1. PM Narendra Modi on 21st Dec launched several women-centric initiatives in Uttar Pradesh and transferred Rs 1000 cr to the bank account of various SHGs, which will benefit around 16 lakh women. The PM also transferred money to over 1 lakh beneficiaries of the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme, which provides assistance to the girl children. 2. The Govt of India & the German Development Bank signed agreements for 140 million Euro on reduced interest loan and 2 million Euro grant for Energy Reform Programme in Madhya Pradesh. 3. Greenko Group, an Indian company in energy transmission, has been ranked third in the *'Top 100 Green Utilities with an operational portfolio of 7.3 gigawatts (GW),* Greenko has India's largest *Operational Clean Energy Portfolio*. 4. India has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council for the 2022-23 biennium following elections held at the IMO Assembly in London. 5. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facility Aircraft *Upgrade Research & Design Centre (AURDC)* is going to upgrade Indian Navy's MiG-29K fighters with indigenous mission computers, Astra missiles, anti-airfield weapons, bombs and Uttam AESA radar 6. India has successfully tested *'Pralay'* quasi-ballistic missile for the 1st time. 7. India’s Defense Minister Rajnath has announced that France will build an aircraft engine in collaboration with India. This strategic partnership involves co-production by the original equipment manufacturer & an Indian company. 8. India has defeated Pakistan 4-3 to win bronze at men's Asian hockey championship. 9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India will start giving booster doses to health and frontline workers and those above 60 from January 10. He also said vaccinations will begin for children between 15-18 years of age from January 3. < < Back