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Stéphanie Frappart to make history as the first woman to referee a men's World Cup match

Alongside assistants Neuza Back from Brazil and Karen Diaz from Mexico, the Frenchwoman Frappart will form part of an all-female refereeing trio officiating Costa Rica vs. Germany in their Group E match.

In 2019, she became the first female referee to take charge of a Ligue 1 match, in August 2019 the first to take charge of a major men's European match.

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In 2020, she became the first female to officiate a men's UEFA Champions League match.

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All-woman bench to hear pleas involving matrimonial disputes, bail matters in SC

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud has constituted an all-woman bench comprising Justices Hima Kohli and Bela M Trivedi to hear transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters.

There are three women judges in the top court at present including Justice Kohli, B V Nagarathna, and Trivedi.

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Justice Nagarathna is also set to become first woman Chief Justice in 2027.

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MoD organizes interaction with defence industry on corporate jobs for ex-Agniveers

Ministry of Defence organized an interaction session with the Indian Defence industry under the aegis of Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers to seek opportunities for gainful employment of Ex-Agniveers under the Corporate Recruitment Plan of the companies.

The session was chaired by Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane.

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India on track for record $100 billion in remittances, says World Bank

Asia's third largest economy is on track to receive more than $100 billion in yearly remittances in 2022, according to a World Bank report . This will be the first time a country will reach that milestone figure.

India had received $89.4 billion in remittances in 2021, according to the World Bank, making it the top recipient globally last year.

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Vice President inaugurats the 23 rd edition of Hornbill Festival

The Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the 23rd edition of Hornbill Festival on 1st Dec at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.

The Hornbill Festival is an annual festival celebrated from 1 to 10 of Dec in the Northeastern Indian state of Nagaland. The festival represents all ethnic groups of Nagaland for which it is also called 'the Festival of Festivals'.

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Border Security Force celebrated its Raising Day on 1 December

The Border Security Force (BSF), India’s first line of defence, has celebrated its 58th Raising Day on 1 December.

It was on December 1, 1965 that the first sector of the Punjab Frontier of the BSF was raised with its headquarters in Jalandhar. The Western Frontier initially comprised of Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat and with its headquarters at Jalandhar.

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Jyotiraditya Scindia launches Digi Yatra for Three Airports in the Country

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia today launched Digi Yatra from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi for three airports in the country, namely New Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru. Digi Yatra is conceived to achieve contactless, seamless processing of passengers at airports based on Facial Recognition Technology (FRT).

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Digi Yatra project conceived by Digi Yatra Foundation under the Min of Civil Aviation.

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Coal Ministry to Organize Investor Conclave in Bengaluru on Commercial Coal Mines Auction

To further enhance participation in commercial auction of coal mines, Ministry of Coal is organising an investor conclave in Bengaluru on December 03, 2022.

The Ministry of Coal plans to conduct a series of investors’ conclave at several locations across India and has already organized such conclaves at Indore and Mumbai.

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National Single Window System facilitates over 44000 approvals since launch

The National Single Window System (NSWS) currently accepts applications for 248 G2B clearness from 26 Central Ministries/ Departments, in addition to different State/UT Level clearances in 16 States/ UTs.

44,000+ approvals have been facilitated through NSWS and 28,000+ approvals are currently under process.

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Joint Exercise Agni Warrior with Singapore Armed Forces Concludes at Devlali

The 12th Edition of Exercise Agni Warrior, a bilateral exercise between the Singapore & Indian Army, which had commenced on 13 November 2022 concluded at Field Firing Ranges, Devlali (Maharashtra) on 30 November 2022. Exercise Agni Warrior, involved showcasing joint firepower planning, execution and use of New Generation Equipment by the Artillery arm of both armies.

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Indian Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter Mk-III squadron, 840 Sqn (CG), commissioned in Chennai

In a major boost to further strengthening the Coast Guard Region East, 840 Sqn (CG), an Indian Coast Guard Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk-III squadron, was commissioned by DG Shri VS Pathania at ICG Air Station, Chennai on November 30, 2022. The commissioning of 840 Sqn (CG) is indicative of the leap towards self-reliance in the field of helicopter manufacturing.

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Rs. 1,45,867 crore gross GST revenue collected for November 2022, records increase of 11% Year-on-Year

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of November 2022 is ₹1,45,867 crore of which CGST is ₹25,681 crore, SGST is ₹32,651 crore, IGST is ₹77,103 crore (including ₹38,635 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is ₹10,433 crore (including ₹817 crore collected on import of goods).

Centre had also released ₹17,000 crore as GST compensation to States/UTs in Nov'22.

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World’s first intra-nasal vaccine for COVID developed by India has got approval from the CDSCO

World’s first intra-nasal vaccine for COVID developed by India has got approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for restricted use in emergency situations in the age group of 18 and above.

This vaccine received approval under restricted Use in emergency situations for ages 18 and above for primary 2 dose schedule, homologous booster doses.

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Bandipora hosts J&K's first-ever winter tribal tourism festival

North Kashmir's Bandipora district hosted the first ever winter tribal tourism festival of Kashmir valley which was held at Ketson tribal hamlet of the district.

Tribal people in their traditional attire thronged the picturesque hamlet Ketson to witness varied shades of ethnic tribal culture.

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RBI's modified digital lending norms to come in effect from 1st Dec

The digital lending modified guidelines aim to protect customers from exorbitant interest rates and keep a check on unethical loan recovery practices. As per the new norms, all loan disbursals and repayments are to be executed only between the bank accounts of the borrowers and the regulated entities such as the banks and the NBFCs.

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SEBI reduces timeline to list debt securities issued on pvt placement basis

SEBI reduced the timeline for listing of debt securities issued on a private placement basis to three days.

Currently, the timeline is four days and the latest move would also expedite the availability of securities for trading by the investors.

The new guidelines would come into effect from January 1, 2023.

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India, South Korea sign arrangement regarding Economic Development Cooperation Fund loan

India and South Korea signed arrangement regarding Economic Development Cooperation Fund loan of 245 billion Korean won for establishment of Intelligent Transport System on Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway Project in Delhi. The objective of project is to enhance efficiency in traffic management through establishment of the Intelligent Traffic Management System.

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Protean and Fino Payments Bank tie-up to expand PAN card issuance services in India

Fino Payments Bank has tied up with Protean eGov Technologies (formerly NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited), a market leader in universal, citizen centric and population scale e-governance solutions, to expand PAN card issuance services in India, especially in rural areas.

The association makes Fino the first payments bank to act as PAN Service Agency (PSA) of Protean

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Tatas, Walt Disney to launch Tata Play IPO; becomes 1st firm to file confidential draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with SEBI

The direct-to-home platform, Tata Play (formerly Tata Sky), has become the first firm to file confidential papers with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for an initial public offering (IPO). It is Tata Group's first IPO since the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) listing in 2004.

SEBI introduced the concept of confidential filings in November 2022.

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Germany announces 1 billion euro funding for energy transition projects in India

Ahead of German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to India in December, Germany unveiled a proposal to provide 1 billion euros ( ₹8440 crore) for energy transition projects across the country under a bilateral partnership for green and sustainable development.

The funding, including 10% grants and 90% in the form of lines of credit.

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