AspirantWorld One liners : 22nd December

• PV Sindhu is one of six new members of the BWF Athletes Commission, which will she serve until 2025. PV Sindhu, a former world champion, has been named to the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Athletes’ Commission, along with five other athletes. The six members will vote for the Chair and Deputy Chair.

• Atul Dinkar Rane has been appointed as the BrahMos Aerospace CEO and MD. The BrahMos Aerospace Limited, which manufactures the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, has named Atul Dinkar Rane as its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.

• Since 2012, India has celebrated National Mathematics Day on the 22nd of December every year. The day is observed to honor Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birth anniversary. This year, the nation commemorates Ramanujan’s 134th birthday.

• Reliance Industries Ltd ranked first in the Wizikey News Score ranking of India’s most visible corporation in the media in 2021. Bharti Airtel, Infosys, and Tata Motors are in close second and third place, respectively. HDFC Bank is ranked sixth in India, followed by HDFC Bank, TCS, Maruti Suzuki India, Vodafone Idea, and ICICI Bank.

• Former Supreme Court Judge Justice GT Nanavati, who oversaw the 2002 Godhra riots, has Passed Away. Justice Girish Thakorlal Nanavati, a former Supreme Court judge who oversaw two inquiry panels into the 2002 Godhra Riots and the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots, has died. Justice Girish Thakorlal Nanavati died at the age of 86.

• The first batch of indigenous Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance vehicles was integrated into the Indian Army on 21 December. At an occasion in Pune, these next-generation vehicles were admitted into the Army’s Corps of Engineers.

• The Karnataka government has announced that transgender people will be given a 1% reservation in the police force. Reservations will be made for them at all levels of the police agency. This action will contribute to a shift in the public image of transgender people.

• In Ganzhou, China, a 66-million-year-old dinosaur embryo was unearthed. The embryo has been called Baby Yingliang and is thought to be a toothless theropod dinosaur or oviraptorosaur. Researchers now have a better understanding of the link between dinosaurs and modern birds thanks to the discovery of embryos.

• T-Setu, which spans the Mahanadi River, was opened by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 20 December. T-Setu, built over the Mahanadi River in Cuttack district, is Odisha’s longest bridge. It’s a 3.4-kilometer-long, 7.5-meter-wide bridge.

• The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved Talace, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, acquiring Air India Stakes on 20 December. Air India is currently entirely owned by the Indian government. Air India and AIXL are principally delivering domestic scheduled air passenger transportation, air cargo transport etc.

• The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) has participated in a NASA-ISRO collaborative research project. KUFOS will participate in ISRO’s Space Application Centre’s research program. NASA and ISRO have worked on a space-based synthetic aperture radar together (NISAR).

• The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will give a loan of USD 350 million to improve access to urban services in India. By expediting policy initiatives and reforms aimed at improving service delivery and by supporting performance-based central fiscal transfers to urban local governments, access to urban services will be improved (ULBs).

• The UAE has declared the end of Censorships in International Movies on 19 December. To entice foreigners, the UAE government decided to abolish censorship. According to the government’s recent announcement, sensitive scenes that violate Islamic feelings will not be eliminated.

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