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Daily Current Affairs 28th November 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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1. Barda Wildlife Sanctuary: New Habitat for Asiatic Lions

  • The Barda Wildlife Sanctuary is poised to become the second home for Asiatic lions, following Gir National Park and Sanctuary.
  • This initiative, part of “Project Lion @ 2047,” aims to conserve and protect the Asiatic Lion, exclusively found in Gujarat’s Gir region.
  • Launched in 2021, Project Lion focuses on addressing threats to the Asiatic lion population.

2. Launch of Measles and Rubella Vaccine by Indian Immunologicals

  • The Indian Immunologicals Limited introduced a new measles and rubella vaccine, Mabella, in Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu.
  • Created in collaboration with Vietnam’s Polyvac Institute, Mabella is expected to be instrumental in combating these diseases globally.
  • This development marks a significant step in the fight against infectious diseases that impact children worldwide.

3. Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centers Renamed

  • The Indian government renamed Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centers to ‘Ayushman Arogya Mandir.’
  • This rebranding, intended to enhance the facilities’ outreach, is accompanied by the tagline ‘Arogyam Parmam Dhanam.’
  • States and Union Territories are directed to complete the rebranding by the end of 2023.

4. New Zealand Scraps Pioneering Smoking Ban

  • New Zealand’s government abandoned its revolutionary law to ban smoking for future generations to fund tax cuts.
  • The 2022 law, which would progressively increase the legal smoking age, aimed to reduce smoking-related deaths, especially in Māori communities.
  • The law’s cancellation raises public health concerns about its impact on community health.

5. NATPOLREXIX: India’s Marine Pollution Response Drill

  • The Indian Coast Guard conducted the 9th National Level Pollution Response Exercise (NATPOLREXIX) in Gujarat.
  • The exercise evaluated the readiness and coordination in handling marine oil spills.
  • Participants included central and state government representatives, oil handling agencies, and international observers.

6. S&P Global Ratings Adjusts India’s Growth Forecast

  • S&P Global Ratings increased India’s GDP growth projection for 2024 to 6.4% from 6%.
  • The adjustment reflects India’s economic resilience amid challenges like food inflation and export weaknesses.
  • However, the forecast for 2025 sees a reduction in growth expectations to 6.4% from 6.9%.

7. HDFC Securities’ New Mobile Trading App on AWS Cloud

  • HDFC Securities launched its trading app, HDFC SKY, on Amazon Web Services cloud.
  • The move is expected to reduce costs by up to 50%, showcasing cloud infrastructure’s benefits.
  • HDFC Securities aims to provide a secure, efficient mobile trading experience with this development.

8. IndiGo Introduces AI-Powered Chat Assistant “6Eskai”

  • IndiGo announced the launch of its AI chat assistant, “6Eskai,” offering multilingual customer service.
  • This initiative follows Air India’s earlier launch of “Maharaja,” also an AI-based assistant.
  • “6Eskai” operates on Microsoft’s GPT-4 technology, reflecting AI’s growing role in the aviation sector.

9. SEBI to Implement Same Day Trade Settlement by 2024

  • SEBI plans to introduce same-day trade settlements by March 2024.
  • This initiative includes an optional system for instant settlement.
  • The move aims to upgrade India’s financial market operations from the current T+0 settlement cycle.

10. Reduced Minimum Issue Size for NPOs in Social Stock Exchange

  • SEBI lowered the minimum issue size for NPOs’ public issuance on the social stock exchange from Rs 1 crore to Rs 50 lakh.
  • This decision is intended to facilitate easier fundraising for NPOs, promoting social impact activities.

11. Colonel Sunita BS: First Female Commanding Officer at AFTC

  • Colonel Sunita BS became the first woman to lead the Armed Forces Transfusion Centre in Delhi Cantt.
  • A Pathology postgraduate from PGIMS Rohtak, she previously commanded a field hospital in Arunachal Pradesh.

12. Rajat Kumar Jain Appointed Chairman of Fino Payments Bank

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  • Fino Payments Bank appointed Rajat Kumar Jain as its Part-time Chairman following RBI’s approval.
  • Jain, an IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, has over three decades of leadership experience.
  • His tenure runs from November 24, 2023, to November 1, 2025.

13. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala Joins HDFC Bank Board

  • HDFC Bank appointed Harsh Kumar Bhanwala as an Additional Independent Director for three years starting January 25, 2024.
  • Bhanwala’s previous roles include leadership positions in IIFC, IL&FS Water, and Delhi State Cooperative Bank.
  • Simultaneously, V Srinivasa Rangan was appointed as the bank’s new Executive Director.

14. Ministry of Power Awarded at IITF 2023

  • The Ministry of Power received the Special Appreciation Medal for Excellence in Display at IITF 2023.
  • Recognized for its Power Pavilion, the Ministry showcased significant contributions to the fair held in New Delhi.
  • The award was received by ministry officials on behalf of the Power Ministry.

15. ‘Pranab, My Father: A Daughter Remembers’ by Sharmishtha Mukherjee

  • Rupa Publications is set to release ‘Pranab, My Father: A Daughter Remembers,’ authored by Sharmishtha Mukherjee.
  • The book reflects on the father-daughter relationship between Pranab Mukherjee and Sharmishtha.
  • It covers Mukherjee’s journey from a West Bengal village to his illustrious political career.

16. Vidya Pillai’s Triumph in 6-Red Snooker World Title

  • Vidya Pillai won the IBSF 6-Red Snooker World Championship in Doha, Qatar.
  • Her victory included defeating Anupama Ramachandran in the final and Bai Yulu in the semifinals.
  • Pillai previously reached the finals of the WLBSA World Women’s Snooker Championship in 2017.

17. Italy Wins Davis Cup for the First Time Since 1976

  • Italy defeated Australia 2-0 to win the Davis Cup, their first victory since 1976.
  • The win was secured with notable performances by Matteo Arnaldi against Alexei Popyrin.
  • Italy’s journey to the final included a victory over Serbia, led by Novak Djokovic.

18. Odisha to Host Ultimate Kho Kho Season 2

  • The second season of Ultimate Kho Kho (UKK) will be held in Cuttack, Odisha, from December 24, 2023, to January 13, 2024.
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium will host the event featuring India’s top players.
  • Defending champions Odisha Juggernauts will compete against teams like Chennai Quick Guns and Gujarat Giants.

19. Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year: ‘Authentic’

  • Merriam-Webster declared ‘authentic’ as the 2023 Word of the Year.
  • The term gained prominence in discussions about identity and culture.
  • Merriam-Webster, known for its reference books, especially dictionaries, has a rich history in American publishing.

20. Angkor Wat Named the 8th Wonder of the World

  • Cambodia’s Angkor Wat has been recognized as the 8th wonder of the world.
  • The site, larger than Italy’s Pompeii, is a UNESCO World Heritagesite and a symbol of Cambodia’s rich history.
  • Angkor Wat’s architectural and cultural significance, dating back to the 12th century, contributed to its recognition.
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