27th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala kicks off.

  • The 27th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala has been started at Nishagandhi auditorium in Thiruvananthapuram on 9th December, 2022.
  • The event was inaugurated by Kerala CM, Pinarayi Vijayan and presided by Minister, VN Vasavan.
  • Iranian director Mahnaz Mohammadi, who fights for women's freedom in Iran has bagged the Spirit of Cinema Award 2022.
  • It is one of the distinguished film festivals of India, which is hosted by the Kerala Chalachitra Academy.

Tata Sons' N Chandrasekaran appointed Chair of B20 India.

  • Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran has been appointed as the Chair of B20 India.
  • Chandrasekaran will lead the business agenda during India's G20 Presidency.
  • The Business 20 (B20) is the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community.
  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is appointed as the B20 India Secretariat by the Centre to lead the B20 India process.
  • B20 India has identified priorities for deliberations under the theme R.A.I.S.E – Responsible, Accelerated, Innovative, Sustainable, and Equitable Businesses.
  • About 100 business policy initiatives will be organised by CII under the B20 calendar across the country during the presidency year.

Assam cabinet approves bill to set up Safai Karamcharis Commission.

  • The Assam Cabinet led by CM, Himanta Biswa Sarma has approved a bill to set up a Safai Karamchari Commission.
  • The cabinet has also renamed the Dergaon Police Academy as Lachit Barphukan Police Academy.
  • In addition to this, cabinet has also approved decisions related to providing maternity benefits, monitoring drug prices, protecting Safai Karmacharis’ rights and filling up vacancies in the Forest Department.

9th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo 2022 inaugurated in Goa.

  • 9th World Ayurveda Congress was inaugurated today at Panaji, Goa on 8th Dec 2022.
  • The event was attended by the Minister of State for Tourism and Shipping, Ports and Waterways, Shripad Naik.
  • Aim: To showcase the efficacy and strength of the AYUSH systems of medicine at the Global level.
  • The third edition of the Ayushman comic book series was also released at the event.
  • The market size of AYUSH in the country has grown from $3 billion in 2014 to over $18 billion now.

CEO of LVMH, Bernard Arnault becomes the world's richest person: Forbes.

  • According to the Forbes, Chief executive of Louis Vuitton's parent company LVMH, Bernard Arnault and Family replaced Tesla CEO, Elon Musk to become the world richest person.
  • As of December 9, 2022, the personal wealth of Bernard Arnault is $186.1 billion and net worth of Elon Musk is $185.0 billion.
  • But as per the Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, the Tesla CEO is still estimated to be the world's wealthiest person with a net worth of $171 billion (As of 9th Dec 2022).

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