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Publish Date: 16 Dec, 2022 |
Current Affairs December 2022: Read below the most important current affairs for 16 December 2022. Current affairs for all competitive exams, see here.

Ladakh’s Hanle becomes India’s first Dark Sky Reserve

Hanle in Ladakh has been formally designated as India's first dark sky reserve, and its 1,073 sq km will be called as the Hanle Dark Sky Reserve by the administration of the Union Territory of Ladakh (HDSR). The UT Wildlife Department made a gazette notification on December 5 designating this region, which includes a collection of six hamlets in the Hanle revenue range. These settlements, which are situated near the Indian Astronomical Observatory owned by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, include Bhok, Khuldo, Shado, Punguk, Naga, and the Tibetan Refugee habitations. They are all located within the Changthan Wildlife Sanctuary (IIA). 

Understanding the fusion energy breakthrough announced by the U.S. 

On December 13, American government authorities made a big deal out of a federal facility reaching a critical milestone in nuclear fusion research. The feat puts us on the path to “zero-carbon abundant fusion energy powering our society”, energy secretary Jennifer Granholm said. 

J&K to have Unique Alpha-Numeric ID 

The Jammu and Kashmir Administration intends to compile an accurate database of all families in the Union Territory, each of which will have a distinct Alpha-Numeric Code, with the aim of making it simple to choose those who are qualified to receive benefits from various social welfare programmes. Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha and Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar recently unveiled the government's plan to create an accurate, verified, and trustworthy database of all families in the Union territory at the recent national conference on e-governance in Katra in Reasi district.

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