International Civil Aviation Day 2023: 7 December

International Civil Aviation Day, observed on December 7, holds special significance as it marks the establishment of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 1944. This year’s theme, “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development,” emphasizes the crucial role of innovation in shaping the future of civil aviation worldwide.

Theme of International Civil Aviation Day

The focus on innovation in this year’s celebration underscores the commitment to exploring and implementing groundbreaking ideas and technological advancements. The goal is to enhance the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of civil aviation. The theme recognizes the transformative power of innovation in addressing challenges and propelling the aviation sector towards a more advanced and interconnected future.


Armed Forces Flag Day 2023 Celebrates on 7th December

Armed Forces Flag Day, celebrated on December 7 each year, holds a special place in our hearts as we pay tribute to the indomitable spirit and sacrifices of the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who stand guard at our borders. This day serves as a reminder of the unwavering dedication of our armed forces and provides an opportunity for citizens to contribute towards their welfare. Established on August 28, 1949, by the Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces Flag Day was designated to honor the brave men and women in uniform. December 7 was chosen as the annual day for this tribute, a day to recognize the selfless service and sacrifice of our armed forces personnel. Soldiers are one of the greatest assets of any country. They are the guardians of the nation and protect its citizens at all costs. To fulfil their duties, soldiers havesacrificed a lot of things in their lives. The country is forever indebted tothese gallant heroes who lay down their lives in the service towards the motherland.

National Microwave Oven Day

National Microwave Oven Day is observed every year on 6 December. Objective – To create awareness about the things that a microwave oven can perform and explore ways by which we can simplify our kitchen work. In 1945, Percy Spencer – a self-taught engineer, realised that while working with active radar, a candy bar placed inside his pocket was melting. He used the same technique to make popcorn in a microwave. However, that became a funny story to be told later – the popcorn test blew up in his coworker’s face. After multiple trials, microwaves came to be used in the households.




Time Magazine Names Lionel Messi ‘Athlete of the Year’ For 2023

Argentina’s football icon, Lionel Messi, has been named Time magazine’s Athlete of the Year for 2023. This prestigious honor comes on the heels of Messi’s historic eighth Ballon d’Or win, solidifying his status as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Beyond individual accolades, Messi’s impact has transcended the football pitch, notably through his transformative move to Inter Miami, a Major League Soccer (MLS) club in the United States.




Meghalaya’s Lakadong Turmeric and Other Products Awarded Geographical Indication (GI) Tag

In a significant development, Meghalaya’s Lakadong turmeric, known for its exceptional quality, has been granted the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Agriculture Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh made the announcement, highlighting the positive impact on local farmers and authentic product access for consumers.

ISRO and team Chandrayaan-3 honoured at India Business Leader

Chandrayaan-3 successfully landed on the Lunar South Pole, marking India as the first country to achieve this feat. The mission’s accomplishment solidified India’s status as a space superpower and earned ISRO a prestigious award at the India Business Leader Awards. Chandrayaan-3 endured extreme lunar conditions, showcasing Indian scientific resilience and ingenuity. The Chandrayaan-3 mission endured extreme conditions, including lunar nights with temperatures dropping to minus-280 degrees Celsius. Its Vikram rover navigated uncharted lunar terrain to successfully complete its objectives.




GRSE delivers India’s largest survey vessel INS Sandhayak to Navy

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers has delivered the largest survey vessel built in India, INS Sandhayak to the Indian Navy on Navy Day. INS Sandhayak is the first in a series of four Survey Vessels (Large) being built by GRSE. The Naval vessel was launched on 05 December 2021. INS Sandhayak is the first of four advanced Survey Vessels (Large) or SVLs. It is a new version of a previous ship with the same name, which was a survey vessel in the Indian Navy from 1981 to 2021. The new INS Sandhayak and its companions are more advanced than the older vessels, which have all been decommissioned.




Lalduhoma Set to Assume Office as Mizoram’s Chief Minister

In a significant political development, Lalduhoma, the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) leader and legislature party leader, is poised to be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Mizoram on December 8. A Raj Bhavan official confirmed that Lalduhoma, along with other members of his council of ministers, will take the oath of office at 11 am in a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.




Nirmala Sitharaman and Three Other Indians Secure Spots on Forbes’ “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” of 2023

In the latest release of Forbes’ annual list of “The World’s Most Powerful Women,” four notable Indian figures have garnered recognition. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, HCL Corporation Chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Steel Authority Of India Chairperson Soma Mondal, and Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw have earned positions on this prestigious list.


Gujarat’s Garba Dance Enters UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ List

In a momentous announcement, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel declared that the vibrant and culturally significant Garba dance has been officially recognized by UNESCO, earning a coveted spot on the “Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” The announcement was met with enthusiasm from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who commended the global acknowledgment of this traditional Indian dance form.


Taylor Swift Named Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

Taylor Swift has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2023. This recognition comes on the heels of her title as the most-played artist on Spotify, underscoring the widespread impact of her music and influence. As Taylor Swift receives the prestigious title of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2023, it serves as a reflection of her multifaceted impact on music, culture, and society. Beyond the accolades and financial success, Swift’s ability to connect with audiences on a global scale showcases the enduring power of her artistry. In a world where influence is measured in various dimensions, Taylor Swift stands tall as a true person of the year.

Indian-Origin Samir Shah To Lead BBC Board

The U.K. government has selected Samir Shah to serve as the new chair of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). A 71-year-old media executive, Shah was born in Aurangabad and immigrated to the U.K. in 1960. With over four decades of experience in the media industry, Shah has held various positions, including a stint as a non-executive director at the BBC.


Google Reveals ‘Gemini’, Its Biggest AI Model

Google parent company Alphabet made a significant announcement on December 6, unveiling Gemini, its latest and most advanced AI model to date. In a bid to outpace competitors like OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Meta’s Llama 2, Gemini represents a major leap forward for the tech giant in the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence.

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