Today's Current Affairs 15th December 2023
PM Modi Unveils 7th edition of ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’
- Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan, has officially announced the commencement of applications for the seventh edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha.
- In the previous edition held at New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium on January 27, 2023, over 38 lakh students registered.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation grants licence for Ayodhya Airport
- Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted an aerodrome license for the Ayodhya Airport.
- The Ayodhya Airport, named Maryada Purshottam Shri Ram International Airport, not only signifies a significant boost in connectivity but also serves as a testament to the cultural and religious heritage of the region.
Pune Surpasses China, Clinches Guinness World Record for Largest Reading Activity
- Pune has etched its name in the prestigious ‘Guinness World Record‘ books by hosting the largest reading activity in collaboration, surpassing China’s previous record.
- The Pune Book Festival, commencing from December 16 to 24 at the Fergusson College Grounds.
Founded: 1 May 1960
Chief Minister: Eknath Shinde
Governor: Ramesh Bais
Antim Panghal named UWW Rising Star of the Year
- Indian wrestler Antim Panghal has been named the Rising Star of the Year among women by the United World Wrestling (UWW), the sport’s global governing body.
- Hailing from Antim Panghal embarked on her remarkable journey this season with a silver in the Asian Championships.
- In the men’s freestyle category, Greece’s Georgios Kougioumtsidis received the Rising Star of the Year award.
Vijay Amritraj and Leander Paes Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame
- Legends Vijay Amritraj and Leander Paes have etched their names into the annals of the sport as the first Asian men to be inducted into the esteemed International Tennis Hall of Fame.
- India to the 28th nation represented in this prestigious institution.
- Tennis journalist and historian Richard Evans will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
SUMMIT'S & MOU's
Bihar Business Summit 2023: Massive Investment Inflows of Rs 50,530 Crore through MoUs
- Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a key participant in the summit, took a significant step towards bolstering Bihar’s economic landscape.
- Summit resulted in MoUs worth Rs 50,530 crore with 300 companies across sectors, showcasing Bihar’s growing appeal.
- Nitish Kumar unveiled the Bihar Logistics Policy 2023, with a vision to establish world-class infrastructure for both industrial and social advancement.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Indira Gandhi Peace Prize Awarded to Daniel Barenboim and Ali Abu Awwad”
- The prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament, and Development for 2023 has been jointly conferred upon renowned classical pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim and Palestinian peace activist Ali Abu Awwad.
- International Jury, chaired by former Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur.
Shah Rukh Khan Tops UKs List of World’s Top 50 Asian Celebrities Post Success of Pathaan and Jawan
- The 58-years-old iconic actor, Shah Rukh Khan, has etched his name in the annals of box office history with two action-packed thrillers, “Pathaan” and “Jawaan.”
- While Shah Rukh Khan claimed the top position, the talented and popular actress Alia Bhatt secured the second spot on the list.
- Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a global icon, clinched the third position on the ‘Eastern Eye’ annual list.
Zepto founders top Hurun India’s list of ‘Top 100 under 30’
- Kaivalya Vohra (21) and Aadit Palicha (22), the founders of the Quick Commerce app Zepto, have claimed the top spots.
- Second is Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash (24), founder of Bhanzu.
BANKING AND ECONOMY
Tamil Nadu’s FDI Landscape: With $10 b in 4 years, ranks fourth
- Tamil Nadu has witnessed a cumulative Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow of nearly $10 billion in the past four years (October 2019 to September 2023).
- Tamil Nadu ranks fourth in FDI attraction during the specified period.
About Tamil Nadu:
Chief Minister: M. K. Stalin
Governor: R. N. Ravi