Indian Ocean Tsunami Memorial Day
On this day in 2004, a large earthquake shook the Indian Ocean floor west of the island of Sumatra, triggering a devastating tsunami that swamped coastal areas from Thailand to Africa and killed more than 200,000 people.
World’s Best Cuisine Awards 2022
- The organization Taste of Atlas has published a list of the countries with the best cuisines in the world.
- The ranking is based on audience ratings of products, food and beverages.
- In this list
- Italy is ranked as the best cuisine in the world.
- Greece in second place,
- Spain in third place,
- Japan ranked Fourth place and
- India ranked fifth place.
West Bengal’s first Vande Bharat Express to be launched
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off West Bengal’s first Vande Bharat Express on December 30, 2022. The train runs between the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri route.
- And this is the first Vande Bharat Express in the Eastern parts of the country. So far, a total of six Vande Bharat Express trains are running in the country. These trains are running between
- Gandhinagar-Mumbai Central,
- New Delhi-Andaura,
- Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra,
MIDHANI wide plate mill to be inaugurated in Hyderabad
- The wide plate mill will be inaugurated by the President of India, Droupadi Murmu on December 27, 2022,
- The wide plate mill facility will meet the requirements of special steel plates for national strategic programmes and also facilitate import substitutes.
- MIDHANI – Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited
A Sikh has been elected to the post of mayor for the first time in California
- Mikey Hothi, a Sikh, has been elected as the 117th Mayor of Lodi, California, USA.
- In this case, Mikey Hothi has got the honour of being the first Sikh to be elected as a city mayor in California.
- Earlier, he served as Deputy Mayor till last year and it is noteworthy that he is of Indian origin.
National Women’s Boxing Tournament
- The 6th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship is being held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
- In this case, Nikat Zareen (50 kg category), Loveline (75 kg) and 8 railway players have moved to the finals and the final match to be held on December 26, 2022.
The 120 new ballistic missiles plan is to buy for the Indian Army in the first phase
- The Ministry of Defense has approved the purchase of 120 ballistic missiles for the Indian Army. Defense Ministry sources said that these missiles will be manufactured very soon and will be ready on the India-China border.
- These missiles are completely indigenously developed and include the new generation ‘Pralay’ missile which can hit another land target at a range of 150 to 500 km.
- Can hit targets at long range.
- This missile is based on the Prithvi missile under the Indian Propulsion Missile Program.
Prachanda has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal
- 275-member Nepali Parliament elections were held on the 20th of November month 2022 in which no party got the required 138 seats to form a government.
- In this case, the head of (the Communist Party of Nepal) CPN Center Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has the support of 165 members to form a new government and he has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time.
- As per Article 76 Clause, 2 of the Constitution Prasanda is appointed Prime Minister of Nepal.
World Tennis League tournament
- For the first time in the United Arab Emirates, the leading tennis player and female players participated as a team in the ‘World Tennis League 2022’ tournament. In this competition, male and female players were divided into 4 teams.
- From December 19, 2022, the tournament will be held as singles, doubles and mixed doubles. In the final league Hawks won the first championship in the tournament.