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Current Affairs One-Liner: 10th December 2022

Published on December 10, 2022
  • National News:
    • India’s first Drone Skilling and Training Virtual E-Learning Platform was inaugurated by the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur, at the Chennai Manufacturing Facility of Garuda Aerospace.
    • The Union Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, informed the Lok Sabha (House of the People) that over 1 lakh Indians renounced their citizenship between January and October 2022.
    • The 7th edition of the 3-day Global Technology Summit (GTS) was addressed by the Union Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S Jaishankar in New Delhi. The theme of GTS-2022 was, “Geopolitics of Technology”.
    • Tropical cyclone Mandous made landfall near Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) with a wind speed of 75-85 kmph. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced a heavy rainfall alert in 13 districts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai.
    • The Karthigai Deepam Chariot festival was held at Thiruparankundram in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. It is believed that on this day, Lord Shiva created Kartikeya (aka Murugan) from his third eye.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 10th December 2022
  • International News:
    • Japan signed a deal with Italy and the United Kingdom (UK) to jointly develop the next-generation fighter aircraft (6th Gen AI aircraft) by 2035.
    • The Elon Musk-owned SpaceX launched 40 OneWeb satellites via the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year, December 10 is seen as Human Rights Day (HRD) worldwide. On this day, in 1998, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The theme of HRD-2022 is “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All”.
  • Appointments:
    • The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, was named the first “Global Ambassador for Diabetes” by the International Diabetic Federation (IDF).
    • The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York Fed) appointed Sushmita Shukla as its First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) wef March 2023.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • Jamnalal Bajaj Award 2022:
    • List of the winners-
    1. Nilesh Desai (Constructive Works)
    2. Mansukhbhai Prajapati (Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development)
    3. Sophia Shaik (Development and Welfare of Women and Children)
    4. Dr. Ogirat Younan and Dr Walid Slyabi (International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values outside India)
    • The founder and Chairperson of the Foundation for India Studies (FIS), Krishna Vavilala, was conferred the Presidential Lifetime Achievement (PLA) Award in the USA.
  • Books and Authors:
    • International certified Yogi and the founder of Manasvani, Mansi Gulati, released a book titled, “Miracles of Face Yoga”. It has been published by Prabhat Prakashan Pvt. Ltd.
  • Obituary:
    • Veteran actor of the Tamil cinema, Pattukotai T Sivanarayanamoorthy, passed away at age 66. He acted in over 200 movies that include the 1998-Tamil drama, “Poonthottam”.
  • Sports:
    • FIFA Men’s World Cup-2022:
    • Day 19 updates-
    • Quarterfinals-
    1. Croatia beat Brazil (4-2) on penalties
    2. Argentina beat Netherlands (4-3) on penalties
    • Australia Women beat India Women by 9 wickets in the 1st T20I. Beth Mooney was named the Player of the Match for her outstanding 89*(57).
  • IDFC First Joins Hands with NASSCOM
  • GAL Partners with NIIF
  • ADB Approves Loans for Various Projects in India
  • GOI Invests in “SWAMIH Investment Fund I

Question:

Q.1 Who was recently named the first “Global Ambassador for Diabetes” by the International Diabetic Federation (IDF)?
a. Narendra Modi
b. Sheikh Hasina
c. Sher Bahadur Deoba
d. Xi Jinping
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