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Weekly factsheet for 25th-31st December 2022

The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from  25th-31st December 2022. This article is for revision purpose. These news were discussed in detail in the General Awareness Quiz . Links are provided in the end.

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  • Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, Nepal Prime Minister’s Office
  • Spain passes new transgender law:  allowing individuals over the age of 16 to change their legally recorded gender.
  • HDFC borrows USD 400 million from IFC: 
  • HDFC Bank announced the launch of its sixth annual grants program for social startups in partnership with the Government of India’s flagship initiative ‘Startup India
  • The Reserve Bank of India is to issue two tranches of Sovereign Gold Bonds,
  • The Bonds are issued in denominations of one gram of gold and in multiples thereof. Minimum investment in the Bond shall be one gram with a maximum limit of subscription of 4 kg for individuals, 4 kg for Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) and 20 kg for trusts and similar entities notified by the government from time to time per fiscal year (April – March).
  • Kura Pokkhir Shunye Ura (The Golden Wings of Watercocks) of Bangladesh and Upon Entry of Spain won the Best Film Award at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival.
  • Beth Mead has been awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2022
  • Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha announced three New Schemes- Holistic Development of Agriculture & Allied Sectors, Aspirational Towns, and Aspirational Panchayat for J&K Union Territory.
  • The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) received in-principle approval to set up a Social Stock Exchange (SSE) as a separate segment.
  • Professor Thalappil Pradeep, Indian Scientist, India Institute of Technology, Madras received VinFuture special Prize on 20th December 2022 in Hanoi.
  • Veer Guardian 23: Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) are set to hold their maiden bilateral air exercise, “Veer Guardian 23”, at Hyakuri air base and Iruma air base in Japan
  • NHPC Limited : ‘Best Globally Competitive Power Company of India-Hydropower and Renewable Energy Sector’
  • Indian billionaire Gautam Adani will control 64.71% of New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV.NS)
  • International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on December 27
  • With 132.34 metric tonnes (MT) of gold purchase, RBI emerged as the largest buyer of the yellow metal among central banks between April 2020 and September 2022.
  • The Petroleum and Natural Gas ministry: “Dance to Decarbonize” event, in Bengaluru
  • a committee headed by apex court judge Justice S Ravindra Bhat to conduct an audit of “physical and functional access” of the top court premises to make them disabled friendly.
  • UN-Water and the World Health Organization (WHO) have released the 2022 edition of the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) report,
  • The Government of Kerala will host the Bekal International Beach Festival at the Spice Coast,
  • The Meghalaya administration, which has launched ‘jan andolan’ (people’s movement) against Tuberculosis,
  • Canara Bank has achieved a milestone of crossing the total global business of Rs 20,00,000 crore.
  • Indian Bankhas partnered with Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) to provide vehicle finance for its customers.
  • CSB Bank with Mastercard and OneCard has unveiled its first consumer credit card – CSB Bank OneCard-
  • Axis Bank has received a regulatory nod toact as a pension fund manager and has already crossed Rs 100 crore in assets under management (AUM) for its retirement business.
  • Prasar Bharati Additional Director General Sunil has been unanimously elected as the Vice President of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).
  • The Board of Equitas Small Finance Bank SFB) has decided to extend the term of PN Vasudevan as the managing director (MD) and the chief executive officer (CEO)
  • India’s badminton star PV Sindhu is the only player in the top 25 in Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid female athletes in the world.
  • Santosh Kumar Yadav, :Chairman of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Shri Ganji Kamala V Rao IAS :Chief Executive Officer of the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
  • Railway Board: Anil Kumar Lahoti : Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Railway Board.
  • India is ranked fifth on the global list of the best cuisines for 2022, according to Taste Atlas.
  •  Bulandshahr Jail is the second prison after Farrukhabad jail to get this tag from Uttar Pradesh.
  • Pralay missile:The missile will be India’s first tactical quasi-ballistic missile
  • ISRO successfully operated the CE-20 engine, which is a cryogenic rocket engine, with a thrust level of 22t for a long duration of 650 seconds
  • IRDAI will soon introduce “Bima Vahaks” in each gram panchayat to enhance the insurance force in India.
  • GI tag for Joynagar Moa (the popular West Bengal sweet) has been extended for 10 years.
  • RBL Bank, won the Best CRM System Implementation and Most Impactful Project IBSi Global FinTech Innovation Awards 2022. 
  • Swasti Singh, an Indian cyclist, has received the esteemed 30th Ekalabya Puraskar for 2022
  •  Nikhat Zareen, and Lovlina Borgohain,  both won gold medals in their separate finals in the Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships
  • Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal introduced a host of new initiatives, including a right-to-repair portal and an NTH mobile app, and opened new premises of the National Consumer Helpline centre in the national capital.
  • The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu laid the foundation stone for the development of pilgrimage facilities at Bhadrachalam Group of Temples under PRASHAD scheme at Bhadrachalam.
  • Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw launches ‘Stay Safe Online’ Campaign and ‘G20 Digital Innovation Alliance’ as part of India’s G20 presidency
  • Lieutenant General Arvind Walia has been appointed as the next Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army. 
  • Esports received a huge boost from the Indian government. It is incorporated into the nation’s mainstream sports disciplines.
  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s constituency  Dharmadam has achieved the position of complete library constituency in India, the first in India.
  • The Ministry of Railways has developed a new scheme to modernize over 1000 small stations over the coming year, a part of the Ministry of Railways Station Redevelopment Drive and Amrit Bharat Station Scheme
  • a pan-Indian “Financial Literacy and Inclusion survey” conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) found that awareness and knowledge of digital banking are on par between the rural and urban population nationwide, with the average for both segments being 11.7 on a scale of 21
  • According to an RBI report, public sector banks (PSBs) accounted for the majority of frauds reported in 2018–19, with 55.4% of the cases reported and 90% of the money involved.
  • The ‘no-objection’ certificates were issued by the Union Home ministry for changing the name of ‘Mundera Baazar’ municipal council in Gorakhpur district to ‘Chauri-Chaura’ and that of ‘Telia Afghan’ village in Deoria district to ‘Telia Shukla’Solutions
  • Indian Bank, : ‘MSME Prerana’ in the state of Rajasthan
  • As per information, Meghalaya tops across the country with average monthly income per agricultural household (Rs 29,348). Punjab (Rs 26,701) is followed by Haryana (Rs 22,841)
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been announced as the Secretariat for Science 20 (S20), the G20 summit’s science working group
  • KR Gouri Amma national award: Noted Cuban social worker and human rights advocate, Aleida Guevara 
  • Shri Prabhu Chandra Mishra received an honourable Atal Samman Award
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has named Water and Power Consultancy Services India Limited (WAPCOS) as the best Consulting Services Firm in the Water and Other Infrastructure Sectors in its annual Procurement Report 2022.
  • Tamil Nadu (TN)  launched the “Friends of Library” program, through which books would be directly supplied to those who are unable to access state-run libraries.  
  • Uttar Pradesh (UP)launched E-Sushrut Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) in 22 state medical colleges.
  • The ‘Dhanu Yatra’ festival, considered to be the world’s largest open-air theatre, began after a gap of two years, in Bargarh in Odisha.
  • Marut Dronetech Private Limited, Hyderabad (Telangana)-based drone technology manufacturer, has received the Type Certification approvals from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Marut Drones’ multiutility agricultural drone AG 365.
  • An Indian firm has bagged a contract for providing consultancy for a capacity building project at Mongla port, 
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the first metro rail in Dhaka. 
  • IIT Roorkee (Uttarakhand) researchers with AIIMS Delhi, have developed a mobile application named ‘SwasthGarbh‘ to provide antenatal care and real-time medical support to pregnant women
  • Andhra Pradesh – introduced a lesson on India’s first Muslim woman teacher, Fatima Sheikh, in Class 8th textbooks
  • National Drugs Database’ : The seven-member panel will be led by AK Pradhan for national drugs database
  • Uttar Pradesh government has appointed IPS officer Laxmi Singh as the police commissioner of Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida)
  • Indian Railways plans to introduce “Tilting Trains” in India by 2025-26.
  • Airbus Beluga, the world’s largest aircraft, has landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai for the first time.
  • Madras High Court – imposed a ban on mobile phones in Tamil Nadu’s temples.
  • 720 Megawatts Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Power Project has been handed to Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) in Bhutan.
  • Pancheshwar dam :Nepal
  • Salma Dam : Afghanistan
  • Tamanthi Dam: Myanmar
  • Cessation of Operation Agreement was signed with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF), an insurgent group of Manipur.
  • Maharashtra assembly has passed the Lokayukta Bill 2022,
  • Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn-in as Israel’s prime minister for a sixth time
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the ‘Prahari’ Mobile app and Manual of Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi.

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