Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 24 2021
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1. Anahat Singh becomes first Indian girl to win Jr Squash Open in US
Indian teenager Anahat Singh has scripted history by winning the U-15 girls category of the prestigious Junior US Open Squash tournament in Philadelphia.
The 13-year-old girl from Delhi overcame powerhouse Egypt’s Jayda Marei in the final match 11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5 played at the Arlen Spectre Centre. More than 850 squash junior players, representing 41 countries, participated in the World’s largest junior individuals squash tournament.
2. India replace the UK to be 3rd top country hosting unicorns
Adding 33 “unicorns” in a single year has helped India displace the United Kingdom to be third in the list of countries that are home to such enterprises valued at over $1 billion each. The US and China, who occupy the first two ranks, are way ahead, according to the data compiled by Hurun Research Institute.
3. National Consumer Rights Day 2021
National Consumer Rights Day is observed every year on December 24. On this day in 1986, the Consumer Protection Act 1986 received Presidential assent and thus came into force. The Act aims to provide consumers with effective safeguards against different types of exploitation, such as defective goods, deficiency in services and unfair trade practices.
4. WADA report: India among world’s top three dope violators country
India is among the world’s top three dope violators country in the world. Indian athletes were involved 152 times in dope-related activities in the year 2019.
The report has revealed the latest report published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), which has put India into the top-three of the world’s biggest violators behind Russia (167) and Italy (157). Brazil (78) is at fourth and Iran (70) fifth positions.
In 2019, 152 (17 per cent of the world total) Anti-doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) were reported in India. The maximum dope offenders are from bodybuilding followed by weightlifting (25), athletics (20), wrestling (10), and boxing.
5. O.P. Jindal Global University won “Digital Innovation of the Year” award
O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has won the ‘Digital Innovation of the Year Award’ in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Asia Awards 2021 for creating a free, cloud-based application to help schools and universities manage data. JGU was the only Indian University to be shortlisted for the “Digital Innovation of the Year”.
6. IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance appoints HO Suri as MD & CEO
IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance has announced the appointment of HO Suri as its new managing director and chief executive officer.
He was the financial advisor, head, internal audit & legal, at the company and the new position took effect from October 1. IFFCO-Tokio General Insurance Company Limited is a 51:49 joint venture between IFFCO and Japan’s Tokio Marine Group.
7. Harbhajan Singh retires from all formats of cricket
Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh announced retirement from all forms of cricket on December 24,2021. The cricketer tweeted saying that all good things come to an end and as I bid adieu to the game that has given me everything in life, I would like to thank everyone who made this 23-year-long journey beautiful and memorable.
8. Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021
“Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021” was passed in the Assembly. The bill is popularly known as anti-conversion bill.
The bill is being opposed, tagging it as “anti-people”, “inhuman”, “unconstitutional”, “anti poor” and “draconian”. Bill was passed by a voice vote.
9. State General Category Commission in Punjab
Punjab Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, has approved to set up “State General Category Commission” for unreserved classes. The Commission will safeguard interests of unreserved classes and help in effective implementation of several welfare schemes.
Commission will work for the welfare of poor belonging to unreserved classes.
10. ‘Artificial sun’: What is China’s latest experiment?
The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) heating system was kicked off by Hefei Institute of Physical Science in December 2021. EAST heating system experiment was conducted with the aim of making artificial sun or auxiliary heating system ‘hotter and more durable.
China spent some 6 billion yuan on a large doughnut-shaped installation called as a Tokamak. Tokamak uses extremely high temperatures to boil the hydrogen isotopes into a plasma and then fuse them together to release energy.
If the released energy can be utilised, it will only require tiny amounts of fuel and create no radioactive waste, virtually.