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Current Affairs One-Liner: 7th December 2022

Published on December 07, 2022
  • National News:
    • A German delegation led by the Foreign Minister of Germany, Annalena Baerbock, met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel at Nirvachan Sadan in New Delhi.
    • India and Bangladesh held the 18th Meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Security and Border Management on December 05 and 06, 2022. The Indian delegation was led by Piyush Goyal and the Bangladesh Government delegation was led by AK Mukhlesur Rahman.
    • As per the latest data from the Ministry of Coal, India’s total coal production saw an increase of 11.66% to 75.87 MT in November 2022 compared to 67.94 MT in November 2021.
    • The e-health initiative of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, eSanjeevani, crossed an astounding milestone by clocking 8 Cr teleconsultations.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 7th December 2022
  • International News:
    • “Goblin Mode” was chosen as the 2022 Word of the Year by the Oxford English Dictionary. It is slang that refers to a type of behaviour that rejects social norms.
    • Three Chinese astronauts, Chen Dong, Liu Yang, and Cai Xuzhe, landed back on earth after completing a six-month mission on China’s Tiangong Space Station.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year 07 December is observed as International Civil Aviation Day (ICAD) around the world. It is an initiative of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The theme of ICAD-2022 is “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development”.
    • Every year 07 December is observed as Armed Forces Flag Day. It is an initiative of the Kendriya Sainik Board.
  • Appointments:
    • Meghna Ahlawat was appointed as the President and Kamlesh Mehta was appointed as the Secretary General of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI).
    • The BCCI appointed the former Indian cricketer, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, as the Batting Coach of the Indian Women's Cricket Team.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • 16th Edition of the Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy List:
    • 5 Indians were included in this unranked list-
    1. Gautam Adani
    2. Shiv Nadar
    3. Ashok Soota
    4. Brahmal Vasudevan (Malaysian-Indian)
    5. Shanthi Kandiah (Malaysian-Indian)
    • Local Adaptation Champions Award:
      • Winner- Pune-based NGO, Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), under the “Capacity and Knowledge” category.
  • Obituary:
    • Emmy and Golden Globe awardee, Kirstie Alley, passed away at the age of 71. She was best known for her role in the TV series “Cheers”.
    • Renowned economist and former Union minister, Yoginder K Alagh, passed away at the age of 83. He was the head of the Agricultural Prices Commission (presently, CACP) during the 1980s.
  • Sports:
    • FIFA Men’s World Cup-2022:
    • Day 16 updates-
    • Round of 16-
    1. Morocco beat Spain (3-0) on a penalty
    2. Portugal beat Switzerland (6-1)
    • 16-year-old Aditya Mittal from Mumbai became the 77th Grandmaster (GM) of India by crossing 2500 Elo in the live ratings.
  • Airtel Joins Hands with Meta
  • S&P Global Lowers India’s Growth Forecast
  • IIT-Madras Develops Sindhuja-I
  • Razorpay Enables Credit Card Payments via UPI

Question:

Q.1 Which of the following was chosen as the 2022 Word of the Year by the Oxford English Dictionary?
a. Vaccine
b. Goblin Mode
c. Metaverse
d. Homer
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