• 21 December 2022
  • By GyanOk

Daily Current Affairs Notes for 21 December 2022

Jaipur Pink Panthers won 9th Pro Kabaddi League title

Pro Kabaddi League Season 9: Full List of Award Winners, Prize Money,  Records and Statistics - myKhel

Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 Final:

Jaipur Pink Panthers won the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 Final against a hard-fighting Puneri Paltan by a score of 33-29 to win their second PKL championship. After Patna, Jaipur Pink Panthers, the league’s first-ever winners, are currently only the second team to win multiple titles. The tournament was played across Bengaluru, Pune, and Hyderabad while the playoffs were played in Mumbai. Jaipur Pink Panthers team is currently led by Sunil Kumar Malik and coached by Sanjeev Baliyan. The team is owned by Abhishek Bachchan.

PKL Season 9: Award winners from the Final

  • Perfect Player of the Final: Sunil Kumar (Pink Panthers)
  • Game Changer of the Final: V Ajit Kumar (Pink Panthers)
  • Moment of the Final: Ankush Rathee (Pink Panthers)
  • Move of the Final: V Ajit Kumar (Pink Panthers)
  • Perfect Moment of the Final: Sunil Kumar (Pink Panthers)

PKL Season 9: Prize money

  • WINNERS: Jaipur Pink Panthers: Rs 3 crore
  • RUNNERS UP: Puneri Paltan: Rs 1.80 crore
  • Semi-Final Losers: Dabang Delhi KC & Bengaluru Bull: Rs 90 lakh
  • Eliminators Losers: UP Yoddhas & Tamil Thalaivas: Rs 45 lakh

PKL Season 9: Award Winners of the Season:

  • Most Valuable Player of the Season: Arjun Deshwal (Pink Panthers) Rs 20 lakh
  • Raider of the Season: Bharat (Bengaluru Bulls) Rs 15 lakh
  • Defender of the Season: Ankush (Pink Panthers) Rs 15 lakh
  • Young Player of the Season: Narender (Bengaluru Bulls) Rs 8 lakh

List of winners of Pro Kabaddi League till now:

Pro Kabaddi League Seasons Winner
Season 1 (2014) Jaipur Pink Panthers
Season 2 (2015) U Mumba
Season 3 (2016) Patna Pirates
Season 4 (2016) Patna Pirates
Season 5 (2017) Patna Pirates
Season 6 (2018) Bengaluru Bulls
Season 7 (2019) Bengal Warriors
Season 8 (2021-22) Dabang Delhi



FIFA World Cup Winners List from 1930-2022, Complete List and Hosts

FIFA World Cup Winners List (1930 - 2022)

FIFA World Cup Winners List: Introduction

The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious soccer tournament in the world and it is organised every four years. The final match of FIFA World Cup 2022 was played in Qatar today 18th December 2022. This was the 22nd Edition of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and Qatar is the hosting country. FIFA World Cup 2022 also called Qatar 2022 is among the sport’s greatest spectacles. It is an international association football tournament contested by the members of men's national teams of FIFA associations and the 22nd FIFA World Cup. Argentina defeated two-time champions France 4-2 on penalties in FIFA World Cup 2022 final tournament for the first time after 36 years and the third time overall.

FIFA World Cup Winners List from 1930 to 2022

The first FIFA World Cup was played between 13 teams and Uruguay won the first-ever FIFA World Cup in 1930. Uruguay defeated Argentina in the final match. Till now 22 FIFA world cups are organised from 1930 to 2022 and Brazil became the most successful team in FIFA World Cup history with 5 titles. The winner of the FIFA World Cup 2022 has decided after the final match which was played between Argentina vs France today 18th December 2022 at Lusail Stadium in Qatar and Argentina won the FIFA World Cup 2022 in a penalty shootout by 4-2. The year-wise FIFA World Cup Winners List from 1930 to 2022 is given below.

Year Winners                  Runners-up Host country
1930 Uruguay Argentina Uruguay
1934 Italy Czechia Italy
1938 Italy Hungary France
1950 Uruguay Brazil Brazil
1954 Germany Hungary Switzerland
1958 Brazil Sweden Sweden
1962 Brazil Czechia Chile
1966 England Germany England
1970 Brazil Italy Mexico
1974 Germany Netherlands West Germany
1978 Argentina Netherlands Argentina
1982 Italy Germany Spain
1986 Argentina Germany Mexico
1990 Germany Argentina Italy
1994 Brazil Italy United States
1998 France Brazil France
2002 Brazil Germany South Korea, Japan
2006 Italy France Germany
2010 Spain Netherlands South Africa
2014 Germany Argentina Brazil
2018 France Croatia Russia
2022 Argentina France Qatar

FIFA World Cup Previous Winners List

FIFA organizes the Football World Cup all across the globe. The senior male national teams of FIFA’s members compete in it. Since the 1930 inauguration of the FIFA competition, it has taken place every four years. Because of the Second World War, It was avoided in 1942 and 1946. The 2018 FIFA World Cup final was held in Russia, where France defeated Croatia to win the championship. The FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar in 2022. This page covers the champions and runners-up as well as all the FIFA World Cup hosts from 1991 to 2022.

FIFA Football World Cup Winners List (1930-2022)

Year Winner Runners-up Host country Total Teams Matches
1930 Uruguay Argentina Uruguay 13 16
1934 Italy Czechia Italy 16 17
1938 Italy Hungary France 15 18
1942 Not Held
1946 Not Held
1950 Uruguay Brazil Brazil 13 22
1954 Germany Hungary Switzerland 16 26
1958 Brazil Sweden Sweden 16 35
1962 Brazil Czechia Chile 16 32
1966 England Germany England 16 32
1970 Brazil Italy Mexico 16 32
1974 Germany Netherlands West Germany 16 38
1978 Argentina Netherlands Argentina 16 38
1982 Italy Germany Spain 24 52
1986 Argentina Germany Mexico 24 52
1990 Germany Argentina Italy 24 52
1994 Brazil Italy United States 24 52
1998 France Brazil France 32 64
2002 Brazil Germany South Korea, Japan 32 64
2006 Italy France Germany 32 64
2010 Spain Netherlands South Africa 32 64
2014 Germany Argentina Brazil 32 64
2018 France Croatia Russia 32 64
2022 Argentina France Qatar  32 64

Argentina won FIFA World Cup 2022

The winner of the FIFA World Cup 2022 has been decided today. Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties to win FIFA World Cup 2022 title. Kylian Mbappe from France was the top goal scorer in FIFA World Cup 2022, he scored 7 goals. France forward Kylian Mbappe became the first footballer to score a hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup final since the 1966 edition when England's Geoff Hurst netted a hat-trick against West Germany. Mbappe scored in the 80th, 81st and 118th minutes to net a hat-trick against Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. 

FIFA World Cup Winners List- Country-wise

 If we talk about the most successful or best football team in the FIFA World Cup, Brazil is the most successful soccer team so far. Brazil is the only country that won the FIFA football World Cup 5 times followed by Italy and Germany 4 times and Argentina 3 times. The FIFA World Cup has been won by just eight teams from its inception in 1930 to 2022. The 8 teams who got a place in the FIFA World Cup winners list namely Brazil, Italy, Germany, Uruguay, France, Argentina, England, and Spain. Let's have a look at the country-wise FIFA World Cup winners list from 1930 to 2022. 

FIFA World Cup Winners List (1930 to 2022)

FIFA World Cup 2022 Winner

The FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world and also it is the second world cup to be held in Asia after the 2002 tournament. This event has begun on 20 November 2022 and ended on 18 December 2022.  A total of 32 teams are participating in this tournament. The stage is set to witness the exhilarating performance of luminous stars. A fight between 32 teams to secure a place in the FIFA World Cup winners List through a total of 64 matches. The first semifinal match was played between Croatia and Argentina and Argentina won this match by 3-0. The second semi-final match was played between France and Morocco and France won this match by 2-0. The match for third place was played between Croatia and Morocc. Argentina won the Final Title defeated France by 4-2 in penalty shootout.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Winner- France

The last FIFA World Cup 2018 was won by France. This was the second FIFA World Cup for France, They won the final, defeating Croatia by 4-2 at Moscow’s Luznikhi Stadium in Russia. Luka Modric of Croatia received the Golden Ball as FIFA’s best player of the tournament, and Antoine Griezmann from France was voted the game’s MVP in FIFA World Cup 2018. With this, France became the 2nd time FIFA football world cup winner. The 2018 FIFA world cup was hosted by Russia. Kylian Mbappe from France won the FIFA World Cup 2018 Young Player of the tournament award

FIFA World Cup 2014 Winner- Germany

Germany won the FIFA World Cup 2014. The final match was played between Germany and Argentina. With this, Germany ended their World Cup drought of 24 years. Germany won the final match with a 1-0 win over Argentina in the final which went to extra time with Mario Goetze netting the all-important winner at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Paul Pogba won the FIFA World Cup 2014 Young Player of the tournament award. This was the 4th FIFA world cup title for Germany.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Winner- Spain 

FIFA World Cup 2010 was hosted by South Africa. Spain won the FIFA Football World Cup in 2010 and defeated the Netherlands by 1-0. This was the first FIFA football title for Spain and Netherlands missed their first FIFA world cup title. 

FIFA World Cup 2006 Winner- Italy

In FIFA World Cup 2006, Italy beat France 5-3 on penalties in the final in Berlin after the two sides were level at 1-1 at the end of 90-minute regulation time as well 30-minute extra time. FIFA World Cup 2006 was held in Germany. The final will be remembered for the infamous Zinedine Zidane's head-butt on Matteo Materazzi which resulted in the French star being given the marching orders. It was Italy's fourth overall. 

FIFA World Cup 1930 Winner- Uruguay

Uruguay won the inaugural edition of the FIFA football world cup, defeating Argentina 4–2 in front of a crowd of 68,346 crowds. Uruguay was the host country in this world cup. All the matches were played in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo the majority at the Estadio Centenario. 

















Digital India Awards 2022: India’s Smart Cities Mission wins Platinum Icon

Digital India Awards 2022: India's Smart Cities Mission wins Platinum Icon_40.1

Digital India Awards 2022:

Under Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has won the Platinum Icon in the Digital India Awards 2022 for their initiative “DataSmart Cities: Empowering Cities through Data”. The award was announced under the ‘Data Sharing and Use for Socio-Economic Development’ category. The DataSmart Cities Initiative is a key step in creating a robust data ecosystem that enables evidence-based decision-making in cities.

What is DataSmart Cities Initiative?

  • The DataSmart Cities Initiative is a key step in creating a robust data ecosystem that enables evidence-based decision-making in cities. It aims to harness the power of data for better governance in India’s 100 Smart Cities.
  • Digital India Awards presents an opportunity to bring to the fore digital initiatives being adopted to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It is a prestigious National competition that seeks to encourage and honour innovative digital solutions by government entities in realising the Digital India vision.
  • The program has institutionalised a Data Ecosystem in cities through 100 City Data Offices and more than 50 Data Policies.
  • The Smart Cities Open Data Portal has transformed from zero to all 100 Smart Cities now publishing open datasets and contributing to data blogs and visualizations, leading to 1.2+ lakh downloads and 6 lakh views.
  • This initiative has led to generation of more than 180 innovative, scalable, and replicable use cases in collaboration with various stakeholders that are being utilized by cities for better functioning and citizen engagement vis.

About the Digital India Awards:

The Digital India awards instituted in 2009 are one of a kind in India for honouring the efforts of different Government entities in the digital realm. These are conducted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY). The seventh edition of Digital India Awards (DIA) is being held in 2022.

Digital India Awards (DIA) presents an opportunity to bring to the fore digital initiatives being adopted to transform India into a digitally empowered society & knowledge economy. These awards are instituted under the aegis of National Portal of India to encourage and honour innovative digital solutions by government entities at all levels. DIA 2022 aims to inspire and motivate not only government entities but also start-ups in fulfilling the Digital India vision.


Hawaii’s Last Princess, Abigail Kawānanakoa passes away

Princess Abigail Kawānanakoa, Hawaii's Last Princess, Has Died at 96 |  Vanity Fair

Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa, a Hawaiian princess whose lineage included the royal family that once ruled the islands and an Irish businessman who became one of Hawaii’s largest landowners, passed away at the age of 96 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born on 23rd April 1926 in Honolulu, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii.

Her great­grandfather, James Campbell, an Irish businessman who owned a sugar plantation, was the source of her enormous wealth, which was kept in trust and is estimated to be worth USD 215 million (175 million in a pound). Iolani Palace, the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is the only royal residence in the United States of America. She was a symbol of Hawaiian national identity that endured after the kingdom was overthrown by American businessmen in 1893.