AspirantWorld One liners : 24th December

• Loh Kean Yew Bagged the gold medal in BWF World Championship 2021 The 2021 Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships (formally known as the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021) was an annual competition held in Huelva, Spain. The competition happened from December 12th to December 19th.

• The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) just released a report on “Rule Violations.” In 2019, the number of offenders in India grew, placing India among the top three global doping violators. Bodybuilding, weightlifting, and athletics have all played a role in India’s dismal performance.

• On December 17, 2021, Anurag Thakur, the Sports Minister, introduced the “Anti-Doping Bill” in the Lok Sabha. The law aims to establish a legal basis for the National Anti-Doping Agency’s operations (NADA). The bill gives NADA the authority to conduct raids and boost drug-abuse prevention initiatives in Indian communities.

• NASA is preparing to launch the “James Webb Space Telescope Mission,” a much-anticipated next-generation space telescope mission. It will be launched by the Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket. For decades, JWST has been in the works. NASA, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the European Space Agency collaborated on it (ESA).

• The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the world’s first injectable drug for lowering the risk of contracting HIV on 20 December. Apretude is a medication that can be injected. “Cabogegravir extended-release injectable suspension” is its generic name.

• The NITI Aayog and the UN World Food Program (UN WEP) have agreed to broaden the food basket. On December 20, 2021, both organizations signed a Statement of Intent. The NITI Aayog and UN WEP partnership aims to mainstream millets and help India take the lead internationally in knowledge exchange in the year 2023.

• India has surpassed the United Kingdom as the third most popular destination for hosting unicorns. With the addition of 33 “unicorns” in a single year, India has surpassed the United Kingdom to take third place in the list of countries with such businesses valued at over $1 billion each.

• Richard Rogers, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, has passed away on 18 December. Richard Rogers, a Pritzker Prize-winning British-Italian architect, died at his home in London, United Kingdom. In 2007, he was awarded the Pritzker Prize, also known as the Nobel Prize for Architecture.

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