Weekly Current Affairs (Beepedia) 1st- 8th December 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI hikes repo rate by 35 bps to 6.25%, cuts FY23 GDP forecast to 6.8%
  • UPI now allows blocking money for multiple debits, paves way for ASBA
  • RBI comes out with four-tiered regulatory framework for urban cooperative banks

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • SEBI hikes debt funds’ limit to 12% in single issuer securities
  • Biscuit maker Ambo Agritec becomes 408th company to list on BSE SME exchange
  • NSE launches new Nifty Bharat Bond Index

NABARD & AGRICULTURE

  • KVIC launches its Re-Hab project in Nainital to reduce elephant attacks on humans, farmers’ crops
  • NAFED buys 24,000 tonnes moong so far under price support scheme
  • Natural farming to be included in the agricultural curriculum- Ministry of Agriculture

NATIONAL

  • NITI Aayog launches CCUS Policy Framework
  • Union Minister for Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia Launches Digi Yatra for Three Airports in The Country
  • Google launches anti-misinformation campaign in India

INTERNATIONAL

  • 'Goblin Mode' is Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year 2022
  • US Air Force unveils new B-21 Raider nuclear stealth bomber

STATES

  • Uttarakhand government made Prasoon Joshi the brand ambassador
  • Village in J&K has India’s biggest International Yoga Center
  • NHAI, Maha Metro win Guinness Book of World Record for THIS Nagpur project

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • Green pathways present a $1.6-trn investment window: World Bank report
  • India to receive record USD 100 billion in remittances in 2022, says World Bank
  • Rs 14.30 lakh crore bank credit raised by micro, small enterprises in October: RBI data

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • WHO recommends new name for monkeypox disease
  • Researchers discover oldest Pterodactylus fossil in Germany
  • ISRO inks MoU to establish SpaceTech Innovation Network

DEFENCE

  • Indian Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter Mk-III squadron, 840 Sqn (CG), commissioned in Chennai
  • Joint Exercise Agni Warrior with Singapore Armed Forces Concludes at Devlali(Maharashtra)
  • US, India Navy Conduct Joint Special Forces Exercise In Goa

EVENTS

  • Sumangalam Panchmahabhoot Conference Series VAYU- The vital life force to be held in Bhubaneswar
  • DIVYA KALA MELA 2022
  • Parakram Diwas to be celebrated in Rajasthan to mark 51st anniversary of Longewala battle

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Manthan Platform Wins the Best Tech Initiative Award at D&B Business Excellence Awards 2022
  • 3 Indian-Origin Women Scientists recognized as Australia’s ‘Superstars of STEM’
  • Shekhar Pathak’s The Chipko Movement: A People’s History has won the 2022 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize

SPORTS

  • France’s Stephanie Frappart to become first female referee at Men’s World Cup Game
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy Final
  • Deepika Padukone will be unveiling the Fifa World Cup trophy during finals

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