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    1. According to the ICAO Aviation Safety Ranking released in December 2022, India’s ranking has increased to ______ rank in 2022 from 102nd in 2018.
      1) 45th
      2) 48th
      3) 52nd
      4) 50th
      5) 54th
      Answer-2) 48th
      According to the latest aviation safety ranking released by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), India’s ranking has risen to 48th, up from 102nd in 2018. The ranking, which also ranks India ahead of China (49), is the best ever obtained by India.
      • India and Georgia are in 48th position, each with a score of 85.49 %.
      i. Other countries in the top ten are Singapore (1st), United Arab Emirates (UAE) (2nd), Republic of Korea (3rd), France (4th), Iceland (5th), Australia (6th), Canada (7th), Brazil (8th), Ireland (9th) and Chile (10th).
      • The United States (US) was ranked 22nd, while Qatar was ranked 25th. Pakistan has a score of 70.39 %.
      • India now ranks above China (49), Israel (50), Turkey (54), Denmark (55) and Poland (60), in terms of effective implementation of key safety elements, with a score of 85.49%.

    2. Which Indian City has secured 22nd rank in the “Prime Global Cities Index Q3 (July-September) 2022”, published by Knight Frank in December 2022?
      1) Bengaluru, Karnataka
      2) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
      3) Mumbai, Maharashtra
      4) Jaipur, Rajasthan
      5) New Delhi, Delhi
      Answer-3) Mumbai, Maharashtra
      According to the “Prime Global Cities Index Q3 2022” published by property consultant Knight Frank, Mumbai (Maharashtra) ranked 22nd in this global index that analyses the annual price appreciation of premium residential properties.
      i. Knight Frank reports that in the third quarter (Q3—July-September) of 2022, average annual prices increased in three Indian cities—Mumbai, Bengaluru (Karnataka), and New Delhi (Delhi).
      • Mumbai improved from 39th place in Q3 2021 to 22nd place in Q3 2022.
      • In addition, Bengaluru jumped in rank to 27th (Q3 2022) from 41st (Q3 2021) while New Delhi rose to 36th (Q3 2022) from 38th (Q3 2021).
      ii. Top 3: Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index Q3 2022 (Ranked by annual % change) are Dubai (Middle East Region), Miami (North America Region) & Tokyo (Asia Region).

    3. In December 2022, ________ based Goldsikka Pvt Ltd set up India’s 1st Gold Automated teller machine (ATM).
      1) Mumbai, Maharashtra
      2) Hyderabad, Telangana
      3) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
      4) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
      5) New Delhi, Delhi
      Answer-2) Hyderabad, Telangana
      Hyderabad (Telangana)-based Goldsikka Pvt Ltd has set up India’s 1st Gold Automated teller machine (ATM) and started its operations in the city at Raghupathi Chambers in Begumpet, Hyderabad.
      i. Telangana women commission chairperson Sunitha Lakshmareddy inaugurated the gold ATM centre.
      ii. Gold ATM supplies in denominations ranging from a minimum of 0.5 gms to a maximum of 100 gms. The customers will also get a certificate stating their purity and weight & will be available for 24 hours.

    4. In December 2022, S&P Global Ratings reduced India’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth to ___________ for 2023.
      1) 6%
      2) 6.5%
      3) 7%
      4) 7.5%
      5) 8.2%
      Answer-1) 6%
      S&P Global Ratings reduced India’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the following two fiscal years by 0.5 percentage points, citing a downturn in global demand, in its report “Global Credit Outlook 2023: No Easy Way Out.” GDP is expected to be 7% and 6% in fiscal years 2022 and 2023, respectively.
      i. S&P Global Ratings has calculated the fiscal years as: 2022 = Financial year (FY) 2022 / 23 and 2023 = FY 2023 / 24.
      Note: S&P Ratings projected in September 2022 that the Indian economy would grow by 7.3% in 2022–23 and by 6.5% in 2023–24.

    5. Who has been recently (in Dec ‘22) appointed as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI)?
      1) B. Venkatraman
      2) Rajnath Ram
      3) A.K. Mohanty
      4) D. M. Jagadeesh
      5) K.V. Suresh Kumar
      Answer-5) K.V. Suresh Kumar
      K.V. Suresh Kumar, a renowned Scientist of the Department of Atomic Energy assumed charge as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu for a tenure of 3-years.
      i. He joined the operations of Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) in 1986 and was involved in the commissioning system of FBTR like Sodium heated Steam Generators, Steam & Water system and Turbo-Generator.

    6. Which institute has recently (in Dec ‘22) developed a device called Sindhuja-I/ ‘Ocean Wave Energy Converter’, to generate electricity from Sea Waves?
      1) IIT Bombay
      2) IIT Kanpur
      3) IIT Madras
      4) IIT Delhi
      5) IIT Kharagpur
      Answer-3) IIT Madras
      The researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have developed a device called Sindhuja-I or ‘Ocean Wave Energy Converter’, that can generate electricity from sea waves. Sindhuja means “created from the ocean” in Sanskrit.
      • The device trials were completed during the second week of November 2022.
      i. According to the IIT Madras statement, the device was deployed approximately 6 kilometers (km) off the coast of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, at a location with a depth of 20 meters.
      ii. Sindhuja-I was funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the ‘Innovative Research Project ‘of IIT Madras, TBI-KIET under the DST Nidhi-Prayas Scheme, and the Australian Alumni Grant Scheme 2022.

    7. Renowned French author and Padma Bhushan awardee, “Dominique Lapierre” has passed away in December 2022.
      In which field did he receive the Padma Bhushan Award from GoI in 2008?

      1) Literature & Education
      2) Art
      3) Social Works
      4) Trade & Industry
      5) Science & Engineering
      Answer-3) Social Works
      Renowned French author and Padma Bhushan awardee, Dominique Lapierre, passed away at the age of 91. He was born on 30th July 1931, in Chatelaillon, France.
      i. He authored a book titled ‘City of Joy’ in 1985, describing the struggles of a rickshaw puller in Kolkata. It was made into a movie in 1992, starring Patrick Swayze and directed by Roland Joffe.
      ii. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Bhushan Award for Social Works in 2008.

    8. When was Navy Day 2022 observed across India to commemorate the achievements of “Operation Trident”, launched by the Indian Navy during the India-Pakistan war of 1971?
      1) 2nd December 2022
      2) 4th December 2022
      3) 1st December 2022
      4) 5th December 2022
      5) 3rd December 2022
      Answer-2) 4th December 2022
      Navy Day 2022 was observed across India on the 4th December 2022 to recognise the role of the Indian Navy, the maritime arm of the Indian Armed Forces, in ensuring the safety of the nation.
      i. The day also commemorates the achievements of “Operation Trident”, an offensive operation launched by the Indian Navy during the India-Pakistan war of 1971.
      ii. As a part of the celebration of Navy Day 2022, the Indian Navy demonstrated India’s combat prowess and capability through an ‘Operational Demonstration’ at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
      • For the first time, the Navy Day Celebrations are being conducted outside the National Capital, New Delhi, Delhi.
      iii. The Indian Navy Week 2022 is observed from 1st to 7th December 2022 during which various activities and events will be organized.

    9. When was United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Banks 2022 observed across the globe?
      1) 2nd December 2022
      2) 5th December 2022
      3) 3rd December 2022
      4) 1st December 2022
      5) 4th December 2022
      Answer-5) 4th December 2022
      The United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Banks 2022 was observed across the globe on 4th December 2022 to recognise the vital role of banking systems in the Member States in contributing to the improvement of the standard of living.
      • 4th December 2022 marks the observance of the 3rd International Day of Banks.
      i. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India accounts for 40% of global digital transactions, compared to the world’s industrialized nations.
      ii. The Indian banking system consists of 12 public sector banks, 22 private sector banks, 44 foreign banks, 43 regional rural banks, 1,484 urban cooperative banks and 96,000 rural cooperative banks in addition to cooperative credit institutions.

    10. Which state/UT has recently (in Dec ‘22) inaugurated its 1st FASTag-enabled Parking Management System?
      1) Mizoram
      2) Ladakh
      3) Assam
      4) Jammu & Kashmir
      5) Jharkhand
      Answer-4) Jammu & Kashmir
      Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD), Dheeraj Gupta inaugurated Jammu &Kashmir (J&K)’s 1st FASTag-enabled Parking Management System at Multi-Level Car Parking General Bus Stand Jammu.
      i. The smart parking was launched as part of UT of J&K’s My Town My Pride
      ii. The state-of-the-art smart parking FASTag enables cashless while the initiative is the 1st of its kind in J&K and 2nd across India, Delhi Metro (Delhi) launches India’s 1st FASTag-based cashless parking at Kashmere Gate station.