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Daily Current Affairs 21st November 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21st November 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 21st 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 21st November 2023 Current affairs test.


National News

1. IIT Madras Launches Platform for Startups:

  • IIT Madras’ Centre for Research on Startups and Risk Financing (CREST) introduced a specialized information platform for incubators and accelerators, developed in collaboration with YNOS, an IIT Madras-incubated startup.
  • This platform aims to consolidate and simplify access to information on incubators and accelerators throughout India, addressing the issue of fragmented information.

International News

3. Historical Presidential Election in Argentina:

  • Argentina’s political landscape has dramatically shifted with Javier Milei’s election as president. A right-wing populist, Milei defeated Economy Minister Sergio Massa with a promise of state reform, winning 55.8% of the vote.
  • This election result, the most significant since Argentina’s democratic restoration, signals a clear desire for change against a backdrop of economic challenges.

5. China’s Expansion of Economic Corridor to Sri Lanka:

  • China is extending the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) to Sri Lanka, signifying a strategic enhancement of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in South Asia.
  • The CMEC has become a prominent component of the BRI, surpassing the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) corridor in importance.

6. Indo-Australian Defense Collaboration on Maritime Security:

  • India and Australia, in a recent defense meeting, discussed enhancing their defense partnership. The talks, led by Defense Ministers Rajnath Singh and Richard Marles, focused on hydrography and joint air-to-air refueling to strengthen maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region.

State News

7. Halal Certified Products Banned in Uttar Pradesh:

  • The Uttar Pradesh government has banned the production, storage, distribution, and sale of halal certified products, including dairy, sugar, bakery items, peppermint oil, beverages, edible oil, certain medicines, and cosmetics.
  • This decision aims to clarify certification standards and ensure they align with government rules like those set by the FSSAI.

8. Gyanodaya Express Launched in J&K by LG Manoj Sinha:

  • Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, inaugurated the Gyanodaya Express, a unique educational project aimed at empowering around 700 girl students from universities in the region.
  • The project, known as “College on Wheels,” seeks to revolutionize education by encouraging immersive learning and is inspired by Gandhi’s principles of Satya and Ahimsa.

9. Bihar Increases Reservation Quota:

  • Bihar Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has approved the ‘Bihar Reservation Amendment Bill,’ increasing the reservation quota from 50% to 65% for Backward, Extremely Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes in employment and education sectors.

Banking News

11. ACKO Ties Up With R Madhavan:

  • ACKO, an insurtech company, has partnered with actor R Madhavan as their ‘Voice of the Customer’ to educate and simplify insurance concepts for consumers.

12. RBI’s New Penalty Framework for Banks:

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  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is revising its penalty system, potentially raising fines and introducing additional capital charges to improve corporate governance within regulated entities.

Business News

13. PwC India’s Anticipated Revenue Milestone:

  • PwC India is set to achieve a historic revenue milestone, projecting to surpass ₹9,000 crores in the current fiscal year, driven by robust growth across its assurance, tax, and advisory services.

Economy News

14. Non-Refundable Withdrawals by EPFO Members During Covid:

  • Over 22 million EPFO subscribers, more than a third of the total, opted for non-refundable withdrawals during the Covid-19 pandemic as part of the organization’s special measure to alleviate financial distress.

15. Goldman Sachs’ Economic Outlook for India:

  • Goldman Sachs forecasts India’s economic growth at 6.5% for the fiscal year2024-25, with the first half expected to be fueled by consumption spending, subsidies, and transfer payments, particularly in light of the upcoming general elections.

Important Days News

17. World Children’s Day 2023 Celebrations:

  • World Children’s Day, commemorated on November 20, emphasizes the theme “For every child, every right,” focusing on the importance of upholding child rights as per the UN’s Declaration of the Rights of the Child.

18. Observance of World Television Day 2023:

  • World Television Day, celebrated on November 21, recognizes the impact of television as a medium of communication and its responsibility in delivering truthful information.

Schemes News

19. ‘Skills On Wheels’ Initiative for Rural Empowerment:

  • The government is launching ‘Skills On Wheels’ to provide skill training to rural communities, focusing on foundational digital skills and practical knowledge like obtaining driving licenses and using digital public infrastructure.

Summits & Conferences News

20. USI Hosts UN Forum 2023:

  • The United Service Institution of India (USI) is hosting the Annual UN Forum 2023 in New Delhi, focusing on ‘International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Peacekeeping’ in collaboration with international organizations.

Appointments News

21. Vinay Tonse Appointed as MD of SBI:

  • Vinay M. Tonse has been appointed as the Managing Director of the State Bank of India (SBI) until November 30, 2025, by the Government of India.

Awards News

22. Uttar Pradesh Recognized for Inland Fisheries:

  • Uttar Pradesh has won the ‘Best State’ award for inland fisheries (plain areas) at the Global Fisheries Conference-2023, reflecting an increase in fish production in the state.

23. Deepti Babuta Wins Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature:

  • Deepti Babuta becomes the first woman to win the Dhahan Prize for her short story collection ‘Bhukh Eon Sah Laindi Hai,’ marking a milestone in Punjabi literature.

24. Madhuri Dixit Receives Special Recognition at 54th IFFI:

  • Actress Madhuri Dixit was honored with the ‘Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema’ at the 54th International Film Festival of India.

Books & Authors News

25. Launch of Dr. Hema Joshi’s Book ‘Do Palkon Ki Chhavn Main’:

  • ‘Do Palkon Ki Chhavn Main,’ a book by Dr. Hema Joshi, was launched by Prasoon Joshi. The book narrates the author’s experiences in Almora and Prayagraj, reflecting her life’s journey.

Sports News

26. Novak Djokovic’s Record Seventh ATP Finals Title:

  • Novak Djokovic won his seventh ATP Finals title in Turin, Italy, surpassing Roger Federer’s record and concluding a remarkable season.

Obituaries News

27. Passing of Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter:

  • Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter, married to President Jimmy Carter, passed away at 96. She was known for her advocacy for equal rights and was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
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