Page-2 of Current Affairs - December, 2021

World’s longest Metro line opened in Shanghai

On December 31, 2021, World’s longest Metro Line was opened in China’s Shanghai Province. Key Facts With this inauguration, Shanghai uphold its rank as the city with the largest Metro network worldwide. The city opened two new metro lines – Line 14 and Phase One of Line 18. With this, the total length of metro ..

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Tiger Deaths in India in 2021

According to National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), in 2021 India reported the death of around 126 tigers. Highlights Recently, a tiger was found dead in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, taking toll to 44 in MP in 2021. NTCA is investigating the cause of the recent death of Tiger in Madhya Pradesh. Before that, a tigress died ..

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India Semiconductor Mission – Key Facts

Information Technology Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, launched India Semiconductor Mission on December 29, 2021. Highlights Under the scheme, interested companies which seeks to tap the Rs 76,000-crore incentives earmarked by Central government for developing semiconductors and displaying manufacturing ecosystem in India will be able to start applying for it from January 1, 2022. A portal for ..

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Iran’s new Space Launch

Iran has launched a rocket with a satellite carrier bearing three devices into space, on December 30, 2021. Highlights Information on when this launch happened or what devices the carrier brought into space was not clear. However, a Defense Ministry spokesman identified the rocket as “Simorgh, or Phoenix”, that sent up the three devices into ..

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Domestic Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) for 2021-22

On December 30, 2021 Insurance regulator IRDAI has identified the state-owned LIC, GIC and New India Assurance Co. Ltd as Domestic Systemically Important Insurers (D-SIIs) for 2021-22, in continuation. What is D-SIIs? D-SIIs are insurers of such size, market importance, and domestically & globally inter-connected, whose failure or distress will result into significant dislocation in ..

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