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Konijeti Rosaiah

Former Governor of Tamil Nadu and former Chief Minister of the unified State of Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah passed away on 4th December 2021.

5 December: World Soil Day

Soil salinization and sodification are major soil degradation processes threatening ecosystem and are recognized as being among the most important problems at a global level for agricultural production, food security and sustainability in arid and semi-arid regions.

Mount Semeru

It is the highest volcano in Indonesia that recently erupted.

  • It is located in Lumajang district in East Java province.

Milan 2022

Milan 2022 – a multilateral naval exercise hosted biennially by the Indian Navy is scheduled to be held in February 2022 in Visakhapatnam.

  • It is expected to be the largest edition of the event with 46 nations having been invited to participate.

Exercise ‘CARAT’

US military personnel and Bangladesh Navy (BN) conducted the 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise in the Bay of Bengal.

Exercise ‘Dakshin Shakti’

With integrated theatre commands on the anvil in the country, the Army conducted a major combat exercise with other forces along the western border in Gujarat and Rajasthan to test new concepts and doctrines for wars of the future.

  • The theatre-level “Dakshin Shakti” exercise, which included over 30,000 troops from the Army, Navy, IAF, Coast Guard, BSF and intelligence agencies, has led to the “activation of the entire desert, Rann and Creek sectors”.

Rashtriya Kalidas Samman

The legendary santoor maestro and music composer Pandit Bhajan Sopori from Jammu & Kashmir has been awarded the National Kalidas Samman 2020 by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for his enormous contribution to Hindustani Classical Music (Santoor).

  • He belongs to the fabled Sopori Sufiana Gharana of Kashmir, the exclusive traditional Santoor family of the country with its roots spanning over more than 300 years.

Ratan Tata to get ‘Asom Baibav’

The Assam government has decided to confer the state’s highest civilian award, ‘Asom Baibav,’ on Ratan Naval Tata, for his contributions towards furthering cancer care in the state.

UNESCO Award to Indian Conservation Project

Delhi’s Nizamuddin Basti has received two awards at the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation this year.

  • The conservation initiative at Nizamuddin bagged the Award of Excellence and Special Recognition for Sustainable Development Award.

Major Awards at 52nd IFFI

Golden Peacock (Best Film)

  • Ring Wandering (Japan) by Masakazu Kaneko

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