Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th December 2022

Published on December 19, 2022
  • National Affairs:
    • 16th Edition of Surya Kiran is conducted in Nepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi, Lumbini Zone, Nepal. This exercise is conducted since 2011 between Nepal and India to fight terrorism in mountain and jungle areas and improve disaster relief measures between both countries.
    • P A Sangma Football Stadium was opened in Dakopgre in Tura, Meghalaya by the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma. The fund to upgrade this stadium was given by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and the Government of Meghalaya.
      • Capital of Meghalaya: Shillong
      • Governor of Meghalaya: BD Mishra
  • International Affairs:
    • “Striving for Clean Air: Air pollution and Public Health in South Asia” report released by World Bank to list the worst air pollution in South Asian cities. Among the cities, the worst air pollution is observed in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, and Punjab (Both India and Pakistan).
      • Headquarters of World Bank: Washington D.C, United States
      • President of World Bank: David Malpass
    • According to the “Coal 2022: Analysis and Forecast to 2025” report released by International Energy Agency (IEA), India’s coal production will exceed 1 billion tonnes by 2025. At present, China and India are the largest coal producers and exporters.
      • Headquarters of International Energy Agency: Paris, France
      • Executive Director of International Energy Agency: Fatih Birol
Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th December 2022
  • Science and Technology:
    • To map World’s Oceans, rivers, and lakes, the United States and France satellite “SWOT – Surface Water and Ocean Topography” was launched. The project cost USD 1.2 Billion. It is a collaboration project between NASA, French Space Agency Centre, Canadian Space Agency, and the United Kingdom Space Agency.
  • Important Days:
    • Goa Liberation day is celebrated on 19 December. Goa is liberated from Portuguese dominion in 1961. This day is annually celebrated in Goa along with the Indian Armed Forces.
      • Capital of Goa: Panaji
      • Chief Minister of Goa: Pramod Sawant
      • Governor of Goa: P.S. Sreedharan Pillai
  • Obituary:
    • American Boxing Referee Steve Smoger, died at the age of 72. He has won 200+ title bouts.
    • British Pop Singer Terry Hall dies at the age of 63. He is well known for his rock or pop songs Specials, Fun boy three, and Vegas.
  • US Air Force launched First Operational Hypersonic Missile
  • India’s First Surety Bond Insurance
  • Russian companies enter Indian e-trade platforms
  • Sonakshi Sinha “Person of the Year 2022” by PETA

Question:

Q.1 On which date Goa Liberation Day is celebrated?
a. 15th December
b. 18 December
c. 16th December
d. 19th December

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