Weekly Current Affairs (Beepedia) 9th-15th December 2022

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • RBI permits gold price hedging at IFSC
  • ADB keeps India's GDP growth unchanged at 7% for current financial year
  • Ministry of Steel select 67 Applications under PLI scheme for Speciality Steel

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • SEBI bars AIFs from raising capital from non-compliant foreign investors
  • Investor network FAAD gets SEBI nod to launch Rs 300 crore fund

NABARD & AGRICULTURE

  • Number of beneficiaries under PM-KISAN rises to 8.42 cr; more than Rs 2 lakh cr paid so far-Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare
  • Centre awards nine GI tags to take total to 432, Kerala bags five

NATIONAL

  • Establishment of AIIMS Nagpur
  • New India Literacy Programme
  • India signed joint declaration of Intent on migration and mobility with Finland

INTERNATIONAL

  • Peru's President Pedro Castillo replaced by Dina Boluarte after impeachment
  • US prints first banknotes with women's signatures

STATES

  • Karthigai Deepam Chariot festival held in Madurai
  • ‘Salaam Aarati’ soon to be renamed as ‘Aarati Namaskara’ in Karnataka
  • PM flags off Vande Bharat Express from Nagpur Railway Station

REPORTS AND INDEXES

  • Over 15 lakh Udyam MSMEs in handloom, handicraft, and agro employ more than 43 lakh women: Govt data
  • India moves up to 5th place in list of world’s valuable firms - Hurun Global 500 list 2022
  • Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women: Nirmala Sitaraman Among 5 Other Indians

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Three Himalayan medicinal plants enter IUCN Red List
  • Zydus Life gets U.S. FDA nod for two generic drugs
  • ISRO Successfully Completes Hypersonic Vehicle Test Run

DEFENCE

  • Indian Army's Airawat Division Conducted Ex Sanchaar Bodh
  • Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt unveils a bust of India’s first CDS late Gen Bipin Rawat
  • Indian Navy allows women to join elite special force Marcos

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Volodymyr Zelensky won the title of Time magazine’s “Person of the year 2022”
  • Indian-American Krishna Vavilala receives US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

SPORTS

  • Meghna Ahlawat becomes TTFI’s first female president
  • India’s 77th Grand Master In Chess Is Aditya Mittal
  • Legendary athlete PT Usha elected as first woman president of IOA

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