Important Current Affairs 5th December 2023
In this article, we will discuss all the Current Affairs of 5th December including national, international, banking, finance, sports, awards, and many others. So if you are interested to know about the latest 5th December 2023 current affairs then read this article till the end.
Current Affairs of 5th December – National News
1. At Rajkot Fort, PM Modi unveiled a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
◉ In the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rajkot Fort.
◉ Modi honored Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who built a number of sea forts and coastal forts, notably the Sindhudurg Fort, for his great maritime legacy.
◉ The new naval emblem, which was adopted last year upon PM Modi’s commissioning of the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, was inspired by the seal of the founder of the Maratha empire.
2. IIGF’23, the India Internet Governance Forum, took place in New Delhi.
◉ The central theme of the third edition of the IIGF, which took place in New Delhi, was “Moving Forward–Calibrating Bharat’s Digital Agenda.”
◉ In 2021 and 2022, the IIGF’s first two editions were held.
◉ The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum that brings together representatives from different groups to address Internet-related public policy issues because it believes that all of them are equal.
3. The National Conference on “Energy Transition in India” was opened by RK Singh.
◉ Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy and PowerA two-day national conference titled “Energy Transition in India – Road Travelled and Opportunities Ahead” was opened in Gandhinagar by K. Singh.
◉ The event, which is being held in conjunction with the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024, is being attended by over 250 representatives from the electricity and renewable energy sectors in India and abroad.
◉ The two-day conference’s main goal was to increase the generation and consumption of renewable energy while taking grid integration issues, funding options, and infrastructure development into account.
4. The Oxford Word of the Year for 2023 is “Rizz.”
◉ “Rizz,” a term frequently linked to celebrities and other well-known people, has been selected by Oxford University Press as its word of the year for 2023.
◉ It’s a term that Gen Z has mostly adopted, and Oxford University Press, the company that publishes the Oxford English Dictionary, chose it over terms like “prompt,” “situations,” and “Swiftie.”
◉ Although “authentic” was Merriam-Webster’s word of the year, rizz was also a contender. “Artificial intelligence” was chosen by Collins Dictionary as the word of the year for November.
5. US beat India’s 49th-place ranking in the world’s digital competitiveness rankings.
◉ India is ranked 49th out of 64 economies in the 2023 World Digital Competitiveness Ranking (WDCR), which was released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).
◉ India has made considerable progress in its understanding of cybersecurity, but it still lags behind in areas like technology and preparedness for the future, per the IMD research.
◉ This ranking clarified key factors that go into a country’s digital prowess, a characteristic that is becoming increasingly significant as technology continues to transform civilizations throughout the world.
6. A new whole life insurance policy is introduced by LIC. Utsav Jeevan
◉ The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has introduced the Jeevan Utsav special scheme.
10% of the Sum Assured is repaid yearly after the designated years under LIC’s Jeevan Utsav whole life insurance plan, which is non-linked and non-participating. It is based on the chosen Premium Paying Term (Regular Income to Flexi Income).
◉ One advantage of this plan is that it provides life insurance for the policyholder for the duration of their life.
◉ This plan is offered for ages ninety-nine days to sixty-five. It provides a lifetime income guarantee and lifetime risk protection.
7. Safeena Husain of India was given the Qatar WISE Prize in 2023.
◉ The founder of “Educate Girls,” Safeena Hussain, is the first Indian woman to win the $5 lakh WISE Prize for encouraging the 14 lakh girls in Indian communities who are not in school to return to regular education.
◉ One of the most prominent prizes in education was given out by the Qatar Foundation earlier this week in Doha during the 11th Edition of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Summit.
8. Amazon took up the National Award for enabling people with impairments.
◉ Gol granted Amazon India the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in recognition of their efforts to create an accessible workplace for people with disabilities.
◉ The recognition highlights their dedication to diversity and inclusivity, achieving noteworthy progress in enabling those with disabilities.
◉ The emphasis on diversity at Amazon India includes a diverse workforce.
9. Australia’s ICC cricket rights are acquired by Amazon till 2027.
◉ The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the e-commerce behemoth Amazon have reached a four-year agreement for the exclusive live broadcast rights of ICC cricket in Australia. This content will be accessible on Prime Video Australia.
◉ As a result of the arrangement, all men’s and women’s tournaments, including the World Test Championship Final, Champions Trophy, U19s, and T20 World Cups, will be exclusively streamed on Prime Video Australia.
◉ The agreement includes the ability to webcast 448 live games from 2024 to 2027 in Australia.
10. Being the fastest Indian to reach 4,000 T20 runs is Ruturaj Gaikward.
◉ In men’s T20 cricket, Uturaj Gaikwad has become the fastest Indian to reach 4,000 runs. This incredible accomplishment was reached in just 116 innings by him.
◉ At Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, he accomplished the milestone during the fourth Twenty20 International match against Australia.
◉ The famous Chris Gayle is the fastest to reach this milestone, having done so in a mere 107 innings.
◉ In this sense, Gaikwad is in famous company, since players such as Pakistan’s standout batsman Babar Azam (115 innings) and Shaun Marsh (113 innings) are also ahead of him.
11. November 5th is World Soil Day.
◉ The fifth of December is designated as World Soil Day each year.
◉ Goal: To emphasize the need to preserve healthy soil and to promote the long-term management of soil resources.
◉ Theme for 2023: Water and soil, the foundation of life
12. International Volunteer Day is on December 5.
◉ Every year on December 5, we celebrate International Volunteer Day.
◉ Goal: To draw attention to the global contributions made by volunteers and to the positive effects that their altruistic deeds have on communities and societies.
◉ The Power of Collective: Theme for 2023
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