Weekly Current Affairs (1 Dec- 7 DeC, 2023)

Weekly Current Affairs (1 Dec- 7 DeC, 2023)
  • 16th Finance Commission Terms of Reference (ToR): The Union Cabinet has approved the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the 16th Finance Commission.
  • Legion of Honour Award: V R Lalithambika, an ISRO scientist, was awarded the Legion of Honour Award for promoting Indo-French space cooperation.
  • PM JANMAN Scheme: The Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN) Scheme.
  • Drone Didi Yojana: The Union Cabinet has approved the Central Sector Scheme for providing Drones to the Women Self Help Groups (SHGs).
  • MAHASAGAR Initiative: Indian Navy has successfully conducted the first edition of the MAHASAGAR: Indian Navy’s outreach initiative between Maritime Heads.
  • XPoSat Mission: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced a plan to launch its first X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) Mission.
  • Global Green Credit Initiative: PM Narendra Modi launched the Global Green Credit Initiative at COP 28 in Dubai.
  • ALTÉRRA Fund: At COP-28, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a new USD 30 billion fund called ALTÉRRA for climate investments and transforming emerging markets and developing economies.
  • Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report: The Union Minister of Jal Shakti has released the Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report for the entire country for the year 2023.
  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO): India has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council for the 2024–25 period.
  • Biotechnology Research and Innovation Council (BRIC): The Union Minister of Science and Technology has addressed the first ever meeting of the Biotechnology Research and Innovation Council (BRIC).
  • Cyclone Michaung: Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are preparing for heavy rainfall in their coastal districts as Cyclone Michaung intensified over the Bay of Bengal.
  • Biological Diversity Act, 2002: Recently, the Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change stated the conservation efforts and measures taken for Biodiversity Heritage Sites and plant genetic resources.
  • Green Industrialisation Initiative: African leaders launched the Green Industrialisation Initiative during the third day of COP28, aiming to accelerate green growth in African industries and attract finance and investments.
  • Post Office Bill: Recently, the Rajya Sabha passed the Post Office Bill.
  • RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC): The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank may keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5 percent.
  • Dark Patterns: The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA), has notified guidelines for the “prevention and regulation” of dark patterns.
  • World Malaria Report 2023: World Malaria Report 2023 published by the World Health Organization (WHO). It delves into the nexus between climate change and malaria.