Published on: December 13, 2021
SNIPPETS – 13 DECEMBER 2021
- Karnataka won in Elite Group B of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket tournament
- Kerala Governor has expressed desire to quit as chancellor of a state university. In most cases, the Governor of the state is the ex-officio chancellor of the universities in that state.
- An ancient Indian idol of a goddess missing from a temple in Uttar Pradesh, presumed stolen over 40 years ago, will soon find its way back home to India after it was discovered in a garden in a country home in England. The Yogini, which refers to the divine feminine in Hinduism, dates back to the 8th century and went missing from the village of Lokhari in Banda district around the late 1970s and early 1980s.
- Prime Minister paid deposit insurance to depositors who could not access their money as their banks faced financial crises. It is providing insurance protection to the depositor’s money by receiving a premium by Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) under RBI to protect depositors if a bank fails.
- IISF is an annual event considered to be the biggest platform in the country which brings together students, the public, researchers, innovators and artists from around the globe. IISF 2021 is being organised jointly by the MoES, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, in collaboration with Vijnana Bharati.
- National Highway 334B targeted for early completion. NH-334B which starts at UP/Haryana border (Baghpat) and ends at Rohna will provide seamless connectivity from UP to Rajasthan border via Haryana ensuring users can bypass Delhi traffic.
- An increase in the forest density and the big cat prey base, especially deer, had attracted a Royal Bengal tiger, a first such sighting in 23 years, to the Buxa reserve in Airpurduar district in north Bengal. It is believed that a favourable habitat at the tiger reserve would invite more tigers, which had migrated to neighbouring Bhutan. The state shares a contiguous range of the protected area with Bhutan.
- Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) designed for Indian Naval warships was successfully flight tested. It was designed by DRDO. It is designed to strike at the high-speed airborne targets at the range of 40 to 50 km and at an altitude of around 15 km.
- Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tested several weapons over the last three days including the extended range Pinaka missile with the Army and a flight test of the indigenously designed and developed Stand-off Anti-Tank Missile (SANT)
- The 400-metre-long Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi connecting the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva to the banks of the Ganges was inaugurated by Prime Minister
- President of India pays homage to Pranab Mukherjee on his Birth Anniversary