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Chief of Army Staff Pipin Rawat killed in helicopter crash

  • An army helicopter suddenly crashed while flying in the sky on Vampire Hill near Coonoor. The crash happened at 11.20am today, just 5 minutes before landing at the Coonoor Wellington Training Center from the Sulur Air Force Base in Coimbatore at 12.20pm.
  • Fourteen people were on board, including Bipin Rawat, the commander of the three forces. An official announcement has been made that 13 people, including Pipin Rawat and his wife, were killed in the helicopter crash.
Nirmala Sitharaman ranked 37th in the list of 100 most powerful women in the world
  • Forbes Magazine, America's popular magazine, has released its list of the 100 most powerful women in the world for the 18th year in a row. The list includes CEOs, company leaders, political leaders, donors, and policy makers.
  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is ranked 37th in the list. This is the 3rd year in a row that he has been on the list. He was ranked 34th in 2019 and 41st in 2020. Another 3 Indian women are on the list. Roshni Nadar, 52, CEO (CEO) of HCL Technologies, Kiran Majumdar Shah, 72, founder of Biocon, and Falconi Nair, 88, CEO of Nica.
  • McKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, topped the list. US Vice President Kamala Harris is second, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is third, General Motors CEO Mary Barra is fourth and Microsoft founder Bill Gates' wife Melinda Gates is fifth.
India is the 4th most powerful country in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the Lowe's Institute lists countries in the Asia-Pacific region annually based on a variety of factors, including power, resources, economic growth, and military capabilities.
  • India ranks 4th overall in this year's Asia Pacific list of most powerful countries in the world. However compared to 2020, it has fallen by 2 points. India is one of the 18 countries in the region that have dropped points this year.
  • For the first time in the list, the United States has overtaken China to become the world's second-largest economy. Japan, India, Russia, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand are ranked 3rd to 10th respectively. Thus it is said.
Olaf Scholes takes over as PM
  • Scholes has replaced Angela Mogul, who has ruled for 16 years. Olaf Scholes, 63, was the first mayor of the province of Humbok. A referendum was held in parliament on Wednesday to appoint him prime minister. Of these, 395 voted in favor of his appointment and 303 against.
  • Subsequently, Olaf Scholes was officially inaugurated as the new Prime Minister of the country. Under his leadership, the Social Democrats have formed a new coalition government with the Greens and the Free Democrats.
Electric vehicle industry 'Simple Energy' invests Rs 2,500 crore in Tamil Nadu
  • Simple Energy has announced plans to invest Rs 2,500 crore in the electric vehicle industry in Tamil Nadu. The company manufactures 'Simple One' electric two-wheelers in Bangalore, Karnataka. Next, it is involved in setting up an electric vehicle factory at Choolagiri near Hosur in Tamil Nadu.
  • There is a huge factory in Choolagiri covering an area of ​​2 lakh square feet. In the first phase, 10 lakh two wheelers will be manufactured annually. Production of the electric vehicle will begin next year. The second phase of the industrial unit is located on 600 acres. Here, the factory, which will be set up with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore, will start production of electric vehicles in 2023.
India ranks 4th in foreign exchange reserves
  • India currently ranks 4th in the list of countries with the largest foreign exchange reserves (India currently has the fourth largest foreign exchange reserves in the world). Foreign exchange reserves stood at US $ 6,640.4 billion (Rs. 48.28 trillion) as at 19 November 2021.
Union Cabinet approves PM's extension of rural housing scheme till March 2024
  • The Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the implementation of the Prime Minister's Rural Housing Scheme (PMOY-G), a concept of the Central Rural Development Department, from March 2021 to March 2024.
  • The scheme is being extended to meet the target of 2.95 crore houses to be completed under the scheme. Rs 2,17,257 crore is required to complete the remaining 155.75 lakh houses. Of this, the central government's share is Rs 1,25,106 crore and the state government's share is Rs 73,475 crore. The scheme is being implemented to ensure housing in all rural areas.
Cabinet approves Ken-Bedwa River Link Project
  • The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved the funding and implementation of the Ken-Bedwa River Link Project.
  • As of 2020-21, the total cost of the Ken-Betwa merger project is estimated at Rs 44,605 ​​crore. The Union Cabinet has approved Rs 39,317 crore for the project, of which Rs 36,290 crore will be in grants and Rs 3,027 crore in loans.
  • The project is expected to be completed in 8 years with modern technology. When it comes into operation, it will irrigate 10.62 lakh hectares per annum. Drinking water will be distributed to 62 lakh people. It will generate 103 MW of funnel and 27 MW of solar power.
Approval for Special Economic Zones at eight locations in various parts of the country, including Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu
  • 8 Special Economic Zones have been approved for the country's agriculture and food processing sector. 3 operations have been launched in these eight Special Economic Zones.
  • CCCL Pearl City Foodport SE Z Ltd is one of the approved Special Economic Zones in the Thoothukudi District of Tamil Nadu. The zone, which belongs to the food processing sector, has already started its operations.
  • The special economic zones for agriculture and food processing in different parts of the country are expected to generate revenue of Rs 61.75 crore in 2019-20, Rs 94.71 crore in 2020-21 and Rs 48.03 crore in 2021-22 till September 30, 2021.
Pramos supersonic missile successfully tested off Sukhoi 30 MK-I off Odisha coast
  • The Pramos supersonic missile was successfully test-fired by a Sukhoi 30 MK-I supersonic fighter jet at 10.30 am on December 8, 2021 from the Chandipur Integrated Test Field off the coast of Odisha.
  • This is an important milestone in the development of Pramos. This confirms the continued production of Pramos missiles that hit the air target domestically.
  • Coordination in structure and efficiency in operation have been demonstrated during this experiment. The last test of a Pramos missile aimed at an air target was conducted in July 2021.
706.98 crore has been allocated to Tamil Nadu for the Prime Minister's Welfare Scheme for the people living in the mining areas
  • Funds are allocated from the District Mineral Fund for various projects through the Prime Minister’s Welfare Scheme for the people living in the mining areas.
  • While Rs 888.89 crore has been collected from Tamil Nadu through the District Mineral Fund till October 2021, Rs 706.98 crore has been allocated to Tamil Nadu for the Prime Minister's Welfare Scheme for the people living in the mining areas.
Under the Nutrition Movement, Rs. 25931.46 lakh financial release - Central Government Information
  • Under the Nutrition Movement for the financial year 2018-19 to 2021-22 Rs. 25931.46 lakh has been released by the Central Government to Tamil Nadu, said the Union Minister for Women and Child Development. Smriti Irani has said.
  • 943.62 lakh to Puducherry, 2563.32 lakh to Andhra Pradesh, 10974.73 lakh to Kerala, 14276.52 lakh to Karnataka, 39398.53 lakh to Madhya Pradesh and 56968.96 lakh to Uttar Pradesh.

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