Current Affairs November 2023

 November 2023

Monthly Current Affairs 

Current Affairs November 2023

On this page, we have arranged the most important objective current affairs in November 2023. As well as reading General Studies, you must stay updated with the latest important news and Current Affairs. 
These Objectives and One-liners Current affairs on November  2023 will benefit your upcoming exams in 2023 and 2024.
So carefully go through the Most Important Current Affairs in November 2023.
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1. Nicaragua’s She ynnis Palcios, a 23-year-old TV host and model, achieved a significant milestone by being crowned Miss Universe 2023. The 72nd Miss Universe event concluded with a grand ceremony at the Jose Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, EI Slvador on 18th November 2023. 

2. ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Australia has lift the world cup trophy by defeating India with a convincing 6-wicket margin. Australia reached the target in 42.5 overs with six wickets in hand. Australia faced an early setback in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final when David Warner (7) fell to Mohammed Shami, and later, Jaspirt Bumrah dismissed Mitchell Marsh (15) and Steven Smith (4). At 47 for 3, the team was in a precarious position.  
Awards and Honours in 2023. 

3. Ektaa Kapoor Receives Prestigious Directorate Award.

4.  Emmy Awards 2023 Winners in Key Categories:

I). Best Drama Series: “The Empress”

II). Best Actress: Karla Souza in “La Caida” (Dive)

III). Best Actor: Martin Freeman in “The Responder”

IV). Best TV Movie/Mini-Series: “La Caida” (Dive)

V). Best Non-Scripted Entertainment: “A Ponte – The Bridge Brasil”

VI). Best Short-Form Series: “Des Gens Bien Ordinaires” (A Very Ordinary World)

VII). Best Live-Action – For Kids: “Heartbreak High”

VIII). Best Factual And Entertainment For Kids: “Built To Survive”

IX). Best Documentary: “Mariupol: The People’s Story”

X). Best Sports Documentary: “Harley and Katya”

XI). Best Arts Programming: “Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On”

XII). Best Telenovela: “Yargi” (Family Secrets)

XIII). Best Animation for Kids: “The Smeds and The Smoos”.

5. On a festive occasion at Gyandham School in Vapi, Gujarat, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, inaugurated 12 Goods and Services Tax (GST) Seva Kendras, showcasing the government’s commitment to enhancing the Ease of Doing Business in the country. Additionally, she recognized and rewarded the participants of the “Mera Bill Mera Adhikaar ” (MBMA) scheme, which promotes the culture of generating bills during sales and purchase transactions. 

6. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education thinktank renowned for compiling university rankings, revealed the QS Asia University Rankings 2024. This e agerly anticipated release sheds light on the academic prowess of institutions across the continent. 
Notable Indian institutions featured prominently include IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, and the University of Delhi, all positioned within the top 100. 

7. In a recent announcement, UNESCO welcomed 55 ne w cities into its Creative Cities Network (UCCN), which focuses on promoting creativity as a strategic factor in urban development. Notably, two Indian cities, Kozhikode and Gwalior, made their mark by joining this esteemed network. 

8. The Indian government is working on a comprehensive national vision plan, known as ‘Vision India@2047’, aimed at transforming the country into a developed nation by 2047. The plan is designed to prevent India from falling into the middleincome trap and focuses on various aspects of economic and social development.

9. Lionel Messi and Aitana Bonmati have been honored as the 2023 Ballon d’Or recipients. Messi secures his eighth Ballon d’Or, setting a new record, thanks to his pivotal role in leading Argentina to their first World Cup victory since 1986. This remarkable achievement places Messi three Ballons d’Or ahead of his rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who last won the award in 2017. Messi has now been a top-three finalist for this prestigious accolade a total of 14 times, with five instances as the runnerup.  

10. 1st November is recognized as the formation day of seven Indian st ates and 2 Union Territories. This special day marks the historical moment when Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, along with the Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry, came into existence. In this article, we will delve into the significance of this day and the unique histories of these regions.  

11. HCL Tech founder Shiv Nadar and his family have retained the top spot on the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2023. For the fiscal year 2022-23, they made a substantial donation of Rs 2,042 crore, marking the fifth consecutive year that Nadar, aged 78, has claimed this distinguished rank.

Leading Philanthropists:

Rank - Name - Donation (in Crores)
I) - Shiv Nadar and Family - Rs 2,042
II)- Azim Premji and Family - Rs 1,774
III) - Mukesh Ambani and Family - Rs 376
IV) - Nikhil Kamath - Rs 110
V) - Gautam Adani and Family - Rs 285
10. Virender Sehwag, renowned as one of the most destructive batters of the modern era, has rightfully earned his place in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. His staggering records across formats showcase his unparalleled prowess with the bat.

12. Aravinda de Silva, a key figure in Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup triumph, has rightfully earned his place in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

13. Uttarakhand’s Unique Products Gets Geographical Indication Tags, November 2023.
I) Berinag Tea: Himalayan Elegance in Every Sip.
II) Bichhu Buti Fabrics: Sustainable Fashion from Himalayan Nettles
III) Uttarakhand Mandua: A Staple Delight
IV) Jhangora: The Himalayan Millet Marvel
V) Gahat: Medicinal Pulse of Uttarakhand
VI) Uttarakhand Lal Chawal: Organically Grown Gem.

14. The 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa ended on November 28 with an award ceremony. The nine-day festival concluded at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Panaji, Goa. For the prestigious Golden Peacock, a total of 15 films comprising 12 international and 3 Indian films competed. ‘Endless Borders’ took home the award. Iranian actor Pouria Rahimi Sam bagged the Best Actor award for his role in ‘Endless Borders’. ‘Kan tara’ scripted history as it became the first Kannada film to win an award at IFFI. Kannada actor and filmmaker Rishab Shetty was honoured with the Special Jury Award for his pan-Indian blockbuster film. 
Here’s the full list of the winners of IFFI 2023
● Golden Peacock Best Film: ‘Endless Borders’
● Best Actor-Male: Pouria Rahimi Sam for ‘Endless Borders’
● Best Actor (Female): Melanie Thierry for ‘Party of Fools’
● Best Director: Stephan Komandarev for ‘Blaga’s Lessons’
● Special Jury Award: Rishab Shetty For ‘Kantara’
● Best Debutant Director: Reger Azad Kaya for his SyrianArab Republic film ‘When the Seedlings Grow’
● Best Web Series: ‘Panchayat Season 2’
● Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Douglas

15. Angkor Wat, located in the heart of Cambodia, has recently earned the prestigious title of the 8th wonder of the world, surpassing Italy’s Pompeii. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only the largest religious structure in the world but also a testament to architectural brilliance and cultural significance. 
16. Angkor Wat is an expansive temple complex that spans approximately 500 acres and serves as the largest religious monument in the world. Originally constructed in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, the temple was dedicated to the Hindu deity Vishnu. Over time, it transformed into a major Buddhist te mple, reflecting the transition from Hinduism to Buddhism. The site is renowned for its statue of eight-armed Vishnu, revered as a protecting deity by the locals. 

17. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has conducted a review of bulk deposit limits for financial institutions, specifically focusing on Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). As a result, the bulk deposit limit for RRBs has been significantly increased from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 1 crore. This adjustment carries significant implications for the operational fr amework of RRBs and aims to create a more equitable banking landscape

18. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently unveiled its latest economic projections, revealing that global growth is expected to remain at 3 percent in 2023 and further decline to 2.9 percent in 2024, marking one of the lowest growth rates in decades. In its “Navigating Global Divergences” report for October 2023, the IMF outlines the key factors contributing to this subdued outlook and highlights the significant challenges the global economy faces. 

▪️Business Current Affairs, November 2023

19. Tata Motors has secured a significant ₹766 crore arbitration award from the West Bengal Industrial Development Corp. Ltd (WBIDC), concluding a prolonged dispute stemming from the closure of its Singur plant in 2008. This plant was intended for manufacturing the Nano, the world’s most affordable car. 

20. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Bhaane , a leading contemporary clothing brand, have joined forces in a groundbreaking multi-year partnership to introduce This online store caters to the burgeoning demand for official NBA merchandise in India, featuring an extensive array of items including jerseys, apparel, headwear, footwear, basketballs, and accessories from renowned brands like Nike, New Era, Mitchell & Ness, Wilson, and NBA Fanwear by Suditi. 

21. The Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has announced a groundbreaking target for its 14 member airlines, including newly inducted Air India, to achieved 5% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) usage by 2030. This move aims to address the aviation industry’s carbon emissions challenges, signaling a significant de mand for sustainable fuel production. 

22. In a groundbreaking move, Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), the country’s leading gas firm, has successfully executed the world’s first ship-to-ship liquefied natural gas (L NG) transfer. This innovative approach aims to reduce shipping costs and cut emissions significantly, marking a pivotal moment for GAIL as it explores unconventional methods to enhance its business operations. 

23. Svatantra Microfin Private Limited, founded by Ananya Birla, is set to acquire Chaitanya India Fin Credit Private Limited, a subsidiary of Sachin Bansal’s Navi Group, in a significant deal valued at Rs 1,479 crore. The transaction is anticipated to be finalized by the end of 2023.

24. Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway has made headlines by completely divesting its 2.46% stake in One 97 Communications, the parent company of Paytm. The move resulted in a significant loss of about Rs 507 crore for the legendary investor. 

25. The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released a report, highlighting the critical need for a substantial decline in global demand for oil and gas to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. 

▪️International Current Affairs, November 2023

26. Norway has embarked on a significant initiative to support India’s ‘Hunger Project‘ in Uttarakhand. This project aims to empower women leaders, enhance food security, and protect the environment, particularly in the ecologically sensitive region of Uttarakhand. With a budget of ₹44.7 million and a three-year duration until September 2026, this endeavor holds great promise for the marginalized households in the state. 

27.  In a significant event of remembrance and gratitude, a memorial dedicated to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 is nearly completion in Ashunganj, Bangladesh. This monument serves as a symbol of solidarity and shared history between the two nations. 

28. A recent visit by a Chinese communist party delegation to the Solomon Islands has highlighted the growing cooperation between the two nations and its significance for their people. The delegation, led by Guo Yezhou, the deputy head of the international department under China's Communist Party central committee, engaged in high-level meetings with Solomon Islands' leadership during their visit. 
29. Thailand is taking steps to revitalize its tourism industry by allowing visa free entries for the citizens of India and Taiwan. This move comes as the high season approaches and is part of a broader strategy to attract more visitors to the country. Thailand had previously visa requirements for Chinese tourists, a signific ant source of visitors before the pandemic. 

30. Chile has recently become the 95th member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), a significant development in the global effort to promote solar energy. During a meeting in New Delhi, Ambassador Juan Angulo of Chile handed over the Instrument of ISA ratification to Abhishek Singh, Joint Secretary (Economic Diplomacy) in the Ministry of External Affairs, reinforcing the country’s commitment to solar energy cooperation. 

31. The Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers’ meetings held this week have taken center stage in addressing the IsraelHamas conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the importance of member countries speaking with “one clear voice” in response to these critical issues. 

32. The highest active volcano in Eurasia, Klyuchevskaya Sopka, recently erupted on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, spewing a significant amount of ash into the air. This eruption marked the third time it erupted in the year 2023. While no injuries were reported, authorities took precautionary measures by closing schools in two nearby towns. 

33. The conflict in the eastern province of North Kivu, DRC, between M23 rebels and government-backed militias has worsened since October. This conflict is causing massive displacement, and the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation

34. IIT Madras has become the first Indian Institute of Technology to establish an international campus on the picturesque Zanzibar Island in East Africa. Inaugurated by the President of Zanzibar, Hussein Ali Mwinyi, this historic initiative signifies a brighter educational future, facilitated by a memorandum of understanding between India and Tanzania, ushering in a new era of global education and cooperation. 

35. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck recently arrived in India on a highly anticipated trip, receiving a red carpet welcome. The visit holds significant importance as it coincides with renewed efforts by Bhutan and China to resolve their longstanding border dispute. New Delhi is closely monitoring these negotiations due to potential implications for India's security interests, particularly in the Doklam tri-junction.
36. China, the world’s second-largest economy, encountered a setback as it slipped back into deflation in October, posing a challenge for officials working to stimulate de mand. This development comes on the heels of optimistic figures earlier in the week, indicating a surge in imports that fueled hopes of a revival in consumer activity. The National Bureau of Statistics reported a 0.2 percent year-on-year decline in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), marking a return to deflation. The CPI had shown marginal improvement in September and August following a 0.3 percent drop in July. 

37. Russia has formally withdrawn from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), citing NATO’s expansion as a barrier to cooperation. The move follows Russia’s recent revocation of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. 

38. The Northeast Bay of Bengal is currently under the influence of a cyclonic storm named “Midhili,” causing widespread concern and disruptions in the region. Government authorities in several northeastern states have issued alerts following substantial rainfall, and the impact of the storm has been felt across various areas, affecting not only daily life but also cultural events. 

39. China, in a strategic move, is ac tively pursuing the extension of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) to Sri Lanka. This development signals China’s intent to enhance its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) influence in South Asia. 

40. Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to participate in a virtual G20 leaders meeting on November 22, as reported by Russian state television. This follows his absence from the in-person summit in India in September. Notably, Putin has refrained from attending such meetings in person since the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The upcoming virtual meeting aims to build on the outcomes of the September session, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasizing its significance. 

41. Israel and Hamas have reached a significant diplomatic breakthrough in their ongoing conflict. The deal, announced involves the release of at least 50 hostages and numerous Palestinian prisoners. The agreement also includes a four-day truce for besieged Gaza residents after weeks of intense warfare.

▪️ Monthly Capsule - National Current Affairs, November 2023

42. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and launch various developmental projects in Gujarat’s Mehsana district, valued at ₹5,950 crore. The two-day visit includes paying homage to India’s first deputy prime minister, Sardar Patel, at the Statue of Unity in Ektanagar. 

43. President Droupadi Murmu, upon her arrival in Leh for her first two-day visit to Ladakh, participated in the 5th Union Territory Foundation Day ceremony held at Sindu Sanskriti Kendra. During this event, she underscored the historical significance of the day, as in 2019, Ladakh was designated as a Union Territory. She expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to visit Ladakh and partake in the festivities marking this momentous day. 

44. The participation of women in India’s workforce has seen a significant increase, reaching 37 per cent during the 2022- 23 fiscal year, according to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. This remarkable upsurge, compared to the 23 per cent recorded in 2017-18, reflects the impact of the government’s focused efforts to e mpower women in the workplace. 

45. During the 21st edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, outlined India's core strengths, growth potential, and key initiatives in the semiconductor and technology sectors. He also expressed his expectation that the global semiconductor market will double in the next 6-7 years, surpassing a trillion dollars in value.

46. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugrate World Food India 2023, a celebration of India’s culinary heritage and its global food potential. This second edition unites culture, cuisine, and commerce, providing a platform for discussions, partnerships, and agri-food sector investments. The event will commence in Bharat Mandapam at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do the honors. 
47. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has developed an in-house software named ‘ENCORE,’ which stands for Enabling Communications on Real-time Environment. ENCORE is a comprehensive software suite designed for efficient candidate and election management, offering a range of features for smooth operations during theelectoral process. 

48. Shri Rajnath Singh, inaugurated the three-day ‘India Manufacturing Show‘ in Bengaluru, Karnataka. This is the sixth edition of the show. Organized jointly by L aghu Udhyog Bharti & IMS Foundation and supported by the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, this event carries the central theme of ‘Make in India, Make for the World.’ The event not only serves as a platform for showcasing cutting-edge technologies and innovations but also emphasizes the significance of smallscale industries in India’s economic landscape. 

49. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde , along with other dignitaries, inaugurated a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on November 7. The statue, a symbol of cultural pride, was installed at the 41 National Rifle (Maratha LI) camp, which is located in close proximity to the Line of Control (LoC) separating India and Pakist an. 

50. The winter session of the Indian Parliament is set to convene from December 4 to December 22, as announced by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi on November 9. This session will be marked by significant legislative discussions and other important topics. 
51. Nitin Gadkari virtually marked the inauguration of ‘Classic Imperial,’ a luxury cruise vessel, in Kochi. This event was a significant milestone in the efforts to promote cruise tourism in the region. The Union Minister commended the commissioning of the vessel, emphasizing the display of professional excellence and entrepreneurial skills. 

52. India’s 18 largest states are poised to witness a significant surge in capital expenditure for the fiscal year 2023-24, as per a recent report by Crisil. The report projects an 18-20% increase in spending compared to the previous year, attributing this growth to factors such as robust goods and services tax collections, stable central government devolution, and the allocation of interest-free loans totaling `1.3 lakh crore to states.

▪️Monthly Capsule - Miscellaneous Current Affairs 2023

53. Which port the flagship of APSEZ, has set another record by handling 16.1 MMT of cargo in October, the highest-ever volume by any port in India.__________ Mundra Port

54. In Chess, Who defeated Mongolia’s Batkhuyag Munguntuul to win FIDE Women’s Grand Swiss 2023 at the Isle of Man in UK. ______________R Vaishali

55. Australian Women's captain has announced her retirement from international cricket.______________-Meg Lanning.

56. West Indies mystery spinner announced his retirement from international cricket._____________Sunil Narine

57. The RBI is expected to start cutting the policy repo rate in early ___________2024.

58. As per Reserve Bank of India, India's Forex reserves surged by 4.672 billion US Dollars to ____________590.783 billion US Dollars

59. Which bank received approval from the Reserve Bank of India for making Securities a wholly-owned subsidiary.________________ ICICI Bank

60. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has inaugurated the world’s largest single-site solar power plant, the 2-gigawatt (GW) Al Dhafra Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Independent Power Project (IPP).

61. Telangana has unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed temple, a groundbreaking structure situated in Burugupally, Siddipet district.

62. Guru Tegh Bahadur Singh, the 9th Guru of the Sikhs, martyrdom day is commemorated on November 24. He was Born on 21st April 1621, in Amritsar to Mata Nanaki and Guru Hargobind.

63.The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently unveiled its 11th edition of the BBC 100 Women list for 2023, featuring inspiring and influential women from various fields around the world.

64. BBC 100 Women 2023 includes four Indian women viz. Actress Dia Mirza, Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, Photographer Arati Kumar­Rao, and Tibetan Buddhist nun Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

65. The Afghanistan embassy in New Delhi has officially announced its permanent closure, citing persistent challenges from the Indian government as the primary reason.

66. Important Day and Dates with themes in November 2023 :
  • November 8 - World Radiography Day
  • November 10 - World Science Day for Peace and Development | Theme: “Building Trust in Science.”
  • November 14th - ● Children’s Day in India | Theme: For every child, every right’, 
  • ● World Diabetes Day | Theme: Access to Diabetes Care 
  • 16th November - ● World Philosophy Day 2023, ● International Day for Tolerance | Theme: “Tolerance: A Path to Peace and Reconciliation,”, ● National Press Day
  • 19th November - International Men’s Day | Theme: “Zero Male Suicide,”
  • November 20 - World Children’s Day
  • November 21 - World Television Day
  • November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women | Theme: “UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls.”

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