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Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th December 2022

Published on December 16, 2022
  • National News:
    • The 8th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF)-2022 will be held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in January 2023.
    • The Chairperson of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), P.D. Vaghela, said that in order to attract investments in the Satellite Communication (SatCom) sector, India will be the first country in the world to auction spectrum for SatCom.
    • In order to provide monetary support to the crisis-stricken Sri Lanka, the Government of India allowed the citizens of Sri Lanka to hold USD 10,000 (INR 8.14 lakh) in Indian rupees in cash.
    • The statue of Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar was virtually inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, in Varanasi.
    • The Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) arm of Reliance Retail Ventures (RRVL), Reliance Consumer Products, launched its consumer packaged brand, Independence, in Gujarat.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 16th December 2022
  • International News:
    • The two astronauts from NASA, Josh Cassada, and Frank Rubio, successfully installed a Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) on the International Space Station (ISS).
    • The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) released a report titled, “The Future of Food and Agriculture: Drivers and Triggers for Transformation”.
    • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Sales of Arms and Military Services by the 100 Largest Companies-2021:
    1. Lockheed Martin Corp topped the list
    2. It was followed by Raytheon Technologies (2nd) and Boeing (3rd)
    3. Two Indian Military Manufacturing Companies were on the Top-100 list-
    4. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)- Rank 42
    5. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)- Rank 63
  • Important Days:
    • Every year December 16 is celebrated as Vijay Diwas across the country. It is celebrated to honor the victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan in the 1971 war.
  • Appointments:
    • Rajeev Kumar Vishnoi was appointed as the Chairperson and Managing Director (CMD) of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd. Vishnoi will replace Yamuna Kumar Chaubey.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • The SS Rajamouli-directed period drama “RRR” was nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in two categories (Best Picture: Non-English Language and Best Original Song: Naatu Naatu) at the Golden Globe Awards.
  • Sports:
    • FIFA Men’s World Cup-2022:
    • Schedule-
      • Third Place Play-Off
        • Morocco vs. Croatia (Dec 17; 8:30 PM)
      • Final
        • Argentina vs. France (Dec 18; 8:30 PM)
    • Julius Baer Challenger Championship-2022:
      • Venue- Tel Aviv, Israel
      • Winner- GM Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
  • WPI Falls to 21-Month Low
  • MeitY and Google Partner to Mentor Startups
  • Viasat Joins Hands with Microsoft
  • ILO’s Global Wage Report


Q.1 “Independence” is the FMCG consumer packaged goods brand of which of the following?
b. Reliance
c. ITC
d. Adani Wilmar
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