Today's Current Affairs 16th December 2023
UK Government Considers Social Media Limits for Under-16s
- The UK government, led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, is contemplating additional measures to protect teenagers below the age of 16 from online dangers.
China Launches Deepest Lab on Earth, More than 2,000m below Ground
- China has achieved a significant milestone in the field of physics with the operationalization of the world’s deepest and largest underground laboratory.
Tamilisai Soundararajan: Telangana to Decentralise Development into Three Zones
- According to Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, the first zone will encompass the city within the Outer Ring Road (ORR), the second will extend from the ORR to the proposed Regional Ring Road (RRR), and the third will cover areas beyond the RRR.
Parliament Greenlights Sammakka Sarakka Central Tribal University in Telangana
- The approval comes in the form of The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which successfully passed through the Rajya Sabha.
SCIENCE & TEHNOLOGY
India Successfully Flight Tests Indigenous High-Speed Flying-Wing UAV
- DRDO conducted a successful flight trial of the autonomous flying wing technology demonstrator in Karnataka’s Chitradurga.
- UAV, designed and developed by DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment, marks a significant step leap in India’s aerospace capabilities. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
- Maiden flight of the aircraft took place in July 2022, followed by six subsequent flight trials.
APPOINTMENS & RESIGNATIONS
Hardik Pandya Takes Over As Captain of Mumbai Indians
- Mumbai Indians (MI) have officially announced that Hardik Pandya as their captain for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season.
Vijay Diwas 2023: 16th December
- The roots of the 1971 war lie in the oppressive actions of the Pakistani military regime led by General Yahya Khan.
- The conflict arose when the Awami League, led by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, won the 1970 elections.
SUMMIT'S & MOU's
India-Korea Electronic Origin Data Exchange System (EODES) Launched for Swift Clearance of Imported Goods
- Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), inaugurated the India-Korea Electronic Origin Data Exchange System (EODES) on December 6, 2023, in New Delhi.
- EODES aims to streamline the implementation of the India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) through the electronic exchange.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Rijul Maini wins Miss India USA 2023
- The annual Miss India USA 2023 pageant held in New Jersey showcased the triumph of Rijul Maini, a 24-year-old medical student from Michigan.
- First Runner-up: Greeshma Bhat:
- Second Runner-up: Ishita Pai Raikar:
- The Miss India USA pageant, organized by Worldwide Pageants and founded by Indian-Americans Dharmatma and Neelam Saran.
Dr. Srinivas Naik Dharavath Receives Visionary Leader Icon 2023 Award
- Real Vision Homes Pvt Ltd’s Chairman, Dr. Srinivas Naik Dharavath, who has been honored with the Visionary Leader Icon Award of the Year 2023.
- The prestigious award was presented at the 5th National Summit held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on 24th Nov 2023.
- AASRAA is a Non-Governmental Organization founded in 2010.