Current Affairs Today 5th December 2022 Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 5th December 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

 Piyush Goyal addressed Millets-Smart Nutritive Food summit in New Delhi

  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has attended the Millets-Smart Nutritive Food Conclave as chief guest in New Delhi.
  • The conclave is a pre-launch event of the International Year of Millets – 2023 organized with the objective to promote the export of millets.
  • At the first-of-its-kind Millets Conclave, the government released e-catalogue on 30 potential importing countries and 21 millet-producing states of India.
  • The conclave is being organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s apex agricultural export promotion body, APEDA with the objective of promoting the export of millets.

Recent Inauguration by Union Ministers

  • Jitendra Singh announced ‘One Week One Lab’ campaign
  • Jitendra Singh launched portal for PM’s Excellence Awards
  • RK Singh has launched the Green Energy Open Access portal
  • Dharmendra Pradhan released the book ‘India: The Mother of Democracy’
  • Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated ‘Baji Rout National Football Tournament

Bhupender Yadav chaired the 189th meeting of ESIC

  • The 189th Meeting of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation was held in New Delhi.
  • It was held under the Chairmanship of Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister for Labour and Employment.
  • The ‘Nirman Se Shakti’ initiative has been started to strengthen and modernize the infrastructure of ESIS hospitals and dispensaries in a phased manner.
  • During the meeting, Shri Bhupender Yadav released the first issue of the monthly digital journal of ESIC – ‘ESI Samachar.
  • ESIC Founded – 1952

Recent Inauguration by Union Ministers

  • Virendra Kumar has inaugurated the SHILP SAMAGAM-2022 in New Delhi.
  • G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the 11th edition of the Manipur Sangai Festival.
  • Kishan Reddy inaugurated the sixth edition of Ganga Utsav 2022 in New Delhi.
  • Rajnath Singh launched ‘Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot’ website
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated ‘Ayush Utsav’ in Kashmir

Banking and Financial

GST collection for November stands at Rs 1,45,867 crore

  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections for the month of November 2022 stood at ₹1,45,867 crore, according to the data shared by the finance ministry.
  • The revenue for the month of November is 11% higher than the GST revenue in the same month last year, which itself was ₹1,31,526 crore.
  • This is the ninth straight month when collections from GST has remained above ₹1.40 lakh crore.
  • The gross GST revenue collected in November 2022 came in at ₹1,45,867 crore of which CGST is ₹25,681 crore, SGST is ₹32,651 crore, IGST is ₹77,103 crore (including ₹38,635 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is ₹10,433 crore (including ₹817 crore collected on import of goods).

GST Collection of Previous Months in 2022

  • January – 1,40,986 crore
  • February – 1,33,026 crore
  • March – 1,42,095 crore
  • April – 1,67,540 crore
  • May – 1,40,885 crore
  • June – 1,44,616 crore
  • July – 1,48,995 crore
  • August – 1,43,612 crore
  • September – 1,47,686 crore
  • October – 1,51,718 crore

NSE Indices launched new Nifty Bharat Bond Index

  • NSE Indices (Subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange) has launched new Index under the Nifty Bharat Bond Index series.
  • The Bharat Bond Index series follows a target maturity date structure wherein each index in the series measures the performance of a portfolio of ‘AAA-rated bonds issued by government-owned entities maturing in a specific year.
  • The first Bharat Bond ETFs tracking the Nifty Bharat Bond indices were launched in December 2019 with initial assets under management of around ₹12,000 crores.

Appointment and Resignation

Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar appointed as Chairperson of the National Statistical Commission

  • Prof Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar, professor emeritus at Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), has been appointed as part-time chairperson of the National Statistical Commission of India (NSCI) for three years.
  • He will take up this role as an additional responsibility while continuing as Professor Emeritus at CMI.
  • He joined CMI as a visiting professor in 2010 and officiated as the Director of CMI from January 2011 to April 2021.

Recent Appointment

  • National Commission for Backward Classes chairperson – Hansraj Gangaram
  • President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) for 2022-23 – Vijender Sharma
  • President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) for 2022-23 – Prasanth Kumar
  • Office and secrecy as UPSC Member- Preeti Sudan
  • Foreign Secretary – Vinay Mohan Kwatra (reappointment)
  • State Presidium of CDU in Germany – Gurdeep Randhawa


Indian Shooter Rudrankksh Patil won ISSF President’s Cup in Egypt

  • Indian shooter Rudrankksh Patil has clinched the ISSF President’s Cup held in Cairo, Egypt.
  • He defeated Italy’s Danilo Sollazzo in the 10-metre rifle play-off by 16-8.
  • 18-year-old Rudrankksh Patil also bagged India’s first quota for the 2024 Paris Olympics, when he clinched a gold in the men’s 10-metre air rifle in the ISSF Rifle-Pistol World Championships 2022 also held in Cairo in October this year.
  • Olympian, Anjum Moudgil (world No. 4) had secured silver after losing to Anna Janssen (Germany) in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions final.

Unnati won India’s first-ever medal in under-17 badminton category

  • Indian badminton player Unnati Hooda became the first-ever Indian under-17 shuttler to clinch a medal at the Asian Junior Badminton Championships.
  • She lost to Sarunrak Vitidsarn of Thailand in the gold medal match in the women’s singles category and got a silver medal.
  • The championship is being held in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

Rohit Sharma becomes sixth-highest run scorer for India in ODIs

  • Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma has surpassed former batter M. Azharuddin to become the sixth-highest run-getter for India in ODI cricket.
  • The batter accomplished this record during India’s first ODI against Bangladesh at Dhaka.
  • With this, his ODI statistics stand at 234 matches, and 9,403 runs in 227 innings at an average of 48.46. He has scored 29 tons and 45 fifties in his ODI career, with the best individual score of 264, which is also the highest score ever in ODIs.
  • Other leading run-scorers in ODI cricket for India are Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Virat Kohli (12,353), Saurav Ganguly (11,221), Rahul Dravid (10,768), and MS Dhoni (10,599).

Important day

5 December – World Soil Day

  • World Soil Day (WSD) is observed every year on 5 December.
  • Objective – To raise awareness about soil degradation which can cause serious environmental problems, including erosion, loss of organic matter, and decline in soil fertility.
  • In 2002, the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) proposed an international day to celebrate soil.
  • The FAO Conference endorsed the day in June 2013 and urged at the 68th United Nations General Assembly that World Soil Day be formally adopted. The same year in December, the UNGA designated December 5, 2014 as the first World Soil Day.
  • Theme 2022 – Soils: where food begins

4 December 2022 – 109th Birth Anniversary of R. Venkataraman

  • Venkataraman’s 109th Birth Anniversary is celebrated on 4 December every year.
  • He served as Union Minister and as the eighth president of India.
  • Venkataraman was born in Rajamadam village near Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu on 25 July 1987.
  • He participated in the Quit India Movement in 1942.
  • He was appointed as a member of the Constituent Assembly.

5 December 2022 – 65th Foundation Day of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Union MoS for Finance Shri Pankaj Chaudhary has inaugurated the two-day-long 65th Foundation Day celebrations of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in New Delhi.
  • DRI is the premier intelligence and enforcement agency on anti-smuggling matters.
  • DRI has also been at the forefront in international Customs collaboration under Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements signed with various countries, where thrust is on information exchange and learning from the best practices of other Customs administrations.
  • It came into existence on 4th December 1957.
  • DRI Headquarters – New Delhi

4 December – International Day of Banks

  • International Day of Banks is celebrated every year on December 4.
  • Objective – To recognize the importance of multilateral and international development banks in financing sustainable developments.
  • United Nations also observes the day in recognition of the vital role of banking systems in Member State in contributing to the improvement of the standard of living.
  • The International Day of Banks was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly as a way to draw attention to the role that international development banks can play in supporting sustainable development.

5 December – International Volunteer Day

  • International Volunteer Day (IVD) is celebrated on 5 December every year.
  • Objective – To promote volunteerism at local, national, and international levels.
  • The United Nations General Assembly notified in its resolution of 20 November 1997 that 2001 will be observed as the International Year of Volunteers (IYV).
  • Theme 2022 – solidarity through volunteering
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