Current Affairs Daily Digest – November 28 & 29 2021
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1. Skyroot test-fired India’s 1st Privately Built Cryogenic Rocket Engine “Dhawan-1”
Skyroot Aerospace, a space technology startup based in Hyderabad, has successfully test-fired Dhawan-1, India’s first privately developed fully cryogenic rocket engine. This will power the upper stages of its upcoming Vikram-2 orbital launch vehicle. The rocket engine Dhawan-1 is named after Satish Dhawan, an Indian rocket scientist.
2. Rajnish Kumar becomes non-executive Director on Hero MotoCorp
Two-wheeler major, Hero MotoCorp announced the appointment of former chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) Rajnish Kumar as an independent non-executive director on the board of the company. Kumar completed his three-year term as chairman of SBI in October 2020. He is currently serving as an Independent Director on the Boards of many other companies including HSBC, Asia Pacific, L&T Infotech, and is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Resilient Innovations (BharatPe).
3. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance tied up with TropoGo for Drone Insurance
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance announced its partnership with deep-tech startup TropoGo for the distribution of a drone Insurance product. With this Bajaj Allianz General Insurance becomes the 4th insurer to offer drone cover. HDFC Ergo was the first insurer to launch a drone insurance cover in June 2020, followed by ICICI Lombard in August 2021, and Tata AIG last month.
4. Cherry Blossom Festival 2021 celebrated in Meghalaya
The three-day Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival 2021 was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma, and Ambassador of Japan to India, Satoshi Suzuki. It was celebrated from November 25 to 27. The festival was held in two venues, Ward’s Lake and Polo Grounds in Meghalaya. The annual festival coincides with the actual blooming of the cherry blossom flowers.
5. Indian Railways Constructing World’s Tallest Pier Bridge in Manipur
The Indian Railways is constructing the tallest pier railway bridge of the world in Manipur. The ambitious project of the Railways in Manipur is part of the Jiribam-Imphal railway line, which ultimately is part of a new broad gauge line being constructed to connect the northeastern state with the rest of the country. Currently, the tallest pier bridge record is held by 139-metre high Mala-Rijeka viaduct built at Montenegro in Europe.
6. Petr Fiala appointed as new Prime Minister of Czech Republic
Petr Fiala has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic by President Milos Zeman. Fiala, 57, heads the three-party coalition Together (Civic Democratic Party, Christian Democrats, TOP 09 party), which garnered 27.8% of the vote in early October. Fiala succeeds Andrej Babis.
7. Harshwanti Bisht becomes 1st women President of Indian Mountaineering Foundation
Noted mountaineer from Uttarakhand, Harshwanti Bisht has earned the distinction of being elected the first woman president of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). The 62-year-old Bisht won 60 out of a total of 107 votes to get elected to the coveted post. It is for the first time that a woman has been elected as the president of the IMF, which was founded in the year 1958.
8. Niti Aayog’s Poverty Index: Bihar poorest in multidimensional poverty
The government think tank Niti Aayog has released the first-ever Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) to measure poverty at the national, State/UT, and district levels. As per the inaugural index, Bihar has been adjudged as the state with the highest level of multidimensional poverty. 51.91 per cent of the state’s population are multidimensionally poor.
Meanwhile, Kerala (0.71 per cent), Goa (3.76%), Sikkim (3.82%), Tamil Nadu (4.89%) and Punjab (5.59 %) are the top 5 lowest poverty states across India.
9. Parliament Winter Session: ‘Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021’ passed in both Houses of Parliament
‘The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021’ was passed by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on November 29, 2021, on the very first day of the Winter Session of Parliament. Soon after the Parliament’s Winter session started today, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon after the sloganeering by the opposition members. After Lok Sabha resumes, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tabled the bill to repeal the three farm laws. The Farm Laws Repeal Bill was then passed in the Lower House amid the ruckus by opposition MPs.
10. Vivek Johri appointed CBIC chairman
Senior bureaucrat Vivek Johri was appointed as the chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on November 28, 2021. Vivek Johri is a 1985-batch Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Indirect Taxes) officer. He is currently working as the member in the CBIC.