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Daily Current Affairs 15th December 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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National News

1. Projection of India’s Per Capita Income Growth

  • Standard Chartered Bank research report predicts a 70% surge in India’s per capita income by 2030, potentially reaching $4,000 from the current $2,450.
  • Projected to become a middle-income economy with a $6 trillion GDP, half driven by household consumption.
  • Per capita GDP growth from $460 in 2001 to $1,413 in 2011, and $2,150 in 2021.
  • Expansion of external trade expected to double to $2.1 trillion by 2030.

2. Inauguration of the 20th Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, India Region by Om Birla

  • Om Birla, Speaker of Lok Sabha, inaugurated the conference.
  • Focus on managing natural calamities, especially in the northeast region.
  • Emphasis on regional cooperation and connectivity through the Act East policy.


  1. RBI Enhances UPI Transaction Limit:
    • Limit raised to Rs 1 lakh per transaction, from Rs 15,000.
    • New limit for categories like mutual fund subscriptions.
  2. Poonawalla Housing Finance Becomes Grihum Housing Finance:
    • Rebranding and TPG holds a 99.02% share.
    • Targets Rs 11,000 crore Assets Under Management by March 2025.
  3. Reliance Industries and DBS Bank Partnership for CBG Plants:
    • Goal to set up 100 CBG plants over 5 years.
    • Aiming to reduce 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
  4. Finance Ministry’s Allocation for NREGS:
    • Rs 10,000 crore allocated as emergency funding.
    • To sustain the rural job guarantee scheme.


  1. Launch of the ASEAN-India Millet Festival:
    • Inaugurated by Shri Arjun Munda in New Delhi.
    • Focused on promoting millet and enhancing ASEAN cooperation.
  2. Inauguration of Facilities at ICMR-NIMR:
    • Inaugurated by Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya.
    • Integrating Digital Health and AI into healthcare.
  3. Indian Forest & Wood Certification Scheme Initiated:
    • Launched by the Environment, Forests and Climate Change Ministry.
    • Promotes sustainable forestry and agroforestry.
  4. New Bill Passed in Rajya Sabha for Election Commissioners:
    • Outlines new appointment process for Election Commissioners.
    • Equates Commissioners with Supreme Court judges.
  5. India’s First Six Lane Steel Slag-based Road:
    • Connects NH-6 to Hazira Port.
    • Reduces carbon emissions by 40,000 tonnes annually.
  6. Conclusion of the 29th Kolkata International Film Festival:
    • ‘Children of Nobody’ won Best Film Award.
    • 219 films from 39 countries showcased.


  1. India-U.S. Partnership for Electric Buses:
    • $390 million fund for 50,000 electric buses by 2027.
    • Funding for electric bus production in India.
  2. Trilateral Technology Dialogue Among India, South Korea, and the U.S.:
    • Focus on critical and emerging technologies in the Indo-Pacific.
    • Covers sectors like semiconductors, biotechnology, and AI.


  1. Corning’s New Facility in Tamil Nadu:
    • Rs 1,000 crore investment for a manufacturing facility.
    • Partnership with Optiemus Infracom.
  2. Mohan Yadav Sworn in as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister:
    • 19th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
    • Two Deputy Chief Ministers appointed.


  1. Mohan Yadav as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister:
    • Represents BJP from Ujjain South.
    • Two Deputy Chief Ministers appointed.
  2. Donald Tusk Elected as Poland’s Prime Minister:
    • Elected following a confidence vote loss by Mateusz Morawiecki.
    • Focus on resolving disputes with the EU.


  1. INS Tarmugli to Join Indian Navy:
    • Re-inducted fast attack craft, previously gifted to the Maldives.
    • Commissioning on December 14, 2023, in Visakhapatnam.


  1. China Commences Operation of Advanced Nuclear Reactor:
    • Fourth-generation reactor at Shidaowan for efficiency and safety.
    • Aims to lower carbon emissions and increase nuclear power.


  1. Pushpa Bharati’s Memoir Wins Vyas Samman Award:
    • ‘Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein’ recognized for exceptional Hindi literature.
    • Award includes ₹4 lakh cash prize, citation, and plaque.
  2. Kabir Bedi Honored with Italy’s Highest Civilian Award:
    • Received the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
    • Award for contributions to arts and culture.
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