Daily Current Affairs December 09 & 10

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December 09 & 10 | Daily Current Affairs 2023

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs December 09 & 10

1. What is the theme for International Anti-Corruption Day in the year mentioned?
A) Fighting Corruption Together
B) Corruption-Free World
C) Say No to Corruption
D) ‘UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption.’
E) Building a Transparent Society
Answer: D) ‘UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption.’

  • International Day Against Corruption or International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) is celebrated on December 9, every year, to raise awareness among the general public on the impact of the prevailing malice in many countries.
  • Theme: ‘UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption.’
  • The United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against corruption on October 31, 2003.
  • The observance of the day was first officially held on 9 December 2005.

2. In which year was the SAARC Charter signed, leading to the establishment of SAARC?
A) 1975
B) 1980
C) 1985
D) 1990
E) 1995
Answer: C) 1985

  • SAARC Day is observed on December 8 to honor the signing of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Charter in 1985.
  • The objectives of the Association are: to promote the welfare of the peoples of South Asia and to improve their quality of life; to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to provide all individuals the opportunity to live in dignity and to realize their full potentials. SAARC also aims to strengthen cooperation with other developing countries and to cooperate with international and regional organizations with similar aims and purposes.


  • First SAARC Summit held in Dhaka
  • The last SAARC Summit was held in Kathmandu in 2014.
  • This year marks 39th Anniversary of SAARC

International day of the Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and Prevention of this crime is observed on December 9:

  • The International day of the Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime was declared in 2015 by the UN on the initiative of Armenia.
  • The primary goal of the day is the fight against genocide, reminding people about the irreversible loss of the humanity caused by genocide.
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the UN on December 9 and it was ratified by 153 UN member states.
  • This year marks 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention.

South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC): 8 Countries

Founded: 8 December 1985
Members: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Secretariat: Kathmandu, Nepal
Secretary General: Golam Sarwar

3. When was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly?
A) December 7, 1945
B) December 10, 1948
C) December 15, 1950
D) December 20, 1952
E) December 25, 1955
Answer: B) December 10, 1948

  • 10 December 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
  • Theme: Freedom, Equality and Justice for All
  • The Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 and sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.
  • This landmark document enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status

Sports – Daily Current Affairs December 09 & 10

4. Which of the following seven para sports will be held during the Khelo India Para Games 2023?
A) Swimming, Hockey, Gymnastics, Tennis, Volleyball, Boxing, Chess
B) Athletics, Shooting, Archery, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Weightlifting
C) Cycling, Rugby, Squash, Wrestling, Karate, Judo, Taekwondo
D) Sailing, Equestrian, Triathlon, Surfing, Skiing, Bobsleigh, Curling
E) Basketball, Handball, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Fencing, Canoeing
Answer: B) Athletics, Shooting, Archery, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Weightlifting

  • Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur will inaugurate the Khelo India Para Games 2023 in New Delhi.
  • More than 1400 players from 32 states and Union Territories and Services Sports Board are participating in these Games between December 10 and 17 at three venues in New Delhi.
  • The inaugural Khelo India Para Games is being organized at three venues – Indira Gandhi Stadium, Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium and Karni Singh Shooting Range.
  • Competition will be held in seven para sports –athletics, shooting, archery, football, badminton, table tennis and weightlifting.
  • Some of India’s top international para stars like Sheetal Devi, Bhavina Patel, Ashok, Pramod Bhagat among others will participate.

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs December 09 & 10

5. Which global financial services company is IDFC FIRST Bank partnering with for the FIRST SWYP credit card?
A) Visa
B) American Express
C) Mastercard
D) Discover
E) UnionPay
Answer: C) Mastercard

  • IDFC FIRST Bank has introduced “FIRST SWYP” credit card in partnership with Mastercard.
  • This card can be used as a no-interest charge card and has curated features — flexible bill repayments through EMIs, a benefit-laden referral program, and exclusive and relevant merchant partnerships.
  • Note: It had earlier launched “FIRST Millennia Credit Cards”.

IDFC First Bank:

Founded: October 2015
HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD and CEO: V Vaidyanathan

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs December 09 & 10

6. Which industry body does Anish Shah serve as the President of?
A) CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)
B) ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India)
C) FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
D) NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies)
E) PHDCCI (PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Answer: C) FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry)

  • Industry body FICCI has a new President in Anish Shah, who is currently Group CEO of Mahindra Group and the Managing Director of M&M.
  • Prior to Mahindra Group, Shah was President and CEO of GE Capital India from 2009-14,
  • Shah is also a member of the UK Investment Council, Chair of the Automotive Governors Council (World Economic Forum), co-Chair of the India Alliance of CEOs for Climate Change (World Economic Forum) and co-Chair of the India-Australia CEO Council.
  • Shah took over as FICCI President from Subhrakant Panda.
  • Harsha Vardhan Agarwal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emami Limited has been elevated as Senior Vice President at FICCI.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI):

Formed: 1927
HQ: New Delhi
President: Anish Shah

Awards – Daily Current Affairs December 09 & 10

7. Who was honored with the National Award for ‘Best Personality- Empowerment of Differently-abled’ by President Draupadi Murmu?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Prashant Agrawal
C) Amit Shah
D) Arvind Kejriwal
E) Sonia Gandhi
Answer: B) Prashant Agrawal

  • Prashant Agrawal, President of Narayan Seva Sansthan, was honoured with the prestigious National Award for ‘Best Personality- Empowerment of Differently abled’ by President Draupadi Murmu at a ceremony organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Prashant Agrawal has led initiatives in establishing residential schools, and vocational rehabilitation centres, and providing assistive devices for differently-abled individuals.

Narayan Seva Sansthan:

  • This organization committed to serving humanity and disability causes since 1985, has conducted over 445,000 surgeries and aided nearly 40,000 amputees with artificial limbs.
  • He awarded Best Social Worker Award from the Rajasthan Government in 2017

Science and Technology – Daily Current Affairs December 09 & 10

8. Which technology company has announced plans to build its first fault-tolerant quantum computer by the year 2029?
A) Google
B) Microsoft
D) Intel
E) Apple
Answer: C) IBM

  • IBM, one of the pioneers in technology and innovation, has recently announced its ambitious plans to build its first fault-tolerant quantum computer by the year 2029
  • With fault tolerance being a key focus, IBM aims to create a quantum computer that can withstand errors and continue to deliver accurate results.
  • By harnessing the power of quantum bits, also known as qubits, IBM plans to enhance the capabilities of its existing quantum systems and surpass the limitations of current quantum computing technologies.
  • The Condor processor is the first quantum chip to boast over 1,000 qubits, demonstrating IBM’s ability to produce high-quality qubits at a large scale

International Business Machine Corporation (IBM):

HQ: New York, US
Chairman and CEO: Arvind Krishna

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs December 09 & 10

9. What is the total membership strength of the River Cities Alliance (RCA) after the signing of the Memorandum of Common Purpose with Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative?
A) 150
B) 200
C) 267
D) 300
E) 350
Answer: C) 267

  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on behalf of River Cities Alliance (RCA), has signed a Memorandum of Common Purpose (MoCP) with the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), representing 124 cities/towns situated along the banks of the Mississippi River, USA.
  • This signing ceremony held as part of the ongoing COP28 or the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • The MoCP was signed by Shri G. Asok Kumar, DG, NMCG and by Mayor Mitch Reynolds of La Crosse (Wisconsin), Mayor Errick Simmons of Greenville (Mississippi), Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans (Louisiana), and Mr. Colin Wellemkamp (Executive Director, MRCTI) on behalf of USA’s MRCTI, in the presence of senior officials from US State Department, UNEP, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and Rotary International.
  • Through this agreement the current River Cities Alliance (RCA) has now expanded its strength to the membership of 267 global river-cities including India, USA and Denmark.
  • The collaboration includes a comprehensive water monitoring program, sharing best practices for renaturing urban areas, and restoring aquatic ecosystems for sustainable urban development.

River Cities Alliance: 142 Indian River Cities, Aarhus, Denmark – Member:

  • National Mission of Clean Ganga, in association with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) had initiated a unique concept of River Cities Alliance (RCA) in November 2021.
  • RCA is envisaged as a dedicated platform for cities on the banks of rivers in India for concerted discussions and capacity building on aspects related to enhancing the state of urban rivers and has 142 Indian River cities and Aarhus of Denmark as members.

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG):

Formed: June 2014
Budget: 22, 500 Crore from 2023 to 2026.
Director General: G Ashok Kumar

10. According to the latest air quality measurements, which city is reported to have the worst air quality in the world?
A) Delhi
B) Beijing
C) Lahore
D) Karachi
E) Mumbai
Answer: c) Lahore

  • Lahore has the worst air quality in the world with an AQI 0f 400 which is ‘Hazardous’.
  • The 5 types of pollution that are used to compute the AQI:
    • Particulate Matter
    • Carbon Monoxide
    • Nitrogen Dioxide
    • Sulphur Di Oxide
    • Ground level Zone
  • Range of AQI Grade:
    • 150 to 200 – Unhealthy
    • 201 to 300 – Detrimental
    • Greater than 300 – Severely Dangerous


Capital: Islamabad
Currency: Pakistani Rupee
President: Arif Alvi
Prime Minister: Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs December 09 & 10

11. According to the survey data released by ‘Morning Consult,’ who tops the list of the most popular global leaders?
A) Angela Merkel
B) Emmanuel Macron
C) Joe Biden
D) Boris Johnson
E) Narendra Modi
Answer: E) Narendra Modi

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi retained his position as the world’s most popular leader with an approval rating of 76 per cent, as per the data released by US-based consultancy firm ‘Morning Consult’.
  • Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is ranked second on the list with an approval rating of 66 per cent.
  • Alain Berset, the President of the Swiss Confederation, bagged the third spot with a 58 per cent approval rating.
  • Brazil’s Lula da Silva and Australia’s Anthony Albanese are in fourth and fifth positions respectively.

1. Prime Minister, India – Narendra Modi – 76%
2. President, Mexico – Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – 66%
3. President, The Swiss Confederation – 58%

12. Which ministry collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to launch the Alternative Livelihood Programme under the Amrit Dharohar Capacity Building Scheme-2023?
A) Ministry of Finance
B) Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC)
C) Ministry of Agriculture
D) Ministry of Home Affairs
E) Ministry of External Affairs
Answer: B) Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC)

  • Ministry of Tourism (MoT) in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched an Alternative Livelihood Programme under the Amrit Dharohar Capacity Building Scheme-2023 in Sultanpur National Park, a Ramsar Site in Haryana.
  • Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM), an autonomous body under MoT, in collaboration with MoEFCC will build the capacity of local community members around different Ramsar sites in order to strengthen nature tourism at these sites and provide alternative livelihood to the local community.
  • The ‘Nature-tourism and Wetcomponent of this initiative is being implemented jointly by MoT and MoEFCC with an aim to enhance livelihood opportunities for local communities of Ramsar Sites.

Ramsar Sites identified by MoT and MoEFCC for Alternative Livelihood Programme – First Phase – 5 Sites

  • Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Bhitarkanika and Chilika in Odisha
  • Yashwant Sagar and Sirpur in Madhya Pradesh


  • Manisha Saxena, Director General, Ministry of Tourism (MoT)
  • Dr. Sujit Kumar Bajpayee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
  • Prof Alok Sharma, Director, Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM)

Amrit Darohar:

  • This initiative is announced in 2023 – 2024 budget for 3 years with the aim of preserving the wetlands and enhance its bio diversity.
  • This plan is to improve the wetlands’ biodiversity, preserve and increase their carbon supply, expand their potential for ecotourism, and provide the local populations with the best possible means of using the wetlands to create jobs.

13. How many stations nationwide are targeted for redevelopment under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme?
A) 1000
B) 1200
C) 1275
D) 1309
E) 1500
Answer: D) 1309

  • Ministry of Railways has launched Amrit Bharat Station Scheme for the development of stations on Indian Railways.
  • So far, 1309 Stations have been identified for development under this scheme.

Amrit Bharat Station:

  • It was launched in February 2023 by Ministry of Railways to redevelop 1275 stations nationwide.
  • These enhancements encompass bettering station accessibility, waiting areas, toilet facilities, lift and escalator installations as needed, cleanliness, offering free Wi-Fi, setting up kiosks for local products through initiatives like ‘one station one product’, enhancing passenger information systems, establishing executive lounges, designating spaces for business meetings, incorporating landscaping, and catering to the unique requirements of each station etc.

14. Where did the Indian Army conduct the Table-Top Exercise (TTX) for Women Officers of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)?
A) Bangkok, Thailand
B) Manila, Philippines
C) Hanoi, Vietnam
D) New Delhi, India
E) Jakarta, Indonesia
Answer: D) New Delhi, India

  • The Indian Army conducted a Table-Top Exercise (TTX) for the Women Officers of Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi from 4th to 8th December 2023.
  • The Exercise is part of ongoing efforts of Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) to strengthen international cooperation and capacity-building in peacekeeping missions, with specific focus on empowering women in the field.
  • CUNPK is a premier institution of the Indian Army to impart training in peacekeeping operations.
  • This TTX is a follow up exercise of ongoing joint military training between India and ASEAN member states.
  • The Exercise underscores India’s shared commitment to the world peace, stability, and gender equality.

15. What percentage of sugar is compulsorily required to be packed in jute bags according to the approved reservation norms for Jute Year 2023-24?
A) 5%
B) 10%
C) 15%
D) 20%
E) 25%
Answer: D) 20%

  • Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has approved reservation norms for mandatory use of jute in packaging for the Jute Year 2023 -24 (1st July, 2023 to 30th June, 2024) on 8th December, 2023.
  • The Mandatory packaging norms approved for Jute Year 2023-24 provide for 100% reservation of the foodgrains and 20% of sugar to be compulsorily packed in jute bags.
  • Reservation for packaging in jute packaging material consumed around 65% of the raw jute produced in the country (in 2022-23).
  • By bringing into effect the provision of JPM Act, the Government will provide relief to 4 lakh workers employed in jute mills and ancillary units as well as support the livelihood of around 40 lakh farm families.
  • Besides, it will help protect environment because jute is natural, bio- degradable, renewable and reusable fibre and hence fulfils all sustainability parameters.
  • Major Jute Producing states are,
    • West Bengal
    • Bihar
    • Odisa
    • Assam
    • Tripura
    • Meghalaya
    • Andhra Pradesh
    • Telangana
  • 75% of the total production of the Jute Industry is Jute Sacking Bags of which 85% is supplied to the Food Corporation of India (FCl) and State Procurement Agencies (SPAs) and remaining is exported/sold directly.
  • Government of India purchases Jute sacking bags worth approximately Rs. 12,000 crore every year for packing of foodgrains

16. What significant facility did Prime Minister Modi inaugurate at Red Fort during the IAADB 2023 event?
A) A new museum
B) A digital art gallery
C) Aatmanirbhar Bharat Centre for Design
D) Exhibition halls for traditional crafts
E) A cultural performance center
Answer: C) Aatmanirbhar Bharat Centre for Design

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the first Indian Art, Architecture & Design Biennale (IAADB) 2023 being held at Red Fort.
  • Prime Minister inaugurated the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Centre for Design’ at Red Fort and the student Biennale- Samunnati.
  • He also launched a Commemorative Stamp.
  • IAADB will showcase different theme-based exhibitions on each day of the week:
    • Day 1: Pravesh- Rite of Passage: Doors of India
    • Day 2: Bagh e bahar: Gardens as Universe: Gardens of India
    • Day 3: Sampravah: Confluence of Communities: Baolis of India
    • Day 4: Sthapatya: Anti-fragile algorithm: Temples of India
    • Day 5: Vismaya: Creative Crossover: Architectural Wonders of Independent India
    • Day 6: Deshaj Bharat Design: Indigenous Designs
    • Day 7: Samatva: Shaping the Built: Celebrating Women in Architecture
  • The cultural spaces will be setup in 5 cities namely Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi.
  • Note: The Prime Minister highlighted the recently launched Ganga Vilas Cruises which took passengers from Kashi to Assam providing a tour of the many cities and areas situated on the banks of Ganga.


  • PM had a vision of establishing a major national cultural initiative akin to the International Biennales held in Venice, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, and Sharjah, among other cities.
  • A national initiative to reimagine, rename, renovate, and re-house museums was started in accordance with this goal.
  • The IAADB is being organized from 9th to 15th December 2023 at Red Fort, New Delhi.
  • It also follows key initiatives like the International Museum Expo (May 2023) and Festival of Libraries (August 2023) that were organized recently.
  • IAADB is designed to initiate a holistic conversation between artists, architects, designers, photographers, collectors, art professionals and the public to strengthen the cultural dialogue.

17. Where was the statue of Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated, specifically in Delhi?
A) India Gate
B) Rashtrapati Bhavan
C) Gandhi Darshan near Rajghat
D) Humayun’s Tomb
E) Jantar Mantar
Answer: C) Gandhi Darshan near Rajghat

  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated a 10-feet tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Darshan near Rajghat, Delhi on December 10, 2023.
  • The statue as a befitting tribute to the Father of the Nation, who played a central role in freeing India from foreign rule and worked for the upliftment of the weaker sections of society to lead a dignified life.

18. What is the specific focus of the “Mera Gaon, Meri Dharohar” project?
A) Urban development
B) Agricultural practices
C) Exploration of Indian villages
D) National security
E) Industrial growth
Answer: C) Exploration of Indian villages

  • This project is developed in partnership with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) under the Ministry of Culture, known as “Mera Gaon, Meri Dharohar”, seeks to explore the life, history, and ethos of Indian villages.
  • As a crucial component of the National Mission on Cultural Mapping, the project reflects the central government’s commitment to document and map the cultural diversity inherent in villages across the country.
  • The primary objective of the programme is to make this wealth of information accessible to both virtual and real-time visitors, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of India’s diverse cultural roots.

Over All Review

Important Days

  • International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9.
  • SAARC Day is observed on December 8.
  • World Human Rights Day is observed on December 10.


  • Union Minister Shri Anurag Singh Thakur to inaugurate first-ever Khelo India Para Games 2023.

Banking and Finance 

  •  IDFC FIRST Bank launches “FIRST SWYP” credit card.


  • Anish Shah takes over as FICCI President for 2023-24.


  • President Draupadi Murmu gives national award to Narayan Seva Sansthan’s president.

Science and Technology

  • IBM is Planning to Build Its First Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computer by 2029.

International Affairs

  • India’s River Cities Alliance Goes Global as NMCG forges alliance with MRCTI, USA at the ongoing COP28 in Dubai.
  • Pakistan: Lahore tops global pollution ranking again.

National Affairs

  • PM Modi tops the list of most popular global leaders, as per the survey data released by US-based consultancy firm ‘Morning Consult’.
  • Ministry of Tourism kicks off Amrit Dharohar Capacity Building Scheme 2023 in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change.
  • Ministry of railways launched Amrit Bharat Station Scheme for development of stations.
  • Indian army conducts TABLE-TOP EXERCISE (TTX) for ASEAN women peacekeepers.
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves reservation norms for Jute Packaging Materials for Jute Year 2023-24 under JPM Act, 1987.
  • PM inaugurates the first Indian Art, Architecture & Design Biennale 2023 at Red Fort, Delhi.
  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurates 10-feet tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Darshan near Rajghat, Delhi.
  • Centre launches “Mera Gaon, Meri Dharohar” project to chronicle and map cultural heritage of villages.


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