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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 25&26 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 – 25&26 December 2022

CPN-Maoist Centre Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda Set to Become New Nepal PM

CPN-Maoist Centre Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda Set to Become New Nepal PM

CPN-Maoist Centre Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda Set to Become New Nepal PM: In a swift move, CPN-Maoist Centre chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, mustered the support of 168 parliamentarians, way above the magic mark of 138 in the House of Representatives, clearing the way for his third stint in the Nepal Prime Minister’s Office in the last 14 years. Prachanda was named prime minister in accordance with Article 76 (2) of the constitution by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

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More About This Transition:

After he snapped ties with the ruling coalition led by Sher Bahadur Deuba, Prachanda went to the President’s office in the company of KP Sharma Oli, chief of the Communist Party of Nepal – Unified Marxist Leninist (UML), with a list of supporters from seven political parties.

Since the 239-year-old monarchy was abolished in 2008, there have been ten government transitions in Nepal.

Supporters of Prachanda:

Along with the UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Rastriya Swatantra Party, Janata Samajbadi Party, and regional organisations like Jamat Party and Nagarik are among the parties that support Prachanda.The list was submitted well within the deadline President Bidhya Devi Bhandari had set for claimants to form the government.

Prachanda has support of 165 lawmakers in the 275-member House of Representatives which includes CPN-UML with 78, CPN-MC with 32, RSP with 20, RPP with 14, JSP with 12, Janamat with 6 and Nagarik Unmukti Party with 3.

About PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda:

Prachanda spent nearly 13 years underground after being born on December 11, 1954, in Dhikurpokhari, Kaski district, close to Pokhara.  He joined mainstream politics when the CPN-Maoist adopted peaceful politics, ending decade long armed insurgency. He led the decade-long armed struggle from 1996 to 2006 that ultimately ended with signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in November 2006.

Good Governance Day 2022 celebrates on 25 December

Good Governance Day 2022 celebrates on 25 December

Good Governance Day: Every year, India observes “Good Governance Day” in honour of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Vihari Vajpayee. The day is devoted to former prime minister Atal Vihari Vajpayee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi 2014 announced that “Good Governance Day” will be observed annually on December 25 in memory of the former PM.

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Good Governance Day: History

The Indian government made the decision that December 25 will always be a full workday. The government has been commemorating Good Governance Day every year since 2014. The day is celebrated to t make sure that the country’s residents are treated fairly by the government and they receive the advantages of various government services. The purpose of Good Governance Day is to increase public access to various government programmes and services via good governance. The organization’s founding slogan was “Good Governance through e-Governance.”

About Atal Vihari Vajpayee:

  • Atal Vihari Vajpayee, a former prime minister, was born in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, on December 25, 1924.He was elected three times as the nation’s prime minister. In 1996, he was elected as the nation’s Prime Minister for the first time.
  • In 1998–1999, he was elected prime minister for a second term. On October 13, 1999, he was elected as the nation’s prime minister for the third time.
  • Significantly, former prime minister Atal Vihari Vajpayee was the first head of state to address the UN in Hindi.Good Governance Day 2022 celebrates on 25 December
  • He received the “Bharat Ratna” award on March 27, 2015.

Defence Acquisition Council Clears Over ₹84,000 Crore Proposals

Defence Acquisition Council Clears Over ₹84,000 Crore Proposals

Defence Acquisition Council Clears Over ₹84,000 Crore Proposals: In a step to augment the operational capabilities of the Armed Forces and the Indian Coast Guard in future, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accorded approval for Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for 24 Capital Acquisition Proposals. These bids total Rs 84,328 crore and include six for the Indian Army, six for the Indian Air Force, ten for the Indian Navy, and two for the Indian Coast Guard.

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A Boost To Made In India: Aatmanirbhar Bharat Concept:

It is important to note that 21 proposals totaling Rs 82,127 crore (97.4%) have been accepted for procurement from domestic sources. This unprecedented initiative of DAC will not only modernise the Armed Forces but also provide a substantial boost to the defence industry to achieve the goal of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

About The Capital Procurement For The Defence Forces:

  • The AoNs accorded will equip the Indian Army with platforms and equipment such as Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicles, Light Tanks and Mounted Gun Systems providing a quantum jump to the Indian Army’s operational preparedness. The purchase of soldiers’ ballistic helmets with increased levels of protection is also among the proposals authorized.
  • Approvals for procurement of Naval Anti-Ship Missiles, Multi-Purpose Vessels and High Endurance Autonomous Vehicles will further enhance maritime strength giving a boost to the Indian Navy’s capabilities.
  • The introduction of a new variety of missile systems, Long Range Guided Bombs, Range Augmentation Kit for conventional bombs, and cutting-edge surveillance systems would significantly reinforce the Indian Air Force and increase its lethal capabilities. In the case of the Indian Coast Guard, the procurement of Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels will enhance surveillance capability in the coastal areas to new heights.

Forbes annual list, PV Sindhu among top 25 highest-paid female athletes

Forbes annual list, PV Sindhu among top 25 highest-paid female athletes

Forbes annual list highest-paid female athletes: 

Forbes annual list: The only Indian athlete to rank in the top 25 of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes is badminton superstar PV Sindhu. The silver medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Sindhu, is listed in position twelve. Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka tops the list. For the third straight year, Osaka tops Forbes’ annual list of the World’s highest-paid female athletes. The list is dominated by tennis players once again.

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List of 15 highest paid female athletes of the year:

  1. Naomi Osaka (Japan) – Tennis – $51.1 million
  2. Serena Williams (USA) – Tennis – $41.3 million
  3. Elieen Gu (China) – Skiing – $20.1 million
  4. Emma Raducanu (UK) – Tennis – $18.7 million
  5. Iga Swiatek (Poland) – Tennis – $14.9 million
  6. Venus Williams (USA) – Tennis – $12.1 million
  7. Coco Gauff (USA) – Tennis – $11.1 million
  8. Simone Biles (USA) – Gymnastics – $10 million
  9. Jessica Pegula (USA) – Tennis – $7.6 million
  10. Minjee Lee (Australia) – Golf – $7.3 million
  11. Candace Parker (USA) – Basketball – $7.2 million
  12. P.V. Sindhu (India) – Badminton – $7.1 million
  13. Leylah Fernandez (Canada) – Tennis -$7 million
  14. Lydia Ko (New Zealand) – Golf – $6.9 million
  15. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) – Tennis – $6.5 million

Important facts:

  • The ranking is headed by Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, and silver medallist Sindhu from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is ranked number twelve on it. The 27-year-old Sindhu earned $7 million out of her overall earnings of $7.1 million after winning the gold medal in singles and the silver medal in doubles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year.
  • For the third year in a row, Osaka topped Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid female athletes. The list is once again dominated by tennis players.
  • Naomi Osaka, the world number 42, topped the list with a total annual earning of $51.1 million, while Serena Williams is a distant second with $41.3 million and Eileen Gu, the freestyle skier, third with a total coffer of $20.1 million.

Sitiveni Rabuka elected as new Prime Minister of Fiji

Sitiveni Rabuka elected as new Prime Minister of Fiji

Fiji: More than two decades after the former military leader initially held the position in a period of nearly seven years, Sitiveni Rabuka was officially announced as Fiji’s new prime minister.The 74-year-old won the nomination by one vote over incumbent Frank Bainimarama at a sitting of the Fijian Parliament in Suva. It also signals the end of former Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s 16 years in power. Sitiveni Rabuka received 28 votes in the 55-member Fijian Parliament, compared to Bainimarama’s 27 votes.

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About the Sitiveni Rabuka:

Mr. Sitiveni Rabuka , the head of the People’s Alliance Party, was elevated to the position after forming a majority coalition with two other parties following last week’s close and contentious election. He was the instigator of two military coups in 1987. He was the democratically elected prime minister of Fiji from 1992 until 1999 and again in 2022, when he led a coalition of three parties. Additionally, from 1999 to 2001, he presided over the Great Council of Chiefs, and from 2001 to 2008, the Cakaudrove Provincial Council.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Fiji Capital: Suva; 
  • Fiji Currency: Fijian dollar;
  • Fiji President: Wiliame Katonivere.

Garuda Aerospace Receives Type Certification and RTPO Approvals from DGCA

Garuda Aerospace Receives Type Certification and RTPO Approvals from DGCA

Garuda Aerospace Receives Type Certification and RTPO Approvals from DGCA: Drone manufacturer Garuda Aerospace has received the Type Certification and RPTO (Remote Pilot Training Organisation) approvals from the Director General of Civil Aviation for the indigenously designed kisan drones.

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How DGCA Gives Approvals:

DGCA Type certification is provided on the basis of the quality check and is issued after a rigorous testing process of the unmanned aerial vehicles.

About Kisan drones:

Garuda Kisan drones were qualified for Rs 10 lakh in unsecured loans from the Center’s agri-infrastructure fund because they were built for agricultural use and had gained Type Certification for the GA-AG model.

About Remote pilot training organisation:

According to DGCA, a remote pilot training organisation is an organisation authorised by the DGCA to impart remote pilot training to any individual seeking for a remote pilot certificate under Rule 34 of Drone Rules 2021.

Its Significance:

The elusive double certification by DGCA for Type and RPTO certification is a testament to the indigenous Made in India drone manufacturing capacities. In the next five months, the company will be able to produce 5,000 drones thanks to robust demand.

Rajya Sabha’s productivity during the winter session recorded at 102%

Rajya Sabha’s productivity during the winter session recorded at 102%

Rajya Sabha’s productivity during winter session 102%: On Friday, the final day of the winter session, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die, with a productivity score of 102%. The chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Jagdeep Dhankhar, asserts that productivity was 102% and that in 13 sittings, functional time was 64 hours and 50 minutes as opposed to the total allotted time of 63 hours and 26 minutes.

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Rajya Sabha’s productivity during winter session 102%:

1,920 unstarred questions were answered in the 13 sittings, while 82 starred questions were resolved. After 28 hours of debate in which 160 members participated, nine bills were ultimately passed or returned during the session. Although the term “House of Elders” is not listed in the official lexicon, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar had noted in my opening address on December 7 that it adequately captured the significance of this institution.

The House of Elders, Rajya Sabha is expected by the nation to take a decisive, leading role in reinforcing and advancing the fundamental principles of the Republic. Rajya Sabha is also expected to be establishing the traditions of Parliamentary democracy that best represent the highest standards of deliberation and imitation, according to Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur inaugurates Sports Science Center in Udupi, Karnataka

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur inaugurates Sports Science Center in Udupi, Karnataka

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur inaugurates Sports Science Center in Udupi, Karnataka: On December 24, 2022, Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Information, and Broadcasting, officially opened the Sports Science Center in Udupi. The sports science center has been set up by the government of Karnataka.

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Two sports science centres have been established by the state government in Udupi and Bengaluru. These centers will conduct research on medicines, nutritious food, treatment and rehabilitation measures for sportspersons, which would help them to boost their abilities. The Minister predicted that there will be numerous such sports science centres. A future date.

National Center of Excellence 

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’ Sports Authority of India (SAI) has also established a sports science centre on its premises. 21 National Centres of Excellence (NCOE) and two high performance centers (Bengaluru and Patiala). It has also set up a National Centre for Sports Sciences and Research (NCSSR) in New Delhi which is the hub of SAI Sports Science Center. 

The National Centers of excellence provides specialized training in selected sports disciplines and also has a well-functioning Sports Science Center.  The National centers of Excellence are at Alleppey and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Aurangabad and Mumbai in Maharashtra, Bengaluru in Karnataka, Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, Guwahati in Assam, Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Imphal in Manipur, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, Jagatpur in Odisha, Kolkata in West Bengal, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Patiala in Punjab, Rohtak, Sonepat in Haryana and 5 centers in New Delhi. 

Union Minister Dr; Jitendra Singh launches revamped Probity Portal, e-HRMS 2.0 Portal

Union Minister Dr; Jitendra Singh launches revamped Probity Portal, e-HRMS 2.0 Portal

Union Minister Dr; Jitendra Singh launches revamped Probity Portal, e-HRMS 2.0 Portal: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has launched a revamped Probity Portal, e-HRMS 2.0 Portal and e-Books on major Initiatives/Achievements of Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions on 25 December 2022 on the occasion of the Good Governance Day in New Delhi.

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The week-long ‘Governance Week’ (19-25 December 2022) celebrations with a nationwide launch of “PrashasanGaon Ki Ore” campaign also concluded on this day.

Revamped e-HRMS 2.0 Portal:

The Revamped Probity Portal was launched for the central government employees in 2017. It provided limited HR related services to the employees .To add more services and interlink it with other government apps the government has launched the Revamped e-HRMS 2.0 Portal. 

The Revamped e-HRMS 2.0 Portal will provide the following services in a digital mode to the employees – Transfers (Rotation/Mutual), Deputation, APAR, IPR, iGOT Trainings, Vigilance Status, Deputation Opportunities, Service Book and other basic HR Services like Leave, Tour, Reimbursements etc

The revamped e-HRMS 2.0 is the first digital system in Government of India to provide end-to-end HR Services. 

Mobile Application of iGoTKarmayogi Portal by Karmayogi Bharat (SPV). The Minister also launched Mobile Application of iGoTKarmayogi Portal by Karmayogi Bharat (SPV) with an aim to create professional, well trained and future ready civil service for India, The app and the platform will allow all government servants, at multiple levels, to undergo continuous training, depending on their domain areas. The app and the platform will provide anytime-anywhere-any-device learning to train about 2 crores users.

HDFC borrows USD 400 million from IFC for financing green affordable housing

HDFC borrows USD 400 million from IFC for financing green affordable housing

HDFC borrows USD 400 million from IFC: As part of their efforts to promote climate goals, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has provided a loan to mortgage giant HDFC in the amount of USD 400 million for the financing of green, affordable housing units.

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In separate statements released, HDFC and IFC claimed that the loan would increase green housing, help close the urban housing gap, increase access to affordable climate-smart homes, and support the country’s transition to a more sustainable growth path while also generating jobs and ensuring long-term business growth.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For All Exam 2022:

HDFC Headquarters: Mumbai, India

HDFC Chairman: Shyamala Gopinath

IFC Headquarters: Washington D.C., USA

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