Published on: December 1, 2021
SNIPPETS – 1 DECEMBER 2021
- Ramanagar district administration is planning to launch “seri-tourism” in association with the tourism department
- More than six lakh Indians renounced citizenship in the past five years, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Lok Sabha. It is done in accordance of Citizenship Act, 1955
- The Uttarakhand Government recently withdrew the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act. It was legislated in 2019 for management of char dham temples through the board
- Admiral R Hari Kumar on Tuesday took charge as the new chief of the Indian Navy after incumbent Admiral Karambir Singh retired from service.
- An international team of researchers has discovered a new marine reptile. The specimen, a metre-long skull, has been named Kyhytysuka sachicarum.
- Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal, at 37 years of age, has become the youngest CEO leading an S&P 500 company, only slightly younger than Meta Platform Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Agrawal, a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay’s 2005 batch, replaced Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who stepped down from the executive role.
- The average contribution of stubble burning to Delhi’s PM2.5 level in November was 14.6%, according to data from the government-run monitoring agency SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research).
- The World Health Organization has classified a new variant of the novel coronavirus, which belongs to a lineage named B.1.1.529, as a ‘variant of concern’, and named is Omicron.
- Nagaland is celebrating its 59th Statehood Day this year 2021.Nagaland was granted statehood on December 1, 1963, with Kohima being declared as its capital. The state has experienced insurgency, as well as an inter-ethnic conflict, since the 1950s.
- PM condoles the passing away of renowned Telugu film lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry
- On 1 December 1965, India’s first line of defense, the Border Security Force (BSF) was formed.
- Nearly 400 years after the country became a British colony, Barbados has become the world’s newest republic