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Daily Current Affairs 19th November 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19th November 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19th November 2023. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 19th November 2023 Current affairs test.


National News

1. Projection of India’s Per Capita Income Growth

  • A research report from Standard Chartered Bank suggests that India’s per capita income could surge by about 70% by 2030, potentially reaching 4,000 dollars, compared to the current level of 2,450 dollars.
  • This growth is anticipated to elevate India to a middle-income economy with a GDP of 6 trillion dollars, where a significant share of it, around half, would stem from household consumption.
  • India’s per capita GDP has seen incremental growth, moving from 460 dollars in 2001 to 1,413 dollars in 2011 and further to 2,150 dollars in 2021.
  • The expansion of external trade is foreseen as a pivotal factor in driving substantial economic progress, with expectations of doubling external trade to 2.1 trillion dollars by 2030.

2. Inauguration of the 20th Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, India Region by Om Birla

  • Om Birla, Speaker of Lok Sabha, has inaugurated the 20th annual conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, India Region.
  • The conference’s focal point is centered on deliberations about natural calamities and strategies for their management, particularly concerning the northeast region.
  • Emphasis was placed on regional cooperation and enhanced connectivity through the Act East policy, envisaging bolstered regional integration on economic and social fronts in the North East.

Important Days News

1. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Observed
Celebrated on November 19th, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is an annual event that encourages and celebrates female entrepreneurs worldwide. It aims to inspire the next generation of women leaders and acknowledge their vital role in business. Celebrated in 144 countries and 65 universities/colleges, WED was founded in 2014 by Wendy Diamond as a response to the unique challenges and opportunities encountered by women in entrepreneurship.

Awards News

2. Indira Gandhi Peace Prize Awarded to COVID19 Frontline Workers
The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2022 has been jointly conferred upon the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Trained Nurses Association of India in recognition of their role in combating the COVID19 pandemic. The award was presented by former VicePresident Hamid Ansari to Dr. Sharad Kumar Agarwal of the IMA and Professor (Dr.) Roy K. George of the Trained Nurses Association. This accolade honors every healthcare professional who exhibited extraordinary dedication during the pandemic.

Appointments News

3. Mira Murati Takes Over as Interim CEO at OpenAI
Following the dismissal of CEO and cofounder Sam Altman, OpenAI has appointed Mira Murati as its interim Chief Executive Officer. Murati, a 34-year-old mechanical engineer of Albanian descent, has been a key figure at OpenAI since joining in 2018. She has contributed significantly to several of OpenAI’s leading projects, including ChatGPT, DallE, and Codex. OpenAI, established in 2015, focuses on AI research and development with the aim of benefiting society.

Sports News

4. Virat Kohli Named “Player of the Tournament” in Cricket World Cup 2023
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was crowned “Player of the Tournament” at the ICC World Cup 2023, thanks to his outstanding performance. Scoring a record-breaking total of 765 runs in 11 innings, Kohli not only set a new benchmark for the highest runs in a single World Cup edition but also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record by achieving his 50th ODI century.

5. Travis Head Awarded ‘Man of the Match’ in Cricket World Cup 2023 Final
In the exciting ODI World Cup final of 2023 between Australia and India, Australian cricketer Travis Head was named ‘Man of the Match.’ His crucial innings played a key role in Australia’s chase of India’s 241-run target, featuring 15 fours and six sixes. Head’s performance was instrumental in Australia’s victory.

Obituaries News

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6. Filmmaker Sanjay Gadhvi Passes Away
The film industry mourns the loss of director Sanjay Gadhvi, who passed away at 56. Gadhvi, known for directing the popular “Dhoom” series, was born to Gujarati folk literature figure Manubhai Gadhvi. His directorial

career included movies like “Tere Liye,” “Kidnap,” “Ajab Gazabb Love,” and his final work “Operation Parindey.”

7. Former RBI Governor S. Venkitaramanan Dies at 92
S. Venkitaramanan, the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, passed away at 92. His tenure as the RBI Governor began in December 1990, during India’s severe balance of payments crisis. Venkitaramanan’s leadership was marked by economic challenges and a significant securities scam. He was succeeded by C. Rangarajan.

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