Armed Forces Flag Day
Armed Forces Flag Day is observed across the country on 7 December with the objective of collecting funds from the common people and honouring the martyrs and the men who fought with bravery on the borders to safeguard the country’s honour.
International Civil Aviation Day
International Civil Aviation Day is observed on 7 December worldwide to raise awareness about its importance to the social and economic development of States and the role that ICAO plays in International air transport.
India to Become 8th Largest Advertising Market in 2023
India’s total advertising revenue in 2022 has grown by 15.8 per cent to touch $14.9 billion, led by growth in pure-play digital advertising. In 2023, it is expected to increase by 16.8 per cent.
In comparison, Brazil’s advertising market is projected to have grown by 9 per cent in 2022 to $15.4 billion. In 2023, it is expected to increase by 3.8 per cent. At 48.8 per cent, digital accounts for the largest chunk of India’s total advertising market in 2022, and is expected to continue increasing above pre-pandemic levels.
Google Launches Anti-Misinformation Campaign in India
The initiative will use “prebunking” videos – designed to counter false claims before they become widespread – circulated on the company’s YouTube platform and other social media sites.
Google’s efforts to challenge the spread of misinformation mark a contrast with rival Twitter which is cutting its trust and safety teams, despite new owner Elon Musk saying it will not become a “free-for-all hellscape”.
The US Unveils Its Newest Nuclear Stealth Bomber
The unveiling of the new bombers comes at a time of heightened geopolitical tensions between the US, Russia and China amid the war in Ukraine and the territorial integrity of Taiwan.
Russian and Chinese strategic bombers flew a joint eight-hour patrol over the western Pacific in a display of ongoing military cooperation between the two nations. China’s Defence Ministry called the mission a “routine” effort in bolstering defence ties with Russia. Moscow and Beijing are also currently developing strategic stealth bombers – China’s Xian H-20 and Russia’s nuclear-capable Tupolev PAK DA – which are expected to compete with the B-21.
India Hosts Conclave of NSAs of Central Asian Countries
This is the first time India is hosting a conclave of top security officials from Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan focussing on the evolving security situation in Afghanistan and ways to deal with the threat of terrorism emanating from that country.
Nation remembers Dr B R Ambedkar on his 67th Mahaparinirvan Diwas
India observed December 6 as the 67th Mahaparinirvan Divas to mark the death anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Babasaheb Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas at Parliament House Lawns in New Delhi.
IMD Issue Warning of Formation of Cyclone Mandous Over Bay of Bengal
The second cyclone of the post-monsoon season is likely to form over the southwest Bay of Bengal and hit the east coast in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department predicted.