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 3 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 – 3 December 2022
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022: The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on December 3rd all across the world. The day is marked to raise awareness of issues affecting persons with disabilities and to advocate for their well-being, dignity, and fundamental rights. International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated to encourage increased assimilation of persons with disabilities in the socio-political, economic and cultural aspects of life. The goals fall under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022: Theme
This year’s theme for International Disability Day is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable future.” The 2022 celebration will focus on the need for innovative solutions to help create an inclusive developmental model to aid people with disabilities.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022: History
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 1981 the International Year of Disabled People in 1976. (IYDP). US President Ronald Reagan performed the same thing on February 6, 1981. Then the UNGA declared 1983-1992 as the decade of Disabled Persons. The adoption of December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities happened during the UNGA’s 37th plenary meeting, on October 4, 1992.
What is Disability?
Disability is a complex and multifaceted concept. Its meaning differs across the territories along numerous associated legal political and social constructsPhysical challenges, acid attacks, and dwarfism are easy to identify, but mental illness, specific learning disabilities, hearing impairments, and autism are more difficult and complex to identify without appropriate training. Hence disability is more complex where we lack the symptoms or have minimum visual manifestations that can easily be identified by the parents, teachers and the general society. Disability, in simple terms, is a physical or mental condition or both that limits individuals movement, activities or sense of perception.
Vijay Hazare Trophy Final: The Vijay Hazare Trophy was won by Saurashtra over Maharashtra in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.They restricted Maharashtra at 248/9 in 50 overs as captain Ruturaj Gaikwad hit a century, scoring 108 off 131 balls after a slow start. Chirag Jani of Saurashtra claimed a hat-trick in the match. Sheldon Jackson is the man of the moment.
Chasing the target of 249, Saurashtra started off cautiously before the openers sitiched a 125-run partnership. Batter Shledon Jackson held one end as wickets tumbled around him. He hit a match-winning 133 off 136 balls to enable Saurashtra reach the goal with five wickets to spare in 46.3 overs. Saurashtra’s second title victory in history.
Notably: The win enhanced Jaydev Unadkat’s credentials as captain, he had led Saurashtra to their first Ranji Trophy title in 2019-2020. He also finished at the top of the wicket-taking charts in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 19 strikes to his name.
Full List of Award Winners:
- Player of the match in the final: Sheldon Jackson (133 runs in 135 Balls)
- Player of the tournament: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Games: 5; Runs: 660; Avg: 220)
- Most Runs: N Jagadeesan (Tamil Nadu): 830runs, 8 innings
- Highest Score: N Jagadeesan – 277 off 141 balls vs Arunachal Pradesh
- Most Fours: N Jagadeesan – 73 in 8 innings
- Most Sixes: Ruturaj Gaikwad – 34 in 5 innings
- Most Wickets: Vasuki Koushik (Karnataka) – 18 wickets in 9 matches
A book on Chipko Movement by Shekhar Pathak bags Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Prize 2022: Shekhar Pathak’s book on the popular forest conservation campaign Chipko Movement was chosen the winner of the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2022. Translated from Hindi by Manisha Chaudhry, “The Chipko Movement: A People’s History” was selected from a diverse shortlist of five books covering a wide expanse of modern Indian history and encompassing distinct topics and perspectives.
A six-member jury panel chaired by political scientist Niraja Gopal Jayal chose the winner. The other jury members were entrepreneur Manish Sabharwal; historians Srinath Raghavan and Nayanjot Lahiri; former diplomat Navtej Sarna; and attorney Rahul Matthan.
The other shortlisted books were “Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite” by Swethaa S Ballakrishnen; “Whole Numbers and Half Truths: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us About Modern India” by Rukmini S; “Midnight’s Borders: A People’s History of Modern India” by Suchitra Vijayan; and “Born a Muslim: Some Truths about Islam in India” by Ghazala Wahab.
About the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize:
The Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize recognizes and honours excellence in nonfiction writing on modern or contemporary India by authors of all nationalities. It carries a cash award of Rs 15 lakh, a trophy and a citation. Established in 2018, the Kamaladevi NIF Book Prize builds on the New India Foundation’s mission of sponsoring high-quality research and writing on all aspects of Independent India. The Book Prize celebrates high-quality, non-fiction literature by emerging writers from all nationalities, published in the previous calendar year.
The award is named after Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, an institution-builder who made substantial contributions to the independence struggle, the women’s movement, refugee rehabilitation, and the revival of handicrafts. Previous winners of the prize are Milan Vaishnav (2018), Ornit Shani (2019), Amit Ahuja and Jairam Ramesh (jointly, 2020), and Dinyar Patel (2021).
A biography of English poet John Donne wins UK nonfiction book prize: At a ceremony in London, British writer Katherine Rundell’s book “Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne” was chosen the winner of the 50,000 pound ($59,000) Baillie Gifford Prize. Rundell’s book was chosen unanimously by the six judges from among 362 submissions. The book argues that Donne, best known four centuries after his death for a poem that begins “No man is an island” – is “a writer perhaps as great as Shakespeare, and a writer we should all read for his writing on love, sex and death.”
Notably: Last year’s winner was Patrick Radden Keefe’s “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty,” an expose of the family responsible for the opioid epidemic in the United States.
About the Baillie Gifford Prize:
The Baillie Gifford Prize recognizes English-language books from any country in current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. The other finalists were Caroline Elkins’ “Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire;” Sally Hayden’s “My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route;” Jonathan Freedland’s “The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World;” Anna Keay’s “The Restless Republic: Britain Without a Crown;” and Polly Morland’s “A Fortunate Woman: A Country Doctor’s Story.”
NADA India to host Inclusion Conclave for the first time to focus on athletes with disabilities: National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA India) is hosts an Inclusion Conclave for the first time to sharpen the focus on anti-doping education and processes for athletes with disabilities. The conclave will be addressed by Secretary Department of Sports Smt. Sujata Chaturvedi, UN Resident Coordinator Shombi Sharp, and WADA Asia-Oceania Regional Office Manager Kenny Lee. The Conclave will be followed by a two-hour long inclusive anti-doping education workshop for Athletes with Disabilities with focus on Therapeutic Use Exemption, Doping Control Process, Anti-Doping Rule Violations as well rights and responsibilities of athletes with disabilities and support personnel.
NADA India has previously created extensive anti-doping education and awareness modules in Universal Design of Learning (UDL) for athletes with disabilities. UDL is a multi-modal framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all persons using sign language visual representation, transcribed subtitles and content audio. Some materials, which were previously exclusively available in print, are now available in Braille and audio forms as well. Furthermore, NADA India has held sensitization training for Dope Control Officers (DCO) who collect samples from athletes with disabilities, as well as upgraded the DCO kit for these athletes.
First-ever Tribal Winter Festival held in Bandipora, J&K: A first of its kind, Tribal Winter Festival was organised in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. This festival was organised by the district administration in collaboration with various departments at Ketson, the festival witnessed huge public participation, he said.
Aim: To attract tourists and boost employment opportunities.
People from Gujjars and Bakerwals (Kashmiri community) have danced together to the beats of dhol (drum). Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Owais Ahmed said the festival highlighted the customs and traditions of tribals and also assured the development of sports infrastructure in the area to engage the local youth.
Addressing the gathering, the deputy commissioner said tribal areas have the potential to attract tourists and boost employment opportunities. He also highlighted the role of various government sponsored, public-oriented schemes for the economic upliftment of people.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Waseem Raja called for public cooperation for promoting tourism in the area. He also urged the public to come forward to register for homestays. The festival witnessed music, dance, and cultural events that left the people enthralled, the spokesperson said.
This event has highlighted the customs and traditions of tribals.
Odisha signs MoU with BSE, NSE to promote MSMEs to access capital markets: During the Make in Odisha Conclave 2022, Government of Odisha has signed an MoU with BSE and NSE to enable local MSMEs to access the capital markets. In order to enable MSMEs to access capital markets, the State signed MOUs with BSE Ltd and NSE Ltd for facilitating the listing of MSMEs from Odisha under the aegis of the MOU, As per the agreement, BSE and NSE shall provide handholding to MSME to impart training and education required for listing and improving financial credibility.
The MoU was signed at the Make in Odisha Conclave 2022 where a Business Leadership Talk was organised by Finance Department on Emerging Solutions for Financing Industries and Infrastructure.
The session was attended by S S Mundra, Chairman BSE, Ramann, CMD, SIDBI, Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director IIM Sambalpur, Moazzam Mekan from International Finance Corporation, The World Bank, Rachana Bhusari, VP-NSE and PR Jaishankar, MD, IIFCL. The session was moderated by Vishal Dev Principal Secretary Finance Department, Government of Odisha.
The session dealt with two sub-themes, one focusing on financing MSME and the other on infrastructure. During the session, a few initiatives were announced including, the launch of electronic Bank guarantees in collaboration with National EGovernance Services Ltd.
Kerala green start-up Tree Tag bags award in 2022 Climathon: Green start-up of Kerala, Tree Tag has won Climathon-2022 prize, under the category Life On Land. A green start-up by climate-conscious individuals from Kerala, striving to reduce carbon emissions through tech-integrated afforestation projects, has emerged first in the recently held Climathon-2022.
This hackathon was organized by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in collaboration with EY Global Delivery Services, UNDP, Startup India, Global Shapers Kochi, NASSCOM and TiE Kerala. The winners has received a prize money of Rs 5 lakh. Climathon-2022 has focussed on climate change with the theme of securing a sustainable and climate-resilient future. The hackathon which was held in four phases received 174 ideations across India for 16 problem statements under seven Sustainable Development Goals.
Coca-Cola India partners with Adani Digital Labs for product sampling: Beverage major Coca-Cola India on Thursday said it is partnering with Adani Group subsidiary — Adani Digital Labs — to optimise the reach of its brands to consumers across the country. As part of this, Coca-Cola India is working with Adani Digital Labs to use the consumer-centric platform for product sampling and develop deep consumer insights, a joint statement said.
Under this, new products ‘Fanta Apple Delite’ and ‘Charged by Thums Up’ will be made available for sampling at some of India’s top airports.
Adani Digital Labs allows brands to interact with large numbers of travellers and target customers with high spending and purchasing power. The platform is currently live at the seven key airports located in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Mangalore, and Thiruvananthapuram & Adani CNG Stations, and will soon be available in many other categories of locations.
Sylhet Festival inaugurated by Ministers of India and Bangladesh: Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region G Kishan Reddy and Bangladesh Foreign Affairs Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will inaugurate the Sylhet Festival 2022 at Silchar in the Barak Valley of Assam on 2nd Dec, 2022.
The event was attended by Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam CM), K Hari Babu (Mizoram Governor). State Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Mizoram Governor K Hari Babu and Assam Industries & Commerce and Public Enterprises and Cultural Affairs Minister Bimal Bora are also expected to be attending the 5-day festival which is being jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture and India Foundation. Around 100 dignitaries from Bangladesh will also join the programme. It is being organised in the context of the historical relationship between Sylhet and Barak Valley of South Assam.
India to assume chairmanship of Wassenaar Arrangement on 1st January, 2023: India will assume chairmanship of the plenary of the Wassenaar Arrangement for a year on January 1, 2023, just five years after joining the 42-member voluntary export control regime that monitors transfers of conventional weapons and dual-use goods.
At the 26th annual plenary of the Wassenaar Arrangement held in Vienna from Nov 30- Dec 1, 2022, Eoin O’Leary (Ireland’s ambassador) has handed over the chairmanship to Jaideep Mazumdar (India’s ambassador).
Jaideep Mazumdar is the permanent representative to the UN and international organisations in Vienna. India joined the Wassenaar Arrangement in December 2017 as its 42nd participating state. The body is a multilateral export control regime that works to promote transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies through regular exchanges of information among its members. The regime is aimed at tracking such transfers and preventing “destabilising accumulations” of conventional arms and dual-use goods, the external affairs ministry said.