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Daily Current Affairs 23rd December 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 23rd December2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 23rd 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 23rd December2023 Current affairs test.



National News

1. Parliament Passes Telecom Bill 2023

  • The Lok Sabha recently passed the Telecom Bill of 2023, allowing the government temporary control over telecom services for national security.
  • Passed by a voice vote, the bill addresses issues like satellite spectrum allocation and government takeover of networks in emergencies.
  • Introduced by Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, it also includes measures for communication interruption and message interception during public emergencies.

2. Ministry of Mines Launches New Geoscience Portal

  • The National Geoscience Data Repository (NGDR) Portal was launched by the Ministry of Mines.
  • Developed by the Geological Survey of India and BISAG-N, it aims to transform the availability of geoscience data across the country.
  • The portal facilitates easy access, sharing, and analysis of geospatial data, benefiting various sectors and academic institutions.

Banking News

3. RBI Increases Liquidity in Banking System with Enhanced VRR Auction

  • The RBI has raised liquidity support for banks through a 7-day variable rate repo auction, increasing the amount to ₹1.75-lakh crore.
  • This move responds to a liquidity shortfall of ₹2.27-lakh crore, a near 8-year high.

4. RBI Releases Draft Guidelines for Self-Regulatory Bodies in Banking and NBFC Sector

  • The RBI proposed a draft framework for creating self-regulatory organizations (SROs) to oversee banks, NBFCs, and other entities.
  • This initiative aims to promote better regulation in the banking sector and fintech companies.
  • SRO applicants must form a non-profit entity with sufficient net worth and infrastructure.

Business News

5. LIC Gets Extension to Meet Public Shareholding Requirement by 2032

  • LIC’s shares hit a 52-week high, increasing by 5.68% at Rs 808 each on the BSE following a significant update.
  • The Ministry of Finance granted LIC a one-time exemption from the 25% Minimum Public Shareholding rule, extending the deadline to May 2032.

Important Days News

6. Celebration of National Farmers Day 2023

  • India observed National Farmer’s Day 2023 or Kisan Diwas on December 23, honoring farmers’ crucial socio-economic role.
  • The day also commemorates Chaudhary Charan Singh, a former Prime Minister and advocate for farmers’ welfare.

Ranks & Reports News

7. Environment Minister Launches NITI Aayog’s Green Growth Report

  • Minister Bhupender Yadav unveiled the G20 report ‘A Green and Sustainable Growth Agenda for the Global Economy’ in New Delhi.
  • The report, a collaboration of NITI Aayog, IDRC, and GDN, is based on the G20 conference and discusses green and sustainable growth.

Appointments News

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8. Wrestling Federation of India Elects New Chief

  • Sanjay Singh, a key member of Brij Bhushan’s faction, has been elected as the new head of the Wrestling Federation of India.
  • Anita Sheoran’s panel secured the secretary general position, while Satyapal Singh Deshwal became the new treasurer.

9. RBI Approves Sandeep Batra’s Re-Appointment at ICICI Bank

  • Sandeep Batra has been re-appointed as the Executive Director of ICICI Bank with RBI’s approval.
  • Responsible for key departments, Batra has been part of ICICI Bank’s Board since July 2018.

Awards News

10. IREDA’s Pradip Kumar Das Wins Top Award for Second Year in a Row

  • IREDA’s Pradip Kumar Das won the “CMD of the Year” award for the second consecutive year in the Mini-Ratna category at the 13th PSE Excellence Awards.
  • This award recognizes IREDA’s high standards in corporate governance and social responsibility.

11. Crompton Recognized for Energy Conservation by President Droupadi Murmu

  • Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd. received the National Energy Conservation Award 2023.
  • Presented by President Droupadi Murmu, the award highlights Crompton’s achievements in energy efficiency.

Sports News

12. Indian Hockey Player Hardik Singh Awarded Men’s FIH Player of the Year 2023

  • Indian hockey player Hardik Singh was named Men’s FIH Player of the Year at the FIH Hockey Star Awards 2023.
  • Dutch player Xan de Waard won Women’s FIH Player of the Year, and India’s Savita Punia secured Best Goalkeeper of the Year.
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