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 2 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 – 2 December 2022
India to receive over record $100 billion in remittances in 2022: India is on course to maintain its position as the top recipient of remittances, with migrant workers who are on track to send home a record amount of money this year. According to the World Bank’s Migration and Development brief, remittance flows to India are predicted to increase by 12 percent and hit $100 billion for the first time this year, way ahead of Mexico, China, and the Philippines. This will help India maintain its top spot.
Remittances to India were enhanced by wage hikes and a strong labor market in the United States and other OECD countries. Remittances are an important source of income for households in low- and middle-income countries as it helps in reducing poverty and promoting resilience while also improves birth weight of newborns and school enrollment rates for older children. Remittances to low and middle-income countries increased by about 5 percent to over $626 billion in 2022. Growth is forecast to decrease even more to about 2 percent next year, according to a report released by the World Bank.
YES BANK partners Turtlefin to create tech platform ‘EasyNsure’: TurtleFin, India’s leading insurtech platform, has partnered with YES BANK, to create a comprehensive technology platform – EasyNsure. Turtlefin’s distinctive API will power the platform to offer a bouquet of holistic insurance solutions on a single platform, at the click of a button.
EasyNsure: It is a first-of-its-kind proposition for YES BANK, that will bring multiple insurance partners onto a single platform, providing a host of benefits such as – a seamless single point online insurance service, ability to compare and select a suitable insurance cover basis the customer’s need, as well as a facility to compare costs for rationalizing purchase decisions, among others. Turtlefin’s unique and customized technology solutions will enable the platform to offer seamless customer experience to its clientele.
The EasyNsure platform is already live with over 40 Life and General Insurance plans being readily available for consideration. So far, the platform has created over 30,000 insurance quotes with more than 6,500 proposals and 5,200 policies being punched. This has helped the platform recorded a total premium of INR 6,050 lakh.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Sanjiv Roy, Country Head – Fee Income, YES BANK, said, “We, at YES BANK are constantly exploring innovative ways to simplify the customer’s journey across products and services. Digitalization has played a key role in our endeavour to achieve this feat. In keeping with this thought, we are happy to have partnered with TurtleFin to launch EasyNsure that aims to offer our customers with a bouquet of holistic insurance solutions on a single platform, at the click of a button. We strongly believe, this partnership will further strengthen YES BANK’s presence within the insurance domain as customers will have the absolute right to choose from all the available options, basis their requirement and financial comfort. We will continue to co-create more such propositions that provide customers with an inclusive e-banking experience.”
This robust technology platform will also allow business tracking across Bank hierarchy, simplifying revenue reconciliation. It will enhance in tracking the productivity of RMs on quotes created versus actual conversion of leads.
Shares of Yes Bank Limited was last trading in BSE at Rs. 17.05 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 17.20. The total number of shares traded during the day was 7527523 in over 15875 trades. The stock hit an intraday high of Rs. 17.30 and intraday low of 17.00. The net turnover during the day was Rs. 129107360.00.
CEO: Prashant Kumar
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
India’ MMR declines to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20: Maternal Mortality Ratio has declined from 130 per lakh live births in 2014-16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20, according to a special bulletin released by the office of the Registrar General of India. According to the data, Assam has the highest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 195 while Kerala has the lowest of 19 per lakh live births.
MMR: The number of maternal deaths during a given time period per one lakh live births.
Upon achieving this, the country has accomplished the National Health Policy target for MMR of less than 100 per lakh live births and is on the right track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal target of MMR of less than 70 per lakh live births by 2030.
The number of states which have achieved the Sustainable Development Goal target has now risen from six to eight leading with Kerala, followed by Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. Reacting to a new milestone in MMR, Union Health Minister Dr. Mnasukh Mandaviya credited it to the various healthcare initiatives of government to ensure quality maternal and reproductive care.
Target: SDG target of MMR of less than 70 per lakh live births by 2030.
Nagaland celebrates 60th statehood day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, December 1, extended his wishes to the people of Nagaland on their Statehood day.
In a tweet, Mr. Modi said that India takes great pride in the culture of Nagaland, which emphasises on courage, hardwork, and living in harmony with nature. The Prime Minister said he prays for the continuous success of Nagaland in the years to come.
December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz
Nagaland is celebrating its 60th statehood day. It became the 16th State of the Union of India on 1st December 1963. On the occasion, the Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio has launched ‘SAHYOG project’ of Nagaland Police and also flagged off Nagaland Police Special Operation Group Vehicles. Nagaland has also hosted the 23rd Hornbill Festival 2022 at Naga Heritage Village Kisama from 1st-10th December 2022.
Chief guest of this festival(2022): VP Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Indian Army’s Sudarshan Chakra Corps conducts ‘EX Sudarshan Prahar’: Sudarshan Chakra Corps of Indian Army has conducted Exercise Sudarshan Prahar in the deserts of Rajasthan on 30th November 2022. The exercise focussed on the synergised application of combat power through the integration of force multipliers & practising new battle techniques in an integrated all arms environment showcasing high level of professionalism and offensive spirit.
Lieutenant General AK Singh, Goc-in-C, Southern Command witnessed Exercise SUDARSHAN PARHAR and complimented the troops for the high standard of training and operational preparedness. The exercise was attended by Lt Gen AK Singh, Goc-in-C, Southern Command.
About India Army:
Headquarters: New Delhi
Motto: Service Before Self
Chief: General, Manoj Pande
Haryana govt has launched Nirogi Haryana project: Nirogi Haryana project was launched across the state, with the initial phase, of the project beginning in the District Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. The project was inaugurated by Gian Chand Gupta, Haryana Speaker and Kulbhushan Goyal, Panchkula Mayor. According to Dr Mankirat Murara, nodal officer, Civil Surgeon, Panchkula, the urban enlisted Antyodaya population would be covered under this scheme.
“All Antyodaya enlisted families whose income is under 1,80,000 per annum are the beneficiaries for a comprehensive free health check-up followed by required treatment,” Dr Mankirat said.
Under this project, the urban enlisted Antyodaya population would be covered under this scheme. The enlisted beneficiaries will receive ‘amantran patra’ to visit their health facilities on the date as informed. The beneficiaries have been divided into six categories age-wise and each category has a different coloured OPD card, with eight pages each.
Age categories are as follows: 0 to 6 months, 6 to 59 months, 6 to 18 years, 18 to 40 years, 40 to 60 years, and over 80 years. The health check-up includes a complete general physical examination including physical measurements (head circumference etc.), height, weight, pulse, BP, dental, and eye examination.
The mandatory lab tests are done for each beneficiary as enlisted category wise and specific lab tests are also done as advised by the examining doctor, designated for this scheme. The report of lab tests will be conveyed within the next two working days by e-Upchaar or by the ASHA/ANM to the patient, area-wise.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2022: Every year on December 2, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed. The day is observed to remind us of the evils of enslavement, forced labour, child labour, and sexual exploitation and trafficking and to eliminate slavery practised in our time. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery focuses on the history of slavery and why it must be completely abolished. Slavery continues to persist today through forced labour, child labour, trafficking of women and children and illegal organ harvesting, among others.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2022: Significance
In the last five years, there has been an increase in instances of forced labour and forced marriages, as noted by the United Nations (UN). The UN mentions that the number of modern slaves increased to 50 million by the end of 2021. The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is an important day because it encourages us all to work together to put an end to such atrocities.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery: History
Slavery has existed since the Sumerian and Mesopotamian times. In modern times, ISIS and Boko Haram terrorists have used non-Muslim women as sex slaves. Slavery was practised by Egyptian empires, ancient Greece and Rome and during the Viking rule of Britain. The transatlantic slave trade of African people began with the Portuguese and was also practised by the Dutch, the English and French merchants.
Countless Africans were brought to the Americas as slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries, until Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, abolished slavery entirely in 1865. On December 2, 1949, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others via resolution 317 (IV). The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is celebrated on December 2 to mark the above convention.
World Computer Literacy Day 2022: International Computer Literacy Day is observed on December 2. It was founded in 2001 by NIIT, a world-renowned Indian computer company. The day is totally devoted to computers and how they are a major source of concern in terms of global modernization. The aim is to highlight the importance of computer literacy, which is essential for the present times. The day promotes technology skills, particularly in children and women, and aims to inspire people to study more and use computers to make their work simpler. To know, more about the World Computer Literacy day candidates are advised to read the below article.
History of World Computer Literacy Day:
World Computer Literacy Day was launched in 2001 to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of an Indian firm called N.I.I.T. Founded in 1981 by Rajendra Singh Pawar and Vijay K. Thadani, N.I.I.T, which stands for National Institute of Information Technology, is a skills and talent development company. World Computer Literacy Day was founded by the company in response to a study that revealed that men formed the majority of computer users in the world. As a result, N.I.I.T took up the cause to educate more women and children by equipping them with computer literacy skills. Since its inception in 1981, the company has spread to over 30 countries of the world.
History of Computer:
The computer’s development may be traced back to the early 1820s, when Charles Babbage created the “Difference Engine,” a mechanical computer capable of completing simple calculations. Before this invention, people used all kinds of inventions to perform calculations, using the abacus, Napier’s bones, Pascaline adding machine, and Leibniz Wheel. However, what set the ‘difference’ engine apart from others before it was that it was powered by steam and could solve logarithmic equations. Computers have undergone numerous modifications and designs since then to become our laptops, phones, and desktop computers. In the past, computers could be so big as to occupy the length of a whole room! But, thanks to modern technology, we can hold all that scientific technology in the palm of our hands.
National Pollution Control Day 2022: Every year on December 2nd, India observes National Pollution Control Day. The day is recognized to commemorate the precious lives that were lost in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, one of the greatest industrial disasters in the history of India. The primary goal and objectives of celebrating National Pollution Prevention Day 2022 in India are to raise public awareness about the judicious usage of industries in order to avoid unanticipated industrial disasters.
Significance of National Pollution Control Day:
The significance of celebrating the National Pollution Control Day is to avoid similar catastrophes like the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and save the earth from the damage caused by pollution. The day is dedicated to encourage the adoption of pollution control acts to prevent the environmental pollution caused by human negligence and industrial emissions.
Objectives of the day:
- Raise awareness on how to manage and mitigate industrial disasters.
- Prevent the pollution produced by industrial processes or human negligence
- Make people and industries aware of the importance of pollution control acts
History of National Pollution Control Day:
The origins of National Pollution Day in India may be traced back to the heartbreaking Bhopal Gas Tragedy, in which thousands of people died. The incident happened on the nights of December 2 and 3, 1984, which is why National Pollution Control Day is marked every year on December 2. On 3 December 1984, almost 45 tonnes of the hazardous gas methyl isocyanate (MIC) escaped from a pesticide plant owned by the Indian division of the American company Union Carbide Corporation. Within no time, the poisonous gas killed thousands of people and several thousands fled the city.
Former President of China Jiang Zemin Passes Away: Jiang Zemin, former President of China who presided over more than a decade of economic growth after the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown against pro-democracy protester, passed away at the age of 96 in Shanghai, China. He died as a result of leukaemia and multiple organ failure. Jiang Zemin was born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China in 1926.
About Jiang Zemin:
Following the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, Jiang Zemin governed over the Communist Party’s divisions while leading China through historic changes. Market-oriented reforms were revived, Hong Kong gained independence from the British in 1997, and Beijing joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. He helped pulling in foreign investment after China joined the WTO. Jiang Zemin served as the head of the Communist Party from 1989 to 2002. From 1993 to 2003, he was China’s President. From 1989 to 2004, he was also the chairman of the Central Military Commission.
In 2002 Jiang Zemin resigned as general secretary of the CCP and the following year stepped down as president after serving the maximum two 5-year terms; Hu Jintao succeeded him in both positions. Jiang Zemin remained in charge of the Central Military Commission until stepping down in favour of Hu Jintao in 2004.
South Korea’s Mina Sue Choi Crowned Miss Earth 2022: South Korea’s Mina Sue Choi was crowned Miss Earth 2022 during the pageant’s coronation night on November 29 at Cove Manila, Okada Hotel, Parañaque City. There were 86 Eco-warriors, and only three queens were awarded the pageant’s three elements titles.
Andrea Aguilera of Columbia is Miss Fire 2022, Nadeen Ayoub of Palestine is Miss Water 2022, and Sheridan Mortlock of Australia is Miss Air 2022. During the pre-pageant activities, Choi bagged a few medals too. She won resort wear, long gown, beach wear, and swimsuit competition.
South Korea’s Mina Sue Choi Crowned Miss Earth 2022
Destiny Wagner, the first woman from Belize to win a major international crown, left the title to the new queen. Destiny Wagner was the winner of a virtual tournament held in 2021. Elements queens were crowned at the culmination of the completion. The Philippines’ representative, Filipino-America Psychology student Jenny Ramp from the province of Tarlac, finished in the Top 20.
She was also proclaimed the best in Fauna Costume for Asia and Oceania. This is the 22nd edition of Carousel Production’s annual international competition to promote environmental conservation. It also sought ambassadors to spearhead environmental projects. Till now, four Filipino women have received the title including Karla Henry in 2008, Jamie Herrell in 2014, Angelia Ong in 2015, and Karen Ibasco in 2017.