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Daily Current Affairs 2nd December 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 2nd December2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 2nd December2023. 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 2nd December2023 Current affairs test.


National News

1. Jal Itihas Utsav Hosted by National Water Mission

  • The National Water Mission of the Ministry of Jal Shakti hosted the ‘Jal Itihas Utsav’ in Delhi to promote water heritage site conservation.
  • Held at Shamsi Talab, Jahaz Mahal in Mehrauli, the festival focused on fostering responsibility, encouraging tourism, and supporting historical site restoration.
  • The restoration of Shamsi Talab and its park was a joint effort between the ASI and MCD.

International News

2. UAE Announces Investment in ALTERRA at COP28

  • During COP28, the UAE declared a $30 billion investment in ALTERRA, a climate initiative by Lunate.
  • ALTERRA aims to mobilize $250 billion by 2030 for climate investments, particularly in emerging markets and developing economies.
  • Over 6.0 GW of clean energy capacity, including 1,200 MW of wind and solar projects, will be developed in India by 2025.

State News

3. Inauguration of National Skill Training Institutes Plus in Odisha

  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the NSTI Plus in Jatni, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • NSTI Plus will be a hub for vocational education and incubation for startups, featuring NIESBUD, NSDC, and SIIC.
  • The first phase will train 500 instructors, with plans to train an additional 500.

4. Bihar Launches ‘Mission Daksh’ for Academically Challenged Students

  • Bihar introduced ‘Mission Daksh’ to support 25 lakh students in staterun schools.
  • The program offers personalized classes in Hindi, Mathematics, and English for students in grades 38.
  • Districtwise monitoring committees will oversee the implementation of the program.

Defence News

6. Indian Navy Appoints First Woman Commanding Officer for Naval Ship

  • The Indian Navy appointed its first woman commanding officer for a naval ship, aligning with the ‘all rolesall ranks’ philosophy.
  • Admiral Kumar announced that the number of women, including Agniveers, in the Navy has exceeded 1,000.

Economy News

7. India’s Forex Reserves Increase, Rupee Hits Record Low Against USD

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves rose by $2.53 billion to $597.93 billion, as reported by the RBI.
  • The rise is mainly due to foreign portfolio investments, but the rupee hit a record low against the US dollar.

9. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and SBI Research Upgrade India’s Growth Forecast

  • Goldman Sachs upgraded India’s 2023 growth forecast to 6.7%.
  • Morgan Stanley and SBI Research project bullish growth figures for 2024 and beyond.
  • DBS revised its forecast for the current financial year upwards, signaling confidence in India’s economic trajectory.

Banking News

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10. RBI Withdraws 97.26% of ₹2,000 Banknotes from Circulation

  • The RBI successfully removed 97.26% of ₹2,000 banknotes from circulation as part of its postdemonetization strategy.

Important Days News

13. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Observed

  • The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, observed on December 2nd, commemorates the UN Convention against slavery and human trafficking.

14. Border Security Force Celebrates 59th Raising Day

  • The BSF celebrated its 59th raising day, emphasizing its role in securing India’s borders.
  • The force has grown from 25 to 192 battalions with about 270,000 personnel.

Summits & Conferences News

16. Prime Minister Modi Proposes Hosting COP33 in India

  • PM Narendra Modi proposed hosting COP33 in India in 2028 at the World Climate Action Summit at COP28.
  • He highlighted India’s renewable energy and alternative fuel initiatives, emphasizing global cooperation in climate action.

Agreements News

17. RBI and Bank of England Sign MoU

  • The RBI and the Bank of England signed an MoU for cooperation and information exchange regarding the CCIL.
  • This agreement facilitates UKbased lenders to offer clearing and settlement services in India.
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