Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 15 2021
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1. DBS Bank India clinches two awards at ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021
DBS Bank India’s persistent efforts to drive digital transformation for its customers have been awarded at the ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021. An initiative of The Economic Times, ET BFSI Excellence Awards honours the best innovations & practices implemented by the BFSI industry in a dynamic and competitive environment.
2. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance starts ‘#Care4Hockey’ Campaign
A leading private general insurer in India, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has started its ‘#Care4Hockey’ Campaign to elevate field Hockey’s recognition in India. The company has partnered with Padma Shri (2020) Rani Rampal, Indian Women’s Hockey Team Captain, who will be the face of the campaign. ‘#Care4Hockey’ is a one of its kind campaign which aims to support the development of Hockey in India from the grass-root level.
3. Delhi Police launched e-learning platform “Unnati”
Police Commissioner of Delhi, Rakesh Asthana has launched an e-learning platform ‘Unnati’, under the Delhi Police’s flagship scheme ‘YUVA’ at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Auditorium, New Delhi. Every year, over 1.5 lakh people are arrested by the Delhi Police for various crimes. More than 85 per cent of them are first-timers and only 10-15 per cent are repeat offenders.
4. TIME Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2021: Elon Musk
The prestigious TIME magazine has named Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, as the “2021 Person of the Year. In 2021, US-based electric-vehicle startup Tesla became $1 trillion company as Musk became the world’s richest person with an estimated net worth of around US $255 billion.
Musk is also the founder and CEO of rocket company SpaceX, and leads brain-chip start-up Neuralink and infrastructure firm The Boring Company.
5. Coonoor helicopter crash’s survivor Group Captain Varun Singh passes away
Group Captain Varun Singh, who was rescued after the helicopter crash that killed Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 12 others, has passed away. He was being treated for severe burns at a Bengaluru military hospital after he was moved from Wellington in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor. His condition in the last few days continued to be “critical but stable”.
6. IAF-DRDO flight-tested Helicopter-launched SANT Missile
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully flight-tested the indigenously designed and developed Helicopter launched (air-launched) Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from the Pokhran range in Rajasthan. For the first time that this was launched from a Russian origin Mi-35 helicopter gunship.
7. China launches “Shijian-6 05” satellites for Space Exploration
China successfully launched a new group of satellites Shijian-6 05 into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China for space exploration and new technology tests. The satellites were launched by a Long March-4B rocket which marked the 400th mission of Long March series carrier rockets.
The information about the number of satellites has not been specified. As the message reads, they will be used for space exploration and new technology tests.
8. Bank of Baroda launches bob World Wave
Bank of Baroda (BoB) has launched a solution for digital banking payments, named bob World Wave. Wearable technology is witnessing the rise of tremendous interest across the world and lenders are using this opportunity to adopt the more convenient and cashless digital payments systems. This is an innovative solution, intended to perfectly deliver preventive health actions as well as easier payment transactions.
9. David Warner & Hayley Matthews Bags ICC Player Of The Month For November
Australia opener David Warner and West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews have been voted the ICC Players of the Month for November. Warner, nominated for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award alongside Pakistan’s Abid Ali and New Zealand’s Tim Southee, emerged victorious with the most votes, following his crucial role in Australia’s triumph in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
10. India, Iran and Uzbekistan discuss on Joint use of Chabahar port
India, Iran and Uzbekistan held talks on joint use of the Chabahar Port. They also underlined the importance role played by the port in enhancing regional connectivity.
During the meeting, the three countries discussed further development of transportation corridor across the port.
Chabahar seaport is in Chabahar located in Iran, on the Gulf of Oman. The port serves as the only oceanic port of Iran. It comprises of two separate ports namely, Shahid Kalantari and Shahid Beheshti. Each of the ports have five berths. It is located at around 170 kilometres west of Gwadar port in Pakistan.
11. EU: Malta legalises cannabis at home and for personal use
Malta has become the first country in European Union to legalise cannabis at home and for personal use. Under the new law, Malta has allowed people aged 18 and above to have up to seven grams of cannabis.