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Daily Current Affairs 23rd December 2022

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National

Rajya Sabha passes Maritime Anti-Piracy Bill

Rajya Sabha passed a Bill that would provide an effective legal instrument to combat maritime piracy. The Bill offers stringent punishment for those convicted of such crimes. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said the Bill will help in meeting all the expectations of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which India is a signatory to, for cooperation and repression of piracy on high seas.

  • The bill will enhance the country’s global credentials and standing in the comity of nations.
  • It will also strengthen our maritime security, including the safety of our maritime trade routes and the well-being of Indian seafarers in international waters

International

Indian-Origin Attorney Appointed 1st Non-White Treasurer Of This US State

45 years old and Indian-origin attorney Vivek Malek has been appointed as the first non-white treasurer of the US state of Missouri. Malek will take place of fellow Republican Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick, who is leaving the position to become state auditor in January.

  • In 2002, Malek moved from Rohtak in Haryana to what’s called Missouri’s Bootheel to get his master’s degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Malek holds a bachelor’s degree from Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak,
  • He also pursued a master of law from the University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
  • Malek was recognized by the Missouri Senate (2015) and Missouri House (2007) for his service and contributions to Missouri communities.
  • He received the Minority Business Leader Award from the St Loui Business Journal in 2010.
  • He earned the Up and Coming lawyers Award by Missouri Lawyers Media in 2010, and was recognized as Top 30 under 30 by Business Today magazine in 2007, among other awards and recognition

Appointment

Basavaraj Horaty elected as Chairperson of the Karnataka Upper House

Eight-time MLC Basavaraj Horatti has been appointed unopposed as the Karnataka Legislative Council chairperson on 21st December 2022 for his third term. In 2018, Horatti was first elected Legislative Council chairperson and again, he came as Legislative Council chairperson for a second term in 2021. He quit the JD(S) and joined the BJP on the condition that he would be given the top post.

  • Horatti was a teacher before joining politics to represent the Karnataka West teachers’ constituency in the upper house.
  • He represented his constituency for a record eight times – 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016, and 2022.

Commodore Kapil Mehta takes charge as Commanding Officer of INS Rajali

Commodore Kapil Mehta assumed the charge from Commodore R. Vinod Kumar, as Commanding Officer of INS Rajali (Arakkonam), on 21st December 2022. Commodore Kapil Mehta is an alumnus of the Naval Academy, Goa and a post-graduate from the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He assumed command of this strategic Air Base of the Eastern Naval Command. Kapil Mehta is also an alumnus of Naval War College, Goa and National Defence College, New Delhi.

  • He is also a naval rotary-wing pilot, qualified on both French Alouette and British Westland Seaking Helicopters.
  • On January 1, 1995, he was commissioned in the Navy.
  • He is also a Qualified Flight Instructor (QFI) and has over 2200 hours of flying experience.

Ex-Supreme Court Judge Hemant Gupta Appointed Chief Of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre

Former Supreme Court judge Hemant Gupta has been elected as the chairperson of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC). The appointment of Justice Hemant Gupta (retired) as NDIAC chairperson and Ganesh Chandru and Anant Vijay Palli as its part-time members have been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Former Supreme Court judge Hemant Gupta

  • Gupta delivered a split verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the March 15 judgment of the Karnataka High Court refusing to lift the ban on wearing of hijab in educational institutions in the state and demitted office on October 14.
  • He was born on October 17, 1957, and was enrolled as an advocate in July 1980.
  • He is the son of former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Jitender Vir Gupta.
  • He also worked as an additional advocate general of Punjab from 1997 to 1999.
  • He served as a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on July 2, 2002.
  • He became a judge of the Patna High Court on February 8, 2016, and was elected as the acting Chief Justice of that high court on October 29, 2016.
  • Justice Gupta was appointed as Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on March 18, 2017.

Science and Technology

Covid Variant BF.7 Has Come To India

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

Awards

UIDAI HQ Building wins top Green Building Award

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Headquarter in New Delhi won the prestigious GRIHA Exemplary Performance Award 2022, a top national level Green Building Award. GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is a national rating system for green buildings in India. UIDAI HQ was declared a winner among the existing highest-rated building category.

  • UIDAI aims to promote the idea of recycling and reusing to reduce carbon footprint.

M. Rajendran’s ‘Kala Pani’ bags 2022 Sahitya Akademi award

Former IAS Officer M. Rajendran’s historical novel Kala Pani (Black Water) has won the Sahitya Akademi award for 2022. the novel depicts the defeat and exile of 72 persons — including Vengai Periya Udayanna Devar, ruler of Sivaganga, and Duraisamy, son of Chinna Marudu — after the Kalayakoil war.

  • Kaala Paani (The Story of the First King Who Was Abducted) has been written by Rajendran, a retired IAS officer who served as the Tamil Nadu Cooperative Society Election Commissioner.
  • Central Government Sahitya Akademi Award is presented for the best literature-based novels written in major languages including Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada.

Books

“The Indian Navy@75” book by Commodore Ranjit Rai (r) & Aritra Banerjee

‘The Indian Navy@75 Reminiscing the Voyage’ book has been authored by Commodore Ranjit B Rai (Retd) and defense journalist Aritra Banerjee. The book highlights how the exploits and sacrifices of the British-era Royal Indian Navy (RIN) during World War 2 were omitted by British historians who could not digest the RIN’s mutiny in 1946.

  • Aritra Banerjee is a Journalist with Indian Aerospace & Defence.
  • He is the Co-Author of the book ‘The Indian Navy @75: Reminiscing the Voyage’ and the Co-Founder of Mission Victory India (MVI), a new-age military reforms think-tank.

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

Air Marshal PV Iyer (retd.) has launched his book called ‘Fit At Any Age’ at India International Centre, New Delhi, published by Bloomsbury India. the book marks his journey to fitness in the book and shares anecdotes from his life to explain how he became motivated to work out daily. 

  • ‘Fit At Any Age’ book explains why it’s important to work out and why one’s journey toward fitness should start early.

Sports

International Cricket Council Ranking List

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released a new ICC ranking list of Test cricketers. as per the International Cricket Council Ranking List, Marnes Labuschagne of Australia (936 points) has topped the list and followed by Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Steven Smith of Australia is ranked 2nd place and 3rd place respectively.

  • Indian players including Rishabh Pant are placed in 6th position, Rohit Sharma is in 9th position and Virat Kohli is in 12th position.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2023

The United World Wrestling team has announced that the Asian Wrestling Championships 2023 will be held between March 28 to April 2nd in New Delhi. Asian Wrestling Championships 2023 will include men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and men’s Greco-Roman divisions.

Important Days

National Farmers’ Day or Kisan Diwas 2022

 Indian citizens observe 23rd December as National Farmer’s Day every year. it is also known as Kisan Diwas. it aims to remember the role of Indian farmers in the economy.

  • In the year 2001, it was observed for the first time.
  • It also marks the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.
  • he was the 5th PM of the country who served between 28 July 1979 and 14 January 1980. 

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