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Daily Current Affairs: 24 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 24 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 – 24 December 2022

Suhel Ajaz Khan named India’s new ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Suhel Ajaz Khan named India’s new ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Suhel Ajaz Khan named India’s new ambassador to Saudi Arabia: Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan, an Indian Foreign Service employee from the 1997 batch who is now serving as the country’s ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon, has been chosen to serve as the country’s next ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He will replace Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, a 1989 batch IFS officer. Dr. Khan is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

India Saudi Arabia Relations 

  • Saudi Arabia which is the largest exporter of crude oil in the world and is the  custodian of two of holiest mosques of Islam, Al Haram in Mecca and Al-Haram or forbidden mosques  in Medina.
  • In 2010, during Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s visit to Saudi Arabia, the two countries’ relationship was upgraded to a “Strategic Partnership.”
  • During PM M0di visit to Saudi Arabia in 2019 Strategic Partnership Council Agreement was signed, which established a high-level council to steer the Indo-Saudi relationship.
  • Saudi Arabia is India’s fourth largest trading partner after the United States of America, China and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Saudi Arabia supplies more than 18% of India’s imports of crude oil. During April -December 2022, bilateral trade was valued at US$29.28 billion. During this period, India’s imports from Saudi Arabia were valued at US$22.65 billion and exports to Saudi Arabia were worth US$6.63 billion.
  • There are about 22 lakhs Indians living in Saudi Arabia and they constitute the largest expatriate community in Saudi Arabia.

Aloke Singh named head of Air India’s low cost airline business

Aloke Singh named head of Air India’s low cost airline business

Air India:

Aloke Singh named head of Air India’s low cost airline business: Aloke Singh, the CEO of Air India Express, has been named the head of Air India’s low-cost airline division, effective January 1, 2023.The Low Cost Carrier (LCC) business will consist of AirAsia India and Air India Express. Air India signed agreements to complete the acquisition of 100% shareholding in AirAsia India (AAI) and to subsidiarise it under Air India.

A new project, an aviation training academy, will be led by current AirAsia India CEO Sunil Bhaskaran, according to an internal communication. After taking over loss-making Air India in January this year, Tata group has been working on consolidating its airline business. On November 2, Air India said an operational review process is underway to integrate budget carrier AirAsia India with Air India Express and the merger is likely to be completed by the end of 2023.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Air India Headquarters:New Delhi;
  • Air India Founded: 1932, Mumbai;
  • Air India Founder: J. R. D. Tata.

Oscar Nominations 2023: Oscars 2023 Shortlists 10 Award Categories

Oscar Nominations 2023: Oscars 2023 Shortlists 10 Award Categories

95th Oscars 2023 Shortlists 10 award Categories

Oscar Nominations 2023: The 95th Academy Awards shortlists for 10 categories have been released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 10 categories of the 95th Oscar Academy Awards are Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound, and Visual Effects.

Oscar Nominations 2023

The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, will host the 95th Oscars on March 12, 2023. The categories were released by the academy on 21st December 2022. Read More about Oscar Nominations 2023.

Oscar Nominations 2023: Documentary Feature Film

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1.All That Breathes
2.All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
3.Bad Axe
4.Children of the Mist
6.Fire of Love
7.Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a journey, a song
8.Hidden Letters
9.A House Made of Splinters
10.The Janes
11.Last Flight Home
12.Moonage Daydream
15.The Territory

Oscar Nominations 2023: Documentary Short Film

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1.American Justice on Trial: People V. Newton
3.Angola Do You Hear US? Voices from a Plantation Prison
4.As Far as They Can Run
5.The Elephant Whisperers
6.The Flagmakers
7.Happiness is £4 Million
9.Holding Moses
10.How Do You Measure a Year
11.The Martha Mitchell Effect
12.Nuisance Bear
13.Shut Up and Paint
14.Stranger at the Gale
15.38 at the Garden

Oscar Nominations 2023: International Feature Film

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1.ArgentinaArgentina, 1985
4.CambodiaReturn to Seoul
5.DenmarkHoly Spider
6.FranceSaint Omer
7.GermanyAll Quite on the Western Front
8.IndiaLast Film Show
9.IrelandThe Quite Girl
10.MexicoBardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
11.MoroccoThe Blue Caftan
14.South KoreaDecision to Leave
15.SwedenCairo Conspiracy

Oscar Nominations 2023: Makeup and Hairstyling

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1.All Quite on the Western Front
4.The Batman
5.Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
7.Crimes of the Future
10.The Whale

Oscar Nominations 2023: Music (Original Score)

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1.All Quite on the Western Front
2.Avatar: The Way Water
4.The Banshees of Inisherin
5.Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
7.Don’t Worry Darling
8.Everything Everywhere All at Once
9.The Fablesman
10.Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
11.Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
13.She Said
14.The Woman King
15.Women Talking

Oscar Nominations 2023: Music (Original Song)

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2.Nothing is LostAvatar: The Way of Water
3.Lift me UpBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever
4.This is A LifeEverything Everywhere All at Once
5.Ciao PapaGuillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
6.Til You’re HomeA Man Called Otto
7.Naatu NaatuRRR
8.My Mind & MeSelena Gomez: My Mind & Me
9.Good afternoonSpirited
10.ApplauseTell It Like a Woman
11.Stand UpTill
12.Hold My HandTop Gun: Maverick
13.Dust & AshThe Voice of Dust and Ash
14.CarolineWhere the Crawdads Sing
15.New Body RhumbaWhite Nose

Oscar Nominations 2023: Animated Short Film

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1.Black Slide
2.The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse
3.The Debutante
4.The Flying Sailor
5.The Garbage Man
6.Ice Merchants
7.It’s Nice in Here
8.More than I Remember
9.My Years of Dicks
10.New Moon
11.An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It
13.Save Ralph

Oscar Nominations 2023: Live-Action Short Film

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1.All in Favor
2.Almost Home
3.An Irish Goodbye
5.Le Pupille
6.The Lone Wolf
8.Night Ride
9.Plastic Killer
10.The Red Suitcase
11.The Right Words
13.The Treatment

Oscar Nominations 2023: Sound

1.All Quite on the Western Front
2.Avatar: The Way of Water
4.The Batman
5.Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
7.Everything Everywhere All at Once
8.Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
9.Moonage Daydream
10.Top Gun: Maverick

Oscar Nominations 2023: Visual Effects

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1.All Quite on the Western Front
2.Avatar: The Way of Water
3.The Batman
4.Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
5.Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
6.Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
7.Jurassic World Dominion
9.Thirteen Lives
10.Top Gun: Maverick

Oscar Nominations 2023: Oscar Nominations from India

Oscar Nominations from India: India has entered the 95th Oscar Awards with the nomination of Gujarati Feature Film “The Chhellow Show” or “The Last Show” for the best feature film and “Naatu Naatu” from RRR has been shortlisted for the Best Original Song. RRR is one of the successful movies by SS Rajamouli. Read more about the Indian films nominated for Oscar.

British magazine’s list of 50 greatest actors of all time named Shah Rukh Khan

British magazine’s list of 50 greatest actors of all time named Shah Rukh Khan

British magazine’s list of 50 greatest actors: Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan has become the only Indian to be named in an international list of 50 greatest actors of all time by a prominent British magazine. The 57-year-old actor is listed alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Anthony Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, and many others on Empire magazine’s list.

Bollywood career of Shah Rukh Khan:

  • From his extensive filmography, the publication highlighted Khan’s notable characters from four movies — Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Devdas, Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Swades, directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar.
  • “Zindagi toh har roz jaan leti hai,” from the 2012 film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Bomb toh sirf ek baar lega (Everyday life takes a little bit out of us. The phrase “a bomb will only kill you once” has been called the “iconic line” of his career.
  • The actor will be next seen in the actioner Pathaan, set to be released worldwide on January 25, 2023. Directed by Siddharth Anand, the movie also stars John Abraham and Deepika Padukone.

UIDAI HQ Building wins top Green Building Award

UIDAI HQ Building wins top Green Building Award

GRIHA Exemplary Performance Award 2022: A top national level Green Building Award, the GRIHA Exemplary Performance Award 2022, has been won by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). UIDAI HQ has been declared a winner among the existing highest rated building category. UIDAI believes and promotes the idea of recycle and reuse to reduce carbon footprint. It has been harnessing solar power to meet a portion of its energy consumption. It is recycling and reusing water and has been adhering to sustainable waste management practices.

Key points:

  • The UIDAI HQ building was named the runner-up in 2021.The constant endeavor and the award is a clear recognition of how authorities and staff at UIDAI have been constantly working to stay environmentally-conscious, and contributing to the net zero target of the country.
  • The eco-friendliness of the building also provides the personnel with a comfortable working environment. On average, 25% to 30% of the water it uses each day is recycled water. Similarly, the UIDAI HQ building is also recharging ground water 3590 KL per year, on an average.

About the GRIHA:

GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is a national rating system for green buildings in India. The nominations for this award were invited in the month of October 2022 from GRIHA rated buildings across the country. UIDAI HQ building participated in the said competition in which 100 point rating system was considered across 34 criteria.

YouTube creators Ecosystem contributes over Rs 10,000 cr to India’s GDP in 2021

YouTube creators Ecosystem contributes over Rs 10,000 cr to India’s GDP in 2021

YouTube creators contributes over Rs 10,000 cr to India’s GDP: In 2021, the creative ecosystem of YouTube, which is owned by Google, was expected to sustain more than 750,000 full-time equivalent employment in India and contribute more than Rs 10,000 crore to the GDP of the country, according to a statement made on Monday by YouTube. The business also disclosed that Courses, a new product that will provide viewers a greater learning experience and creators a new opportunity to monetize their work, would launch in beta in 2023.

YouTube creators contributes over Rs 10,000 cr to India’s GDP: Key Points

  • According to the results of the most recent Oxford Economics study by YouTube, billions of people around the world now watch content produced by Indian YouTube creators.
  • The ability to monetize their work has been made possible thanks to this, enabling many creators to turn their interests into enduring careers.
  • YouTube announced that it would step up efforts to work with more healthcare organisations, including Narayana, Manipal, Medanta, and Shalby, in order to produce and promote trustworthy content covering more than 100 medical conditions in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, and English.

YouTube to assist partners

  • According to the YouTube business, it would also assist partners in achieving scale and efficiency in the production of multilingual content.
  • In order to give viewers in-depth, structured learning experiences, skilled artists in India may start giving paid or free Courses in the coming year on YouTube.
  • Courses on YouTube will not only help audiences have richer educational experiences, but they will also give creators a new way to make money.

According to YouTube, other businesses will develop academic and practical courses in many Indian languages during the beta phase, including LearnoHub, Speak English With Aishwarya, and Telusko.

UP’s Sania Mirza Clears NDA Exam, Aims To Be Fighter Pilot

UP’s Sania Mirza Clears NDA Exam, Aims To Be Fighter Pilot

Sania Mirza of UP Passes the NDA Exam: Sania Mirza, a resident of Mirzapur and the daughter of a TV mechanic, passed the entrance exam for the National Defense Academy with flying colours (NDA).Sania Mirza is from the Jasovar village, which is within the jurisdiction of the Mirzapur Dehat Kotwali Police Station.

Who is Sania Mirza, an NDA girl from UP?

  • Sania Mirza was born at the Mirzapur Dehat Kotwali Police Station’s Jasovar hamlet.
  • Sania Mirza aspires to be a fighter pilot like Avni Chaturvedi, the nation’s first female fighter pilot.
  • Sania attended a school where education was conducted in Hindi, claiming that, with the right attitude, Hindi-medium kids can succeed as well.
  • On December 27, she would join NDA Khadakwasla in Pune. The villagers and Sania’s parents are proud of her.

UP’s Sania Mirza Education:

  • Sania finished her schools up till class 10 in her village.
  • She had her education from kindergarten through class ten at Pandit Chintamani Dubey Inter College. She subsequently made her way to the Guru Nanak Girls Inter College in the city.
  • She began preparing for the NDA after receiving the district award in the 12th Uttar Pradesh (UP) Board.

Kashmir’s Harshest Winter Period Chillai Kalan Begins

Kashmir’s Harshest Winter Period Chillai Kalan Begins

Kashmir’s Harshest Winter Period Chillai Kalan Begins: With the onset of winter solstice, one of the harshest winter periods of 40 days, called Chillai Kalan, has begun in Kashmir. Major cold is what the Persian phrase “Chillai Kalan” means. With Kashmir’s mountains buried in snow for weeks and the famed Dal Lake hitting freezing point, the continuing cold wave is thought to have reached its height.

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Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season. The minimum temperature in Srinagar recorded was minus 5.5 degrees Celsius, which is the lowest so far this season.

With maximum chances of snowfall during this period, sub-zero temperatures in the region make people in the hill areas carry firewood to their houses in large quantities that will be burnt and used for heating and cooking food. It is said the snow during the period lasts longer and replenishes the streams, rivers and lakes of Kashmir.

What is Chillai-i- kalan:

The 40-day harshest winter period known as “Chilla-i-Kalan” has arrived in the Kashmir valley, with Srinagar experiencing its coldest night of the season. The ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’ is the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to freezing of water bodies, including the famous Dal Lake here as well as the water supply lines in several parts of the valley.

“Chillai-Kalan” starts on December 21 and runs until January 30. The cold wave continues even after that in Kashmir with a 20-day-long ‘Chillai-Khurd’ (small cold) and a 10-day-long ‘Chillai-Bachha’ (baby cold).

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