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Current Affairs: 9th December 2022

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1) ‘Diwali- Power of One’ 2022 awards were organized in which city?

A. New York
B. Vienna
C. Geneva
D. The Hague

A. New York

• Four veteran diplomats and a US lawmaker have been honoured with this year’s annual ‘Diwali- Power of One’ award at the United Nations (UN) Headquarter at New York, US on 5 December.
• This award for their efforts in working towards a peaceful and secure world.
• The award is also known as the ‘Oscars of Diplomacy’.
• The award was established by Diwali Foundation USA. The Diwali foundation USA was founded in 2017 to promote a peaceful and consensus-based process to achieve societal goods.

2) India will become 8th largest advertising market in 2023 to overtake

A. Germany
B. France
C. Canada
D. Brazil

D. Brazil

• India is expected to overtake Brazil become the 8thlargest advertising market in 2023, according to GroupM’s global end-of-year forecast.
• In ‘This Year, Next Year 2022’ report, GroupM has ranked India as the 9th-largest advertising market globally.
• It says India’s total advertising revenue in 2022 has grown by 15.8% to touch $14.9 billion, led by growth in pure-play digital advertising. In 2023, it is expected to grow by 16.8%.
• The United States is the largest advertising market in the world followed by (2) China, (3) Japan, (4) the United Kingdom, (5) Germany, (6) France, (7) Canada, (8) Brazil and (9th) India.

 3) Who has become the World’s largest Wind-solar
hybrid power company? 

A. Tata Power
B. Reliance
C. Adani Green
D. Suzlon

C. Adani Green

• With the commissioning of its third 450 MW windsolar hybrid power plant at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, Adani Green Energy limited (AGEL) has become the world’s largest wind-solar hybrid power company.
• AGEL now has a total operational generation capacity of 7.17 GW.
• With this hybrid plant, the company now has the largest operational hybrid power generation capacity of 1,440 MW.
• Earlier, in May 2022, AGEL had operationalized India’s first hybrid power plant of 390 MW at Jaisalmer

4) Who will lead India at the inaugural ICC women’s
U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup?

A. Harmanpreet Kaur
B. Deepti Sharma
C. Shafali Verma
D. Smriti Mandhana

C. Shafali Verma

• Eighteen-year-old opening batter Shafali Verma will lead India at the inaugural ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup, to be played in South Africa from January 14 next year.
• She will be one of two senior India players at the event apart from wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh.
• The coach of the team is Nooshin Al Khadeer.
• The U19 T20 World Cup will take place in the South African cities of Benoni and Potchefstroom between 14 and 29 January 2023.

5) India’s premier show ‘Technotex 2023’ will be
held on February 2023 in –

A. New Delhi
B. Mumbai
C. Hyderabad
D. Bengaluru

B. Mumbai

• India’s premier show on Technical Textiles, ‘Technotex 2023’ will be held in Mumbai from 22nd to 24th February 2023.
• Focus: To provide access and networking opportunities to meet top CEOs, manufacturers, industry peers, purchase managers and suppliers from India and around the globe.
• The event will be organized by the Ministry of Textiles in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Industry, under National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM).

6) Who has been appointed as the Batting Coach of Indian women cricket team?

A. Lalchand Rajput
B. Sanjay Bangar
C. Greg Chappell
D. Hrishikesh Kanitkar

D. Hrishikesh Kanitkar

• The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 5 December 2022 announced the appointment of Hrishikesh Kanitkar as the Batting Coach of the Senior Women’s cricket team.
• Kanitkar will take charge of the team from the upcoming five-match T20I series against Australia starting 9th December in Mumbai.
• The Indian national women cricket team has been without a head coach for the past two months since the completion of the tenure of Romesh Powar.
• Romesh Powar has since joined the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bengaluru as a spin bowling coach.

8) India will provide Technical support to increase
milk production in which country?

A. Thailand
B. Bangladesh
C. Sri Lanka
D. Maldives

C. Sri Lanka

• India will provide technical support to Sri Lanka to enhance its dairy industry and milk output.
• The Sri Lankan government is being assisted by the officials of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets milk under the Amul brand. They will provide necessary technical support for the production of milk in Sri Lanka.
• India is the largest producer of Milk in the world and National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) played a crucial role in it.

11) 5th edition of European Union-India Competition Week was inaugurated in –

A. Gandhinagar
B. Mumbai
C. Chennai
D. New Delh

D. New Delhi

• The fifth edition of the European Union-India Competition Week is being held from December 5 to 7 this year in New Delhi.
• This was inaugurated by Sangeeta Verma, acting chairperson, CCI and Seppo Nurmi, Deputy Head of Delegation of the EU to India and Bhutan.
• The European Union-India Competition Week is organized every year to provide a platform for exchanges between officials from the European Commission DirectorateGeneral for Competition and the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
• This week-long event has been organized since 2018

12) Who has assumed charge as Chairman & MD of Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI)?

A. K.V. Suresh Kumar
B. Manoj Kumar
C. Prasoon Joshi
D. Dr. Manoj Soni

A. K.V. Suresh Kumar

• Scientist of Department of Atomic Energy, K.V. Suresh Kumar has assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) at Kalpakkam for three years.
• He completed his graduation in Chemical Engineering and joined Department of Atomic Energy at BARC Training School in Mumbai (29th batch) in 1985.
• He joined in the operations of Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) in 1986.

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