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Sunday, December 17, 2023

DAILY GK 1-2 DEC

 DAILY GK 1-2 DEC

1.       2023 ABU DHABI GP

·         Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the 15th edition of the Formula 1 (F1) Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Abu Dhabi GP 2023), held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

·         Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc of Monaco finished 2nd and Mercedes’ George Russell (3rd) of the United Kingdom (UK) finished 3rd.

·         Verstappen became the 1st driver in history to lead 1,000 laps in a single season.

 

2.       BWF CHINA MASTERS 2023

·         The Indian badminton duo of Satwik sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty settled for 2nd place in the men’s doubles of  Li Ning China Masters 2023  held in Shenzhen Bay Gymnasium, Shenzhen, China

·         India duo lost the finals against the World No. 1 pair of Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang of China.

·         Men’s Singles – Kodai Naraoka (Japan)

·         Women’s Singles – Chen Yu Fei (China)

 

3.       UN WORLD SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT DAY – NOVEMBER 26, 2023

·         The first-ever United Nations (UN) World Sustainable Transport Day was observed on 26 November 2023 to recognise the pivotal role of safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems for all.

·         The observance is led by UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), in collaboration with the UN regional economic commissions.

 

4.       INDIA’S 1ST TELECOM COE TO BE SET UP AT IIT ROORKEE

·         India’s first Telecom Centre of Excellence (CoE) will be established at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee campus in Saharanpur, in Uttar Pradesh (UP

·         The center will focus on connecting 5G technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop innovative devices and technologies and will also prepare a base for the launch of 6G technologies.

 

5.       IRDAI SETS UP 11-MEMBER TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF DPDP ACT, 2023

·         The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) formed an 11-member task force to examine the impact of the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act of 2023 on the insurance sector.

·         The Chairperson of the task force will be Randip Singh Jagpal, Executive Director (Non-Life) at IRDAI and Member of Stakeholders’ Committee.

·         The Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department notified the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act, 2023 which establishes a comprehensive framework for processing digital personal data, balancing individual rights to data protection with the lawful PROCESSINGneeds.

·         It includes a penalty clause for non-compliance with the provisions by data fiduciaries under which penalties can be up to Rs 250 crore.

 

6.       UNHCR NANSEN REFUGEE AWARDS 

·         Abdullahi Mire, a former refugee from Somalia has been named the 2023 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award’s Global Laureate for championing the right to education while putting 100,000 books in the hands of displaced children and youth in Kenya.

·         Established in 1954, the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award celebrates the legacy of Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian scientist, polar explorer, diplomat, and first High Commissioner for Refugees (1920-1930) for the League of Nations.

·         UNHCR Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland

 

7.       13TH SENIOR MEN NATIONAL HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP

·         Hockey Punjab own the 13th edition of Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2023 and clinched gold medal by defeating Hockey Haryana in the finals.

·         Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu clinched bronze medal and stands at third place after defeating Hockey Karnataka.

 

8.       UNAIDS’S WORLD AIDS DAY REPORT 2023

·         Ahead of World AIDS Day 2023 (1 December 2023), the Joint United Nations Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (UNAIDS) released the World AIDS Day Report 2023, titled “Let Communities Lead”.

·         The report states that AIDS can be ended as a public health threat by 2030, if only frontline communities get full support from governments and donors.

·         The 2023 theme of World AIDS Day is “Let Communities Lead”.

·         UNAIDS:Headquarters–  Geneva, Switzerland

 

9.       FRANCE’S CHEVALIER AWARD

·         Dr V R Lalithambika, a distinguished scientist at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was honoured with with “Chevalier de la L├ęgiond’Honneur”, the highest civilian award of France, for her contributions in promoting space cooperation between India and France.

·         She becomes the 2nd ISRO scientist to receive the award. Previously, A S Kiran Kumar, former chairman of ISRO received the award in 2019.

·         Eminent Indian author and translator, Dr Arshia Sattar, was honoured with “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters), a prestigious honor from French Government, for her commitment to cultural relationship and cooperation between diverse literary worlds.

 

10.    ISSF WORLD CUP FINAL 2023

·         Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala won the bronze medal in the Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun 2023 held in Lusail Shooting Range in Doha, Qatar

·         This was India’s 1st medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event in the ISSF World Cup Final history.

·         India ranks 13th, along with Czechia; Great Britain; Latvia & the United States of America(USA), in the medal tally with 1 bronze.

·         ISSF World Cup Final 2023 Medal tally is topped by China with 8(2 gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze) followed by Germany (4 – 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) and Italy (6 – 1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze).

 

Current Affairs 2 December 2023

 

11.    54TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA

·         The 54th IFFI was jointly organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) under the Ministry of Information &Broadcasting(MIB) along with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Government of Goa.

·         Anurag Thakur, Union Minister, MIB inaugurated the 17th edition of the Film Bazar and VFX and Tech Pavilion, and launched “75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow” challenge during 54th IFFI in Goa.

·         Renowned Indian actress, Padma Shri Awardee Madhuri Dixit was honoured with the Special Recognition to Bhartiya Cinema award for her outstanding contributions to the Indian film industry.

 

12.    PRESIDENT’S COLOUR TO ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE AT PUNE

·         The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, conferred the President’s Colour (represented by a flag) to the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) at Pune, Maharashtra.

·         President Droupadi Murmu also inaugurated the Armed Forces Centre for Computational Medicine, ‘Prajna’.

·         The president’s colour, also known as “Rashtrapatika Nishaan,” is the highest honour bestowed upon a military unit for its exemplary service, courage, and discipline.

·         The Indian Navy was the first Indian Armed Force to be awarded the President’s Colour by Dr. Rajendra Prasad on 1951.

 

13.    SELF-MADE ENTREPRENEURS OF THE MILLENNIA 2023

·         Radhakishan Shivkishan Damani, the founder of Avenue Supermarts Limited (DMart) topped the first edition of ‘India’s Top 200 Self-made Entrepreneurs of the Millennia 2023’ released by First Private (Private Banking by IDFC First Bank Limited) and Hurun India, with the value of Rs.2.38 lakh crore.

·         He is followed by Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal (founders of Flipkart India Private Limited) with an equity value of Rs. 1.19 lakh crore.

·         Deepinder Goyal, the founder of Zomato Media Private Limited, is ranked third with a net worth of Rs 86,835 crore.

 

14.    INDIA GDP GROWTH IN Q2FY24 ESTIMATES AT 7.6%: NSO

·         National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released the estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the July-September Quarter (Q2) of 2023-24 (Q2FY24), both at Constant (2011-12) and Current Prices.

·         India’s Real GDP or GDP at Constant (2011-12) Prices in Q2FY24 is projected to grow at 7.6% as compared to 6.2% in Q2FY23.

 

15.    WORLD AIDS DAY 2023- DECEMBER 1

·         The United Nations (UN)’s World Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Day is annually observed across the globe on 1 December to raise awareness about AIDS and to unite people across the globe to show support for people living with AIDS and affected by Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV).

·         The theme of World AIDS Day 2023 is, “Let Communities Lead.”

·         The red ribbon has become an internationally recognized symbol of solidarity and support for people living with HIV and for AIDS awareness.

·         UNAIDS: Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland

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