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Current Affairs One - Liner : 15th November 2023

Published on November 15, 2023
  • National:
    • Rear Admiral CR Praveen Nair assumed command as the Fleet Commander of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet on November 10, 2023. This change of guard took place at a ceremonial naval parade held in the Naval Dockyard.
Current Affairs One - Liner : 15th November 2023
    • A new species of gecko has been discovered in Mizoram, India. The species has been named Cyrtodactylus vairengtensis, after the town in Mizoram where it was found. The common name suggested for the new species is Vairengte bent-toed gecko.
    • 2nd edition of the Global Media Congress started on 14th November 2023 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE. The Global Media Congress is a three-day event that aims to facilitate global business connections and brand reinvention in the new media landscape.
  • International:
    • The 77th Standing Committee meeting of CITES was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 6 to 10 November 2023. The meeting brought together members of the committee and other parties to the convention as well as observer organizations to review strategic, policy and species-specific matters affecting the implementation of the convention.
  • Banking:
    • The central government of India signed a USD 400 million policy-based loan with the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday, November 13, 2023. The loan is intended to support India’s urban reform agenda to create high-quality urban infrastructure, improve service delivery, and promote efficient governance systems.
    • The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has accepted the first Insurance Surety Bond as bid security for the NHAI Toll Operate Transfer (TOT) Bid for Monetization.The Insurance Surety Bond has been issued for the NHAI monetization bid of TOT bundle 14 @ 0.25% by the insurer without any margin money.
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed Bajaj Finance Limited to stop the sanction and disbursal of loans under two of its lending products – ‘eCOM’ and ‘Insta EMI Card’ with immediate effect.
  • Mous:
    • Russia has signed a deal with India to supply and co-produce Igla-S hand-held anti-aircraft missiles. The Igla-S is a man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) that can be operated by an individual or crew.
    • The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Odisha Government and Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel (AM/NS India) to establish a High-Performance Centre for Kho Kho was signed on November 9, 2023. The objective of this Mou is to establish a High-Performance Centre for Kho Kho.
  • Awards & Honors:
    • Virender Sehwag, Diana Edulji, and Aravinda de Silva have indeed been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2023.
  • Important Days:
    • Public Service Broadcasting Day is celebrated every year on November 12 to commemorate the first and only visit of Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947. This day is observed to honor Mahatma Gandhi’s historic visit and his use of radio to convey his message.
    • World Usability Day 2023 will be observed on November 9, 2023. The theme for the year 2023 is "Collaboration and Cooperation". The aim is to work together to create solutions, both globally and locally, and connect our work to the big problems of our world and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
    • World Pneumonia Day was observed on November 12, 2023. The theme for World Pneumonia Day 2023 was "Every Breath Counts: Stop Pneumonia in Its Track".
  • Appointments:
    • Federal Bank has indeed collaborated with India’s top-seeded shuttler, H.S. Prannoy. This partnership was announced on November 9, 2023. Prannoy, who is currently ranked eighth in the world and recently won a bronze medal in the men’s singles at the Asian Games, will represent Federal Bank in an exclusive collaboration.
  • Obituaries:
    • Subrata Roy, the founder of Sahara India Pariwar, passed away due to cardiorespiratory arrest at a private hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday after a prolonged illness at the age of 75 Years. Subrata Roy was an Indian businessman who founded Sahara India Pariwar in 1978.
    • Prithviraj Singh “Biki” Oberoi, the executive chairman of the third-largest hospitality chain in India, the Oberoi Group, passed away on 14th November 2023. Prithviraj Singh “Biki” Oberoi was a renowned Indian hotelier.
    • Bikanervala chairman Kedarnath Aggarwal passed away at the age of 86. Bikanervala is a renowned Indian restaurant chain that specializes in Indian sweets, snacks, and authentic Indian cuisine.

Questions:

Q.1 Who signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Odisha Government to establish a High-Performance Centre for Kho Kho?
a. Tata Steel
b. Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel (AM/NS India)
c. Reliance Industries
d. Adani Group
Q.2 When is the World Usability Day 2023 observed?
a. November 8, 2023
b. November 10, 2023
c. November 9, 2023
d. November 11, 2023
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