Daily Current Affairs With Video Lecture 21 December 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

In today’s current affairs for 21st December 2022, we are going to see the latest national and international current affairs news. These important current affairs will be very helpful for your upcoming NDA, CDS, CDS OTA, AFCAT, TA, Agniveer Army, Agniveer Navy, Agniveer Air Force, Women Military Police, INET, MNS, ACC exams, SCO, PCSL, CAPF, and SSB interviews, and direct entries for Army, Navy, and Air Force like SSC Tech, TGC, JAG, NCC, TES, 10+2 Cadet. Download a PDF file about current events at the end of this article.


Latvia Host Joint Expeditionary Force Summit At Riga

  • The 3rd Summit Meeting Of The Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Was Hosted By Latvia Hosted In Riga
  • It Was Founded In 2015 After The NATO Summit Meeting In 2014.
  • Member Countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden And The UK.
  • The 3rd Summit Highlights The Aggression Of Russia In Ukraine And Changes In The Security Climate In The North Atlantic, Baltic Sea And The High North Regions.
  • It Has Been Set Up Which Can Respond To Crises In The High North And Northern Europe Caused By Russian Aggression.
  • Latvia:
  • It Lies In North Eastern Europe And Is One Of The 3 Baltic Countries (Others Lithuania And Estonia).
  • Latvia Was Under The Soviet Union And It Became Independent After The Collapse Of The Soviet Union In 1991.
  • Capital: Riga , Prime Minister: Krisjanis Kariņs, Currency: Euro

FIFA World Cup Awards 2022

  • Golden Boot Award: Kylian Mbappe (France)
  • Golden Ball Award: Lionel Messi (Argentina)
  • Golden Glove Award: Emiliano Martinez  (Argentina)
  • FIFA Young Player Award: Enzo Fernandez
  • Top 4 Team Rankings: Argentina (Winner)
  • France (2nd), Croatia (3rd) And Morocco (4th)
  • FIFA Fair Play Award: England.
  • Silver Boot Award: Lionel Messi
  • Bronze Boot Award: Olivier Giroud (France)
  • Silver Ball Award: Kylian Mbappe
  • Most Goals In FIFA World Cup 2022: Kylian Mbappe (France) – 8 , Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 7, Julian Alvarez (Argentina) – 4.

India Ranked 3rd Globally In The Publication Of Scientific Papers

  • According To Dr Jitendra Singh (Union Minister For Science & Technology), India Has Been Ranked 3rd Globally In The Publication Of Scientific Papers.
  • Quoting The Science & Engineering Indicators 2022 Report Of The United States By National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • India’s Position Globally In Scientific Publications, Has Improved From 7th Position In 2010 To 3rd Position In 2020. 
  • India’s Scholarly Output Increased From 60,555 Papers In 2010 To 1, 49,213 Papers In 2020.
  • China Leads The World In The Publication Of Scientific Papers Followed By The USA.

15th COP Of The UN Convention On Biological Diversity

  • The 15th Conference Of The Parties (COP 15) Of The United Nations Convention On Biological Diversity Chaired By China And Hosted By Canada, Adopted The “Kunming- montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF), Which Sets Four Goals And 23 Targets For 2030.
  • It Provides A Global Roadmap For The Conservation, Restoration And Sustainable Management Of Biodiversity And Ecosystems For The Next Decade.
  • 4 Goals And 23 Targets Have Been Set Which Are To Be Achieved By 2030.
  • Over 190 Nations Of The World On 19 December Agreed On A Historic Package Of Measures & To Catalyze, Enable And Inspire Urgent And Transformative Action By Governments And Local Governments, With Civil Society Participation, To Prevent Biodiversity Loss.

48th Meeting Of GST Council

  • The Meeting Was Chaired By Nirmala Sitharaman (Union Finance Minister).
  • The Meeting Was Attended By Pankaj Choudhary (Union Minister Of State For Finance), Finance Ministers Of States & Union Territories And Senior Officers From Union Government & States.
  • Establishment And Powers Of GST Appellate Tribunal In 2023.
  • Reduction In GST Rate On Health Insurance From 18% To 12%.
  • A Decision Will Be Made In Areas On Online Gaming, Casinos, Gambling, And Horse Racing.
  • Certain Offences Relating To GST Are Expected To Be Decriminalized.
  • What Is GST Council ? 
  • It Is A Joint Forum Of The Center And The States Which Was Established By The President In Accordance With Article 279A (1) Of The Amended Constitution.
  • The GST Council Has Been Notified As A Constitutional Body To Deal With Issues Related To GST.
  • Members In GST Council:
  • Union Finance Minister (Chairman), Union Minister Of State (Finance) From The Centre.
  • Each State Minister In Charge Of Finance Or Taxation Or Any Other Minister May Be Nominated As A Member.
  • What Is GST ? 
  •  It Was Introduced Through The 101st Constitution Amendment Act, 2016.
  • GST Merged Indirect Taxes Like Excise Duty, Value Added Tax (VAT), Service Tax, Luxury Tax Etc.
  • It Is One Of The Biggest Indirect Tax Reforms In The Country (One Nation One Tax).

UAE To Host The 13th WTO Ministerial Meeting In 2024

  • The 13th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting Will Be Hosted By The United Arab Emirates (UAE) In February 2024.
  • The 12th WTO’s Ministerial Conference Was Held In Geneva, Switzerland, From June 12 To June 17.
  • It Was Originally Meant To Be Held In Kazakhstan In 2020.
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO):
  • It Was Set Up On 1 January 1995 Replacing The General Agreement On Tariff And Trade (GATT).
  • Its Main Objective Is To Promote Rule Based Trading Systems In The World And To Settles Trade Related Disputes Between The Member Countries.
  • The Headquarters Of WTO: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The Ministerial Conference Is The Topmost Decision-making Body Of The World Trade Organisation And Usually Meets Every Two Years.
  • Director General Of WTO : Dr Ngozi -Okonjo-iweala (Nigeria).
  • There Are 164 Member Countries. 
  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.

 Jitendra Singh Inaugurated ‘Prashasan Gaon Ki Ore’ Campaign

  • Union Minister For Personnel, Public Grievances, And Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh Inaugurated The ‘Prashasan Gaon Ki Ore’, A Nationwide Campaign Under The Good Governance Week 2022 In New Delhi.
  • He Also Launched The Good Governance Week Portal.
  • 373 Best Governance Practices Were Identified For Discussion In District Level Workshops.
  • The Workshop Will Be Organised On The 23rd Of This Month.
  • In The 5 Days Campaign, Over 300 New Services Identified By District Collectors Across The Country Will Be Added For Online Service Delivery.
  • The Nationwide Campaign For Redressal Of Public Grievances And Improvement In Service Delivery Will Be Organised In All Districts, States And UTs Of The Country.
  • More Than 700 District Collectors Will Participate In The Campaign And Officers Will Visit Tehsil And Panchayat Samiti Headquarters.
  • Good Governance:
  • It Refers To Processes And Institutions That Produce Outcomes That Make The Best Use Of Resources While Meeting The Needs & Welfare Of Society. Every Citizen Of The Nation Is Primarily Concerned With The Efficient Functioning Of The Government.

Ashwini Vaishnaw Becomes 1st Chancellor Of Gati Shakti University

  • Ashwini Vaishnaw (Union Minister Of Railways) Has Been Appointed As The Chancellor Of Gati Shakti University, Vadodara, By President Draupadi Murmu.
  • President Also Appointed Dr Manoj Chaudhary As The 1st Vice Chancellor Of Gati Shakti University.
  • The Central Government Introduced A Bill In The Lok Sabha To Convert The National Rail And Transportation Institute Into Gati Shakti University, An Autonomous Central University.
  • Gati Shakti University Was Granted The Central Status By The Union Cabinet In July 2022.


  • Which Of The Following Is Not A Baltic Country ?
  • Sweden
  • Lithuania
  • Estonia
  • None Of The Above


  • Who Is The Current Prime Minister Of Latvia ?
  • Vitālijs Rubenis
  • Jurijs Rubenis
  • Krisjanis Kariņs
  • Vilnis Edvīns Bresis


  • FIFA 2022 Golden Boot Award Goes To _______.
  • Lionel Messi
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Emiliano Martinez
  • None Of The Above


  • FIFA 2022 Golden Ball Award Goes To _________.
  • Lionel Messi
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Emiliano Martinez
  • None Of The Above


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  • FIFA 2022 Golden Glove Award Goes To _________.
  • Lionel Messi
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Emiliano Martinez
  • None Of The Above


  • Most Goals In FIFA World Cup 2022 By _______________.    .
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Lionel Messi
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • None Of The Above


  • India Ranked __ In The Publication Of Scientific Papers.
  • 7th
  • 3rd
  • 1st  
  • None Of The Above


  • 15th COP Of The UN Convention On Biological Diversity Was Hosted by ____.
  • China
  • Canada
  • USA
  • None Of The Above


  • 15th COP Of The UN Convention On Biological Diversity Was Chaired by _____.
  • China
  • Canada
  • USA
  • None Of The Above


  • GST Was Introduced Through ____________ Constitution Amendment.
  • 102nd Constitution Amendment
  • 101st Constitution Amendment
  • 103rd Constitution Amendment
  • None Of The Above



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