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Daily UPSC Current Affairs Bits – 13 December 2022

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Lisu Wren Babbler


What is the News?

  • Birdwatchers have discovered a new species of Wren Babblers in remote northeastern Arunachal Pradesh. They have named this Songbird as Lisu wren babbler after the Lisu community of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • They found this new bird species when they were trekking the peak in Arunachal Pradesh in search of the rare Grey-bellied Wren Babbler.

Know about Lisu tribe

  • Lisu tribe also called ‘Yobin’ in India.
  • They live in the most eastern corner of the country in Shidi Valley and Nibodi village of Arunachal Pradesh surrounded by Namdapha National Park.
  • Earlier, the tribe used to live in neighbouring countries such as Myanmar and China.

What is a Songbird?

  • Songbirds are alike in having the vocal organ highly developed, though not all use it to melodious effect.
  • Songbird, also called passerine.
  • Most cage birds belong to this group.

What is Grey billed Wren Babblers?

  • The Grey-bellied wren-babbler (Spelaeornis reptatus) is a bird species in the family Timaliidae.
  • It is found in China (Yunnan), India (Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar, and Thailand.
  • Its natural habitat is a subtropical moist montane forest.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern.


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Kochi-Muziris Biennale


Why in news?

  • fifth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale opens on December 12, it will have on display the works of over 90 artists from across the globe in varied media.

Know about the history of Kochi-Muziris Biennale

  • Kochi-Muziris Biennale was founded in 2011 by Kerala-born, Mumbai-based artists Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu to introduce contemporary, global visual art theory and practice to India.
  • Kochi-Muziris Biennale is India’s first ever biennial of international contemporary art and its story is unique to India’s current reality—its political, social and artistic landscape.
  • A biennial had never gotten past the conceptual stage in India before. 

What are art biennales?

  • Biennales are international large-scale showcase of art that takes place every two years at a particular site, biennales are usually non-commercial enterprises – unlike art fairs – that centre around a curatorial theme.


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Al Hilm


What is the News?

  • Adidas has unveiled Al Hilm, the ball that will be used for the semi-finals and final of the FIFA World Cup 2022
  • Al Hilm will replace Al Rihla, which had been used as the official match ball until the quarterfinals.

What does the word Al Hilm denote?

The new ball for FIFA World Cup 2022 named ”Al Hilm” translates to ”The Dream” in English, is of the same make and technology barring the outside appearances which uses colors of the Qatari flag.

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Will the new ball for FIFA World Cup 2022 affect Fair Play?

  • Adidas, the ball manufacturer have used the same ‘Connected Ball’ technology by combining the ball data captured by IMU sensors within the ball and applying artificial intelligence, the new technology supports the semi-automated offside system, especially by providing the exact moment the ball is played in tight offside situations.


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Indo-Greek Conference


What is in the news?

  • To explore the vibrant history of Indo-Hellenic culture and linkages, Greece is organising the International Indo-Greek Conference in New Delhi from today, December 12.
  • The five-day conference on ’Greek World and India: History, Culture and Trade from the Hellenistic period to Modern Times’ will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

India & Greece 

  • Throughout the history of humanity, Hindu and Greek Mythology are the most renowned for the Gods and Goddesses it has blessed the world with.
  • These are the exceptional cultures which have sustained the test of time and remain unrivaled throughout the earth.
  • Many scholars and researchers find it contemporary significant.
  • The presence of abundant literary and archaeological artifacts have led to the establishment of Indo-Hellenic discussions.

What does the Indo-Greek Conference Aims?

  • The Indo-Greek conference aims to build dialogue and understanding between the Greek world and India from the period when the culture was at its peak and until the modern times.
  • The conference will mainly focus on history and linkages, art and archeology, science and philosophy, trade and economics, Hellenistic India – Greek Kings of India, Greeks in Indian Literature, Indians in Greek Literature (Ancient, Byzantine, and Post-Byzantine).
  • The five-day event will also include a digital exhibition of rare Byzantine manuscripts, including numerous miniatures depicting the life of Alexander.


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