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Daily GK Current Affairs News is viable for 17 December 2022. – Here are the Regular current affairs viable of 17 December 2022 covering the following news headlines: Tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Vijay Diwas, Tokyo Makes Solar Panels Mandatory, Iran Removed From UNW, Agni-5 missile.

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  • International News
  • National News
  • Sports News
  • Miscellaneous News

International News

  1. Tokyo Makes Solar Panels Mandatory for New Homes Built After 2025
  • The Japanese capital’s local council passed a new rule mandating that all new homes built in Tokyo by mass builders after April 2025 must install solar power panels to cut household carbon emissions. Currently, Japan ranks fifth in the world’s largest carbon emitter list.
  • This new rule for newly built homes requires about 50 major builders to equip homes of up to 2,000 square meters (21,500 sq ft) with renewable energy sources, primarily solar panels.
  • Japan is the fifth largest carbon emitter in the world. The country has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. However, this has faced difficulties as Japan has relied heavily on coal-fired thermal power for most of its nuclear reactors following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
  1. Iran Removed From UN Commission on the Status of Women
  • Iran has been expelled from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNW) in a vote on which India abstained. The US proposal at the UN Economic and Social Council to remove Iran from the panel received 29 votes, while there were eight votes against and 16 abstentions in the 54-member elected body.
  • Mahsa Amin died after being held by the “morality police” in September. Her death sparked the protests, during which, “government security forces have reportedly detained and tortured thousands of people, killed hundreds of peaceful protestors, and badly injured many more. Men supporting women in the streets are now being targeted with the death penalty.
  • The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established in 1946 and has become instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Its 45 members are elected by ECOSOC, based on equitable geographical distribution, and serve for four years.

National News

  1. Vijay Diwas Celebrated in India to Mark Victory of Bangladesh Liberation War
  • The nation celebrates Victory Day to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. On this day the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the war are remembered and paid tribute to.
  • On 16 December 1971, the Chief of the Pakistani Army, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, with 93,000 soldiers, unconditionally surrendered following their defeat to the Allied forces led by Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora in Dhaka.
  • Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on 16 December to honor the victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan in 1971. Vijay Diwas is celebrated in memory of the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the nation. The Indo-Pakistani War lasted for 13 days and India defeated Pakistan on 16 December 1971.
  1. Nation Pays Tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on His Death Anniversary
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Union Ministers paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 71st death anniversary.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, known as the “Iron Man of India,” was born in Nadiad village in present-day Gujarat on October 31, 1875.
  • In India’s freedom struggle, he was a political and freedom leader.
  • He is known as the Iron Man of India because of his strong views on the union of princely states into one nation, his good attitude toward women’s emancipation, and his active participation in shaping India into what it is now.
  • Vallabhbhai Patel was given the title of ‘Sardar’ by Mahatma Gandhi.
  • In 1991, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna. Since 2014, his birthday has been celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day). Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel joined the princely kingdoms in British Indian territory, preventing India from becoming divided.
  • Due to his role in uniting the shards of princely kingdoms into a single nation, he is known as the ‘Bismarck of India.’
  • Modern All India Services was founded by him.
  • He served as India’s first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
  • Sardar Patel, 75, died of a major heart attack in Bombay on December 15, 1950.

Sports News

  1. Rehan Ahmed Becomes England’s youngest Cricketer to Debut in Test Cricket
  • Rehan Ahmed became the youngest Test cricketer for England to make his debut in the final match between Pakistan and England. Rehan Ahmed will be 18 years and 126 days old when the match starts. Brian Close was still the youngest England player at 18 years 149 days in 1949 during the New Zealand vs England match.
  • Ben Stokes announces the debut of Rehan Ahmed in the final match of England vs Pakistan.
  • Rehan Ahmed beat Brian Close to becoming the youngest cricketer to debut for England in Test cricket.
  • Rehan Ahmed is 18 years and 126 days old.
  1. Cindy Hook was named as CEO of the 2032 Olympic organizing committee
  • The organizing committee of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games has named American executive Cindy Hook as its first CEO. After speaking with 50 candidates over a period of six months, the organizing committee announced the appointment.
  • Hook previously worked for the International Professional Services Network in the US and Australia, moving to Sydney in 2009 to lead the auditing practice for six years and later becoming CEO of the Australian operation in 2015.
  • Hooks was based in Singapore as CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific until June.
  • In July last year, Brisbane was selected as the host city for the 2032 Olympic Games as part of a revised selection process in which a small group of IOC members nominated and recommended the host location to the board.
  • The Summer Olympics were held twice in Australia, in 1956 in Melbourne and in 2000 in Sydney.
  • The organizing group for 2032 held its first board meeting in April, and on 23 July the countdown to the decade-long event began.
  1. Tata Steel Officially Partnered FIH Men’s World Cup 2023
  • Tata Steel Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hockey India on December 13, 2022, to become an Official Partner of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela.
  • The FIH Men’s World Cup is the 15th edition of the prestigious event, the top tournament for men along with the Olympics, and will take place in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to January 29, 2023.
  • The FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup will be the fourth time that India will be hosting the prestigious tournament after organizing it in 1982 in Bombay, 2010 in New Delhi, and 2018 in Bhubaneswar. A total of 16 nations will take part in the upcoming tournament.
  • The FIH Men’s World Cup is the pinnacle of men’s hockey tournaments. The 15th edition of the esteemed event will take place in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to January 29, 2023.

Miscellaneous News

  1. Gamosa, Tandur Redgram, and Ladakh apricots get GI tags from Assam
  • Assam Gamosa, Telangana Tandoor Redgram, and Ladakh Apricot variety are some of the items that have received the Geographical Indication (GI) label from the government. The total number of GIs has reached 432.
  • Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala are the top five states with the highest GI.
  • The government approved spending Rs 75 crore for three years to promote GI in awareness programs to promote GI.
  • A GI is primarily a manufactured product (handicrafts and industrial goods), an agricultural product, or a natural product that comes from a specific geographic region. Such a name usually has a guarantee of quality and originality, which is mostly attributed to its place of origin.

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