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Current Affairs One-Liner: 25th & 26th December 2022

Published on December 26, 2022
  • The Khelo India Dashboard, which contains all the statistical information linked to the Khelo India Scheme and the Khelo India events, was introduced in New Delhi, Delhi by Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS).
  • NTPC Limited signed MoU with GE Power India Limited to reduce carbon intensity.
  • Odisha CM launched 24×7 ‘Drink from Tap’ project in 19 cities of the state.
  • Kerala to host the first Bekal International Beach Festival.
  • "Veer Guardian 2023," a first-ever bilateral air combat exercise between India and Japan, will be held at Japan's Hyakuri and Iruma air bases from January 16 to 26.
  • Shamsher Singh has been appointed as the MD & CEO of SBI Funds Management Limited (SBIFML).
Current Affairs One-Liner: 25th & 26th December 2022
  • The government of Uttar Pradesh and Austin University, which is based in the US, have struck an agreement to build a smart city of knowledge.
  • Awards and Recognitions:
    • At the PRAKASHmay "15th Enertia Awards 2022," the government-owned firm NHPC Limited was recognized as the "Best Globally Competitive Power Company of India - Hydropower and Renewable Energy Sector.
    • Sudeep Sen & Shobhana Kumar won the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-2022
    • The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) Excellence Award 2022 for "Best Security Practices in Government Sector" has been given to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
    • International cyclist Swasti Singh, from Odisha, was presented with the 30th Ekalabya Puraskar for the year 2022 on December 23 as part of a presentation by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT).
  • International News:
    • At the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Nepal was elected to the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) for a two-year term.
    • Former military commander Sitiveni Rabuka has been chosen to serve as Fiji's 12th Prime Minister (PM), succeeding Frank Bainimarama, who had held the position for 16 years.
    • PV Sindhu, an Indian badminton player, is rated 12th in Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid female athletes in 2022 with earnings of USD 7.1 million (0.1 million on-field and USD 7 million off-field). Among the top 25 players on the list, she is the only badminton player and the only Indian.
  • Appointments:
    • PN Vasudevan's term as managing director and chief executive officer of Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB) would be extended by the board on December 23 for a further three years, subject to Reserve Bank of India approval, with effect from July 23 of that year (RBI).
  • Important Days:
    • Every year on December 24 in India, National Consumer Day, also known as Bhartiya Grahak Diwas, is marked to raise awareness of consumer rights and obligations.
  • Sporting accomplishments:
    • Beth Mead won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2022 because she was the best scorer and player of the tournament at Euro 2022.
    • Harmanpreet Singh has been announced as the captain of the Indian men’s Hockey team for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023.
    • Sam Curran, an all-rounder for England, became the most expensive player to be purchased in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on December 23, 2022. Sam Curran was acquired by the Punjab Kings for Rs 18.5 crore.
  • IMF projects 6.8% current fiscal growth for India
  • IFC grants $ 400 Million to HDFC to support green affordable Housing Finance
  • Good Governance Day celebrated on 25th December
  • Pension Revision for Military Pensioners and Family Pensioners Under OROP
  • Prof. Thalappil Pradeep receives the 2022 Vinfuture Special Prize

Question:

Q.1 On which date National Consumer Day is celebrated?
a. 24th December
b. 20th December
c. 25th December
d. 19th December
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