Today’s Important Current Affairs: December 8, 2021

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Here are Xaam Adda’s Important current affairs for December 8, 2021. India, Economy & Corporate, World, Sports for IAS, SSC, BANKING, RAILWAY etc.

India

  • The government plans to amend the notary law to limit the number of terms an individual can train as a notary to allow more young law practitioners to enter the field.
  • On December 7, the Armed Forces celebrated Flag Day.
  • Former CEC Sunil Arora has joined the Board of Advisors of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).
  • PANEX-21, BIMSTEC’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Management Exercise on December 20-22 in Pune.
  • Shatabdi teacher and Padma Shri award winner Nanda Prasti (104) dies in Odisha.
  • Successful Flight Test of DRDO Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile.
  • UP: The Prime Minister inaugurated the AIIMS, ICMR’s Regional Medical Research Center and Fertilizer Plant at Gorakhpur.
  • National Commission for Women (NCW) launches Pan-India Capacity Building Program for Women in Politics

World

  • International Civil Aviation Day celebrated on December 7; Theme: “Innovation for Global Aviation Development”.
  • The United Arab Emirates became the first country to switch to work four and a half days a week.

Economy & corporate

  • India and Russia have pledged to strengthen space cooperation and sign a cooperation agreement.
  • India and ADB sign $ 150 million loan to provide affordable housing to urban Tamil Nadu urban poor.
  • Cooperation agreements signed between Indiana and Russian companies in the petroleum sector.
  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation has made it mandatory “air suvidha portal”for all international passengers to have hassle-free, queue-free and convenient air travel.
  • Three Indian companies – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Ordnance Factory Board and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). Arms sales of HAL (ranked 42nd) and BEL (ranked 66th) – Top 100 Arms Sellers of 2020: SIPRI (Stockholm Institute Peace Research Institute).
  • Cooperation memorandum of understanding signed between Russian Research Center and three Indian steel companies.
  • India and ADB sign $ 125 million loan to improve water supply and sanitation in Uttarakhand.
  • NTPC and Russia sign Inter-RAO-Export Memorandum of Understanding for Energy Cooperation

Sports

  • The United States announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing; no formal US delegation will be sent.

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