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Current Affairs Questions in English : December 2022
Qns : Which Institute won the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards 2022?
Ans : The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has won significant recognition at the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards 2022, fondly called the ‘Oscars of Education’.
Qns : What is the name of the world’s first intranasal COVID vaccine?
Ans : Bharat Biotech’s INCOVACC is the world’s first intranasal COVID vaccine to receive approval for a primary 2-dose schedule as well as heterologous booster doses.
Qns : What is the E-sports?
Ans : E-sports, short for electronic sports, is a form of competition using video games. The industry has claimed that e-sports (electronic sports) is a competitive sport where esports athletes use their physical and mental skills to compete in specific video game genres in a virtual, electronic environment.
Qns : Who has been appointed as the Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army in December 2022?
Ans : Lieutenant General Arvind Walia has been appointed as the next Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He will succeed Lt Gen Harpal Singh who retires on 31st December.
Qns : In which district of Uttar Pradesh the first cow sanctuary is being built?
Ans : Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Sanjeev Balyan has announced the proposed cow sanctuary to be set up on the banks of the Solani River at Chandan village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
Qns : Who has become the PM of Nepal for the third time in 2022?
Ans : Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, the chairman of the CPN-Maoist Centre, has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time.
Qns : Who has become the Prime Minister of Fiji in December 2022?
Ans : The country’s parliament announced on 23 December that Sitiveni Rabuka had been elected Fiji’s new prime minister.
Qns : Who has been honored with the Vinfuture Special Prize 2022?
Ans : Professor Thalappil Pradeep, Indian Scientist, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras received the Vinfuture Special Award on 20th December 2022 in Hanoi.
Qns : Which Indian Film’s song has been shortlisted for the Oscar Award?
Ans : The song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from SS Rajamouli’s film ‘RRR’ has been shortlisted for Oscars 2023. This is the first song from India to be shortlisted for Oscars.
Qns : Who has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia in December?
Ans : Dr. Suhail Ejaz Khan, a 1997 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Lebanon, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Qns : Who received the first Rohini Nayyar Award for Rural Development in December?
Ans : Sethrichem Sangtam, who helped triple the income of 1,200 marginal farmers in eastern Nagaland, was honored with the first Rohini Nayyar Award for outstanding contribution to rural development.
Qns : When has been National Mathematics Day 2022 celebrated ?
Ans : National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on 22 December across the country. National Mathematics Day is celebrated to recognize and celebrate the works of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Qns : Which former athlete has been nominated to Vice-chairman panel in Rajya Sabha ?
Ans : On 20 December 2022, Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar has nominated veteran former athlete and MP PT Usha to the panel of Vice-Chairmen in the Upper House.
Qns : Which film has been included in the list of top 50 films of 2022 curated by Sight & Sound magazine?
Ans : SS Rajamouli’s film RRR features in the global list of top 50 films of 2022 curated by Sight & Sound magazine.
Qns : Who Bollywood actress, has named PETA India’s 2022 Person of the Year ?
Ans : Bollywood actress, Sonakshi Sinha has been named PETA India’s 2022 Person of the Year.
Qns : Which country has won the Blind T20 World Cup 2022 for the Blind for the third time in a row?
Ans : The Indian cricket team has won the T20 World Cup for the Blind, India has won this title for the third time. Earlier India had won the Blind T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2017.
Qns : Who has won the title of Mrs. World 2022 title?
Ans : Sargam Kaushal created history as she won the Mrs World 2022 title after 21 years while competing for India in the pageant.
Qns : When was Goa Liberation Day celebrated?
Ans : ‘Goa Liberation Day’ is celebrated on 19th December to commemorate the liberation of the state from Portuguese rule in 1961.
Qns : Which country became the winner in the final of FIFA World Cup 2022?
Ans : The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar ended on 18th December as Argentina won their third title after defeating France 4-2 on penalties. Argentina has won three World Cups : in 1978, 1986, 2022.
Qns : When is International Migrants Day celebrated?
Ans : International Migrants Day is observed every year on 18th December to bring attention to the social and economic realities of migrants around the world.
Qns : Who has been elected the new Prime Minister of Ireland in december 2022?
Ans : Indian-origin Leo Varadkar has been elected as the Prime Minister of Ireland for the 2nd time.
Qns : Which team won the FIH Nations Cup 2022 in Valencia, Spain?
Ans : The Indian women’s hockey team won the FIH (International Hockey Federation) Women’s Nations Cup 2022 by defeating Spain 1-0 in the final on 17th December in Valencia, Spain.
Qns : What is the new name of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Ko Kaam Karyakram (PMKKK) Scheme ?
Ans : Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Ko Kam Karyakram (PMKKK) has been renamed as Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan (PM Vikas) Yojana on 15th December.
Qns : Which Bollywood actress unveiled the FIFA World Cup Trophy 2022 in Qatar in December 2022?
Ans : Bollywood star Deepika Padukone unveiled the official trophy of the FIFA World Cup at the Lusail Stadium on 18th December.
Qns : In December 2022, which space agency launched the Newest Earth science satellite to track almost all the water on Earth’s surface?
Ans : NASA launched the Newest Earth science satellite on 16th December to track nearly all the water on Earth’s surface.
Qns : Between which countries the joint military training exercise “SURYA KIRAN-XVI” will be conducted at Nepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi in Nepal from 16 to 29 December 2022?
Ans : The 16th edition of Indo-Nepal joint military training exercise between the armies of India and Nepal “SURYA KIRAN-XVI” will be conducted at Nepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi in Nepal from 16 to 29 December 2022.
Qns : In December 2022, who is the world’s shortest person as verified by Guinness World Records?
Ans : A 20-year-old man in Iran Afshin Esmail Ghadarzadeh is the world’s shortest living person with a measurement of 65.24 cm (2 ft 1.6 in). Afsheen is the 4th shortest person verified by Guinness World Records.
Qns : Which hackers from which country cyber-attacked the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Dec 2022?
Ans : In December 2022, AIIMS server was attacked from China. Hackers had hacked five out of 100 servers. However, now the data has been recovered from these five servers.
Qns : In December 2022, Which Country will be the first country to auction spectrum for satellite communication?
Ans : In December 2022, Telecom regulator TRAI chairman PD Vaghela said India will be the first country to auction spectrum for satellite communication.
Qns : Which country passed a law on 13th December banning cigarettes for future generations in the country?
Ans : New Zealand passed a law on 13th December banning cigarettes for future generations in the country. It is considering an effort to bring about a near-complete tobacco ban by 2023. The law passed by Parliament means that anyone born after 2008 will never be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products in the country.
Qns : In which place The India International Science Festival (IISF)-2022 will be held in January 2023?
Ans : India International Science Festival (IISF)-2022 will be held at the capital city of India’s Heart-Bhopal from 21st to 24th January 2023.
Qns : Which country is holding the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of December 2022?
Ans : India is holding the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of December 2022.
Qns : Which country successfully conducted night trial of nuclear-capable ‘Agni-V missile’ on 15 December?
Ans : India has successfully conducted a night trial of the nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni V, which is capable of hitting targets up to 5,000 km with a high degree of accuracy. The missile was test-fired on 15th December at 5.30 pm from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.
Qns : When is India Celebrated Vijay Diwas?
Ans : India is celebrating Vijay Diwas on 16th December to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
Qns : In December 2022, Who has been appointed as Chief Scientist in WHO?
Ans : The WHO announced that Dr. Jeremy Farrar will be its new Chief Scientist. Dr Farrar, currently director of the Welcome Trust, will join WHO in the 2nd quarter of 2023.
Qns : When was National Energy Conservative Day 2022 celebrated?
Ans : National Energy Conservation Day is observed every year on 14 December 2022.
Qns : Which India Film has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award to be held in January 2023?
Ans : The period film ‘RRR’ directed by SS Rajamouli has been nominated in two categories at the Golden Globe Awards to be held in January 2023.
Qns : Between which countries 6th edition of Joint Military Exercise “Kazind – 2022” will begin from 15 December 2022?
Ans : The 6th edition of India-Kazakhstan joint military training exercise “KAZIND-22” is scheduled to be held at Umroi (Meghalaya) from 15th to 28th December 2022.
Qns : Which State launch its own climate change mission?
Ans : Tamil Nadu is set to become the first state to launch its own climate change mission.
Qns : In Which State the 1st case of Zika virus has been confirmed?
Ans : In December 2022, Karnataka confirmed its first case of Zika virus after a five-year-old girl from Raichur tested positive. His samples were tested at a laboratory in Pune.
Qns : Who has become Chief Minister of Gujarat for second term in 2022?
Ans : BJP leader Bhupendra Patel took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the 2nd consecutive term in Gandhinagar on 12th December 2022 in the presence of PM Narendra Modi & Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Qns : Who elected as first woman president of India Olympic Association ?
Ans : Former athlete P T Usha has been elected unopposed as the President of the Indian Olympic Association, IOA.
Qns : Who become the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh?
Ans : Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu was sworn in as the 15th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. His oath taking ceremony was held at the iconic Ridge on Mall Road in the state capital Shimla on 11 December 2022.
Qns : When is Human Rights Day celebrated?
Ans : Human Rights Day is celebrated across the world on 10th December every year.
Qns : What is the new name of monkeypox disease given by the World Health Organization (WHO)?
Ans : The World Health Organization changed the name of monkeypox to Mpox after they received complaints about the term monkeypox conjuring up racist tropes and stigmatizing patients.
Qns : Who became the first female President of Peru?
Ans : Dina Boluarte’s has taken office as the new female President of Peru on 7th December 2022.
Qns : Who has become the first female president of Table Tennis Federation(TTFI)of India?
Ans : Meghna Ahlawat was elected as the President of Table Tennis Federation of India on 5th December 2022.
Qns : Which state is hosting the 9th World Ayurveda congress and Arogya Expo 2022 ?
Ans : The World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo 2022 will be held in Goa from 8 to 11 December.
Qns : In December 2022, who has become India’s 77th Chess Grandmaster during an ongoing tournament in Spain?
Ans : 16-year-old Aditya Mittal has become India’s 77th Chess Grandmaster during an ongoing tournament in Spain.
Qns : When is India celebrated Armed Forces Flag Day?
Ans : Every year on 7th December, India observes Armed Forces Flag Day to raise donations for the welfare of Armed Forces personnel.
Qns : Which state launched India’s First Gold ATM?
Ans : Goldsikka , with technology support from Hyderabad-based startup, Opencube Technologies, has launched its first gold ATM in Begumpet, touting it as India’s first gold ATM and the world’s first real-time gold ATM.
Qns : When is International Cheetah Day celebrated?
Ans : National Zoological Park, Delhi Zoo celebrated International Cheetah Day and Wildlife Conservation Day on 4th December 2022 in New Delhi.
Qns : Between which stations will the sixth Vande Mataram train run on 11 December 2022?
Ans : Indian Railways is all set to start 6th Vande Bharat Express between Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) – Nagpur (Maharashtra) route on 11th December.
Qns : When is world soil day celebrated?
Ans : World Soil Day is observed annually on 5th December to highlight the importance of healthy soil and promote sustainable management of soil resources.
Qns : Which of the first indian woman to enter the under-17 Single final at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2022?
Ans : In Badminton, Indian shuttler Unnati Hooda created history by becoming the first Indian to enter the Under-17 singles final at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2022.
Qns : When is India celebrated Navy Day?
Ans : Navy Day in India is celebrated annually on 4th December to recognize the contributions and achievements of the Indian Naval forces.
Qns : Who has been elected as the new President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India for 2022-23?
Ans : The Institute of Cost Accountants of India said that Vijender Sharma has been elected as the new President and Rakesh Bhalla as the Vice President for 2022-23.
Qns : Who was elected the new President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI)?
Ans : Prashant Kumar, CEO, South Asia, GroupM Media (India) Pvt Ltd, has been elected as the President of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI).
Qns : For how long will India assume the presidency of the G20?
India will assume the presidency of the G20 for one year from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023.
Qns : When did India celebrate 58th BSF Raising Day?
Ans : India is celebrating 58th BSF Raising Day on 1st December 2022.