Current Affair 2021 | News Analysis | 01 December 2021

The importance of Current Affairs is very crucial when it comes to the government competitive examinations. Candidates have to track on latest happening regularly. It is a tough subject to master on all the topics of Current Affair. So it is important for the student to have a regular reading of current affairs and news trends. The weightage of current affairs is high in almost every competitive examination. The current affairs covered in this article are important for SSC, Bank, Insurance, UPSC, Police examinations and various group C and group D examinations conducted by states as well as central government.
Current Affair 2021 | News Analysis | 01 December 2021

1. Sweden's First Female PM Magdalena Andersson returns after her resignation.

Sweden's first female Prime Minister has been reappointed to the top post after the political turmoil forced her to resign within hours of taking the post last week.

She stood down as PM last Wednesday after her coalition collapsed.

MPs backed Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson by a narrow margin in a new vote on Monday.

She has spent the past seven years as the finance minister before becoming the leader of the Social Democratic Party at the start of November.

She replaced Stefan Lofven, who resigned as prime minister after seven years in power.

Capital of Sweden: Stockholm

2. A new republic is born, Barbados ditches Britain's Queen Elizabeth

Barbados has officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become the newest republic of the world.

In an overnight ceremony in the capital, Bridgetown, Dame Sandra Mason was sworn in as president.

The Prince of Wales and Barbadian singer Rihanna attainted the event, which coincided with the country's 55th anniversary of independence.

To signify the official change of power, a final salute was made to the British Monarchy and the Royal Standard Flag was lowered and replaced.

Dame Sandra Mason was named as president-elect of the nation following a vote in Parliament last month. She now replaces the Queen as the head of the state.

Barbados will remain in the commonwealth.

Singer Rihanna was announced as a National Hero of Barbados by President Dame Sandra Mason.

President of Barbados: Dame Sandra Mason
Prime Minister of Barbados: Mia Mottley

3. World's first floating city to be built in South Korea with UN Settlement plan

The South Korean city of Busan, UN-habitat and OCEANIX have signed a historic agreement to build the first sustainable floating prototype. The project is to be realised off the coast of Busan.

Around 40% of the world's population live within 100 kilometres of the coast, as the sea level continues to rise, coastal reasons are facing unique demographic, environmental, economic and social and spatial challenges.

The floating city will accommodate approximately 10,000 people at first but a more modular platform will be added over time. The city will be made floodproof. The city will produce its own food, energy, fresh water with a fully integrated zero waste closed-loop system.

Project Information
Client: Ocianix
Size: 75 Hectares.
Collaborators:  MIT centre for ocean engineering, Mobility in chain, Sherwood design engineers, Center for zero-waste design, Transsolar Klimaengineering, Global coral reef alliance, Studio other spaces (Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian behmann), Dickson despommier.

4. World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December.

Every year on December 1, countries around the world observe World AID's Day.

The theme of World AIDS Day 2021: 'End Inequalities, End AIDS'

On World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization (WHO)has been highlighting the need for a special focus on reaching people who are left behind. The global health body is calling on global leaders to rally to end the inequalities that drive AIDS.

5. India Young Water Professional Programme Launched

The first edition of the India Young Water Professional Programme was launched virtually on 29th November 2021.

The programme was launched in the presence of the Indian High Commissioner to Australia, Manpreet Vohra, Australian High Commissioner to India, Barry O' Farrell and Additional Secretary of Ministry of Jal Shakti, Debashree Mukherjee.

This programme was joined by more than 100 participants and was taken up under National Hydrology Project.

The Young India Professional Program is unique and different from the typical capacity building and training programs. It focuses on engaged training and learning model.

70% of this program is focused on project-based learning by means of Situation understanding and IMprovement projects (SUIP).

For the first edition of the programme, about 20 participants have been selected, comprising of 10 Men and 10 WOmen, from central and state implementing agencies of the National Hydrology Project.

6. Indian Army receives new Israeli Heron Drones for the deployment in Ladakh sector

Indian army has received advanced Israeli Heron drones after a Delay of a few months due to Covid-19.

The Indian government has signed an agreement with the Israeli government in 2019 for the purchase of advanced Heron drones for the Indian Army to strengthen the surveillance system of the army. Supply of the drones was expected by May 2021, but due to Covid-19, it delays for a few months and finally, the Indian Army receives these drones on 30 November.

Indian Army will deploy Israeli Heron Drones at Ladakh sector to monitor the movements of Chinese soldiers near LAC.

7. The first-ever Aharbal festival has been held in Jammu and Kashmir to promote tourism in the Union Territory.

Kulgam district administration and the Department of Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir organised the first-ever Aharbal festival at Kulgam, J & K to promote tourism in Kashmir particularly at Aharbal waterfalls. Aharbal waterfalls are also called the Niagra waterfalls of Kashmir.

8. A book on the India-Pakistan war 1971 released by Army Cheif MM Naravane

Indian Army chief MM Naravane released a book 'Bangladesh Liberation @ 50 Years: 'Bijoy' with Synergy, India-Pakistan war 1971. This book is a compilation of personal accounts of the war veterans from India- Pakistan. The authors of the book are comprised of war veterans from both India and Bangladesh who fought the war.

The event was organised by the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), at the Indian Internation Centre (IIC), Delhi to commemorate 50 years of India - Bangladesh Friendship as well as the decisive victory in the India-Pakistan War 1971.

An award ceremony was also conducted. The 'Scholar Warrior Award' was awarded to Brigadier Narendra Kumar for his outstanding contribution as a warrior and in the field of research.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q. Who has become the first women prime minister of Sweden?
Ans. Magdalena Andersson

Q. What is the capital of Sweden?
Ans. Stockholm

Q. Name the country which has become a newly Republic country?
Ans. Barbados.

Q. What is the capital of Barbados?
Ans. Bridgetown.

Q. Where is the World's first floating city developing?
Ans. Busan, South Korea.

Q. What is the theme of World AIDS Day 2021?
Ans. 'End Inequalities, End AIDS'.

Q. The first-ever Aharbal festival is celebrated in which state/ UT?
Ans. Jammu & Kashmir.

Q. Who launched the book 'Bangladesh Liberation @ 50 Years: 'Bijoy' with Synergy, India-Pakistan war 1971?
Ans. Army Chief MM Narvane.

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