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Daily Current Affairs 3rd December 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 3rd December2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 3rd 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 3rd December2023 Current affairs test.


Ranks & Reports

1. Forbes Asia Recognizes Indian Business Leaders for Philanthropy

  • Nandan Nilekani from Infosys, KP Singh from DLF, and Zerodha’s Nikhil Kamath were featured in Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy list.
  • Nilekani’s notable donation of Rs. 3.2 billion to IIT Bombay and KP Singh’s Rs. 7.3 billion from DLF divestment were highlighted.
  • Nikhil Kamath’s philanthropic contributions were acknowledged, showcasing philanthropy across various business sectors.

2. Global Malaria Cases Surge, Exceeding PrePandemic Levels

  • The World Health Organization reported a rise in malaria cases to 249 million in 2022, surpassing prepandemic figures.
  • Factors such as COVID19 disruptions, treatment resistance, humanitarian crises, resource constraints, and climate change have impacted highburden countries.
  • Pakistan experienced the highest increase in malaria cases in 2022, marking a challenge to WHO’s 2025 malaria strategy goals.

National News

3. Cyclone Michaung Set to Impact Andhra Pradesh

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts Cyclone Michaung’s landfall near Bapatla in the Bay of Bengal.
  • Eight districts in Andhra Pradesh are on high alert, with heavy rainfall expected in Tamil Nadu, southern Andhra Pradesh, and southern Odisha.
  • Severe cyclonic wind speeds of 90100 kmph, with gusts up to 110 kmph, are anticipated.

Economy News

4. India Receives ₹1 Lakh Crore FDI Proposals from Bordering Countries

  • India has attracted FDI proposals worth ₹1 lakh crore from neighboring countries, including China and Pakistan, since April 2020.
  • This influx followed the government’s move to mandate approval for investments from bordering countries during the COVID19 pandemic.
  • An interministerial committee reviews these FDI proposals, focusing on sectors like manufacturing, software, and ecommerce.

Summit and Conference

5. FITEXPO INDIA 2023 Launches in Kolkata

  • FITEXPO INDIA 2023, a major Asian sports, fitness, and wellness expo, was inaugurated in Kolkata at Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan.
  • The expo, covering over 3 lakh sq feet, is expected to attract over 1.25 lakh visitors.
  • Described as a ‘Kumbh Mela’ for sports and fitness, the event is supported by initiatives like Khelo India and Fit India.

National News

6. India Surpasses Emission Intensity Reduction Target

  • India has reduced its GDP emission intensity by 33% from 2005 to 2019, achieving this target 11 years ahead of schedule.
  • A government report highlights the successful decoupling of economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions.
  • With a 7% annual GDP growth, emissions only increased by 4% per year, showcasing India’s dedication to sustainable development.

7. Gajraj System: AI for Elephant Protection on Railways

  • The Indian Railways introduced the Gajraj system, an AIbased solution to prevent elephant fatalities on railway tracks.
  • This system covers a 700kilometer stretch in forest areas, alerting train drivers and relevant authorities about elephants on tracks.
  • In its initial phase, the system has shown effectiveness by providing realtime alerts, thereby minimizing collision risks.
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