Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: December 2, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for December 2, 2022

INDIA

– Nagaland: Hornbill Festival begins on statehood day, state created on Dec 1, 1963

– Armies of India and Singapore conduct Agni Warrior Exercise at Deolali (Maharashtra)

– Advanced Light Helicopter Mk-III squadron of Indian Coast Guard commissioned in Chennai

– India to assume chairmanship of Wassenaar arrangement on 1 Jan 2023

– Wassenaar arrangement is a multilateral export control regime wherein member states exchange information on various issues like transfer of conventional arms

– Govt launches nationwide campaign for promotion of Digital Life Certificate for pensioners

– Haryana: International Gita Mahotsav-2022 being held in Kurukshetra

– Vinay Mohan Kwatra gets 16-month extension as foreign secretary from Jan 1

– Pre-matric scholarship for minority students to only those in class 9 & 10 from 2022-23; earlier from class 1 to 10

– Significant drop in volume of water in Ganga between 2002 and 2021: World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

– Uttarakhand passes bill to make anti-conversion law more stringent; jail term and fine enhanced for forced conversion and “mass conversion”

– Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog launches applications for Community Innovator Fellowship

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Private equity companies The Carlyle Group and Advent get conditional nod from RBI for acquiring 9.99% in Yes Bank

– RBI announces 4-tiered regulatory framework for urban cooperative banks based on the size of deposits

– 30-share BSE Sensex closes above 63,000 points for the 1st time on Nov 30

– Govt to launch 4th tranche of Bharat Bond ETF (exchange traded fund) from Dec 2; managed by Edelweiss Mutual Fund

– Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy quit NDTV holding company (RRPR Holdings); Adani Group gains control over RRPR Holdings

– Centre issues guidelines for MSOs (multi-system operators) to transmit local content

– Mumbai: Adani Group bags bid to redevelop Dharavi slums

– India’s first privately designed and operated rocket launchpad inaugurated at ISRO’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota (AP); designer & operator: Agnikul Cosmos (domestic space startup)

– Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia launches Digi Yatra for 3 airports; enables contactless processing of passengers using Facial Recognition Technology (FRT)

WORLD

– World AIDS Day observed on Dec 1; UNAIDS issues “Equalize” slogan as a call to action

– ‘Gaslighting’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of 2022; meaning: mind-manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful

SPORTS

– FIFA World Cup: Argentina, Poland, Australia & France enter Round of 16

– England become 1st team to score 500 runs on Day 1 of a Test; 506/4 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Pakistan

– Indian boxer Urvashi Singh wins two WBC titles by defeating Thailand’s Thanchanok Phanan in Colombo — WBC International Super Bantamweight title & WBC Asia Silver crown

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