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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th December 2022

Published on December 17, 2022
  • National News:
    • The Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Smriti Zubin Irani, informed that the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Ko Kaam Karyakram (PMKKK) was renamed as the Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS) Scheme.
    • The Union Law Minister, Kiren Rijiju, said that the exercise to link Aadhar Card with the Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC) was “voluntary”.
    • The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and the UNDP India jointly launched the 5th edition of Youth Co: Lab.
    • India successfully carried out the night trials of the Agni-5 nuclear-capable ballistic missile from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The missile has a range of 5000 km and is crucial for India's self-defence systems.
    • India received the final (36th) Rafael Aircraft from France’s Dassault Aviation, equipped with all 13 India-specific enhancements.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th December 2022
  • International News:
    • The Islamic Republic of Iran was expelled from the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
    • In order to cut household carbon emissions, the Tokyo Local Assembly made it mandatory for large-scale homebuilders to install solar power panels after April 2025.
  • Appointments:
    • Mette Frederiksen was elected as the Prime Minister of Denmark. She is the head of the Social Democratic Party.
    • Anjali Pandey was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Cummins Group in India.
    • New Zealand’s fast bowler, Tim Southee, was appointed as the Captain of the New Zealand Test Team. Southee will succeed Kane Williamson.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • Iran's Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh (65.24 cm) was declared as the world's shortest man by the Guinness World Records.
  • Obituary:
    • Legendary Serbian football player, Sinisa Mihajlovic, passed away at the age of 53. He played for Italian football clubs like Roma, Sampdoria, Lazio, and Inter Milan.
  • Sports:
    • ITF World Champion 2022:
      • Men’s Category- Rafael Nadal (Spain)
      • Women’s Category- Iga Świątek (Poland)
    • FINA World Swimming Championships 2022:
      • Chahat Arora (India) set a national record in the women’s 100-meter Breaststroke in the tournament.
  • IREDA Signs Loan Agreement with SGEL
  • SIDBI Partners with M1xchange
  • RGICL Launches New Health Insurance Plan
  • Tata AIA Life Launches New Fund

Question:

Q.1 Who holds the record of being the world's shortest man in the Guinness World Records?
a. Hasbulla Magomedov
b. Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh
c. Abdu Rozik
d. Peter Dinklage
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