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Banking Current Affairs : 5th Dec 2023

Today’s Current Affairs: 5th Dec 2023 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc:

World Soil Day 2023:

  • World Soil Day, observed annually on December 5th, aims to raise global awareness about the importance of healthy soil for food production, ecosystem functions, and human well-being.
  • It advocates for the sustainable management of soil resources to protect this vital asset for future generations.

International Volunteer Day 2023:

  • Every year on December 5th, the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is celebrated globally.
  • This annual event provides an opportunity for individual volunteers and volunteer organizations to showcase their contributions at international, national, and local levels in alignment with the Millennium Development Goals.
  • This year’s theme, “The collective action: If everyone did,” underscores the profound potential that lies in unity.

Sheetal Devi Wins Best Young Athlete At APC Conference:

  • Indian para archer Sheetal Devi emerged victorious at the fourth edition of the Asian Awards in Riyadh securing the prestigious title of Best Youth Athlete

China Adopts ‘One Province, One Policy’ Approach to Financial Risk Management:

  • China’s National Financial Regulatory Administration, led by Li Yunze, is introducing a groundbreaking approach to tackle financial risks at the provincial level.

ISRO and Team Chandrayaan-3 Honoured for Outstanding Contribution to Brand India:

  • India’s Chandrayaan-3 achieved remarkable lunar landing, making India the first country to reach the Lunar South Pole.

“Rizz” Crowned Oxford University Press Word of the Year by Generation Z:

  • Oxford University Press has unveiled “Rizz” as its Word of the Year, reflecting the linguistic choices of Generation Z.
  • The term, used to describe someone’s ability to attract or seduce another person.

India’s Emission Intensity Reduced by 33% between 2005 and 2019:

  • According to a Government report titled ‘The Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’, India reduced its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) emission intensity by 33% between 2005 and 2019.
  • This was 11 years ahead of the target.

Mercom India Report: Rooftop Solar Installations Rise 34.7% to 431 MW in July-Sep 2023:

  • According to ‘Q3 2023 Mercom India Rooftop Solar Report’ released by Mercom India Research, the rooftop solar installations in India registered a 34.7% year-on-year (YoY) jump to 431 MegaWatt (MW) in the third quarter (Q3- July-September) of calendar year (CY) 2023.

India Ranks 49th in IMD’s “World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2023”:

  • India Ranks 49th in the International Institute for Management Development (IMD)’s 7th edition of World Digital Competitiveness Ranking (WDCR) 2023.
  • The report measures the capacity and readiness of 64 economies based on three broad categories which are: Knowledge, Technology and Future readiness.

Kerala Startup Mission Inks MoU with Business Finland to Boost Start-Up Ecosystem:

  • Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and Business Finland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost the startup ecosystems in India and Finland.
  • A KSUM volunteer exchanged the MoU with Business Finland Senior Director Laura Lindeman, during the Slush 2023 held in Helsinki, Finland, from 30th November 2023 to 1st December 2023.

Renowned Cricketer Suresh Raina appointed as the Youth Voter Awareness Ambassador for Jammu & Kashmir:

  • Election Commission of India (ECI) appointed Former (Retired) Indian cricketer Suresh Kumar Raina as the Youth Voter Awareness Ambassador for Union Territory (UT) Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), to create awareness among the youngsters to participate in the electoral process for higher voter turnout.

SBI’s Stake in Jio Payments Bank Drops to 23% in FY23:

  • State Bank of India’s (SBI) shareholding in Jio Payments Bank Limited reduced to 23% in Financial Year2022-23 (FY23) from 30% that SBI maintained since the inception of Jio Payments Bank.

Indian Tennis Player Ramkumar Ramanathan Wins ITF Kalaburagi Open 2023:

  • Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan won the men’s singles title of the International Tennis Federation(ITF) Kalaburagi Open 2023 by defeating David Pichler (Austria) in the finals held at the Chandrashekhar Patil Stadium, Kalburgi, Karnataka.

International Day of Banks 2023 – December 4:

  • The United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Banks is annually observed across the globe on December 4 to recognise the vital role of banking systems in the Member States in contributing to the improvement of the standard of living.
  • 4th December 2023 marks the observance of the 4th International Day of Banks.