News for 6th-Dec (Monday)
1. India's GDP has grown by 8.4% in Q2 of FY22 against record 20.1% growth in last quarter. 2. Amid tensions on the border, the IAF has received a boost to its fighter jet fleet as two-second hand Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft have arrived from France at its Gwalior airbase. The aircraft would now be upgraded to the latest standards as part of the Mirage upgrade programme going on in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. 3. India has joined 'G20 Troika' and will work closely with Indonesia and Italy to ensure consistency and continuity of G20's agenda. Troika refers to the top grouping within G20 that consists of the current, previous and incoming presidencies. India will assume G20 Presidency in December 2022 from Indonesia. 4. Ministry of Defence has cleared a long-pending deal to manufacture 7 lakh Ak-203 assault rifles in a JV facility at UP's Amethi. This ?5000 crore project to build 7 lakh AK-203 rifles at an India-Russia JV facility in UP’s Amethi will see the Indian Army replacing old INSAS rifle from the regular frontline troops. 5. The ADB has approved a $ 1.5 bn (around Rs 11,185 crore) loan to India for COVID-19 vaccine procurement. The loan from ADB will fund at least 66.7 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses for an estimated 31.7 crore people. 6. Newly found variant of coronavirus called 'Omicron' is spreading its wings throughout the globe, causing great concern. 7. The face on Indian squash, Saurav Ghosal created history as he became the first Indian squash player to win the Malaysian open title. < < Back