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Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th December 2022

Published on December 08, 2022
  • National News:
    • The Government of India expanded the scope of the RoDTEP (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products) Scheme by including the exports made from the Pharmaceuticals sector, the Chemical sector, and exports of articles of iron & steel.
    • The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Som Parkash, informed that the One District One Product (ODOP) initiative was operationally merged with the initiative of the DGFT, Districts as Export Hub (DEH).
    • The National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Walmart Global Sourcing India Private Limited to extend the NSIC schemes to MSMEs.
    • The Government of India constituted a high-level committee to develop a power transmission system for integrating 500 GW of green energy by 2030.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th December 2022
  • International News:
    • Passport Index 2022:
    1. It is published by Arton Capital.
    2. UAE was ranked 1st in the index.
    3. India was ranked 87th in the index.
    • The USA-based Time Magazine named the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, as the 2022 Time “Person of the Year”.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year December 08 is observed as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Charter Day. It was on this day in 1995 that the SAARC Charter was adopted in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Appointments:
    • Justice Tashi Rabstan was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
    • Tata Sons’ Chairperson, N Chandrasekaran, was appointed as the Chair of B20 India. Chandrasekaran will lead the business agenda during India's G-20 presidency.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2022 List:
      • 6 Indians made it to the list:
      1. Nirmala Sitharaman (Rank 36)
      2. Roshni Nadar Malhotra (Rank 53)
      3. Madhabi Puri Buch (Rank 54)
      4. Soma Mondal (Rank 67)
      5. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Rank 72)
      6. Falguni Nayar (Rank 89)
    • BBC 100 Women 2022 List:
      • 4 Indians made it to the list:
      1. Priyanka Chopra Jonas
      2. Sirisha Bandla
      3. Geetanjali Shree
      4. Sneha Jawale
  • Obituary:
    • Veteran Polish actor, Jan Nowicki, passed away at the age of 83. He was known for his roles in “Pan Wo┼éodyjowski”, “The Hourglass Sanatorium”, “The Unburied Man”, etc.
    • Eminent writer, musician, and Padma Shri awardee, Manohar Devadoss, passed away at the age of 85.
  • Sports:
    • FIFA Men’s World Cup-2022:
    • Quarter-Final Schedule (IST)
      • Brazil vs. Croatia (09 Dec, 8:30 PM)
      • Argentina vs. Netherlands (10 Dec, 12:30 AM)
      • Portugal vs. Morocco (10 Dec, 8:30 PM)
      • France vs. England (11 Dec, 12:30 AM)
    • World Weightlifting Championships-2022:
      • Host- Colombia
      • Winner (Gold medalist)- Jiang Huihua
      • Runner-up (Silver medalist)- Mirabai Chanu
    • Para-Badminton International-2022:
      • Host- Peru
      • Winner (Gold medalist)- Sukant Kadam
      • Runner-up (Silver medalist)- Chee Hiong Ang
  • ICICI Lombard Partners with AU Finance Bank
  • Spice Money Joins Hands with Axis Bank
  • India Digital Payments Report Q3 2022
  • World Bank Upgrades India’s GDP Forecast

Question:

Q.1 Who was named the 2022 Time Person of the Year?
a. Volodymyr Zelensky
b. Greta Thunberg
c. Ursula von der Leyen
d. Oprah Winfrey

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