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Daily Current Affairs 10th December 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 10th December2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 10th December2023. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 10th December2023 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. Collaboration between AIIB and UNDP for Eco-Friendly Infrastructure Projects:

  • AIIB and UNDP have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces in creating sustainable infrastructure.
  • AIIB’s initiative, “Infrastructure for Tomorrow,” integrates sustainability as a fundamental principle.
  • UNDP’s involvement aims to assist countries in achieving eco-friendly growth and progress.
  • This partnership will encompass joint investments, enhanced funding opportunities, impact assessment, and providing expert advice.
  • The AIIB, established in 2016 and based in Beijing, has 109 participating countries.
  • The UNDP, founded in 1965 and headquartered in New York, focuses on poverty eradication and fostering human development.

National News:

2. DARPG Introduces Award Scheme and Digital Platform for e-Governance 2024:

  • DARPG has launched a new website (www.nceg.gov.in) for the National Awards for e-Governance 2024.
  • The awards aim to acknowledge and encourage outstanding digital governance projects.
  • Awardees in the Gold and Silver categories will receive a trophy, a certificate, and additional incentives.

International News:

3. India’s $1 Million Aid to Papua New Guinea Post-Volcano Eruption:

  • India has pledged financial assistance for emergency response, recovery, and rebuilding in Papua New Guinea following the Mount Ulawun volcanic eruption.
  • This aid reinforces India’s commitment to supporting Papua New Guinea during natural disasters and emphasizes disaster risk reduction.

4. Dubai Launches the Largest Concentrated Solar Power Initiative Globally:

  • The fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has been inaugurated.
  • This 950 MW project uses three types of hybrid technologies.
  • It features the tallest solar tower globally and the largest capacity for thermal energy storage.

5. India Dedicates Rs.100 Crore Annually to Support the International Solar Alliance:

  • In line with the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration on tripling global renewable energy, India commits Rs.100 crore each year to the International Solar Alliance. This fund will aid in energy transitions in developing nations.

State News:

6. Jammu and Kashmir Reservation and Reorganisation Bills Discussed in Lok Sabha:

  • The Lok Sabha is reviewing the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023, and Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2023.
  • These amendments aim to offer reservations in employment and legislative assembly seats.

7. Chennai Sanctioned Its First Urban Flood Mitigation Project:

  • Following Cyclone Michuang’s impact, a Rs.561.29 crore project has been approved by the Prime Minister.
  • The Chennai Basin Project will focus on urban flood management and enhancing flood resilience and infrastructure.

8. Geographical Indication Tag Awarded to Meghalaya’s Lakadong Turmeric:

  • The renowned Lakadong turmeric from Meghalaya has received the Geographical Indication status.
  • This distinction highlights the high quality of this particular variety of turmeric.
  • Other products from Meghalaya have also been awarded the GI status.

Awards and Honours:

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9. NTPC Secures Two Silver Awards from Brandon Hall Group:

  • NTPC has been awarded silver for Corporate Wellbeing Technology and Augmented/Virtual Reality.
  • These awards recognize NTPC’s innovative technology usage and commitment to employee wellness.

Appointments & Resignations:

10. Lalduhoma Sworn in as Mizoram’s Chief Minister:

  • Lalduhoma, the ZPM Chief, has taken office as the 6th Chief Minister of Mizoram.
  • His election marks the end of nearly four decades of bi-polar politics in Mizoram.

Acquisitions & Mergers:

11. Indian Government’s Plan to Sell 8% Stake in IRCON:

  • The government intends to raise ₹1,200 Crore by selling an 8% share in IRCON International.
  • The sale will be conducted via an offer for sale (OFS) on December 8, 2023, at a floor price of ₹154 per share.

Sports News:

12. India Competes Against South Africa in First T20 International:

  • Led by Suryakumar Yadav, the Indian cricket team is playing South Africa in Durban.
  • The team features new players as senior members focus on the Test format.

Important Days:

13. International Mountain Day – December 11:

  • This day is dedicated to highlighting the importance of mountain preservation and sustainability.
  • It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003.

14. UNICEF Foundation Day – December 11:

  • Celebrating the establishment of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in 1946.
  • The day commemorates UNICEF’s mission to provide urgent support to children and mothers affected by World War II.
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