
    • Mughal-Sikh Wars.
  • 1992 – Demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya and subsequent communal riots resulting in the death of over 1,500 people.
  • 2017 – Official American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • 2019 – Formation of Kerala Bank.

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