21 December Current Affairs 2023 in English

21 December Current Affairs 2023

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RBL Bank launches electronic bank guarantee on the NeSL Platform

RBL Bank launches electronic bank guarantee on the NeSL Platform

RBL Bank launched the Electronic Bank Guarantee (e-BG), signaling a significant step forward in trade finance digital transformation.

The e-BG product builds on the framework enabled by NeSL, incorporating their expertise in e-Stamping and e-Sign.

IREDA CMD bags the ‘CMD of the Year’ award for a second consecutive year

IREDA CMD bags the 'CMD of the Year' award for a second consecutive year

The Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) Pradip Kumar Das has been bestowed with the esteemed “CMD of the Year” award under the Mini-Ratna category at the 13th PSE Excellence Awards, hosted by the Indian Chamber of Commerce in New Delhi.

Hockey: Hardik Singh wins FIH men’s player of the year award; Savita Punia adjudged best goalkeeper

Hockey: Hardik Singh wins FIH men’s player of the year award; Savita Punia adjudged best goalkeeper

Indian hockey players Hardik Singh and Savita Punia have won major awards at the FIH Hockey Star Awards for the 2023 season. Singh was named the men’s player of the year while Punia won the best women’s goalkeeper of the year award.

The voting process for the awards involved an expert panel and national associations which involved team captains, coaches, fans, and media.

Manipur Health Minister Launches SAANS Campaign 2023-24 to Tackle Pneumonia

Manipur Health Minister Launches SAANS Campaign 2023-24 to Tackle Pneumonia

In Manipur, the State Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh launched the Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS) Campaign 2023-24 at Imphal.

The Minister also inaugurated the State Newborn Resource Centre at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal.

After a year of waiting, RBI grants at least six payment aggregator licenses

After a year of waiting, RBI grants at least six payment aggregator licences

After over a year of waiting, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted its final approval for at least six payment aggregator licenses, thus lifting the ban on entities such as RazorPay and Cashfree Payments for acquiring new merchants.

The final nod for the payment aggregator license has come for Razorpay, Cashfree Payments, Open Financial, EnKash, Google Pay, and Payment India.

Sahitya Akademi awards for 2023 announced in 24 Languages.

Nine books of poetry, 6 novels, 5 short story collections, three essays, and one literary study have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards this year. Tamil author Rajasekaran has been chosen for his novel Neervazhi Padooum, Telugu writer Patanjali Sastry for his short story collection, and Malayalam litterateur EV Ramakrishnan for his literary study Malayala Novelinte Deshakalangal.

Judge Advocate General Department celebrates 40th Corps Day

The Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department, the judicial and legal wing of the Army responsible for the dispensation of justice to all ranks is celebrating its 40th Corps Day today 21st Dec 2023. It was on this day in 1949 wherein the Bill for the Army Act was introduced in the Parliament.

Being the legal branch of the Indian Army, it deals with military-related cases.

India Records 112 Deaths in 2022 from Tiger Attacks

The Centre informed that in 2022 a total of 112 deaths took place in the country due to tiger attacks. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Union Minister for Forest, Environment and Climate Change Bhupinder Yadav informed that the highest number of deaths is 85 in Maharashtra followed by 11 in Uttar Pradesh. He said during the past five years 302 people died in tiger attacks.

ISRO Bags Leif Erikson Lunar Prize For Chandrayaan-3 Mission

ISRO was awarded the 2023 Leif Erikson Lunar Prize by the Exploration Museum in Iceland’s Husavik for its successful Chandrayaan-3 mission.

The award celebrates the first soft landing of a spacecraft near the lunar south pole and ISRO’s indomitable spirit in advancing lunar exploration and contributing to understanding celestial mysteries.

The Leif Erikson Award is an annual prize given by the Exploration Museum since 2015.

WHO S-E Asia Director Poonam Khetrapal Singh awarded Bhutan’s National Order of Merit Gold Medal

Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia, and a retired Punjab cadre IAS officer of the 1975 batch has been awarded Bhutan’s prestigious National Order of Merit Gold Medal for her distinguished services to the country.

The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk honoured Singh at Bhutan’s 116th National Day celebration.

Net FDI into India touches 21-month high at $5.9 billion in October

The net foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country at $5.9 billion rose to a 21-month high in October 2023, primarily due to strong gross inflows and lower repatriation.

Sequentially, net FDI rose from $1.54 billion in September 2023 and $1.16 billion in October 20222, according to Reserve Bank of India data.

INS Shivaji Gets Original ‘Vir Chakra’ Awarded To 1971 War Hero

The Indian Navy’s premier technical training establishment, INS Shivaji, has received the original ‘Vir Chakra’ awarded to late Vice-Admiral Benoy Roy Chowdhury for his gallant actions during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

The Vir Chakra is an Indian wartime military bravery award presented for acts of gallantry on the battlefield, on land, in the air, or at sea.

India’s total debt rises to Rs 205 lakh crore in Sep quarter

The country’s total debt, or the total outstanding bonds that are being traded in the market, rose to USD 2.47 trillion (Rs 205 lakh crore) in the September quarter, according to a report.

The total debt amount in the March quarter of the previous fiscal was USD 2.34 trillion (Rs 200 lakh crore).

The lower house of the Indian parliament passes 3 criminal law bills, replacing IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act

The Lok Sabha passed the three crucial bills that will replace a raft of British-era laws after a day-long discussion in the Lower House.

The Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita will replace the Indian Penal Code, the Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita the Code of Criminal Procedure, and the Bharatiya Saksha (Second) Bill the Evidence Act, 1872.

PMBJP achieved generic medicines sales of Rs 1,000 crore this year

The government said the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) achieved a landmark of selling generic medicines worth Rs 1,000 crore this year.

A total savings of about Rs 5,000 crore was made by people who purchased medicines from the Jan Aushadhi Kendras, which are present in more than 785 districts across the country, an official release said.

Chirag Shetty, Satwik honored with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award; Mohammed Shami bags Arjuna Award

India’s star badminton duo Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were confirmed as the recipients of the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award as the sports ministry confirmed the annual sports awards for 2023.

The Arjuna Award was confirmed for 26 sportspersons, including India pacer Mohammed Shami and archery’s breakout star of 2023 Aditi Gopichand Swami.

MSME Ministry launches 3 sub-schemes under RAMP program; makes ZED scheme free for women

MSME Minister Narayan Rane launched three sub-schemes under the ministry’s existing RAMP ((Raising and Accelerating MSME Productivity) program to encourage the adoption of sustainable technology in business, boost the circular economy, and address delayed payments issues.

Union Minister Bhupender Yadav launched a NITI Aayog report, ‘A Green and Sustainable Growth Agenda for the Global Economy’.

In a collaborative effort, NITI Aayog, in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Global Development Network (GDN), published a report, ‘A Green and Sustainable Growth Agenda for the Global Economy’ based on the proceedings of the G20 international conference held in New Delhi on 28-29 July 2023, featuring 40 leading experts from 14 countries.


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