Current Affairs - Miscellaneous

Supermom ‘T15’ Passes Away

A tigress from Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR), Madhya Pradesh, T15 who was popular as ‘Collarwali’ and has died.

  • 'Collarwali' was the first-ever tigress to be radio-collared at Pench.

Odisha Tops in ‘India Skills 2021’ National Competition

  • Odisha has topped the medal chart with 51 winners, followed by Maharashtra (30) and Kerala (25) at the recently concluded ‘India Skills 2021’ National Competition.
  • The event was organised in New Delhi by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

Chillai Kalan

It is a Persian word meaning Major Cold and it is the local name given to the 40 day period of harsh winter in Kashmir (starting from 21st December to 29th January every year).

New MIS Portal on Land Acquisition

On 16th December, 2021, the Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj launched MIS (Management Information System) portal for rankings of States/UTs in Land Acquisition Projects under RFCTLARR Act, 2013. (Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013).

Myanmar Allows Tether

  • Myanmar’s shadow government has allowed the use of world’s largest cryptocurrency called Tether.
  • Tether is a cryptocurrency, which is hosted on the Ethereum blockchain. Its tokens are issued by Tether Limited. Tether Limited is controlled by owners of Bitfinex.

Indian Army to Organize PANEX 21: A Disaster Management Exercise

The Indian Army is organising a multi-nation disaster management exercise PANEX 21 at Pune from December 20-22 with a special focus on relief in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sojat Mehndi from Rajasthan gets GI Tag

Sojat Mehndi from Rajasthan has received the geographical indication (GI) tag.

  • Sojat Mehndi originates from mehndi leaves grown in Sojat. It is fully naturally cultivated by rainwater for getting high lawsone content in mehndi leaves.

Algeria cuts diplomatic ties with Morocco

On 24th August 2021, Algeria has severed diplomatic relations with Morocco due to “hostile actions”, following months of resurgent tensions between the North African rivals.The countries have long accused one ...

Zycov-D gets Emergency Approval: First Vaccine for Above 12

The Drug Controller General has granted emergency approval to the Zycov-D, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadilla group.It the first vaccine in India that can be administered ...

World's 2nd-largest refurbished National Gene Bank

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar recently inaugurated the world's second-largest refurbished National Gene Bank at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa in New Delhi. The Gene ...

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