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Current Affairs One-Liner: 12th December 2022

Published on December 12, 2022
  • National News:
    • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organized the two-day-long National Conclave of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from 10 Dec-11 Dec 2022.
    • According to data from the energy cargo tracker, Vortexa, for the two-consecutive months, Russia remained India's top oil supplier in November 2022.
    • The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) along with the Headquarters, Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS), conducted a joint Hypersonic Vehicle Trial.
    • The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, declared a seed farm, located in Aluva of Ernakulam district, as the first carbon-neutral farm in India.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 12th December 2022
  • International News:
    • The World Health Organization (WHO) in its report titled, “Global Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Surveillance System (GLASS)-2022” said that over 50% of life-threatening bacterial infections caused by bacteria such as Klebsiella pneumonia, Neisseria gonorrhoea, Acinetobacter spp, etc. have become resistant to treatment.
    • The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) added three Himalayan medicinal plants to its IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:
    1. Meizotropis pellita (Critically Endangered)
    2. Fritilloria cirrhosa (Vulnerable)
    3. Dactylorhiza hatagirea (Endangered)
  • Important Days:
    • Every year December 12 is observed as the International Day of Neutrality (IDN) across the world. IDN is an initiative of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
    • Every year December 12 is observed as International Universal Health Coverage Day (IUHCD) across the world. The theme of IUHCD-2022 is, “Build the World We Want A Healthy Future for All”.
  • Appointments:
    • Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu of the Indian National Congress (INC) was appointed as the Chief Minister (CM) of Himachal Pradesh (HP). Along with him, Mukesh Agnihotri was appointed as the Deputy CM of HP.
    • Nihar Malaviya was appointed as the interim CEO of the New York-based Penguin Random House.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • Universal Health Coverage Day 2022:
    1. Category- Ayushman Bharat Health Account ID Generation
      • Winner- Jammu and Kashmir
    2. Category- Tele-consultation
      • Winner- Tamil Nadu
  • Obituary:
    • Former Indian Olympian and the 1970 Asian Games 4x100m relay bronze-winning team member, Kenneth Powell, passed away at the age of 82.
  • Sports:
    • FIFA Men’s World Cup-2022:
    • Semifinal Schedule-
    1. Argentina vs. Croatia (14th Dec; 12:30 AM)
    2. France vs. Morocco (15th Dec; 12:30 AM)
    • World Tour Finals-2022:
    • Winners-
    1. Viktor Axelson (Men’s category)
    2. Akane Yamaguchi (Women’s category)
    3. Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi (Men’s doubles)
    4. Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan (Women’s doubles)
  • RBL Bank Joins Hands with Paisabazaar.com
  • RBI Signs Currency Swap Pact with Maldives
  • MNRE Extends Rooftop Solar Scheme
  • PNB HFC Launches Home Loan for Tier I and Tier II Cities

Question:

Q.1 Who became the new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh?
a. Anurag Thakur
b. Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu
c. Pratibha Singh
d. Mukesh Agnihotri
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