1. India’s first multi-dimensional adventure sports expedition in France
It is conducted by the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) .
The expedition team carried out over 250 kilometres of winter trekking in the Alps Mountain Ranges, which included Tour De Mont Blanc trek covering the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.
It was followed by 975 kilometres of cycling from Alps Mountain Ranges to English Channel near Dunkirk via France, Switzerland and Belgium.
2. India’s first heli-hub to be set up in Gurugram with many aviation facilities
The heli-hub is proposed to be built in Gurugram and would be near the metro facility along with easy connectivity to industrial areas like Noida and Bhiwadi.
All kinds of aviation facilities for helicopters such as heliport, hangars, maintenance of air taxis and charted helicopters will be available. A draft proposal will be handed to the Aviation Ministry in a week’s time.
The main purpose of this heli-hub is to make the landing and take-off points for various helicopter services for the national capital.
3.NSO estimates FY22 GDP growth at 9.2%
India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 9.2% in the current financial year following last fiscal’s 7.3% contraction according to the National Statistical Office (NSO) .
“GDP at constant prices (2011-12) in the year 2021-22 is estimated at ₹147.54 lakh crore, as against the provisional estimate of GDP for the year 2020-21 of ₹135.13 lakh crore,” .
Also growth in real GDP is pegged at 9.2%. “Real GVA at Basic Prices is estimated at ₹135.22 lakh crore in 2021-22, as against ₹124.53 lakh crore in 2020-21, showing a growth of 8.6%,” .
4. Now at $3.1t, Indian economy is set to surpass Japan as Asia’s second largest by 2030
The Indian economy is currently the sixth-largest in the world, behind the US, China, Japan, Germany and the UK .
India is set to regain its position as the world’s fastest growing major economy in the current fiscal ending March 31, 2022, and is likely to overtake Japan as Asia’s second-largest economy by 2030 when the country’s GDP is projected to surpass that of Germany and the UK to rank as the world’s No.3.
The size of the Indian economy, based on current prices in dollar terms, is estimated to be $3.1 trillion. It is currently the sixth-largest in the world, behind the US, China, Japan, Germany and the UK.
5. Kerala Arts & Crafts Village wins international award
The Kerala Arts and Crafts Village near Kovalam has won the 2021 International Craft Award for the best craft village of the year.
The international craft award aims at honouring organizations, councils, governments, teachers, artists, designers and individuals around the world who have made significant contributions to the sustainable and comprehensive development of the handicraft industry.
6. AISCD gets approval to hold first World Deaf T20 Cricket championship in 2023
The All India Sports Council of the Deaf said it has got the approval from the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) to host the first World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship in Kerala from January 10 to 20, 2023.
7. Telangana launches Urban Forest Parks mobile app
The forest department has come up with an exclusive mobile app that gives all information about theme based Urban Forest Parks and facilitate the visitors to plan their visits and journey.
The app provides all the information about the parks, including entry ticket fee, special features of the park, distance from the app user, route app etc. This will help the visitors plan their visits to the parks efficiently and have good time.
8.SKOCH Award for Assam mission on malnutrition .
A mission to combat malnourishment among children aged six months to five years has earned the SKOCH Award for southern Assam’s Cachar district.
Instituted in 2003, SKOCH Award recognises people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation.
9.Veer Baal Diwas to be observed on 26th December to pay tribute to martyr sons of Guru Gobind Singh: PM Modi