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Current Affairs – 23 December 2022

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Kisan Diwas

Kisan Divas or Farmer’s Day in India or National Farmer’s Day is celebrated on 23 December across the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.

On this day various events, seminars, functions, and competitions are organised on agriculture and its importance to educate and provide knowledge to the people.

An Indian-origin attorney was appointed the first non-white treasurer of this US state

  • Vivek Malek, a 45-year-old Indian-origin attorney has been appointed as the first non-white treasurer of the US state of Missouri, announced by Governor Mike Parson on 21 December 2022.
  • Malek, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, also pursued a master of law from the University Of Illinois College Of Law in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and he began practising law in 2006 and opened a law firm in 2011.

The Maritime Anti-Piracy Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha

  • The Prevention of Piracy Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 21 December 2022.
  • The Prevention of Piracy Bill provides for the death penalty and life imprisonment for criminals involved in piracy.
  • In the absence of any specific legislation against piracy for India’s security and economic interest, the present bill is said to provide an effective legal remedy against piracy, and the bill was passed by voice vote.

INS Rajali Commanding Officer has been appointed

  • Kamod Kapil Mehta assumed charge as the Commanding Officer of INS Rajali Naval Air Station, Arakkonam, the flagship air base of the Indian Navy on 21 December 2022.
  • Commodore R. Vinod Kumar, who was the Commanding Officer of this airport, was transferred and Commodore Kapil Mehta was appointed as the new Commanding Officer.
    • He has already served as the Officer-in-Charge of Indian Navy flagships Trisul and Commanding Officer of INS Vinash and INS Shivalik.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2023

  • The United World Wrestling team announced that the Asian Wrestling Championships 2023 will take place between March 28 to April 2nd in New Delhi.
  • This Wrestling Championships ship will feature men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and men’s Greco-Roman divisions.
  • Already Delhi will host the tournament in February 2020.

‘Fit At Any Age’ book was launched by Retd. Air Marshal PV Iyer

  • Air Marshal PV Iyer (retd.) has launched his book ‘Fit At Any Age’ at India International Centre, New Delhi, the book was published by Bloomsbury India.
  • This book explains how adhering to a culture of fitness can keep illnesses at bay.
  • He also writes about his experience of why it’s important to work out and why one’s journey towards fitness should start early.

Kala Paani’s novel has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2022

  • Kaala Paani (The Story of the First King Who Was Abducted) written by Rajendran, a retired IAS officer who served as the Tamil Nadu Cooperative Society Election Commissioner, has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for 2022.
  • The life of the Tamils, the environment, and the action of the British, is written before the Kalaiyar Kovil War, which is a Kala Paani novel.
    • Central Government Sahitya Akademi Award is given annually to the best literature-based novels written in major languages including Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.

UIDAI HQ Building wins top Green Building Award 2022

  • GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is a national rating system for green buildings in India, UIDAI HQ has been awarded as a winner among the existing highest-rated building category.
  • UIDAI believes in and promotes the idea of recycling and reusing to reduce carbon footprint.
  • It is recycling and reuses water and has been adhering to sustainable waste management practices, for this activity UIDAI receives the top Green Building Award.

Discovery of a new type of coronavirus found in India

  • In the year 2019, the spread of the coronavirus was first detected in the Wuhan province of China.
  • Now, in the year 2022, when the world has reached a normal state, the new type of coronavirus is spreading very rapidly in countries including China and Japan.
  • The virus has been named Omicron BF7, and BF7 infections have been identified in three people in Vadodara and Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


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Bharathi Pradeep
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Editor at Bharathi covers topics on Competitive exams, How To guides, Current exams, Current Affairs, Study Materials, etc. Follow her on social media using the links below.

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