December 2023 Current Affairs [National and International]

Current affairs for the month of December 2023 are given below. The December 2023 current affairs has been categorised into both National and International level.

The National Current Affairs contains latest Indian news and events in the field of sports, politics, places, science, books, etc. for the month of November.

While International Current Affairs contains latest news and events from different parts of the world.

Let’s get started.

December 2023 Current Affairs – National

Name the former Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog who has been appointed the Chairman of the newly constituted 16th Finance CommissionDr Arvind Panagariya
Name the Indian poet who has been awarded the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for her book – Salt and Pepper: Selected Poems?Sukrita Paul Kumar
Which team won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 by defeating Rajasthan in the finals?Haryana
What is the name of a new subvariant of COVID-19 which has been detected in the state of Kerala?JN.1
Who has become the first woman to assume the role of chief of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?Nina Singh
What is the new name of the railway station “Ayodhya Junction” which is located in Uttar Pradesh?Ayodhya Dham
Whose appointment as the part-time Chairman of Kotak Mahindra Bank for a two-year term has been approved by the Reserve Bank of India?CS Rajan
In which State, the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Karbi Youth Festival 2024 will be organized on January 12-19, 2024?Assam
Name the latest stealth guided-missile destroyer which has recently been inducted into the Indian Navy?INS Imphal
Who won the women’s singles title at the National Badminton Championships 2023?Anmol Kharb
Which city will be developed as India’s first ‘AI City’?Lucknow 
Which Indian bowler is among the 26 Indian athletes who will be awarded the Arjuna Award for their extraordinary performances in the year 2023?Mohammed Shami
Who has emerged as India’s highest run-scorer in the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 cycle with 2101 runs in 57 innings of 35 test matches?Virat Kohli
Which airline has become the first Indian airline to carry 100 million passengers in a year?Indigo
The premium global smartphone brand TECNO has appointed which Bollywood actress as its brand ambassador?Deepika Padukone
Which IPL team bought Pat Cummins (Australia), who became the second most expensive player in IPL history?Sunrisers Hyderabad
Who is the most expensive player in IPL history?Mitchell Starc (Australia)
In which state has the Union Cabinet approved the construction of a 4.56 km long new bridge on river Ganga?Bihar
In which city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday inaugurated the world’s largest meditation centre – Swarved Mahamandir?Varanasi
Name the Indian chess prodigy who won the title of Chennai Grand Masters 2023?Dommaraju Gukesh
In which state will Khelo India Youth Games be organized from 19 to 31 January?Tamil Nadu
Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankar released a special India Postal Cover commemorating the birth centenary of late Justice Konda Madhav Reddy. He was the former Governor of which State?Maharashtra
On which day, National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of the great mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan?22 December
‘Bhoomi Rashi Portal’ is an initiative of which ministry?Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Who was recently elected the President of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)?Sanjay Singh
How many people will be honored with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2023?2
Name the badminton players who will be honored with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2023?Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty and Rankireddy Satwik Sai Raj
Which university located in Amritsar won the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy under National Sports Awards 2023?Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU)
Name the former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh who has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of the State Assembly?Raman Singh
Which bank has recently raised Rs 7,425 crore through infrastructure bond issue?HDFC Bank
Name the Indian who recently successfully climbed Antarctica’s highest peak ‘Mount Vinson’?Sheikh Hasan Khan
With whom has the Government of India signed a loan agreement for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Corridor?Asian Development Bank
Who won the 2023 FIH Player of the Year award?Hardik Singh
Who won the 2023 FIH Goalkeeper of the Year award?Savita Punia
BCCI has recently decided to retire the iconic number 7 jersey of which former cricketer?MS Dhoni
How many crore rupees have been allocated for PM Vishwakarma Yojana to support artisans and craftspeople?Rs. 13,000 crore
Which Hindi writer’s 2016 memoir, ‘Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein’, has been selected for the 33rd Vyas Samman, 2023?Pushpa Bharti
In which place is the International Gita Seminar and Gita Mahotsav being organized?Kurukshetra, Haryana
Which player has been appointed by Kolkata Knight Riders as their captain for the next season?Shreyas Iyer
Recently, India has started its first winter scientific expedition in which area?Arctic Region
Which actor has recently been honored with Italy’s prestigious civilian honour?Kabir Bedi
Which state won the most medals in the first Khelo India Para Games?Haryana
Who has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh?Vishnu Deo Sai
Who has become the first woman medical officer to be posted at the ‘operational post’ of Siachen Glacier?Captain Fatima Wasim
Name Gujarat’s most popular folk dance form which was included in the  UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity?Garba
Who has taken oath as the new Chief Minister of Rajasthan?Bhajanlal Sharma
Who is the title sponsor of the ‘Patna Pirates’ team of Pro Kabaddi League?Bihar Government
What is India’s rank in the Climate Change Performance Index 2023?7th
Who has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?Mohan Yadav
At what rate has RBI maintained the repo rate for the 5th consecutive time?6.5 per cent
Who has taken oath as the new Chief Minister of Mizoram?Lalduhoma
Which Union Minister has been given additional charge of the Agriculture Ministry by President Draupadi Murmu?Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda
Who has taken oath as the new Chief Minister of Telangana?Revanth Reddy
Who has taken charge as the Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India?Jithesh John
In which country will the Men’s Volleyball Club World Championship 2023 be organized?India
Who has recently become the third woman Grandmaster of India?Vaishali Rameshbabu
India has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organization. Where is its headquarters?London
Who has been appointed Director General of the Indian Council of Forestry Research Education?Kanchan Devi
On which day, Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year?4th December
Which team won the title of Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship by defeating defending champion Haryana?Punjab
In which State is the Hornbill Festival organized every year?Nagaland
Which will be the first airline to start flights from Noida International Airport?Indigo
What is the mascot of Khelo India Para Games 2023?Ujjwala
Which Hollywood actor has been honored with the ‘Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement’ Award?Michael Douglas
Which artificial intelligence based technology was introduced by the Indian Railways to prevent elephant accidents on railway tracks?Gajraj Suraksha
Name the Indian tennis players who have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame?Vijay Amritraj and Leander Paes

Also Read: November 2023 Current Affairs

December 2023 Current Affairs – International

The year 2024 has been declared by the United Nations Organisation (UNO) as the International Year of?Camelids
Name the Palestine activist and music conductor who have been awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2023?Ali Abu Awwad and Daniel Barenboim
Name the Argentinian footballer who has been chosen as the Athlete of the Year 2023 by Time magazine?Lionel Messi
Who became the second highest run scoring Australian batsman in international cricket?David Warner
Who has been elected as the Prime Minister of Poland?Donald Tusk
Which South-western African country has decided to withdraw from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) with effect from January 1, 2024?Angola 
Name the Regional Director of WHO South-East Asia who was recently awarded Bhutan’s prestigious National Order of Merit Gold Medal?Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh
Name the Australian spin bowler who has become the 8th bowler in the world to take 500 or more wickets in Test cricket?Nathan Lyon
On which day, International Human Solidarity Day is celebrated every year?20th December
Which British Indian composer has been included in the 2024 Booker Prize judging panel?Nitin Sawhney
Which country’s NGO has been honored with the ‘International Gender Equality Award’ 2023?Afghanistan
Who is the President of Egypt who has won the presidential election for the third time?Abdel Fatah al-Sisi
According to the report of IQAir, which city of Pakistan is at the top in the Global Pollution Ranking with poor air quality?Lahore
Which advanced AI model has been launched by Google’s parent company Alphabet in competition to Open AI’s Chat GPT?Gemini
Name the famous singer who has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2023?Taylor Swift
Which Indian-origin novelist was honored with Singapore’s highest art honour?Meera Chand
Who has been chosen as ‘CEO of the Year’ by Time Magazine?Sam Altman
Who is the founder of OpenAI?Sam Altman
Mount Marapi volcano which has recently erupted is located in which country?Indonesia
On which day World Soil Day is celebrated every year?5th December
The United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November until 12 December 2023 was referred to as?COP-28
Who has been sacked but soon re-appointed as the CEO of OpenAI?Sam Altman