Current Affairs:6th December 2022

                            Current Affairs:6th December 2022

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                               Current Affairs:6th December 2022

1) Which bank has won the “Banker’s Bank of the Year Award 2022”?

A. Canara Bank
B. Nainital Bank
C. Bandhan Bank
D. Axis Bank


A. Canara Bank

• Canara Bank has won the “Banker’s Bank of the Year Award 2022” for the Indian segment of the Global
  Banking Summit.
• The public sector lender has been adjudged as the Best Bank in India for 2022.
• The event was held in London from November29December 1, 2022 where the bank’s MD and CEO L V  Prabhakar    received the award from the organisers.
• The Bankers’ Bank of the year awards are considered to be like Oscar awards for the banking sector.
• The winners were judged on their ability to deliver returns, strategy, innovation, technology and product and
   services in their respective geographies in the past 12months.

2) New York & Which city have emerged as the Most Expensive Cities to Live in?

A. Zurich
B. Hong Kong
C. Tel Aviv
D. Singapore


D. Singapore

• New York and Singapore have jointly emerged as the most expensive cities to live in, according to the
  Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living survey.
• Most Expensive Cities list based on daily cost of living.
• Around 172 cities have been taken up for this study which was carried out in the months of August and
• New York and Singapore followed by Tel Aviv (3rd), Hong Kong (4th), Los Angeles (5th), Zurich (6th),
  Geneva (7th), San Francisco (8th), France (9th), Copenhagen (10th).


3) Which Greenhouse-in-a-Box startup has won the “Earthshot Prize 2022”?

A. UrbanKissan
B. Clover
C. Homecrop
D. Kheyti


D. Kheyti

• A Greenhouse-in-a-Box sustainable solution for small farmers Earthshot Prize 2022.
• The solution has been devised by Telangana startup “Kheyti”.
• The 1 million pounds Earthshot Prize has been founded by Britain’s Prince William and dubbed the
   Eco Oscars.
• Kheyti, one of the five winners at a gala green carpet awards ceremony in Boston, won the prize in the Protect and     Restore Nature category.
• Kheyti offers shelter from unpredictable elements and destructive pests.


4) Who has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh?

A. Samir Sharma
B. Jawahar Reddy
C. Iqbal Singh Bains
D. Fatima Sheikh

B. Jawahar Reddy

• IAS officer KS Jawahar Reddy has been appointed asthe new Chief Secretary of the State Government of
  Andhra Pradesh.
• He was take charge on 1st December and will be in service till June 30, 2024.
• He has replaced Sameer Sharma.
• Befor this, Jawahar Reddy was served as Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister.


5) Who has taken charge as the Chairman of the National Biodiversity Commission (NBA)?

A. C. Achalender Reddy
B. Priyanath Padhi
C. Janardhan Sharma
D. Pitambar Sethi


A. C. Achalender Reddy

• Retired IFS officer C. Achalender Reddy has taken charge of the National Biodiversity Commission (NBA) at
  Taramani, Chennai.
• He joined the Indian Forest Department in 1986.
• He also served as the Secretary of the National Biodiversity Commission from 2009 to 2014.
• National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) is a statutory autonomous body under the Ministry of Environment,
  Forests and climate change, established in 2003 to implement the provisions under the Biological Diversity
  Act, 2002, after India signed Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1992. Headquartered in Chennai.


6) Who has been roped as the Brand Ambassador of “NOISE”?

A. Yuvraj Singh
B. Virat Kohli
C. Kapil Dev
D. Ajinkya Rahane

B. Virat Kohli

• Wearables technology company, NOISE has roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador for
   its smartwatch range.
• Kohli was earlier the brand ambassador of Boltt Games Pvt. Ltd owned Fire-Boltt.
• The former Indian cricket captain saw his brand value drop by 21% to $185.7 million in 2021.
• In 2022, Virat Kohli also inked many brand associations with brands such as Avas Living, toothsi,
  Myntra, Go Digital, Shyam Steel, Muthoot FinCorp,Rage Coffee, Blue Tribe.


7) Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National Statistical Commission?

A. Pitambar Sethi
B. Rajeeva Laxman
C. Subash Mishra
D. Bhaskar Reddy


B. Rajeeva Laxman

• Government of India had appointed Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar, Professor Emeritus at Chennai
   Mathematical Institute (CMI), as the part-time chairperson of the National Statistical Commission
   (NSC) of India for a period of three years.
• Mr. Karandikar is widely known for his three decades of work on probability theory as well as applications
  of mathematics and statistics to real world questions.
• National Statistical Commission (NSC) of India: It is an autonomous body formed in June 2005 under the
   recommendation of the Dr. C Rangarajan commission.


8) Which Indian won the Best Director Award at the ‘New York Film Critics Circle 2022’?

A. Raghavendra Rao
B. Puttana Kanagal
C. SS Rajamouli
D. Mani Ratnam


C. SS Rajamouli

• Filmmaker SS Rajamouli won the Best Director Award for RRR at the New York Film Critics Circle.
• The group is one of the first critics’ groups to weigh in on the awards season.
• At the New York Film Critics Circle, Todd Field’s Tar has won the Best Picture of the year, also nabbing
  Best Actress for Cate Blanchett’s leading performance.
• Colin Farrell won Best Actor for two of his performances this year — After Yang and The Banshees of Inisherin.

9) “Ex Agni Warrior 2022” between armed forces of Singapore and India concluded at

A. Chennai
B. Tamilnadu
C. Maharashtra
D. Goa


C. Maharashtra

• 12th edition of Agni Warrior exercise between Indian and Singapore concludes.
• The 12th Edition of Exercise Agni Warrior, a bilateral exercise between the Singapore & Indian Army,
   which had commenced on 13 November 2022 concluded at Field Firing Ranges, Devlali (Maharashtra).
• The joint exercise Agni Warrior aimed to enhance the mutual understanding of drills & procedures and improve     interoperability between the armies of India and Singapore.


10) Who is the author of the book “Brave Hearts of India: Vignettes from Indian History”?

A. Kiran Desai
B. Vikram Sampath
C. Aravind Adiga
D. Vikram Seth


B. Vikram Sampath

• ‘Brave Hearts of Bharat: Vignettes from Indian History’ by Vikram Sampath, an anthology of 15
   stories of men and women and their indomitable spirit of freedom and courage, was launched.
• Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar was the chief guest on the occasion.
• This book has been written to bring forgotten heroes to the mainstream.
• It is a story of fifteen “long-forgotten, mostly neglected” Indians. Rajaraja Chola is one of the
   people in this book.


11) First-ever “Coastal Security Summit” has been inaugurated in

A. Mumbai
B. Kochi
C. Chennai
D. Puducherry


C. Chennai

• Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane inaugurated the first Coastal Security Conference organised by the Indian       Coast Guard under the aegis of Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) at Chennai on 1 December 2022.
• The two day (1-2 December) conference is being attended by India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.
• Theme of the conference: “Collaborative Efforts for Coastal Security.”


12) “World Soil Day” is observed every year on

A. 4th December
B. 5th December
C. 6th December
D. 7th December

B. 5th December


• World Soil Day is celebrated every year on December 5.
• Aim: to raise awareness of the importance of soil quality for human well-being, food security and
• Theme 2022: “Soils: Where food begins”
• In June 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference unanimously endorsed World Soil
  Day. It was also adopted officially in the 68th United Nations General Assembly.
• As a result, World Soil Day was for the First time Officially celebrated on 5th December 2014.


13) “International Volunteer Day” is observed every year on

A. 3rd December
B. 4th December
C. 5th December
D. 6th December


C. 5th December

• International Volunteer Day (IVD), also called International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social
  Development is observed on 5 December every year.
• It is a day to celebrate and recognize the efforts of volunteers in transforming societies, economies and
  the environment.
• Theme 2022: “Solidarity Through Volunteering”
• The International volunteer day was first observed and mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985.


14) What is the gross GST revenue collected in the month of November 2022?

A. ₹1.46 lakh crore
B. ₹1.26 lakh crore
C. ₹1.06 lakh crore
D. ₹0.96 lakh crore

A. ₹1.46 lakh crore

• The gross GST revenue collected in the month of November 2022 is ₹1,45,867 crore.
• The revenues for the month of November are 11% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last
• Out of the total revenue, CGST is ₹25,681 crore, SGST is ₹32,651 crore, IGST is ₹77,103 crore and Cess is ₹10,433     crore.
• The gross GST collection in April 2022 is all time high, with ₹1,67,540 crore.

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