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Daily GK Current Affairs News is viable for 8 & 9 December 2022. – Here are the Regular current affairs viable of 8 & 9 December 2022 covering the following news headlines: Oxford Dictionaries, SAARC Charter Day, Mirabai Chanu, Nadoja Award, Time magazine, Gautam Adani, Year in Search 2022.

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Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • International News
  • National News
  • State News
  • Banking News
  • Awards News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Miscellaneous News

International News

  1. Peru Gets its First Female President After Pedro Castillo is Impeached
  • Dina Boluarte became Peru’s first female president amid political turmoil after her predecessor and former boss Pedro Castillo was ousted in an impeachment trial and taken into custody by police after trying to illegally shut down Congress.
  • The South American country of Peru has recently witnessed a significant political upheaval. Pedro Castillo is impeached and arrested, and 60-year-old lawyer Dina Boluarte becomes the country’s first female president. For markets, the crisis in Peru could be significant as it makes up about 15% of the world’s copper exports according to 2020 data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

National News

  1. India’s Coal Production Increased By 11.66 % in November
  • India’s total coal production went up by 11.66 percent to 75.87 million tonnes in November 2022 from 67.94 million tonnes recorded during the corresponding period of last year.
  • According to the coal ministry data, in November 2022, Coal India Ltd (CIL) registered a growth of 12.82 percent, whereas Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and other captive mines registered a growth of 7.84 percent and 6.87 percent respectively.
  • Out of the top, 37 mines in coal production as many as 24 mines produced more than 100 percent and the production of five mines stood between 80 and 100 percent in terms of output.

State News

  1. Meghalaya Government launches ‘Asia’s first Drone delivery hub for easy access to healthcare’
  • The Meghalaya government in partnership with startup TechEagle has unveiled Asia’s first drone delivery hub and network that aims to provide universal access to healthcare for people in the state.
  • The project aims to quickly and safely deliver critical supplies such as medicines, diagnostic samples, vaccines, blood, and blood components to different areas of the state using a dedicated drone delivery network.
  1. Maharashtra to Establish Separate Divyang Department
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that the state will establish a separate Divyang department for the welfare of differently-abled persons with a fund allocation of 1,143 crore rupees.
  • It will formulate policies for the welfare of the disabled by taking into consideration the views of the stakeholders. He said that the decision in this direction was taken within only 24 days.
  • Welfare activities of Divyang people like education, training, and rehabilitation were so far taken care of by the state social justice department. The sections looking into issues of Divyang (differently-abled) people under the Social Justice and Special Assistance department will be clubbed to form the new Divyang Welfare Department.

Banking News

  1. Bank of Baroda Wins EAG Laureate Award on Financial Security
  • On 6th December 2022, the State-owned Bank of Baroda received the EAG Award Winner Award at the International Olympiad of Financial Security held in Sochi, Russia on 10th October 2022.
  • The Eurasian Group (EAG) on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism is a FATF-type region consisting of 9 members including India.
  • The 9 countries are Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. EAG is an associate member of FATF.
  1. RBI Allows Blocking of Funds for Multiple Auto-debits in UPI
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) enhanced the capabilities of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) by introducing a ‘single-block-and-multiple debits’ functionality, which allows a customer to enable a payment mandate against a merchant by blocking funds for specific purposes in his/her bank account which can be debited, whenever needed.
  • The single-block-and-multiple debits feature is expected to have multiple use cases in various segments, such as e-commerce transactions, investment in the secondary market, and purchase of government securities using the RBI’s Retail Direct scheme. The RBI will issue instructions to the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which runs and manages UPI, on this functionality shortly.

Awards News

  1. C.N. Manjunath, Krishnappa G., and S. Shadakshari received Nadoja Award
  • Cardiologist and director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, C.N. Manjunath, writer Krishnappaji and social worker and businessman S. Shadakshari have been selected for the Nadoja Award given by the Kannada University in Hampi.
  • The dignitaries will be honored with the award by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chancellor of the University.
  • Nadoja Award is a prestigious award given by Kannada University, Hampi, India to eminent personalities for their contribution to various fields. The word “Nadoja” is related to Adikavi Pampa which means ‘teacher for the land’ and was established in 1995. The award is given to eminent personalities for their contribution to various fields.

Sports News

  1. Aditya Mittal Becomes India’s 77th Chess Grandmaster
  • Sixteen-year-old Aditya Mittal has become India’s 77th chess Grandmaster during an ongoing tournament in Spain. The Mumbai player, who had secured three GM norms, crossed the 2,500 ELO points mark during the sixth round of the ongoing Ellobregat Open tournament in Spain.
  • He drew the game against Spain’s No.1 Francisco Vallejo Pons to achieve the feat. Mittal earned his maiden GM norm at Serbia Masters 2021. Subsequently, he obtained his second GM norm at Ellobregat Open 2021.
  • The teenager secured his third GM norm at Serbia Masters 2022. He is among the five players sharing the lead with five points at the ongoing Ellobregat Open.
  1. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Wins Silver at Weightlifting World Championship in Colombia
  • Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal at the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships in Colombia. She defeated Tokyo 2020 champion Hou Zhihua of China. Jiang Huihua of China won the gold medal with a combined lift of 206 kg.
  • Mirabai lifted a combined total of 200 kg compared to Zihua’s total of 198 kg. This was Mirabai’s second medal at the World Championships, before which she had won gold in 2017 by lifting 194 kg.

Important Days

  1. SAARC Charter Day 2022: 8th December
  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Charter Day is observed every year on 8 December. On this day in 1985, the SAARC Charter was adopted in Dhaka during the first summit of the grouping.
  • This year marks the 38th anniversary of the regional grouping. The Charter was signed by the leaders of SAARC countries or heads of government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka at the first SAARC summit held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  1. Remember the Victims Prevent Genocide: 9 December
  • The International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime is observed annually on December 9.
  • The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as defined in the Convention, and to commemorate and honor its victims.
  • 9 December 2021 marks the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, as well as the 73rd anniversary of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”), the first human rights treaty adopted by the General Assembly.
  1. International Anti-Corruption Day: 09 December
  • International Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on 9 December to raise public awareness for anti-corruption. The day is observed since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.
  • The 2021 International Anti-Corruption Day seeks to highlight the rights and responsibilities of everyone – including States, Government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, the public, and youth – in tackling corruption.
  • The theme of International Anti-Corruption Day 2021: “Your right, your role: say no to corruption”.

Miscellaneous News

  1. AAP’s Bobby elected first transgender member of MCD
  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Charter Day is observed every year on 8 December. On this day in 1985, the SAARC Charter was adopted in Dhaka during the first summit of the grouping.
  • This year marks the 38th anniversary of the regional grouping. The Charter was signed by the leaders of SAARC countries or heads of government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the first SAARC summit held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  1. Oxford dictionary chooses ‘Goblin Mode’ as word of year 2022
  • Oxford Dictionaries said that “goblin mode” has been chosen by an online vote as the word of the year. It defines the term as “a type of behavior that is unabashedly self-indulgent, lazy, sloppy, or greedy, typically in a way that defies social norms or expectations.” In 2021, the Oxford word of the year was “wax”.
  • “Goblin Mode” received 93 percent of the more than 340,000 votes cast, with “Metaverse” coming in second with 4 percent. The hashtag “I Stand With Secured” ranked third. Voting for the Oxford Word of the Year took place between 21 November and 2 December.

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