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News in Short - 01-December-2021

Opposition MPs suspended for unruly behaviour

Date: 01 December 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Opposition party members of Rajyasabhawere suspended for alleged unruly conduct towards the end of the monsoon session in August when marshals were called after Opposition members stormed the Well of the House during the passage of the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021.
  • The suspended members comprise six from the Congress, two each from Trinamool Congress and Shiv Sena, and one each from CPI and CPM.
  • The members were suspended for the rest of the winter session under Rule 256 of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Rajya Sabha.

Parag Agrawal appointed Twitter CEO

Date: 01 December 2021 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Twitter has announced Parag Agrawal as the CEO to replace outgoing Jack Dorsey. Agrawal is the youngest person to run a company in the S&P 500.
  • Agrawal earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University.
  • He has worked as a researcher for Microsoft Corp., Yahoo! Inc. and AT&T Corp. He joined Twitter in 2011 as an engineer.

Lionel Messi wins Men’s Ballon d’or

Date: 01 December 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Lionel Messi won the men’s Ballon d’Or award for a record-extending seventh time at a ceremony in Paris.
  • Messi won the last edition of the Ballon d’Or in 2019 before last year’s awards were cancelled due to the pandemic. He also won in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and in 2015.
  • The 34-year-old scored 38 goals in 48 games last season for Barcelona and won the Copa del Rey before captaining Argentina to Copa America glory in July.

R Ashwin becomes India’s third highest wicket taker in Test cricket

Date: 01 December 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Ashwin Ravichandran became the third-highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket when he dismissed Tom Latham in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur.
  • The 35-year-old took his 418th wicket, surpassing fellow off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. Only Anil Kumble and Kapil Dev have more wickets than Ashwin as things stand.
  • Among all time-leading wicket-takers in men’s Test matches, Ashwin is now the fifth most successful spinner, taking Harbhajan’s place behind Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble and RanganaHerath.

Admiral Hari Kumar takes charge as Naval Chief

Date: 01 December 2021 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Admiral R Hari Kumar took over as the new chief of Navy as Admiral Karambir Singh, who has been at the helm for two years, retired from service.
  • Admiral Kumar was the Western Naval Commander before taking over as the country’s 25th Chief of Naval Staff. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned into the Navy on January 1, 1983.
  • In his 38-year career he has held several prestigious positions, including commanding the Coast Guard Ship C-01, Indian Naval Ships as well as being in charge of vessels like Nishank, Kora, Ranvir and Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat.