Current Affairs Today 27th December 2022 Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 27th December 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

Madhya Pradesh Government to build Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s grand memorial in Gwalior

  • Madhya Pradesh Government will build a huge statue of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and a research centre as part of his grand memorial in Gwalior.
  • The ‘Gwalior Gaurav Diwas’ function marked the 98th birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The event was also attended by Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • The Madhya Pradesh government has allotted nearly 4,050 hectares of land in the Sirol area of Gwalior to build a memorial of Vajpayee.
  • Vajpayee was born in Gwalior on December 25, 1924.

About Madhya Pradesh

  • Capital – Bhopal
  • Chief Minister – Shivraj Singh Chauhan
  • Governor – Mangubhai C. Patel

Bulandshahr prison foods become the 2nd jail in UP to be rated five star by FSSAI

  • The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has awarded the food provided by the Bulandshahr prison of Uttar Pradesh a five-star rating and the tag ‘Eat Right Campus’.
  • Bulandshahr Jail is the second prison after Farrukhabad jail to get this tag from Uttar Pradesh.
  • The FSSAI team inspected the kitchen’s food quality, storage and hygiene on stringent measures, based on which the Bulandshahr prison was given a five-star rating, the ‘Eat Right Campus’ tag in addition to the remark of ‘Excellent’ by the FSSAI.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Capital – Lucknow
  • Chief Minister – Yogi Adityanath
  • Governor – Anandiben Patel

About Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been set up under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
  • Founded – 5 September 2008
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Chairperson – Rita Teaotia
  • Under – Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

15 Start-ups selected in product accelerator program

  • The Ministry of Science and Technology has said that fifteen Startups, selected in the first-of-its-kind product accelerator program for innovators developing sustainable solutions, will soon start working towards solutions in the healthcare and agriculture domains.
  • The accelerator program supported by the Department of Science and Technology through its NIDHI scheme portfolio will help solve challenges in the product development journey of indigenous innovations.
  • This is the first cohort of the NIRMAN Accelerator Program launched by Start-ups Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) IIT, Kanpur.
  • This Start-up Incubation and Innovation Center (SIIC) is the first cohort of the manufacturing accelerator program launched by IIT Kanpur.
  • A total of 15 startups will be selected under the programme. The best-performing startups in a cluster of 15 startups will receive a cash award of up to Rs 10 lakh.

Losar Festival celebrated in Ladakh

  • Losar Festival was celebrated in Ladakh on 24 December 2022 to mark the Ladakhi New Year.
  • Ladakhi New Year is the major socio-religious festival of Ladakh celebrated in winter.
  • The Losar festivities continue for nine more days from the New Year with the offering of prayers in the name of God and Goddess, dances and songs in honour of Ibex, and the pilgrimage of Mount Kailash.
  • The lighting of prayer lamps, illumination of buildings, houses, religious places like monasteries, stupas, and other business establishments making appear that the entire Ladakh is lit in lights are part of celebrations of the Losar Festival.

Famous festivals of Ladakh

  • Spituk Gustor Festival
  • Ladakh Festival
  • Diskit Gustor Festival
  • Chemrey Wangchok Festival
  • Galdan Namchot Festival

Kerala’s Dharmadam becomes first complete library constituency in India

  • Dharmadam, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s constituency has achieved the position of complete library constituency in India, the first in India.
  • Out of the total 138 wards in the constituency, there were no libraries in 63 wards. Dharmadam reached the achievement with the opening of libraries in these wards too.
  • Complete librarianisation was made possible with the support of all sections of the people of the constituency. The People’s Mission for Social Development, a people’s organization, has taken up the work of establishing libraries and expanding the existing ones in Dharmadam constituency
  • A mission was formed to consolidate operations. The District Library Council and local self-governing bodies, which are part of the mission, became active participants in the activities.

About Kerala

  • Capital – Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan

Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated Sports Science Centre

  • Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated the Sports Science Centre in Udupi, Karnataka.
  • The government has increased the sports budget from 854 crores before 2014 to 3,100 crore rupees this year and spent 2700 crore rupees to enhance sporting infrastructure as against 630 crore rupees earlier.
  • For Khelo India Games, the government has spent 3,136 crore rupees for a period of five years.
  • These initiatives are yielding fruits as India went on to win seven medals in the Olympics, 19 in the Paralympics and the highest of 61 medals in the Commonwealth Games and India also won the Thomas cup.

About Karnataka

  • Capital – Bengaluru
  • Chief Minister –Basavaraj Bommai
  • Governor – Thawar Chand Gehlot

Recent Inauguration by Anurag Thakur

  • Anurag Singh Thakur launched new dashboard for Khelo India
  • Anurag Thakur inaugurated the National Level Kabaddi Championship in Udupi in Karnataka.
  • Anurag Thakur unveiled FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 trophy in New Delhi
  • Anurag Thakur inaugurated Water Sports Center in Himachal Pradesh
  • Anurag Thakur launched the WADA Athlete Biological Passport Symposium.
  • Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated ’53 Hours Challenge’ for ‘75 Creative Minds Tomorrow’.

International News

India’s Cuisine Ranked Fifth in the list of best Cuisines of the World

  • According to Taste Atlas, India is ranked fifth on the global list of the best cuisines for 2022.
  • The ranking is based on audience votes for ingredients, dishes, and beverages.
  • Italy’s food came in first place followed by Greece and Spain.
  • India received 4.54 points and the best-rated foods of the country include “garam masala, malai, ghee, butter garlic naan, keema”.
  • It has a total of 460 items in the list. Furthermore, the best restaurants to try Indian cuisine are Shree Thaker Bhojanalay (Mumbai), Karavalli (Bengaluru), Bukhara (New Delhi), Dum Pukht (New Delhi), Comorin (Gurugram) and 450 others, according to the list.
  • Japan, the United States of America, Turkiye, France, and Peru were also among the top 10 countries with the best cuisines.
  • Chinese cuisine, which is the world’s most popular, however, ranked 11th on the list.

Recent index

  • Social Progress Index 2022: Puducherry best-performing States; Jharkhand and Bihar scored the lowest
  • Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2022: India ranked 68th; topped by Finland
  • Global ranking in scientific publications paper – India ranked 3rd, topped by China
  • Passport Index 2022 published by Arton Capital – India ranked 87th; topped by UAE
  • Henley Passport Index 2022 – India ranked 87th; topped by Japan
  • Global Aviation Safety Rankings: India ranked 48th; topped by Singapore
  • List of countries at risk of mass killings: India ranked 8th; Pakistan topped

Banking and Financial

SBI, ICICI and Axis Bank to launch Rupay-based Credit card on UPI platform by March 2023

  • The leading credit card issuers in India State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank will soon issue RuPay credit cards on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) feature by March 2023.
  • The move will boost daily transaction values on this feature, which stand at Rs 50 lakh a day now.
  • At present three Public sector banks Union Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Indian Bank, and private sector Bank HDFC bank have gone live on the RuPay credit card segment on the UPI platform.

India to become 3rd largest Economy in the world by 2037- CEBR

  • The United Kingdom-based economics consultancy firm Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has predicted that India will become the third-largest economy by 2037. India’s annual rate of GDP growth is expected to average 6.4 percent after which growth is expected to average 6.5 percent in the subsequent nine years.
  • CEBR also adds that by 2037, the world gross domestic product will be doubled as developing economies will catch up with the richer ones.
  • The shifting balance of power will see the East Asia and Pacific region account for over a third of global output by 2037, while Europe’s share shrinks to less than a fifth.
  • Its annual report titled ‘World Economic League Table’ tracks macroeconomic developments globally and country-wise. It presents forecasts for 191 countries of the world.

Appointment and Resignation

Anil Kumar Lahoti appointed as Chairman of Railway Board

  • The former General Manager of Central Railway Anil Kumar Lahoti has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Railway Board.
  • Lahoti will take over the chairmanship from Vinay Kumar Tripathi on January 1, 2023.
  • Lahoti belongs to the 1984 batch of the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), and his appointment is a part of an overhaul at the top management of the railway board.
  • Lahoti was appointed as the general manager of Central Railway in July 2021, before which he worked in several key positions in both zonal railways and the railway board in Delhi.

Recent Appointment

  • Captain of Indian team at the FIH men’s world cup 2023 – Harmanpreet Singh
  • CEO of Air India Express – Aloke Singh
  • Chairperson of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) – Former SC Justice Hemant Gupta
  • Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) – Dinesh Kumar Shukla
  • CEO of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games – Cindy Hook
  • First black president in Harvard University – Claudine Gay


Cyclist Swasti Singh gets Ekalabya Puraskar

  • The ‘Ekalabya Puraskar’ for the year 2022 was presented to cyclist Swasti Singh.
  • The award is given every year to encourage young sports talents.
  • Singh was presented with a citation, trophy, and Rs 5 lakh cash in a programme organized by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT).
  • She was honoured for her performance from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022 at both national and international levels.
  • Football player Pyari Xaxa and Hockey player Shilanda Lakra also were honoured with a citation and Rs 50,000 cash each.

Recent Awards

  • VinFuture special prize 2022 – Prof. Thalappil Pradeep
  • Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-22 – Sudeep Sen and Shobhana Kumar
  • Platinum Icon in Digital India Awards 2022 – Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
  • First Rohini Nayyar prize for rural development – Sethrichem Sangtam
  • Mrs World 2022 title- India’s Sargam Koushal

Beth Mead won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022 award

  • English football player Beth Mead has been awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022 as she was the player of the tournament and top scorer at Euro 2022.
  • Beth Mead has defeated Germany in the finals at Wembley to win England’s first major women’s football trophy.
  • The 27-year-old competed against Ben Stokes and Ronnie O’Sullivan for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2022 award.
  • While Sarina Wiegman (England’s manager) has won the Coach of the Year.

Recent Awards

  • ITF World Champions 2022 crowned – Rafael Nadal (Men’s) & Iga Swiatek (Women’s)
  • IEI Industry Excellence Award 2022 – National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)
  • Two Golden Globe Award nominations – Indian film RRR
  • WTA Player of the Year for 2022 – Iga Swiatek
  • SIES Award for public leadership – Venkaiah Naidu

Aleida Guevara received with first KR Gouri Amma national award

  • Cuban social worker and human rights activist Aleida Guevara has been selected for the first KR Gouri Amma national award 2022.
  • She is an active member of the Cuban Medical Mission which works to improve the health profile of children in Latin America.
  • The award has been instituted by the K R Gouri Amma Foundation.
  • The award will be presented by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan at Olympia Hall at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium.
  • The award consists of $3,000, a statute, and a citation

Recent Awards

  • Safety Performer of the Year’ award by Delhi airport – SpiceJet
  • US Presidential Lifetime Award – Indian origin Krishna Vavilala
  • First prize in Ayushman Bharat health account ID generation – Jammu and Kashmir
  • World Athlete of the Year 2022 awards – McLaughlin-Levrone & Mondo Duplantis
  • Nadoja Award – S Shadakshari, Krishnappa G & Dr. C N Manjunath


Nikhat Zareen & Lovlina Borgohain won gold in National Women’s Boxing Championships 2022

  • World Champion Nikhat Zarin and the Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain have won gold medals in their respective weight categories at the 6th Elite National Women’s Boxing Championships 2022 in Bhopal.
  • While the Assam boxer Borgohain beat Arundhati Choudhary of Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) quite comfortably by 5-0 margin in the 75kg final.
  • Zareen faced a stiff challenge from RSPB’s Anamika in the 50kg gold medal match before the 26-year-old Telangana pugilist tilted the match 4-1 in her favour to successfully defend her title.
  • Players received the medals in the presence of Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Singh Thakur along with the Boxing Federation of India officials.


England Football Player George Cohen passed away

  • England’s 1966 World Cup-winning George Cohen passed away recently at the age of 83.
  • Cohen played every minute of England’s victorious campaign on home soil. He made 37 appearances for his national team as a right-back.
  • Cohen played his entire club career for Fulham, where he made 459 appearances between 1956 and 1969. He retired from playing at 29 after a serious knee injury.
  • Cohen was the vice-captain for England when the team beat West Germany 4-2 in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
  • England striker Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick in that match, which went to extra time.

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