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Daily Current Affairs: 9 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 9 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 – 9 December 2022

India govt invest over Rs 5,000 cr more in SWAMIH Investment Fund

India govt invest over Rs 5,000 cr more in SWAMIH Investment Fund

India govt invest over Rs 5,000 cr more in SWAMIH Investment Fund : The government of India has invested about ₹5,000 crore in the SWAMIH Investment Fund I and marking its final close at ₹15,530 crore. The last-mile financing platform Special Window for Completion of Construction of Affordable and Mid-Income Housing Projects (SWAMIH I), set up under the Special Window for Affordable and Mid-Income Housing, This project aims to provide priority debt financing for the completion of stressed, brownfield and RERA registered residential projects.

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The fund is sponsored by the union finance ministry, and is managed by SBICap Ventures Ltd., a State Bank Group company. SBI is also one of the anchor investors of the fund along with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Other investors include HDFC Ltd and major nationalised banks.

“This round of capital infusion marks a big step in our journey to provide a much-needed boost to the real estate industry. We at SWAMIH Investment Fund I continue to closely monitor all construction spend to ensure that the capital is utilized only for completion of the project,” said Irfan A. Kazi, Chief Investment Officer, SWAMIH Investment Fund. “The fund has already achieved construction completion of 19,500 homes and is on track to deliver about 20,000 homes every year for the next 3 years.” Kazi in an interview said the fund has so far green-signaled 127 projects, across 30 cities, which would entail the completion of 79,000 homes over a period of time.

SWAMIH is a category II Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) which was announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in September 2019, and approved by the Cabinet in November 2019. The fund had received a commitment of ₹10,037.5 crore in its first close, on 6 December, 2019, where the government had committed a fund infusion of up to ₹5,000 crore.

McLaughlin-Levrone, Mondo Duplantis won ‘World Athlete of the Year’ awards

McLaughlin-Levrone, Mondo Duplantis won 'World Athlete of the Year' awards

McLaughlin-Levrone, Mondo Duplantis won ‘World Athlete of the Year’ awards : Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone from USA and Mondo Duplantis from Sweden have been honored with the 2022 World Athletes of the Year at the World Athletics Awards. McLaughlin-Levrone broke the world women’s 400m hurdles record twice while Duplantis set three world highs in 2022. United States-born Swede Duplantis claimed the award for the second time in three years with his three world records plus the men’s world indoor title in March and the world outdoor gold in July.

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She became the first American to win Athlete of the Year since fellow 400m hurdler Dalilah Muhammad in 2019.

Duplantis: He broken the world pole vault record on three occasion and became world champion indoors and outdoors.

Isro signs MoU with Vyom Space to build private space capsules

Isro signs MoU with Vyom Space to build private space capsules

Isro signs MoU with Vyom Space to build private space capsules : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced on Tuesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gurugram-based private space firm Vyom Space Exploration and Services Private Limited for its “human and cargo transportation capsule program.” The Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre, India’s nodal space authorization body, facilitated the MoU.

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Reason: For its human and cargo transportation capsule program.
It was facilitated by India’s nodal space authorization body, Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (In-Space). In space mission, ‘Capsule’ is the module inside which any cargo is placed for being carried to space. In manned missions, the capsule is what hosts the astronauts.

A ‘capsule’ in a space mission is a module that contains any cargo that will be carried to space. The capsule is what houses the astronauts on manned missions. With the exception of Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s reusable human and cargo module, Crew Dragon, the capsules have typically been single-use in nature. Vyom Space’s founder and CEO, Manish Kukreti told a newspaper that the company has been working with European research and development (R&D) partners to develop its product.

ISRO, Social Alpha ink MoU to establish SpaceTech Innovation Network

ISRO, Social Alpha ink MoU to establish SpaceTech Innovation Network

ISRO, Social Alpha ink MoU to establish SpaceTech Innovation Network : ISRO has signed an MoU with the Social Alpha to launch SpaceTech Innovation Network (SpIN).
It is the India’s first dedicated platform for innovation curation and venture development for the burgeoning space entrepreneurial ecosystem. A one-of-its-kind public-private collaboration for start-ups and SMEs in the space industry, this novel partnership is a significant step forward in providing further stimulus to India’s recent space reform policies and will work towards identifying and unleashing the market potential of the most promising space tech innovators and entrepreneurs in India.

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It will primarily focus on facilitating space tech entrepreneurs in three categories – Geospatial Technologies and Downstream Applications; Enabling Technologies for Space & Mobility; and Aerospace Materials, Sensors, and Avionics.

“Space applications cut across various domains from earth to sky. Innovative technologies are expected to bring paradigm shift in utilising the space applications to maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits for the larger society. I wish the SPIN platform would be useful for various stakeholders to collaborate and contribute to the space ecosystem in the country”, says Shri. S Somanath,Chairman, ISRO

Dina Boluarte assumes office as first female President of Peru

Dina Boluarte assumes office as first female President of Peru

Dina Boluarte assumes office as first female President of Peru : Former Vice President, Dina Boluarte has assumed the charge as the first female and sixth president of Peru. Her term has been extended to July 2026. Her oath came, when her predecessor being detained by police and impeached by lawmakers. Her oath came in a day-long political development, which saw her predecessor being detained by police and impeached by lawmakers. Boluarte, the country’s former Vice President, was sworn into the top job to become Peru’s sixth president in under five years.

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The ceremony took place hours after a majority of 101 members in the 130-person legislative body voted to impeach Pedro Castillo (former president of Peru).The day began when then-President Castillo announced plans to dissolve Congress and install an emergency government, ahead of a looming impeachment vote by lawmakers.
Peru Capital: Lima
Peru Currency: Sol

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime 2022

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime 2022

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime 2022: Every year on December 9, people all around the world observe the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. It is observed to raise awareness about the greatest crime perpetrated by man against man, the violation of human rights and how it can be prevented in the future. 2022 marks its 74th anniversary.

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Significance of the day:

To honour the victims of genocide, this day is observed. It serves as a sobering reminder of all the innocent lives lost as a result of genocide and as a means of bringing attention to the ways in which the families of the victims can be supported and assisted. Another aim of this day is to help remember not to repeat this heinous crime again. To remind the international community of their commitment toward minorities all around the globe and to avoid unnecessary killings. This day is set aside to honour the value of peace and security and the reasons why they should be cherished.

History of the day:

Genocide is considered one of the greatest crimes and evils perpetrated by man against man in history. There have been several incidents of genocide in history. Perhaps, the most talked about is the Holocaust, where approximately six million Jews were put to death by the Nazis under the leadership of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (often known as the “Genocide Convention”) was adopted by the United Nations on December 9, 1948. The Convention signifies the international community’s commitment to preventing genocide crimes. It also gave the first international legal definition of “genocide,” widely adopted at national and international levels, as well as established a duty for State Parties to prevent and punish the crime of genocide. The United Nations General Assembly with a resolution in 2015 adopted December 9 as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

3rd Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

3rd Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

3rd Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR): The Third Global Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance concluded in Oman, with the issue of The Muscat Manifesto, which aims to accelerate One Health actions on antimicrobial resistance to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, attended the ‘third global high-level ministerial conference on antimicrobial resistance’.

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Theme Of The Event:

The conference will strengthen worldwide collaboration to combat AMR and build on the success of the two prior high-level ministerial conferences conducted in the Netherlands in 2014 and 2019. The meeting’s topic is “The AMR Pandemic: From Policy to One Health Action.”

More About This:

The participants, who included more than 30 ministers and representatives of more than 40 countries from around the world in the fields of human, animal and environmental health, adopted the Muscat Manifesto  to commit to working towards achieving three goals.

The Ambitious Target: Key Objectives:

To reduce the total amount of antimicrobials used in the agri-food system by at least 30-50 percent from the current level by 2030. This ambitious goal seeks to stimulate solid political action at the national and global levels and unify efforts and commitment. The scope of this target will allow countries the flexibility to adapt it to their contexts, priorities and resources available, to reduce the need for antimicrobials and strengthen animal health and safety systems. The second objective is that antimicrobials of medical importance for human medicine will not be used permanently in animals for non-veterinary medical purposes or in crop production and agri-food systems for non-phytosanitary purposes. The third objective is to make sure that by 2030, at least 60% of all antibiotics consumed by humans will belong to the Access group.

International Anti-Corruption Day observed on 9th December

International Anti-Corruption Day observed on 9th December

International Anti-Corruption Day 2022: On December 9, the entire world observes International Anti-Corruption Day. The major goal of observing this day is to raise awareness of the need for a society free from corruption. Everyone knows that corruption affects every area of society. The purpose behind a day of this kind is to make people aware of the repercussions of indulging in corruption and motivate them to follow a righteous path.

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International Anti-Corruption Day 2022: Theme

“Uniting the world against corruption” is the theme for International Anti-Corruption Day this year. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to the critical connection between anti-corruption efforts and development, security, and peace. At its core is the notion that tackling this crime is the right and responsibility of everyone, and that only through cooperation and the involvement of each and every person and institution can we overcome the negative impact of this crime.

International Anti-Corruption Day 2022: Significance

On this day, each and every individual and even organisations for that matter, pledge not to be a part of any kind of corruption. While combatting corruption can be hard, it isn’t impossible if everyone decides to backout and refuse to participate in corruption. Any act of bribery or misuse of public positions that lead to the fulfilment of selfish motive is wrong. Saying “no” to corruption would assist increase employment possibilities, advance gender equality, and ensure that more people have access to basic services. Above all, we can create an equitable system for all.

International Anti-Corruption Day: History

On 31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties (resolution 58/4). Since that time, 188 parties have agreed to uphold the Convention’s anti-corruption commitments, demonstrating the nearly universal appreciation of the importance of good political commitment, accountability, and governance.

The Assembly also designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day, to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the Convention in combating and preventing it. The Convention entered into force in December 2005.

Opening Ceremony of International Year of Millets 2023 Held in Rome

Opening Ceremony of International Year of Millets 2023 Held in Rome

Opening Ceremony of International Year of Millets 2023 Held in Rome: In Rome, Italy, the International Year of Millets – 2023 (IYM2023) was officially launched by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). An Indian delegation led by Sushri Shobha Karandlaje, Minister of State, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare were present at the opening ceremony. Sushri Shobha Karandlaje conveyed the ceremonial message from Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi of India during the event.

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India’s Approach: What The Prime Minister Conveyed:

Sushri Shobha Karandlaje expressed Prime Minister Modi’s gratitude to the UN for designating 2023 as the International Year of Millets. PM, through his message, thanked the global community for supporting India’s proposal to mark the International Year of Millets (IYM).

Sushri Shobha Karandlaje, in her speech, said nations need to collaborate to develop a sustainable future, and millets will play a pivotal role in the process. There is an opportunity to contribute to the future well-being of mankind by bringing back ancient food grains through IYM. India will steer the IYM2023 celebrations worldwide and organise campaigns to promote the cultivation and consumption of Millets, both in India and abroad during the next year.

What Has Been Said:

IYM2023 will bring India toward food and nutritional security, according to Sushri Shobha Karandlaje. According to her, millets are regarded as “Smart Food” since they are simple to grow, often organic, and have a high nutritional value. With PM Modi’s vision of “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam” (The World is One Family), the IYM2023 celebration is an opportunity for India to promote Nutri-cereal Millets globally and place them in the world’s ‘food map‘, she added.

Speaking on the occasion, Director General, FAO Mr. QU Dongyu said the IYM2023 will provide us with a unique opportunity to give visibility to crops that have great potential to strengthen global nutrition, food security, decent jobs & economies, while accelerating Climate Action. Millets are basically Asian crops, climate resilient, lead to sustainable development and help ensure Food Security & Nutrition for all, he said.

Importance Of Millets:

It was mentioned that Millets are good for the consumer, cultivator and climate. Millets are nutritious and can be cultivated in semi-arid zones besides consuming less water for irrigation. There is need for diversity on our land and our dining tables. An essential component of this approach is creating “Millet Mindfulness” by increasing awareness.

Millets are resilient and rain-fed crops that thrive in dry regions and grow well in conditions of low soil fertility and moisture. In terms of nutritional value, millets are superior to popular cereals like wheat and rice. Millets are a good source of calcium, iron, and fibre, which are crucial elements for kids’ healthy growth.

NABARD named Shri Shaji KV as Chairman

NABARD named Shri Shaji KV as Chairman

NABARD named Shri Shaji KV as Chairman: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development’s new chairman is K V Shaji. Prior to May 21, 2020, he was the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of NABARD. He is an agricultural graduate with a PGDM in Public Policy from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad.

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Prior to joining NABARD:

  • He served Canara Bank in a variety of capacities for 26 years. He was in charge of strategy, planning, and business development at Canara Bank’s corporate headquarters. He also played a role in the merger of Syndicate Bank and Canara Bank.
  • He formerly held positions in Kerala Gramin Bank, the nation’s biggest regional rural bank, and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). He held the position of Chairman of Kerala Grameen Bank from 2013 to 2017. Shaji KV is a native of Thiruvananthapuram.

About the NABARD:

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex regulatory body for overall regulation of regional rural banks and apex cooperative banks in India. Government of India’s Ministry of Finance is in charge of it.  The bank has been entrusted with “matters concerning policy, planning, and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India”. NABARD is active in developing and implementing financial inclusion.

Who is the founder of NABARD?

Gandhi, Indira, on November 5, 1982. As of March 31, 2022, the paid-up capital of the company, which had a starting capital of Rs. 100 crore, was Rs. 17,080 crore.

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