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Current Affairs One-Liner: 30th December 2022

Published on December 30, 2022
  • The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT) Madras won the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards at the Wharton Campus, Philadelphia, USA.
  • The 10th phase of Rythu Bandhu, the Telangana government's investment support program for farmers, has begun. Over 70 million 54 thousand farmers would receive 7,676 crores of rupees in this phase to help with investment support for the Rabi crop season.
  • The Chhattisgarh police's "Nijaat" anti-drug and anti-illicit alcohol campaign has been chosen for the 2022 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) award in the institutional category for "Leadership in Crime Prevention."
  • According to the report released by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry, road accidents in India decreased by 8.1% in 2021 compared to 2019. The report was titled “Road accidents in India – 2021”.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 30th December 2022
  • An advisory group was formed to streamline the growth of the bamboo industry with the approval of Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.
  • The Department of Posts established an "Online request Transfer Portal" for Gramin Dak Sevaks within the Ministry of Communication (GDS). Director of General Postal Services Alok Sharma used a video conference to introduce the portal.
  • The National Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS), Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), and Learning Links Foundation (LLF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the "Amazon Future Engineer(AFE) Event," organized a two-day face-to-face capacity building program.
  • In order to conduct genomic-based research on numerous infectious and noncommunicable diseases in India, Max Healthcare Institute has teamed with Anuva, a genomics biotech company with headquarters in the UK that was formerly known as the Global Gene Corp. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a 5-year engagement has been inked.
  • At Pichukalagudipadu village in Korisapadu Mandal in the Bapatla district of Andhra Pradesh, the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully completed a trial run of the 4.1 km Emergency Landing Runway (ELR) constructed on the National Highway-16 (NH-16).
  • The Home Ministry had designed a new online portal for the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) and a letter rogatory (LR) requests for probe agencies.
  • The State Sector Scheme "Empowerment of women in agriculture-promotion of entrepreneurship for Women Self Help Group (WSHG)" was authorized by the Odisha Cabinet, which is led by Chief Minister (CM) Naveen Patnaik, with a budget of Rs 367.19 crores for five years from 2022–2023 to 2026–2027.
  • Awards and Recognitions:
    • For his exceptional work as a Student Mentor and contributions to the UC community, Vishal Mittal, a student at the University of Canberra (UC) in Australia, was recognized as an Ambassador of Change.
    • Adani Cement's cement and building materials company, ACC Limited (formerly The Associated Cement Companies Limited), took home the National Award for Safety Excellence (FY2021-22) at the 10th Global Safety Summit (GSS) in the Large Enterprise-Cement Manufacturing category.
    • The 2022 Diwali Stamp- The 'Power of One' Award, popularly known as the "Oscars of Diplomacy," has been given to four diplomats and a US lawmaker by the United Nations (UN) in recognition of their contributions to a secure and peaceful world. The four recipients were: Kaha Imnadze, Keisha McGuire, Georgi Velikov Panayotov, Jean-Claude do Rego, and Eliot Lance Engel.
  • International News:
    • Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, has signalled the beginning of the first metro rail's trip between Diabari and Agargaon station in Dhaka.
    • SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 54 Starlink Internet satellites to lowEarth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, United States (US).
  • 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.
    • At Tehri Lake in Uttarakhand, the National Championship "Tehri Water Sports Cup" was inaugurated by Union Minister of Power RK Singh. He also said that during the event, a top-notch kayaking-canoeing academy would be established in Tehri, Uttarakhand.
    • At the 2022 FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championship, which was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Norwegian chess grandmaster (GM) Magnus Carlsen won the gold medal in the World Rapid Championship by defeating German GM Vincent Keymer. It was his fourth victory in the World Rapid Championship.
    • India’s Woman International Master Savitha Shri B (15 years old), has won the Bronze in World Women’s Rapid Championship. She followed Viswanathan Anand and Koneru Humpy as the third Indian to take home a medal from the world quick championship.
  • Appointments:
    • Praveen Kumar Srivastava has been named the acting Central Vigilance Commissioner by the Indian government.
    • The United Nations (UN) announced on December 28, 2022, that Abdullah Abdul Samad Dashti, a retired vice admiral from Kuwait, had been selected to serve as the organization's new coordinator for the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
  • ADB ranks WAPCOS amongst top consulting service firm in water & other infrastructure sectors
  • India’s first project to conserve Nilgiri Tahr takes shape
  • "City Finance Rankings, 2022" and the "City Beauty Competition" Launches MoHUA
  • ‘Prahari’ App and BSF Manuals Launched by Home Minister, Amit Shah
  • Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as prime minister of Israel


Q.1 Who has been appointed as the acting Central Vigilance Commissioner by the Indian government?
a. Praveen Kumar Srivastava
b. Abdullah Abdul Samad Dashti
c. Ganji Kamala V Rao
d. Lieutenant General Arvind Walia
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