AspirantWorld One liners : 29th December

• Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, died on December 27, 2021, at the age of 90. Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in South Africa to end racial discrimination. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997 and had surgery.

• Using artificial intelligence, Chinese researchers have developed a machine that can charge people with crimes. This is the first developed country in the world. The AI prosecutor is capable of filing charges with a 97 percent accuracy rate. It will file a charge based on the case’s verbal description.

• An ‘India Out’ campaign has sprung up in the Maldives since President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was elected to office. For the past three years, the campaign has primarily surfaced on social media. It is led by critics of the government.

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for the Renukaji Dam Project in Himachal Pradesh on 27 December. On the Giri river in Sirmaur district, it’s a Rs 6,700-crore project. Once completed, the project is expected to generate 200 million units of energy in a surface powerhouse with a 40 MW installed capacity.

• Mohamed Hussein Roble, Somalia’s prime minister, has been suspended. The Prime Minister has been suspended by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who is accused of involvement in land theft. Mohamed Roble accused the President of attempting a coup and declared that he would stay in office.

• Narandran ‘Jody’ Kollapen, of Indian ancestry, has been appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa. After a lengthy process of public interviews, Kollapen and Rammaka Steven Mathopo, 64, was appointed to the Constitutional Court as the newest members. Both will begin their terms on January 1, 2022.

• Ray Illingworth, a former England captain, has Passed Away on 25 December. Raymond Illingworth CBE was an English cricketer, cricket commentator, and administrator who was born on June 8, 1932. On June 8, 1932, Illingworth was born in Pudsey, West Riding of Yorkshire. He was a member of the Farsley Cricket Club as a teenager.

• The Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021, have been published by the Central Government. Direct selling entities and direct sellers are prohibited from Promoting a Pyramid Scheme or enlisting anyone in these schemes under the notified rules.

• The Maharashtra Legislative Council passed the “Maharashtra Public University Act, 2016 (Third Amendment) Bill” on 28 December. The act is being opposed because it calls for LGBTQIA community members to be included on university boards.

• Aarati Krishnan, a BusinessLine Editorial Consultant, has been appointed to the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s Advisory Committee on Mutual Funds. Highlights The committee, which is chaired by Usha Thorat, a former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, advises SEBI on mutual fund regulation in order to ensure investor.

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