is the Daily Current Affairs of the 25th and 26th December 2022 covering
the following news headlines: Losar Festival, North East Festival, Good
Governance Day, Veer Bal Diwas 2022, Forbes annual list, Sports Science Center.
Centre chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, mustered the support
of 168 parliamentarians, way above the magic mark of 138 in the House of
Representatives, clearing the way for his third stint in the Nepal Prime
Minister’s Office in the last 14 years.
Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed Prachanda as the prime minister as per Article 76
(2) of the constitution.
has support of 165 lawmakers in the 275-member House of Representatives which
includes CPN-UML with 78, CPN-MC with 32, RSP with 20, RPP with 14, JSP with
12, Janamat with 6 and Nagarik Unmukti Party with 3.
Rabuka was confirmed as Fiji’s next Prime Minister more than two decades
after the former military commander first held the office in a term lasting
nearly seven years.
74-year-old won the nomination by one vote over incumbent Frank Bainimarama at
a sitting of the Fijian Parliament in Suva. It also signals the end of former
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s 16 years in power. In the 55-member Parliament
of Fiji, Sitiveni Rabuka secured 28 votes against Bainimarama’s 27 votes.
takeaways for all competitive exams:
Fiji Capital: Suva;
Fiji Currency: Fijian
President: Wiliame Katonivere.
Cyclone: Bomb Cyclone has thrashed US and Canada with extreme climate and has
trapped the residents inside their houses with snow and power outages. During
the Christmas season, the bomb cyclone occurred due to a low temperature of -40
degrees Fahrenheit. Thousands of flights have been canceled and several
highways have been blocked. People are advised not to step outside their homes
as it can be life-threatening.
to Artic Blast, the US has been experiencing an extremely cold climate, heavy
snow, and intense wind. The authorities have ordered to put a halt on traveling
during the Christmas season because of the Bomb Cyclone.
Bank of India: SBI Funds Management has appointed Shamsher Singh as managing
director and chief executive officer of the company.
who was deputy managing director at State Bank of India (SBI), has taken over
the charge from Vinay M Tonse following his repatriation to the public sector
lender, the asset management company.
takeaways for all competitive exams:
Chairperson: Dinesh Kumar Khara.
Founded: 1 July 1955.
Incubation Centre (AIC) at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) signed
agreements with MSMEs for incubation of newer technologies into commercial
products. The agreements were signed to commemorate the launch of the AIC at
the BARC to hasten conversion of products from research labs to the market.
incubation agreements are signed specifically for technologies aligned with
India’s global commitments of achieving Net Zero (carbon neutrality) such as
access to safe drinking water, and growth of potential import substitutes for
advanced and affordable healthcare in the country.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently said that all leading banks should issue
the locker agreement to its holders before January 1, 2023, as the new locker
rules will be implemented from that date.
the RBI had announced revised guidelines on August 8, 2021, which became effective
from January 1, 2022. And now, all the locker owners must display their
eligibility for a new locker arrangement and sign a renewal agreement prior to
January 1, 2023.
Billionaire Gautam Adani is to control 64.71% of New Delhi Television Ltd
(NDTV) as the founders have decided to sell most of the shares.
founders of NDTV, Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy have decided to transfer
most of the shares in the company giving Gautam Adani his conglomerate control
of about 65% of NDTV. The decision comes after four months after Gautam Adani
announced his takeover of the news channel.
manufacturer Garuda Aerospace has received the Type Certification and RPTO
(Remote Pilot Training Organisation) approvals from the Director General of
Civil Aviation for the indigenously designed kisan drones.
Type certification is provided on the basis of the quality check and is issued
after a rigorous testing process of the unmanned aerial vehicles.
kisan drones are developed for agricultural purposes and with the Type
Certification received for the GA-AG model, Garuda Kisan drones were eligible
for Rs 10 lakh unsecured loans from the agri-infrastructure fund offered by the
a step to augment the operational capabilities of the Armed Forces and the
Indian Coast Guard in future, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accorded approval for Acceptance of Necessity
(AoN) for 24 Capital Acquisition Proposals.
proposals include six for the Indian Army, six for the Indian Air Force, 10 for
the Indian Navy and two for the Indian Coast Guard for a total value of Rs
Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 75th Amrut Mahotsav of Shree Swaminarayan
Gurukul Rajkot Sansthan via video-conferencing. Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul
Rajkot Sansthan was established at Rajkot in 1948 by seer Shri Dharmajivandasji
has expanded and currently has more than 40 branches all over the world,
providing facilities for school, undergraduate and postgraduate education to
more than 25,000 students. As part of the Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, mega
blood donation camps, free medical check-up camps are being organised at
Sahajanand nagar where renowned multi-specialty doctors are providing free
medical services and free of cost medicine to the people.
a bid to remove the barriers to access, Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud
has constituted 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.
‘Supreme Court Committee on Accessibility’ has been given a broad mandate to
prepare and release a questionnaire for persons with disabilities, including
the apex court employees, advocates, litigants and interns, who visit the top
court premises to assess the nature and extent of problems they face.
Kanpur is ready with an artificial heart that would be of great help to people
with acute cardiac problems. IIT Kanpur Director, Abhay Karandikar, said that
the trial on animals would begin next year.
Now heart transplant
will be easy. Artificial hearts can be implanted in serious patients. IIT
Kanpur and cardiologists from across the country have developed this
artificial heart. Trial on animals will start from February or March.
After success in the trial, transplantation can be done in humans in the next
two years. Artificial heart is being developed to reduce the sufferings of the
Sora, a rising star in badminton, won the under-9 category of the Top Arena
Junior International Badminton Championship in Malaysia, bringing honor to
Arunachal and the nation as a whole. Jaryl Teh, the second seed from
Malaysia, was defeated by Sora in two sets of 21-5 and 21-16 to win the
the last two months, Sora has won two international badminton championships.
The BTY-Yonex-Singha Championship, which was held at the Banthongyord Badminton
School in Bangkok, Thailand, in November, was won by 7-year-old Sora. Sora
clinched the U-9 boys singles title in the Yonex-Singha-BTY Championships 2022.
FIFA officially announced the 2022 world rankings
(Fédération Internationale de Football Association): FIFA has officially
announced the 2022 world rankings, and Brazil hold on to their No. 1 spot and
22nd FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 Champions Argentina ranked 2nd.
takeaways for all competitive exams:
President: Gianni Infantino;
Founded: 21 May 1904;
Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland.
Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur inaugurated the Sports
Science Centre here at M.G. Stadium in Udupi, Karnataka. This Sports Science
Centre will bring together sports scientists and athletes. The sports science
center has been set up by the government of Karnataka.
state government has set up two sports science centers at Udupi and Bengaluru.
These centers will conduct research on medicines, nutritious food, treatment
and rehabilitation measures forsportspersons, which would help them to boost
annual list: India’s badminton star, PV Sindhu is the only Indian sportsperson
to feature in the top 25 of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid
female athletes. Sindhu, the 2016 Tokyo Olympics silver medallist, occupies the
12th spot in the list.
tennis star Naomi Osaka tops the list. For the third straight year, Osaka tops
Forbes’ annual list of the World’s highest-paid female athletes. The list is
dominated by tennis players once again.
Bal Diwas 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to observe Veer Bal
Diwas 2022 on the occasion of the Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Veer Bal Diwas is going to be celebrated in India every year on 26th December.
Bal Diwas 2022 marks the martyrdom of Sri Guru Gobind Singh’s sons Sahibzada
Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji. Veer Bal Diwas is observed to
pay honor and tribute to the sacrifices made by Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and
Sahibzada Fateh Singh.
Veer Bal Diwas will be observed to honor the ‘Sahibzadas’, the four sons of
Guru Gobind Singh. On this day, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh who was just 6 years
old, and Fateh Singh who was just 9 years old, were killed by Mughal forces in
Governance Day: Every year, in honour of former Indian Prime Minister Atal
Vihari Vajpayee’s birthday, India observes “Good Governance Day”. The day is
devoted to former prime minister Atal Vihari Vajpayee.
Minister Narendra Modi 2014 announced that “Good Governance Day” will be
observed annually on December 25 in memory of the former PM.
1998–1999, he was elected prime minister for a second term. On October 13,
1999, he was elected as the nation’s prime minister for the third time.
former prime minister Atal Vihari Vajpayee was the first head of state to
address the UN in Hindi.
“Bharat Ratna” award was given to him on March 27, 2015.
10th Edition of the North East Festival began at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in
New Delhi. The festival aims to promote the North East region’s diverse life,
culture, traditions, and tourism. Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Minister
Narayan Rane inaugurated the MSME Exhibition at the North East Festival.
last two editions were held in Guwahati in a hybrid model due to rising
Covid in the national capital. Since its inception in 2013, this festival has
contributed a lot in promoting tourism in the North Eastern states.
celebrated Losar Festival to mark the Ladakhi New Year. Losar Festival is
celebrated in Ladakh on 24th December 2022. The Losar Festival or the Ladakhi
New year is a major socio-religious festival of Ladakh celebrated during
The Losar Festival will continue for nine days from the new year. People will celebrate by offering prayers in the name of God and goddess. They will also dance and sing in honor of Ibex and the pilgrimage of Mount Kailash.
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