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“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Daily Current Affairs, News Headlines 23.11.2023

National News

  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that India’s exports to the Nordic region have increased significantly up to 39 percent from 2018-19 to 2022-23.
  • Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, Government of India, visited Passport Seva Kendra at Manan Kendra, Gangtok on Wednesday.
  • The rescue operation to safely evacuate 41 workers trapped in collapsed Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand is likely to be completed by night on Wednesday.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that concerns of the Global South will have to be given top priority in the 21st Century.
  • Union Minister of State for Education and External Affairs Dr.Rajkumar Ranjan Singh visited the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Ravangla, Namchi south Sikkim on Wednesday.
  • Two Indian Army captains and a jawan attained martyrdom while a jawan was injured during an encounter between security forces and terrorists in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory on Wednesday.
  • India has resumed e-visa services for Canadian nationals. New Delhi had suspended visa services in Canada last September amid diplomatic row with the country.
  • The Indian Mission to ASEAN, along with the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, is hosting the ASEAN-India Millet Festival in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta from November 22 to 26, 2023, as part of the ‘International Year of Millets 2023’.
  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Wednesday said that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will undertake a safety audit of all 29 under-construction tunnels across the country.
  • The Ministry of Rural Development will organize a conference to review the progress of land governance in North Eastern States on 24th November in New Delhi.
  • Khadi and handmade local products are winning the hearts of Delhiites at the ongoing India International Trade Fair 2023 at Pragati Maidan in the national capital.
  • A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Amazon Seller Services Private Limited (Amazon) in New Delhi.
  • The Central Council for Research in Ayurveda Sciences (CCRAS) under the Ministry of Ayush on Wednesday launched the Ayurveda Gyan Naipunya Initiative (AGNI) for physicians practicing in the field of Ayurveda in New Delhi.
  • Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday said that the government is taking several initiatives to empower the tribal community through holistic development and cultural preservation.
  • National Investigation Agency, NIA on Wednesday raided multiple locations across Punjab and Haryana as part of its continuing investigations into the attacks on the Consulate General of India at San Francisco in the US.
  • Karmayogi Prarambh, an online orientation programme under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has marked its one-year anniversary on Wednesday.
  • Padma Shri, Khel Ratna Arjuna Awardee Dr. Deepa Malik visited the Ayushman Bhav Health Ministry Pavilion at the 42nd India International Trade Fair which is underway in New Delhi.
  • Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA on Wednesday imposed a penalty of ten lakh Rupees on Air India for non-compliance of regulations.
  • The Indian Armed Forces contingent comprising 81 personnel departed for Australia on Wednesday to take part in the second edition of Joint Military Exercise AUSTRAHIND-23.
  • The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Seychelles Sylvestre Radegonde, will be visiting India for the first time as Foreign Minister from 22 to 24 November 2023.
  • External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has expressed optimism that the India-European Union Free Trade Agreement and the European Free Trade Association-Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations would be concluded soon.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has emphasized upon the increasing connectivity between banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs).
  • Power Minister RK Singh has stressed that the country needs 24×7 availability of power for its economic growth.
  • On the third day of her visit to her home state Odisha, President Droupadi Murmu today launched a National Education Campaign, titled, “New Education for New India” organized by Brahma Kumari Iswariya University, Sambalpur.
  • India and Australia have recommitted themselves to empowering the Quad as a partnership for regional and global good.
  • The 42nd India International Trade Fair is in full swing at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan. Over three thousand exhibitors from India and abroad are exhibiting a varied range of products.
  • India and Lithuania held their 9th Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) in New Delhi yesterday. The FOC provided an opportunity for reviewing bilateral engagements and for exchanging views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.
  • The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth over 751 crore rupees belonging to Associated Journals Ltd. (AJL), as part of its money laundering probe into the National Herald case.

State News

  • In Gujarat, more than 2 lakh primary school teachers will be given Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation-CPR training.
  • Bihar cabinet on Wednesday passed the resolution seeking special category status to the State by the Union Government.
  • In Ladakh, to ensure development at the doorstep of the people and to assess the ongoing works in far-flung areas of Kargil, SDM Shakar Chiktan Abdul Gaffar Zargar visited Dargo and Santakshan Villages of Shakar Chiktan.
  • In Jammu and Kashmir, the Saffron of the mountainous Kishtwar district, which is cultivated and harvested in the higher reaches, has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry.

International News

  • In a major development, Israel’s Cabinet has approved a four-day ceasefire deal with Hamas that would bring a temporary halt in war-torn Gaza.
  • The United Arab Emirates has inaugurated the world’s largest single-site solar power plant ahead of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).
  • Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the island nation will be held next year.

Sports News

  • Just days after playing the ODI World Cup final, India and Australia are set for a five-match T20 International series from November 23. The last game will be played on December 3.
  • In Badminton, Indian shuttlers Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth suffered contrasting losses to bow out of the China Masters Badminton tournament at Shenzhen on Wednesday.
  • Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto defeated India’s Priyanshu Rajawat by 21 17, 21 14 in men’s singles events in the ongoing China Masters Badminton tournament in China.

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