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Current Affairs One-Liner: 29th December 2022

Published on December 29, 2022
  • On the anniversary of the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birth, which was marked nationwide as "Good Governance Day," the International Space Registry dedicated a star in his honor. The star is 392.01 lightyears away from Earth. It is the star that is nearest to the Sun. The star gets the name Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji.
  • MK Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, issued an order requiring all ration card holders in the state to receive Rs. 1000 in cash in time for Thai Pongal in 2023.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs has granted the Uttar Pradesh government "no objection" certificates allowing it to rename two areas in the state. With this approval, the municipal council for Mundra Bazaar in the Gorakhpur district has been renamed "Chauri Chaura," while the village of Telia Afghan in the Deoria district has been renamed "Telia Shukla."
Current Affairs One-Liner: 29th December 2022
  • The right to repair portal, an NTH mobile app and new facilities for the National Consumer Helpline center in New Delhi were introduced by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution, on the occasion of National Consumer Day 2022 (December 24, 2022).
  • In Rajasthan, Indian Bank has introduced its premier business mentoring program for MSME entrepreneurs, known as "MSME Prerana." Through skill development and capacity-building training in their native tongues, it aims to empower MSME entrepreneurs.
  • By March 2023, the State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank will begin offering RuPay credit cards via UPI. Union Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Indian Bank, and HDFC Bank are the banks that currently provide the RuPay credit card on the UPI platform. In June 2022, the RBI authorized the integration of credit cards with UPI.
  • As part of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's big memorial in Gwalior, the Madhya Pradesh government will build a huge statue of him and a research center. Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 98th birthday was commemorated in the event called "Gwalior Gaurav Diwas."
  • The stock trading company HDFC Securities has introduced "Roots," a specialized platform that offers thorough investor education and market research.
  • The website provides a variety of insightful content about the Indian financial markets, including articles, quick recommendations, etc. It creates material that traders and investors, both existing and potential, look for on Google.
  • The Lokayukta Bill 2022, which places the chief minister and council of ministers under the purview of the anti-corruption ombudsman, was passed by the Maharashtra Assembly on December 28, 2022. Maharashtra is going to be the first state to enact such kind of law.
  • The multipurpose agricultural drone AG 365 from Marut Drones has been given the Type Certification clearances from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) by Marut Dronetech Private Limited, a drone technology firm situated in Hyderabad (Telangana).
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Tuberculosis (TB) Division (CTD) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the states of Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to start an intensified TB elimination project which will bolster India’s mission to end TB by 2025.
  • The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF), a Manipur-based insurgent organization, and the governments of India (GoI) and Manipur (GoM) have signed a "Cessation of Operation Agreement" in New Delhi.
  • Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi and the Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have created the smartphone application 'SwasthGarbh' to provide pregnant women antenatal care and real-time medical support.
  • In order to solve the problem of ghost nets and marine debris in the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, Tamil Nadu, the Tamil Nadu Forest Department (TNFD) has partnered with the HCL Foundation (HCLF), the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) branch of HCLTech.
  • Awards and Recognitions:
    • The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Government of Rajasthan, received the "Effective Government Communication Award" on December 27, 2022, in recognition of its work bringing public welfare programs to the general public and their beneficiaries via digital media.
    • Mahima Swamy, a scientist from Bengaluru, Karnataka, and a native of India, has been selected to join the elite European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigator network, establishing her as one of the top talents in biology – Immunology in Europe.
  • International News:
    • An unusual and potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found for the first time ever in South Korea. The amoeba naegleria fowleri, which is typically found in warm freshwater and soil, is the source of the uncommon and deadly infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
    • On December 22, 2022, India and Bangladesh decided to quickly begin the free trade agreement negotiating process in order to increase bilateral trade and investments. The decision was made during a meeting between Bangladesh's Tipu Munshi and India's Piyush Goyal, the minister of commerce and industry.
    • The governments of Russia and Sri Lanka have declared that they will conduct the majority of their international trade in the Indian Rupee. This was reached a short time after the Indian government stated that it was looking into a number of options for bringing other nations that were short on dollars into the scope of the Indian trade settlement system.
  • Important Days:
    • The ‘Dhanu Yatra’ festival, an 11-day long festival, has been started in the Western Odisha town of Bargarh.
  • Sporting accomplishments:
    • Madhya Pradesh will host the Fifth Khelo India Youth Games 2022. The games will be placed from January 31st to February 11th, 2023.
  • Appointments:
    • Ganji Kamala V Rao (IAS) has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
    • Lieutenant General Arvind Walia has been named the new Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army, replacing Lieutenant General Harpal Singh, who will retire on December 31, 2022, according to Indian Army officials.
    • On December 27, 2022, Hasmukh Adhia, former financial secretary for the Government of India, and SS Rathore, a senior retired bureaucrat, were named as the chief advisor and advisor, respectively, to Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.
    • On December 28, 2022, the Indian Oil Officers Association (IOOA) announced that Sanjay Singh had been chosen as the organization's all-India president in the recently completed election of the office bearers.
    • Manasi Tata, the late Vikram Kirloskar's daughter, has been appointed with immediate effect as a Director on the board of KSPL's joint-venture (JV) firms by Kirloskar Systems Pvt. Ltd. (KSPL). Manasi Tata is a 5th-generation scion of the Kirloskar empire.
  • RBI Report on Trends and Progress of Banking in India, 2021–22
  • G20 Digital Innovation Alliance and Stay Safe Online Campaign launched
  • India signs $125 million loan deal with ADB to improve urban services in Tamil Nadu
  • Government amends rules to place online gaming under MeitY
  • Baskar Babu re-appointment as MD and CEO of Suryoday Bank's


Q.1 Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)?
a. Ganji Kamala V Rao
b. Lieutenant General Arvind Walia
c. Hasmukh Adhia
d. Sanjay Singh 
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