7th December 2023 Daily Current Affairs 

7th December 2023 Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs

1. Italy withdraws from China’s Belt and Road Initiative

  • Italy has withdrawn from China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), more than four years after becoming the only Group of Seven (G7) nation to sign up.
  • The decision was long-anticipated and signals a strategic shift in Italy’s approach to its relationship with China.
  • The Belt and Road Initiative, spearheaded by Chinese President Xi Jinping, aims to enhance China’s influence globally by investing in infrastructure projects across participating countries.

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Banking & Finance

2. SBI Card joins Bharat BillPay in the credit card category

  • NPCI Bharat BillPay (NBBL) has integrated SBI Card, one of India’s leading pure-play credit card issuers, into the credit card category of Bharat BillPay.
  • This integration marks a significant advancement, streamlining the credit card bill payment process for millions of customers.
  • NBBL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  • SBI Card has an extensive customer base, totalling around 1.68 crores.

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State Affairs

3. Garba of Gujarat inscribed in UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Garba of Gujarat has been inscribed in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity by UNESCO.
  • This decision was taken at the Botswana convention of UNESCO.
  • Garba of Gujarat is the 15th ICH element from India to join this list.
  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage is underway in Botswana.

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National Affairs

4. Government decides to implement component of “Nari Adalat” in phased manner

  • Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani has informed the Rajya Sabha that the Government has decided to implement the component of “Nari Adalat” in a phased manner under Mission Shakti.
  • In the first phase, Assam and the Union  Jammu and  Kashmir have been selected by her Ministry to implement the component of Nari Adalat.
  • The Central government is implementing ‘Mission Shakti’ as an umbrella scheme for the safety, security and empowerment of women.

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National Affairs

5. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates 59th Fertiliser Association of India Annual S

  • Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers Dr Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates 59th Fertiliser Association of India Annual Seminar 2023 at a glittering function in Delhi.
  • The theme of the seminar was “Innovations in Fertiliser and Agriculture Sectors”.
  • India is the first nation to introduce Nano fertilisers such as Nano DAP and Nano Urea through the Indian Research ecosystem.

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National & International Appointments

6. Samir Shah Picked as New Chairman of the BBC

  • India-born Media Executive Samir Shah named as UK’s Preferred Candidate for BBC Chair.
  • He will replace Richard Sharp, who had been forced to resign after his communication with former prime minister Boris Johnson came under scrutiny.
  • His appointment will almost certainly be ratified by a parliament committee.
  • Samir Shah has worked in television for more than 40 years and has held a number of roles at the BBC, including as head of current affairs.

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Important Dates

7. International Civil Aviation Day 2023: 7th December

  • International Civil Aviation Day is observed on 7th December  to emphasize the crucial role of innovation in shaping the future of civil aviation worldwide.
  • It holds special significance as it marks the establishment of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 1944.
  • This year’s theme, “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development,”.

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National & International Appointments

8. Revanth Reddy takes oath as Telangana CM

  • Senior Congress leader A Revanth Reddy sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Telangana at Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad.
  • Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Revanth Reddy and a few ministers.
  • Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu was sworn in as Telangana’s Deputy CM.
  • Congress won 64 seats by leaving the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi party with 39 seats and forming its first government in the state.

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Important Dates

9. India observes Armed Forces Flag Day to honour martyrs & soldiers in armed

  • India observes Armed Forces Flag Day today to honour the martyrs and the soldiers in the armed forces.
  • It has been observed on the 7th of December annually since 1949.
  • Flag Day is aimed at expressing gratitude and celebrating the selfless contribution the soldiers make towards the nation.

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