Tuesday, December 26, 2023

DAILY GK 10-12 DEC

 DAILY GK 10-12 DEC

1.       INDIA RANKED 7TH IN THIS YEAR'S CLIMATE CHANGE PERFORMANCE

        According to the report released during the global climate talks COP28, India still remains in the list of countries making the most efforts towards climate change.

        The Climate Change Index assesses the efforts of 63 countries and the European Union to reduce carbon emissions.

        In this index, China is at 51st place and America is at 57th place.

 

2.       PAPUA NEW GUINEA MOUNT ULAWUN VOLCANIC ERUPTION

        India announces a $1 million relief assistance package for Papua New Guinea in the aftermath of the Mount Ulawun volcanic eruption.

        Ulawun is the highest mountain in New Britain and the second in the Bismarck Archipelago at 2,334 metres, and is one of the most active volcanoes in Papua New Guinea.

        Papua New Guinea :Prime Minister : James Marape

        Capital : Port Moresby

        Currency : Kina

 

3.       WORLD’S LARGEST CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER PROJECT

        The fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has been inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

        Built at an investment of 15.78 billion, the 950 MW project utilises three hybrid technologies.

        The three hybrid technologies used are 600 MW from a parabolic basin complex, 100 MW from a CSP tower, and 250 MW from photovoltaic solar panels.

        According to Guinness World Records, the project includes the world’s tallest solar tower at 263.126 metres and the largest thermal energy storage capacity with a capacity of 5,907 megawatt hours.

 

4.       LALDUHOMA IS NEW CHIEF MINISTER OF MIZORAM           

        Lalduhoma will take oath as the 6th Chief Minister (CM) of Mizoram.

        Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati will administer the oath to Mr Lalduhoma.

        Lalrinpuii is the lone woman minister in the 12-member council of ministry.

        Lalduhoma is the leader of the Zoram Nationalist Party, a regional political party in Mizoram.

        Mizoram Capital : Aizawl

 

5.       NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BBC

        Dr Samir Shah, an India-born media executive with over 40 years of experience in TV production and journalism, has been named as the United Kingdom (UK) government’s preferred candidate to take over as the new BBC chairman.

        Dr Shah will replace Richard Sharp, who was forced to resign after his communication with former Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under scrutiny.

 

6.       HUMAN RIGHTS DAY ON 10TH DECEMBER

        Human Rights Day 2023 is observed on the 10th of December 2023.

        Human Rights Day’s first observation was started in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

        The theme for Human Rights Day 2023 is "Freedom, Equality, and Justice for All".

 

7.       NOBEL PRIZE DAY - 10TH DECEMBER

        Nobel Prize Day 2023 is observed on the 10th of December 2023.

        Alfred Nobel’s father was an engineer himself and Alfred Nobel expressed early interest in engineering, and explosives in particular.

        Alfred Nobel died on 10 December 1896, in Sanremo, Italy, at his very last residence, Villa Nobel

 

8.       UNICEF FOUNDATION - 11TH DECEMBER

        UNICEF Foundation Day 2023 is observed on the 11th of December 2023.

        UNICEF was created by the N. Relief Rehabilitation Administration in 1946 to provide relief funds for children and mothers affected by World War II with immediate aid.

        In that same year, the U.N. General Assembly founded the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to further institutionalize post-war relief work.

 

9.       1ST INDIAN ART, ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN BIENNALE 2023

        Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi inaugurated the 1st Indian Art, Architecture, and Design Biennale 2023 (IAADB’23), which is being organized by the Ministry of Culture at Red Fort in New Delhi, Delhi.

        The event brings together artists, designers, and architects from India to showcase innovations in art, design, and architecture.

 

10.    24TH HORNBILL FESTIVAL CONCLUDED IN NAGALAND

        Hornbill Festival, referred as ‘Festival of Festivals’ is annually from 1st to 10th December in Nagaland to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to preserve, protect and revive the uniqueness and richness of the Naga heritage.

 

11.    RBI’S 5TH BI-MONTHLY MONETARY POLICY OF FY24

        The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on December 6-8, 2023, and released the 5th ‘Monetary Policy Statement, 2023-24 Resolution of the MPC‘ which kept India’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth 7% in FY24 (2023-24) with FY24’s Q3 at 6.5%, and Q4 at 6%.

        Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation or retail inflation is projected at 5.4% for FY24,

        RBI raises the limit for UPI payments to hospitals and educational institutions from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh per transaction.

 

12.    4 UNION MINISTERS GET ADDITIONAL CHARGE:

        Union Minister Arjun Munda, Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), has been given additional charge as the Union Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW).

        Sushri Shobha Karandlaje, Minister of State (MoS) for MoA&FW was given additional charge of MoS in Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).

        Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MoS for Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) was given additional charge as the  MoS of Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS).

        Bharti Pravin Pawar, MoS of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) was given additional charge as the MoS in MoTA.

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