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Daily Current Affairs: 13 December 2022 | Gkseries

Current Affairs is the most important area in all competitive exams. But the difficulty level is very high. That’s why; many aspirants get confused, how to select Current Affairs for Preparation of Competitive Examination? In this Post, Daily Current Affairs 13 December 2022, we have tried to cover each and every point and also included all important facts from National/ International news that are useful for upcoming competitive examinations such as UPSC, SSC, Railway, State Govt. etc.

Current Affairs for Competitive Exam – 13 December 2022

Legendary PT Usha elected as first woman president of Indian Olympic Association

Legendary PT Usha elected as first woman president of Indian Olympic Association

Indian Olympic Association: The legendary athlete Pilavullakandi Thekkeraparambil Usha, also known as PT Usha, was chosen to lead the Indian Olympic Association as its first female president (IOA). The 58-year-old Ms. Usha, a multiple Asian Games gold medallist and fourth-place finisher in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics 400m hurdles final, was declared elected unopposed for the top post in the polls. L Nageswara Rao, a retired SC judge appointed by the Supreme Court, oversaw the elections. Usha emerged as the lone candidate for the top post, as nobody was willing to fight against Usha, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in July.

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Other important appointment in the IOA:

  • In addition to Usha, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) senior vice-president Ajay Patel was chosen without opposition.
  • Olympic medalist shooter Gagan Narang and Rowing Federation of India president Rajlaxmi Singh Deo have been elected unopposed as vice presidents.
  • Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) president Sahdev Yadav has been elected the treasurer.
  • Former goalkeeper and All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Kalyan Chaubey won the joint secretary election without opposition (male).
  • Alaknanda Ashok of Badminton Association of India (BAI) was elected as joint secretary (female) after emerging winner in a three-way battle.
  • Shalini Thakur Chawla and Suman Kaushik were also in the fray.

About the PT USHA: Usha, also known as the “Payyoli Express,” was the first international medalist and Olympian to lead the IOA in its 95-year history. She is also the first sportsperson to have represented the country and also become IOA chief since Maharaja Yadavindra Singh, who played a Test match in 1934. Singh, who presided over the IOA from 1938 to 1960, was its third president.

Jos Buttler & Sidra Ameen named as ICC Player of the Month award for November 2022

Jos Buttler & Sidra Ameen named as ICC Player of the Month award for November 2022

Jos Buttler & Sidra Ameen named as ICC Player of the Month award for November 2022: Jos Buttler, the captain of England that won the T20 World Cup, received the ICC men’s Player of the Month award for the first time for his outstanding performance in November. Pakistan’s Sidra Ameen became the second successive winner of the women’s Player of the Month award from the country, thanks to her brilliant performance in the ODI series win over Ireland.

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ICC Men’s Player of the month award for November: Jos Buttler

Buttler, one of the most dangerous batters in white-ball cricket, defeated Adil Rashid and Shaheen Shah Afridi to win the ICC Player of the Month award in recognition of his outstanding performance in the crucial semifinal match against India and his role in helping England win their first T20 World Cup since 2010.

England opener smashed 73 from 47 balls against New Zealand, and then 80 from 49 balls, as well stitched unbeaten 170-run partnership with Alex Hales during England’s victory in the semi-final against India before making a valuable 26 in the final against Pakistan to guide the side to T20 World Cup title.

ICC Women’s Player of the month award for November: Sidra Ameen

Sidra Ameen beat Ireland’s Gaby Lewis and Thailand’s Natthakan Chantam to win the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for her outstanding performance against Ireland in the ODI series, where she amassed 277 runs in three matches at home. After Mohammad Rizwan (September), she became the second cricketer from Pakistan to receive this honour.

ICC Men’s Player of the Previous Month:

  • January 2022: Keegan Petersen (South Africa)
  • February 2022: Shreyas Iyer (India)
  • March 2022: Babar Azam (Pakistan)
  • April 2022: Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)
  • May 2022: Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)
  • June 2022: Jonny Bairstow (England)
  • July 2022: Prabath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
  • August 2022: Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
  • September 2022: Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
  • October 2022: Virat Kohli (India)

ICC Women’s Player of the Previous Month:

  • January 2022: Heather Knight (England)
  • February 2022: Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)
  • March 2022: Rachael Haynes (Australia)
  • April 2022: Alyssa Healy (Australia)
  • May 2022: Tuba Hassan (Pakistan)
  • June 2022: Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)
  • July 2022: Emma Lamb (England)
  • August 2022: Tahlia McGrath (Australia)
  • September 2022: Harmanpreet Kaur (India)
  • October 2022: Nida Dar (Pakistan)

Japan’s ispace Launches World’s First Commercial Moon Lander

Japan’s ispace Launches World’s First Commercial Moon Lander

Japan’s ispace Launches World’s First Commercial Moon Lander: Japan is elated and proud of its space startup, which has made a crucial step toward what would be a first-ever for the country and a private enterprise by successfully launching a spacecraft to the moon. This has not been an easy task and got successful after multiple delays. The fact that it is the first successful mission to the moon by a private company further distinguishes it as being special.

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About The Mission: ispace Inc’s HAKUTO-R  Mission:

It took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Additionally, two inspections of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket led to two postponements, however, the mission crossed all hurdles efficiently.

Mission of Its Kind:

What makes the mission unique is that soft landings on the moon have already been done by national space agencies of countries like Russia, China, and the United States, however, it is a new thing for a company to achieve this goal. Furthermore, the mission is a vital first step toward Japanese and American space collaboration.

What Is HAKUTO: More About This Mission:

HAKUTO is a term used for a white rabbit that resides on the moon, as per Japanese folklore. The ispace craft intends to deploy a tiny NASA satellite into the orbit of the moon to look for water deposits prior to its touch in the Atlas Crater. The M1 lander will also deploy the four-wheeled Rashid explorer, a baseball-sized device from the JAXA space agency, and two robotic rovers. The Rashid explorer is crafted by the United Arab Emirates.

About ispace:

The ispace is a privately funded organization based in Tokyo. It shares a contract with NASA to ferry payloads to the lunar surface from the year 2025. It aims to create a permanently staffed lunar colony by the year 2040.

1st G20 Central Bank Deputies Meet in Bengaluru Under India’s Presidency

1st G20 Central Bank Deputies Meet in Bengaluru Under India’s Presidency

1st G20 Central Bank Deputies Meet in Bengaluru Under India’s Presidency: The first G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies (FCBD) summit is slated to take place in Bengaluru from December 13–15, 2022. This meeting, which will mark the start of discussions on the Finance Track agenda under the Indian G20 Presidency, will be hosted jointly by the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India.

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More About This:

Dr. Michael D. Patra, Deputy Governor of the RBI, and Mr. Ajay Seth, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, will co-chair the forthcoming meeting of G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies. Their counterparts from G20 member countries, and from several other countries and international organisations invited by India, will participate in the two-day meeting.

Focus of The Meeting:

The G20 Finance Track, led by Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of G20 countries, focuses on economic and financial issues. It provides an effective forum for global economic discourse and policy coordination. The First Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting will be held during 23-25 February 2023 in Bengaluru.

Key Agenda on The Table:

The global economic outlook, the international financial architecture, infrastructure development and financing, sustainable finance, global health, international taxation, and financial sector challenges, particularly financial inclusion, are all covered by the G20 Finance Track.

In the Bengaluru meeting, discussions will focus on the agenda for the Finance Track under the Indian G20 Presidency. This includes reorienting international financial institutions to meet the shared global challenges of the 21st century, financing cities of tomorrow, managing global debt vulnerabilities, advancing financial inclusion and productivity gains, financing for climate action and SDGs, a globally coordinated approach to unbacked crypto assets and advancing the international taxation agenda.

Deepika Padukone to unveil FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy

Deepika Padukone to unveil FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy

FIFA World Cup 2022 Trophy: Later this month, in Qatar, Deepika Padukone will unveil the FIFA World Cup trophy, according to reports. The trophy will be unveiled before the World Cup final on December 18. In the history of the most watched sporting event in the globe, Deepika will be the first actor to receive such a distinction. On December 18, Deepika Padukone is expected to unveil the World Cup trophy at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

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Interesting things about Deepika

  • Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. She is one of India’s highest-paid actresses and has won three Filmfare Awards. She is listed among the country’s most well-known public figures; Time named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2018 and gave her the TIME100 Impact Award in 2022.
  • Padukone is the founder of the Live Love Laugh Foundation, which creates awareness on mental health in India. Vocal about issues such as feminism and depression, she also participates in stage shows, has written columns for a newspaper, designed her own line of clothing for women, and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.

US prints first banknotes with women’s signatures

US prints first banknotes with women’s signatures

US prints first banknotes with women’s signatures: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday hailed fellow pioneers during the unveiling of the first U.S. banknotes printed with two women’s signatures, while calling for “much more” work to advance equity for women and minorities.

Yellen, the first woman to head the Treasury and chair the U.S. Federal Reserve, said the new banknotes being produced at the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) site in Fort Worth, Texas, were a reminder of the contributions of women who have worked at Treasury and in economics.

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The new currency notes of $1 and $5 value carry the signature of the Secretary of Treasury (American Finance Minister) Janet Yellen and Lynn Malerba. The United States currency notes are popularly called as Greenback.

In the United States the currency notes are printed by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Federal Reserve decides how much currency notes will be printed. The Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing has note printing facilities at Fort Worth, Texas and another in Washington.

NASA Orion capsule returns to earth after 25-day test flight

NASA Orion capsule returns to earth after 25-day test flight

NASA Orion capsule returns to earth after 25-day test flight : NASA Orion capsule has returned to the Earth from the moon on December 11, 2022. NASA has launched the Orion capsule from Kennedy Space Center on November 16, 2022. NASA’s Orion capsule has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after making an uncrewed voyage around the Moon, winding up the inaugural mission of the US space agency’s Artemis lunar programme 50 years to the day after Apollo’s final Moon landing.

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This capsule was hit the atmosphere at 32 times the speed of sound, and endured reentry temperatures of 5,000°F (2,760°C) before splashing down west of Baja California near Guadalupe Island.
The space agency needed a successful splashdown to stay on track for the next Orion flight around the moon. The gumdrop-shaped Orion capsule, carrying a simulated crew of three mannequins wired with sensors, plunged into the ocean at 9:40am Pacific Standard Time (17:40 GMT) on Sunday off Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, executing a key demonstration of how future lunar astronauts would safely return to Earth.

G20 Development Working Group to be held in Mumbai

G20 Development Working Group to be held in Mumbai

G20 Development Working Group to be held in Mumbai : The 4-day meeting of G20 Development Working Group (DWG) will begin on 13th December, 2022, in Mumbai under the India’s Presidency.

Agenda: To discuss developmental issues in Developing Countries, Least Developed Countries and Island Countries.

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Its a platform for G-20 member countries to come together and prioritize multilateralism, share solutions that promote growth, remap development plans and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal’s targets.

In the meeting, sessions on Data For Development, Role of G-20 in Advancing the 2030 Agenda, Infusing New LiFE into Green Development and Accelerating Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals are organised. The first G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies (FCBD) meeting will begin tomorrow in Bengaluru. This meeting, which will mark the start of discussions on the Finance Track agenda under the Indian G20 Presidency, will be hosted jointly by the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India. The discussions during the 3-day meeting will focus on the agenda for the Finance Track under the Indian G20 Presidency.  This includes reorienting international financial institutions to meet the shared global challenges of the 21st century, financing cities of tomorrow, managing global debt vulnerabilities, advancing financial inclusion and productivity gains, financing for climate action and SDGs.

Japan’s ispace launches world’s first commercial moon lander

Japan's ispace launches world's first commercial moon lander

Japan’s ispace launches world’s first commercial moon lander : A Japanese space startup has launched its own private lander to the Moon aboard a SpaceX rocket, marking a significant step towards what would be a historic first, both for the nation and a private company.

This mission was took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, after two postponements caused by inspections of its SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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HAKUTO refers to the white rabbit that lives on the moon in Japanese folklore. The national space agencies of the United States, Russia and China have already achieved the soft landings on moon. The company designed its craft to use minimal fuel to save money and leave more room for cargo.

It is taking a slow, low-energy path to the Moon, flying 1.6 million km (one million miles) from Earth before looping back and making a planned landing by the end of April. By contrast, NASA’s Orion crew capsule with test dummies took five days to reach the Moon last month. The lunar flyby mission is anticipated to end on Sunday with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Indian Army’s Airawat Division conducted Ex Sanchaar Bodh

Indian Army’s Airawat Division conducted Ex Sanchaar Bodh

Ex Sanchaar Bodh: Ex Sanchaar Bodh was conducted by the Airawat Division of the Indian Army in the difficult terrain of Punjab. The exercise validated tactical communication capabilities. The formation underlined its commitment to winning at all costs under challenging circumstances.

About Airawat Division:

Patiala serves as the headquarters for the II Corps-affiliated Indian 1 Armoured Division. The Indian Army is proud of its 1 Armoured Division, sometimes known as the “Black Elephant” or “Airawat” Division. Elephants have been regarded as precious and majestic since the “puranic” era. The supremacy of Elephant is also well illustrated in the Hindu Mythology. The 1 Armoured Division played a major role in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. At that time the Division consisted of 2 Royal Lancers, 4 Hodson’s Horse, 7 Light Cavalry, 16 ‘Black Elephant’ Cavalry, 17 Cavalry (Poona Horse), 18 Cavalry and 62 Cavalry.

20th Edition Of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

20th Edition Of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

20th Edition Of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival: In Kathmandu, Nepal, the 20th edition of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival began. The festival’s dates for this year were set for December 8 to December 12, 2022. Due to the epidemic, the festival is restarting its physical screenings after a two-year hiatus and is prepared to present a wide range of international films.

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Its Key Focus:

The key focus of the film fest is on the mountain communities and cultures to Nepali audiences. This year, the audience will get a chance to witness more than 60 films from 30 different countries, at the Rastriya Sabga Griha and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Exhibition Road.

Theme Of this Event:

The film festival’s subject is “Sustainable Summits,” and it will include experimental, animation, and fiction, as well as documentaries, shorts, and fiction.

More About this:

During the course, of the film fest a discussion on the ‘Future of Nepali Film’ and ‘Young Person in Film’ is also being organized. A workshop on Adventure Filmmaking is also going to be conducted by Switzerland-based filmmaker and journalist Lisa Roosli. The film fest aims to bring together filmmakers, journalists, mountaineers, scholars, and critics from across the world to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to give exposure of world cinema to the Nepali audience.

India’s Participation:

Indian film Bandhua (Bonded), directed by Shobhit Jain is also going to be featured in the International Competitive Film category along with films like Ayena, Before You were my Mother, and Matto ki Saikil.

Major Film Festivals celebrated in Asia:

1.International Film Festival of India, India:

The International Film Festival of India or IFFI is organized annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals and the State Government of Goa. This year the festival was conducted from November 20 to 28 in the coastal state of Goa. Founded in 1952, the festival has been considered as one of the most prominent film festivals in Asia.

2.Busan International Film Festival, South Korea:

The first-ever International film festival organized in South Korea. The first edition of the festival was started in the year 1996 having a total of 169 films from 31 countries. This year, the film festival witnessed the screening of around 353 films, which comprises 242 films from 71 countries.

3.Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong:

The festival is organized annually by the Hong Kong International Film Society, which aims at making world cinema accessible and affordable to the public. The festival is comprised of various annual programs aiming to promote Asian, Hong Kong, and Chinese film culture.

4.Shanghai International Film Festival, China

Celebrating the film culture and film industry of Shanghai, the festival was first organized in 1994. In its 24th edition, which was held in 2021, the film fest witnessed participation of 4,443 films from 113 countries.

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