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Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd December 2022

Published on December 23, 2022
  • National Affairs: Innovations for Defense Excellence (iDEX) has signed a contract with Altair Infrasec Pvt, Ltd for innovation. Altair Infrasec Pvt Ltd is in Pune, Maharashtra. Altair Infrasec Pvt Ltd is the winner of the Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC)
  • International Affairs: Shanghai Cooperation Organization Interbank Consortium (SCO-IBC) conducted its 19th Meeting in New Delhi. India is the President of SCO-IBC. SCO IBC will be led by India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) under Pawan Kumar, Managing Director of IIFCL. This meeting is held to improve investment projects in SCO member countries.
  • Banking and Finance: Karnataka Bank has made online facilities to pay customs duty through Indian Customs Electronic Gateway (ICEGATES). This is the national gateway of Indian Customs of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs. Both individual and corporate customers can pay their customs duty through this.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd December 2022
    • Reserve Bank of India has given in-principle authorization to Worldline ePayment. It is a Payment Aggregator (PA) and this is provided under the Guidelines on Regulation of Payment Aggregators and Payment Gateway, March 17, 2020.
  • Economy and Business: Tata Projects Limited has signed an MoU with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun to work for clean energy solutions to make zero carbon emissions.
    • GAIL Limited has signed a contract with Mitsui OSK lines of Japan to have joint ownership of Liquefied Natural Gas(LNG) carrier. The carrier will be built by South Korean Shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.
  • Appointment and Reginations: Hemant Gupta is appointed as the Chief of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre. He is the former Supreme Court Jude.
  • Science and Technology: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States has signed the agreement with SpaceX for the launch of the Sentinel 6B mission. The mission worth is USD 94 million.
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released the Mars InSight Lander after 4 years of collecting data on Mars. It last communicated with the Earth on 15th December 2022. It was launched on 5th May 2018. It is the first robotic probe designed to study the interior of Mars.
  • Obituary: H.R. Keshava Murthy Passed away in Shivamogga, Karnataka. He is also known as Kaavya Vaachana, well known for his classical epics of Kannada. He is a Gamaka Artist. He was a Padma Shri Awardee.
  • Important Day: National Farmer's day was celebrated on the 23rd of December annually to honour Chaudhary Charan Singh, a farmer who became the Prime Minister of India. This day is also known as the Kisan Diwas of India.
  • India’s first Gas Index was launched by IGX
  • HDFC bank signs MoU with Kerala Startup Mission
  • Cognizant signs MoU with Garuda Aerospace
  • “Drink from Tap” project was launched in Odisha
  • IRDAI to introduce “Bima Vahaks” to expand Insurance Force


Q.1 Which Bank has made online Facilities to pay Customs Duty?
a. Punjab National Bank
b. Karnataka Bank
c. Canara Bank
d. Axis Bank
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