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Daily Current Affairs: 23 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 23 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 – 23 December 2022

Assam Government Launched Orunodoi 2.0 Scheme

Assam Government Launched Orunodoi 2.0 Scheme

Assam Government Launched Orunodoi 2.0 Scheme: Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, debuted “Orunodoi” in its second version, the flagship scheme of the state government aimed at providing financial security to financially disadvantaged families.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz

What More Has Been Done:

  • As part of the first phase of this social sector programme, approximately 17 lakh women received a payment of Rs 1,250 on the 10th of every month using the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system.
  • With the addition of another 10.5 lakh new beneficiaries from now onwards, it would add up to a total of 27 lakh-plus beneficiaries.
  • • Orunodoi 2.0 would include all current recipients of the Deen Dayal Divyangan Pension Yojana and Indira Miri Widow Pension Scheme. Divyangans and transgenders would also be included under the ‘Orunodoi’ scheme.
  • Households having member, who is a dwarf or suffering from conditions such as cerebral palsy, thalassemia, hemophilia, etc. would also be included under Orunodoi scheme.

About The Orunodoi Scheme :

On October 2, 2020, the Assam government will introduce the Orunodoi or Arunodoi Scheme. Under ‘Orunodoi’, monetary  benefits has been envisaged for more than 24 lac poor household in the state. The existing beneficiaries of the Deen Dayal Divyangan Pension Yojana and Indira Miri Widow Pension Scheme would be subsumed under Orunodoi 2.0. Divyangans and transgenders would also be included. Under the ‘Orunodoi 2.0’ scheme the amount has been enhanced from 830/- to Rs. 1250/ Women.

Senior nuclear scientist Dinesh Kumar Shukla named as new head of AERB

Senior nuclear scientist Dinesh Kumar Shukla named as new head of AERB

New head of AERB: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has authorised the nomination of Dinesh Kumar Shukla to the position of Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, according to a directive from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) (AERB). Shukla is the Former Executive Director of AERB.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz

New head of AERB: Career of Dinesh Kumar Shukla

  • New head of AERB, Dinesh Kumar Shukla a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Jabalpur University of Madhya Pradesh (MP).
  •  In 1981, upon his graduation from the 25th class of the BARC Training School, he began working for the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
  • He has been associated with the commissioning of the high flux research reactor Dhruva and later held the positions of Reactor Superintendent of Dhruva Research Reactor and Head of Reactor Operations Division (ROD) at BARC As the head of ROD, BARC, he was responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the research reactors at Trombay.

Madhya Pradesh: Indore gets the Country’s First Infantry Museum

Madhya Pradesh: Indore gets the Country’s First Infantry Museum

Country’s First Infantry Museum: The first Infantry Museum in the nation has been made publicly accessible in Mhow, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. This museum is the first in the country and second in the world. Before this, such a museum has been built in America. The Army was established to commemorate Victory Day and the eve of the Infantry School’s 75th anniversary. The world-class museum has been set up with the intention of showcasing the Infantry. The project was conceived in July 2003 as a national-level training hall cum research centre.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz

About the Infantry Museum:

  • The Infantry Museum covers the period from 1747 to 2020 in the history of the infantry. It depicts the rich heritage, glorious past and supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers preserved in sculptures, murals, and photo galleries.
  • The construction of this museum has been in the works for a decade. This three-story building of the museum has been built on two acres of land. It has 17 different rooms covering the history and development of the Indian Infantry since 1747 in chronological order in 30 subject areas. Many notable men’s histories can be observed in this museum, including with those of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Subhash Chandra Bose, and Maharaja Ranjit.

World’s first National Infantry Museum: The world’s first National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is located outside the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning in Columbus Georgia. The 190,000-square-foot museum opened in June 2009. The museum describes the history of the United States Army Infantry from the American Revolution to present operations. It displays artifacts from all eras of American history.

Puma India ropes in Anushka Sharma as brand ambassador

Puma India ropes in Anushka Sharma as brand ambassador

Puma India: Anushka Sharma, a Bollywood actor and entrepreneur, has been chosen by Puma, a manufacturer and designer of casual and athletic footwear, to serve as its brand ambassador. The association is intended to “accelerate Puma’s strong commitment towards women consumer segment”. The actor will endorse the brand’s footwear, apparel and accessories, including select collections through myriad activities and brand campaigns, throughout the year.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz The brand announced ‘End of Season Sale’ promotions on its social media featuring images of the actor in its products. Anushka criticised the company on social media for utilising her images only after signing her on as a brand ambassador. Kareena Kapoor Khan, MC Mary Kom, Yuvraj Singh, Sunil Chhetri, and most recently Harrdy Sandhu are some of the brand’s other Indian ambassadors.

Gamaka exponent and Padma Shri awardee, H.R Keshava Murthy passes away

Gamaka exponent and Padma Shri awardee, H.R Keshava Murthy passes away

Gamaka exponent and Padma Shri awardee, H.R Keshava Murthy passes away: Senior gamaka exponent H.R. Keshava Murthy, who earlier this year received the Padma Shri award, passed away. He was born in a family of gamaka artists. He had his initial training from his father Ramaswamy Shastry. Under the guidance of Venkateshaiah he continued his studies. Over the decades he has presented hundreds of programmes and trained many students. His performances helped popularise well-known Kannada epics. His hometown of Hosahalli is known for its many musical talents.

Awards and Honours:

Keshava Murthy has received numerous honours from the State government and other cultural organisations, including the Shantala Natya Shri award. The President honoured him with the Padma Shri this year. The residents of his village celebrated the occasion.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz

What is Gamaka?

  • Gamaka, often referred to as kaavya vaachana, is an Indian storytelling technique that developed in the state of Karnataka. One person reads a stanza of a poem with highest emphasis on meaning, applying suitable raga or a dhaati (melodic line), usually matching the emotion of the poem; the song generally has no established rhythm.
  • Another person then explains the meaning of the stanza with examples and anecdotes. Gamaka draws ragas from Kannada folk music, Yakshagana and Carnatic music. The singing itself is called gamaka and the singer a gamaki. The explanation of the rendering is called vyakyana. The emphasis in kaavya vaachana is on literature (Saahithya) and not on music where singer splits, compounds words in poems to make them easier to understand.

Indian National Farmer’s Day 2022 celebrates on 23 December

Indian National Farmer’s Day 2022 celebrates on 23 December

National Farmers’ Day or Kisan Diwas 2022

National Farmers’ Day: In India, December 23 is recognised as Farmers’ Day or Kisan Diwas. Farmers are the backbone of our economy and to honour their hardship, this day was coined by the government of India in 2001. The “Champion of Indian Peasants” and fifth Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh, was born on this day as well.

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The day aims to spread awareness of the contributions of farmers to the socioeconomic development of the nation. It also recognises the efforts of the former Prime Minister who helped in uplifting the farmers in the country, introduced Debt Redemption Bill and Land Holding Act.

National Farmer’s Day Celebrated, Significance

Every year, the day known as National Farmers Day (also known as Kisan Diwas) is observed to celebrate all farmers who have contributed to the country continually. Farmers are considered to be the backbone of the nation as without them none of us can survive. Agriculture is the basis for all our growth and consumption.

History of National Farmers Day

  • As mentioned above the history of the day is related to the birth anniversary of the fifth Prime Minister of the nation Choudhary Charan Singh.
  • Although he only served the country from July 28, 1979, to January 14, 1980, he had a great impact on farmers during that time.
  • He introduced and implemented various schemes for the betterment of farmers and wrote several books highlighting the problems faced by the farmers of the nation along with giving the solution of the same.

FIFA chosed Morocco to host Club World Cup in February 2023

FIFA chosed Morocco to host Club World Cup in February 2023

Club World Cup 2023:

FIFA: The hosting rights for the 2025 Club World Cup, which will include 32 teams, were awarded to Morocco by FIFA in February. The most recent edition of the tournament was held in the UAE in February 2022 and was won by the English football club, Chelsea. European champion Real Madrid, South American champion Flamengo and Seattle Sounders, the first CONCACAF Champions League winner from the United States, will play in the traditional seven-team tournament from Feb. 1-11.

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The competition is set to continue in its current format, featuring the champions of the six continental federations and the top team from the host nation.  One of the final seven-team editions for continental champions will take place in 2025, when an enlarged, month-long competition will begin. Morocco hosted the Club World Cup in 2013 and again in 2014, while the most recent edition was held in the United Arab Emirates in February, with Chelsea lifting the trophy.

FIFA Event

  • FIFA World Cup 2022 – Qatar (32 Teams)
  • FIFA World Cup 2026 – Canada, Mexico, USA (48 teams)
  • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 – Costa Rica
  • FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 – India
  • FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2023 – Australia and New Zealand

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • FIFA Founded: 21 May 1904;
  • FIFA Founded: Paris, France;
  • FIFA Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland;
  • FIFA Membership: 211;
  • FIFA Languages: English, French, German, Spanish & Italian;
  • FIFA First President: Robert Guérin;
  • FIFA Current President: Gianni Infantino (Switzerland);
  • FIFA Secretary General: Fatma Samoura (Senegal).

Sahitya akademi awards 2022 announced

Sahitya akademi awards 2022 announced

The Sahitya Akademi Award 2022:

The Sahitya Akademi Award: Every year, the federal government has given out an award for the outstanding literary work. As a result, on December 22, the central government revealed the winners of the Sahitya Akademi Award for literature. Writer M. Rajendran from Tamil Nadu has received this award for his novel ‘Kala Pani’. The awardee will be presented with a cash prize of one lakh rupees and a copper Shield. This ‘Kala Pani’ novel is a historical novel based on the war of Kalayarkovil or Kalayarkool.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz

Sahitya Akademi, announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards in 23 languages:

  • 07 books of poetry,
  • 06 of novel,
  • 02 of short stories,
  • 03 Play/Dramas,
  • 02 Literary Criticism,
  • one each of Autobiographical Essays,
  • Collection of Articles and Literary History have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2022.
  • Award in Bengali language will be announced on a later date.

Under the direction of Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar, President, Sahitya Akademi, the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi authorised the Awards, which were suggested by prominent Jury members in 23 Indian languages.

The books were selected on the basis of recommendations made by a Jury of three members in the concerned languages in accordance with the procedure laid down for the purpose. According to the procedure, the Executive Board declared the Awards on the basis of unanimous selections made by the Jurors or selection made on the basis of majority vote. The Awards relate to books first published during the five years immediately preceding the year of Award (i.e. between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2020).

The Award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and an amount of Rs. 1,00,000/- towards cash content each will be presented to the awardees at the award.

The following have won the Award in the below mentioned category:

SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD 2022:

LanguageTitle and GenreName of the Author
AssameseBhool Satya (Short Stories)Manoj Kumar Goswami
BodoSansrini Modira (Poetry)Rashmi Choudhury
DogriChhe Roopak (Drama)Veena Gupta
EnglishAll The Lives We Never Lived (Novel)Anuradha Roy
GujaratiGher Jatan (Autobiographical Essays)Gulam Mohammad Shaikh
HindiTumadi Ke Shabd (Poetry)Badri Narayan
KannadaBahutvada Bhaarata mattu Bouddha Taatvikate (Collection of Articles)Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy
KashmiriZael Dab (Literary Criticism)Farooq Fayaz
KonkaniAmrutvel (Novel)Maya Anil Kharangate
MaithiliPen-Drive Me Prithvi (Poetry)Ajit Azad
MalayalamAshaante Seethayanam (Literary Criticism)M. Thomas Mathew
ManipuriLeironnung (Poetry)Koijam Shantibala
MarathiUjavya Sondechya Bahulya (Novel)Praveen Dashrath Bandekar
NepaliSaino (Drama)K.B. Nepali
OdiaDayanadi (Poetry)Gayatribala Panda
PunjabiMain Aynghosh Nahi (Short Stories)Sukhjit
RajasthaniAlekhun Amba (Play)Kamal Ranga
SanskritDeepmanikyam (Poetry)Janardan Prasad Pandey ‘Mani’
SantaliSabarnaka Balire Sanan’ Panjay (Poetry)Kajli Soren (Jagannath Soren)
SindhiSindhi Sahit Jo Mukhtasar Itihas (Literary History)Kanhaiyalal Lekhwani
TamilKaala Paani (Novel)M. Rajendran
TeluguManodharmaparagam (Novel)Madhuranthakam Narendra
UrduKhwab Saraab (Novel)Anis Ashfaq

Sahitya Akademi:

  • Sahitya Akademi is India’s National Academy of Letters.
  • The Government of India established the Sahitya Akademi on 12 March 1954.
  • Sahitya Akademi was set up by the Government but functions as an autonomous organisation.
  • In accordance with the Societies Registration Act of 1860, it was registered as a society on January 7, 1956.
  • Sahitya Akademi has recognised English and Rajasthani apart from the 22 languages enumerated in the Indian Constitution.

General Rules and Eligibility Criteria for the Sahitya Akademi Award: 

  • The book must be a remarkable contribution to the language and literature to which it belongs.
  • The book or literary work must have been originally published in one of the Sahitya Akademi’s recognised languages during the five years immediately prior to the award year.
  • The literary work should be written by an Indian and published in India.
  • The book or literary work should not be a work of translation or an anthology of multiple authors
  • When two or more books are equally good, the total literary contribution and standing of the authors of the books will be considered to decide the award.

UNSC Adopts First-ever Resolution on Myanmar

UNSC Adopts First-ever Resolution on Myanmar

UNSC Adopts First-ever Resolution on Myanmar: In 74 years, the U.N. Security Council has finally adopted a resolution on Myanmar to call for an end to the bloodshed and to demand that the military junta free all political prisoners, including the country’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Ms. Kyi, 77, has been a prisoner since the army toppled her government almost two years ago and violently cracked down on dissent.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz

What More About This Development:

The 15-member council has long been split on how to deal with the Myanmar crisis with China and Russia arguing against strong action. They both abstained from the vote, along with India. The remaining 12 members voted in favor.

Need of This Resolution:

  • Suu Kyi and former president Win Myint are among the inmates who have been arbitrarily detained, and the resolution calls for their immediate release. It also demands an immediate end to all forms of violence and asks for all parties to respect human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.
  • It also urges “concrete and immediate actions” to implement a peace plan agreed upon by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and calls for the military administration to “uphold democratic institutions and processes and to pursue constructive dialogue and reconciliation in accordance with the will and interests of the people”.

UNSC & Myanmar:

Over the decades, Myanmar’s military has dedicated considerable resources to avoiding the passage of a resolution in the UNSC, very often relying on China to exercise the veto that it enjoys as a permanent member of the body. Due to the vetoes of China and Russia, the UNSC was unable to adopt a draught resolution on Myanmar in 2007. After the Myanmar military attacked Rohingya villages in the west of the country in late 2018, the U.K… Made another attempt to pass a resolution, but China and Russia refused to engage in the resolution, and it decided not to table the draft for a vote.

UNSC Adopts First-ever Resolution on Myanmar: In 74 years, the U.N. Security Council has finally adopted a resolution on Myanmar to call for an end to the bloodshed and to demand that the military junta free all political prisoners, including the country’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Ms. Kyi, 77, has been a prisoner since the army toppled her government almost two years ago and violently cracked down on dissent.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz

What More About This Development:

The 15-member council has long been split on how to deal with the Myanmar crisis with China and Russia arguing against strong action. They both abstained from the vote, along with India. The remaining 12 members voted in favor.

Need of This Resolution:

  • Suu Kyi and former president Win Myint are among the inmates who have been arbitrarily detained, and the resolution calls for their immediate release. It also demands an immediate end to all forms of violence and asks for all parties to respect human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.
  • It also urges “concrete and immediate actions” to implement a peace plan agreed upon by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and calls for the military administration to “uphold democratic institutions and processes and to pursue constructive dialogue and reconciliation in accordance with the will and interests of the people”.

UNSC & Myanmar:

Over the decades, Myanmar’s military has dedicated considerable resources to avoiding the passage of a resolution in the UNSC, very often relying on China to exercise the veto that it enjoys as a permanent member of the body. Due to the vetoes of China and Russia, the UNSC was unable to adopt a draught resolution on Myanmar in 2007. After the Myanmar military attacked Rohingya villages in the west of the country in late 2018, the U.K… Made another attempt to pass a resolution, but China and Russia refused to engage in the resolution, and it decided not to table the draft for a vote.

PM Modi to Inaugurate National Youth Conference in Karnataka on 12 January 2023

PM Modi to Inaugurate National Youth Conference in Karnataka on 12 January 2023

PM Modi to Inaugurate National Youth Conference in Karnataka on 12 January 2023: According to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officiate at the opening of the National Youth Festival, which will be held in the twin cities of Hubballi and Dharwad. The National Youth Festival will be organized on January 12 in connection with the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

December 2022 Current Affairs Quiz

More About This: National Youth festival:

  • The youth festival will draw over 7,500 participants from all 50 States. The National Youth Festival is held to honour Swami Vivekanand’s birthday, which falls on January 12.
  • The first National Youth Festival was started in 1995 as a major activity under the programme of National Integration Camp. The 25th National Youth Festival was organised in Puducherry.
  • Swami Vivekananda’s birthday on January 12 is always celebrated as National Youth Day and 12-16 January every year is observed as the National Youth Week.

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