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Daily Current Affairs 1st November 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 1st November 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 1st 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 1st November 2023 Current affairs test.

National Developments:

1. 16th Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference & Exhibition 2023

  • Hosted in New Delhi, the 16th Urban Mobility India Conference & Exhibition 2023 was inaugurated by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • Organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, in partnership with the Institute of Urban Transport (India) and supported by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, the event focused on “Integrated and Resilient Urban Transport.”

Significant Days:

2. World Vegan Day 2023

  • World Vegan Day, observed globally on November 1, 2023, promoted the benefits of a vegan lifestyle for health and wellbeing.
  • The day emphasized a lifestyle free from animal-based products and opposed animal exploitation for human use.

Awards and Honors:

3. Nita Ambani Receives Global Leadership Award

  • Nita Ambani, head of Reliance Foundation, was awarded the 2023 Global Leadership Award by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).
  • She was recognized for her contributions in Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through Reliance Foundation.

4. 67th Ballon d’Or

  • The 67th Ballon d’Or ceremony was held on October 30, 2023, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France.
  • Lionel Messi, playing for Inter Miami CF, won his eighth Ballon d’Or, and Spain’s Aitana Bonmati secured the Women’s Ballon d’Or.

Appointments:

5. Professor Sarang Deo Joins WHO Advisory Group

  • Professor Sarang Deo from the Indian School of Business (ISB) was appointed to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis (TB).
  • Professor Deo is also the Deputy Dean of Faculty and Research and the Executive Director of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management (MIHM) at ISB.

6. Chetan Bhagat as Brand Ambassador for Henry Harvin Education

  • Indian author Chetan Bhagat was named the Brand Ambassador for Henry Harvin Education, an online platform offering skill enhancement and career development programs.
  • Founded by Kounal Gupta in 2013, Henry Harvin Education is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Business and Finance:

7. Merger of AU Small Finance Bank and Fincare Small Finance Bank

  • AU Small Finance Bank Limited and Fincare Small Finance Bank Limited agreed to merge in an all-stock deal valued at Rs 4,411 crore.
  • The merged entity will operate under the AU Small Finance Bank brand, as approved by both banks’ boards.

Science and Technology:

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8. EHang’s Flying Taxi Certification in China

  • EHang, a drone startup, received certification from China’s Civil Aviation Administration for its passenger-carrying flying taxi, the EH216S.
  • This electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft can carry two people or 600 pounds of cargo, reaching speeds of up to 80 mph over distances up to 18 miles.

Environment:

9. Discovery of New Mushroom Species in Western Ghats

  • A new mushroom species named “Candolleomyces albosquamosus” was identified in the Western Ghats, Kerala, by researchers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI).

Sports:

10. Max Verstappen Wins Formula 1 Mexico City Grand Prix 2023

  • Max Verstappen, racing for Red Bull, secured victory at the Formula 1 Mexico City Grand Prix 2023, held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, Mexico.
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