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Daily Current Affairs 29th November 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 29th November 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 29th 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 29th November 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. Rescue Operation in Uttarakhand Tunnel

  • A group of 41 workers trapped for 17 days was rescued from the collapsed SilkyaraBarkot tunnel in Uttarakhand on November 23, 2023.
  • The successful rescue involved the Indian Army, the NDRF, and local authorities, symbolizing extraordinary human resilience.
  • This tunnel, part of the Char Dham project, aims to connect four Hindu shrines in Uttarakhand.

2. First Auction of Critical Mineral Blocks in India

  • The Ministry of Mines commenced the auction of critical minerals, an event inaugurated by Union Minister Pralhad Joshi.
  • This auction is crucial for India’s economic growth, national security, and the shift to clean energy.
  • The move supports India’s goal to achieve 50% electric power from nonfossil sources by 2030, boosting demand for electric cars, renewable energy projects, and battery storage.

3. Bengaluru’s Proposed Circular Railway

  • Bengaluru is set to develop a 287km circular railway, potentially becoming India’s largest suburban network.
  • This railway will connect towns around Bengaluru, surpassing Chennai’s 235.5km network.
  • The South Western Railway suggests the project could be completed within five years.

4. Eruption of Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau Volcano

  • Anak Krakatau in Indonesia erupted, sending a 1 kmhigh ash cloud into the sky.
  • This eruption continues a pattern of increased volcanic activity since last year.
  • The eruption was monitored by the Observation Post, noting thick ash moving northward.

5. India’s First Telecom Center of Excellence in Saharanpur

  • Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath approved India’s first Telecom Center of Excellence in Saharanpur.
  • The foundation stone will be laid on December 5, 2023.
  • Aimed at developing telecom technology, the ₹30 crore center will be at the IIT Roorkee campus, promising youth employment opportunities.

6. Amritsar to Host Military Literature Festival

  • Amritsar will host the second districtlevel Military Literature Festival in early 2024.
  • The festival will focus on Punjab’s military history, including Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s strategic contributions.
  • It aims to educate about armed forces’ roles and inspire youth.

7. Garuda Aerospace’s Achievement in Drone Certification

  • Chennai’s Garuda Aerospace secured a second type certificate for medium category drones from the DGCA.
  • This certification evaluates the drone’s design, performance, and safety.
  • The achievement positions Garuda Aerospace for market expansion and technological advancement.

8. India-Sri Lanka Military Exercise Concludes in Pune

  • The Mitrashakti 2023 joint military exercise between Indian and Sri Lankan armies concluded in Pune.
  • The 12-day exercise fostered mutual understanding of operational tactics.
  • The exchange is expected to enhance cooperation in international military operations.

9. INS Imphal’s Crest Unveiled by Rajnath Singh

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the crest of INS Imphal, India’s third stealth guided missile destroyer.
  • INS Imphal, designed by the Indian Navy and built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, features symbols representing Manipur.
  • The crest includes the Kangla Palace and the mythical creature ‘Kangla-Sa,’ symbolizing Manipur’s heritage.

10. TEC’s Expansion Plans in India and the Middle East

  • The Executive Centre (TEC) plans to expand in India and the Middle East, adding about 500,000 sq ft of workspace.
  • TEC has invested in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, showing confidence in these markets.
  • The company aims to reach 1.7 to 1.8 million sq ft in India and 1.5 million sq ft in the UAE by 2024.

11. India Inc’s Demand for

‘Green’ Skills

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  • An IBM and Morning Consult survey reveals that 82% of Indian business leaders seek professionals with green technology expertise.
  • The survey indicates a growing demand for sustainability skills in corporate India.
  • This trend reflects a shift towards eco-friendly practices in Indian businesses.

12. Virgin Atlantic’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Flight

  • Virgin Atlantic operated a flight from London to New York using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
  • This flight, a significant step in reducing aviation emissions, used a Boeing 787 with Rolls-Royce engines.
  • The journey marks the aviation industry’s move towards more sustainable fuel options.

13. International Solidarity with Palestinian People

  • November 29th marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People since 1978.
  • The day is a UN initiative to support Palestinian rights and aspirations.
  • Turkey’s involvement includes diplomatic efforts and humanitarian aid for a peaceful Palestine.

14. Odisha CM’s ‘AMA Bank’ Initiative for Gram Panchayats

  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘AMA Bank’ scheme to provide banking services in unbanked Gram Panchayats.
  • This first-of-its-kind initiative in India focuses on financial inclusion in rural areas.
  • The scheme includes doorstep banking for vulnerable groups and is expected to ease Direct Benefit Transfers.

15. Vijayawada Railway Station’s IGBC Platinum Rating

  • Vijayawada Railway Station received the IGBC’s platinum rating for its eco-friendly practices.
  • This rating is the highest from IGBC, emphasizing the station’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • The station’s achievement is a significant accomplishment for the South Central Railway zone.

16. IFFI 2023’s Golden Peacock Award

  • The 54th International Film Festival of India in Goa concluded with ‘Endless Borders’ winning the Golden Peacock.
  • Actor Pouria Rahimi Sam won the Best Actor for his role in the film.
  • Michael Douglas received the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award, and ‘Panchayat Season 2’ won Best Web Series.

17. Agnikul’s SpaceTech Milestone with 3D-Printed Engine

  • Agnikul, a Chennai-based startup, is set to flight test its Agnibaan rocket with the world’s first 3D-printed engine.
  • The Agnilet engine is a single-piece 3D-printed innovation, entirely made in India.
  • Agnibaan, differing from traditional rockets, can carry payloads up to 300 kg to low Earth orbits.
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