• 03 December 2022
  • By GyanOk

Daily Current Affairs Notes for 03 December 2022

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022: 3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a United Nations day observed every year on 3 December.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted in 2006. The General Assembly of the United Nations declared the decade of the United Nations from 1983 to 1992 for him. So that it can provide a target for government and organizations to implement disciplined activities in the world program. After this, every year from 1992, December 3 was celebrated as International Handicapped (Divyang) Day.

  • The day is about promoting the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities at all levels of society and development, and raising awareness of the status of persons with disabilities in all aspects of political, social, economic and cultural life. The goals fall under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

When is World Disabled Day celebrated?

  • International Day of Disabled Persons is observed annually on 3 December. On the initiative of the United Nations, the celebration of World Disabled Day or International Day of Persons with Disabilities was started from the year 1992, after which World Disabled Day is celebrated every year on 3 December. Various programs are organized on this occasion with specific themes. The decade from 1983 to 1992 was declared by the United Nations as the United Nations Decade for Persons with Disabilities.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022: Theme

The theme of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, this year, is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world“. The 2022 celebration will focus on the need for innovative solutions to help create an inclusive developmental model to aid people with disabilities.

  • संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासचिव:  एंटोनियो गुटेरेस;
  • संयुक्त राष्ट्र मुख्यालय:  न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका;
  • संयुक्त राष्ट्र की स्थापना:  24 अक्टूबर 1945।

Vijay Hazare Trophy Final: Saurashtra beat Maharashtra by 5 wickets


India assumes the Presidency of the UNSC for December month 2022


India has assumed the Presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of December. It is the second time in its two-year tenure as an elected member of the UN Security Council that India has assumed the Presidency of the Council. India had earlier assumed the Presidency of the UNSC in August 2021.

  • Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj said, during India’s December Presidency of the UN Security Council, two high-level signature events will take place on 14th and 15th December on ‘Reformed Multilateralism and Counter-Terrorism and it will be chaired by External Affairs Minister. She said, a bust of Mahatma Gandhi will be inaugurated at the United Nations during India’s Presidency of the UN Security Council and it will be unveiled by External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres.

About the United Nations Security Council:

  • The United Nations Security Council is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with ensuring international peace and security, recommending the admission of new UN members to the General Assembly, and approving any changes to the UN Charter.
  • The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter of the United Nations, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
  • The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

Election commission set up a polling booth for a single voter in Gujarat

A polling booth located in a remote forest area of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat recorded 100 per cent voting after its lone voter cast his vote in the first phase of the state Assembly elections. The area is part of Una Assembly constituency, which went to polls along with 88 other seats in the state. The Election Commission (EC) had set up a polling booth at Banej village located inside Gir forest so that the only voter there can exercise his franchise.

  • Mahant Haridasji Udasin, who is the only voter there, reached the polling station in the initial hours of voting. The EC sets up a polling booth during every Assembly or general election. Even in the past, polling booths used to be set up during every Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, and Bharatdas Bapu, who was the priest prior to him, used to vote. He was the only voter till 2002. Udasin, who succeeded Bharatdas Bapu, said he makes it a point to never miss voting.

Notably: The election to elect the 15th Legislative Assembly of Gujarat is being held on 1st and 5th of December 2022 and the counting will be done on 8 December 2022.The term of the  current and 14th Legislative Assembly will end on 18 February 2023.

DigiYatra facilities starts at the Delhi, Varanasi and Bangalore airport

The Central government on December 1 launched its facial recognition system DigiYatra at Delhi, Bangalore and Varanasi airports, which will allow domestic passengers to seamlessly travel without an identification card. The Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia launched the service at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. The service will enable passengers to travel paperless through biometric facial recognition technology (FRT).

  • To use this facility, one-time registration on the DigiYatra app is required using Aadhar-based validation and a self-image capture. At the airport, passengers will have to scan their bar coded boarding pass, which they can download on their phone and the facial recognition system installed at the e-gate will validate their identity and travel documents. Passengers can then enter the airport through the e-gate.

What is DigiYatra?

  • DigiYatra is based on facial recognition technology and will make the boarding process faster and seamless. Passengers will have to register on the DigiYatra app through their respective Aadhaar cards to avail the service. The initiative will automate the entry and verification of passengers at all airports checkpoints and will use facial features to establish a traveller’s identity and link it to their respective boarding passes. This will result in shorter wait times in lines, quicker processing times, and simpler procedures for the passengers.