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Daily Current Affairs 31st October 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 31st October 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 31st October 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 31st October 2023 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India Celebrates the Quintennial of the Statue of Unity

  • India commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Statue of Unity, the nation’s tallest monument dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, fondly known as the “Iron Man.”
  • Unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018, the 182-meter landmark honors Patel’s 143rd birthday and symbolizes national pride.
  • Attracting nearly 15 million visitors in just five years, the Statue of Unity stands as a historic and cultural beacon in the country.

State News

2. Mera Houchongba Festival Celebrated in Manipur

  • Chief Minister N. Biren Singh attended the Mera Houchongba festival in Imphal, showcasing the cultural unity between the hill and valley communities of Manipur.
  • The festival, held during the Mera month, embodies the spirit of harmony through traditional gift exchanges that reinforce communal bonds.

3. Kerala Sets Benchmark with Hallmarking Centers Across All Districts

  • Kerala achieves a milestone by establishing hallmarking centers in every district, spearheaded by the Bureau of Indian Standards for gold quality assurance.
  • This initiative ensures the purity of precious metals, enhancing consumer confidence in the gold market.

Important Days News

4. Vigilance Awareness Week Initiated by India’s Central Vigilance Commission

  • From October 30 to November 5, India observes Vigilance Awareness Week, focusing on anti-corruption efforts and promoting integrity in governance.

5. National Unity Day Honors Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  • October 31 marks National Unity Day, a tribute to the “Iron Man of India,” reinforcing the nation’s commitment to unity and security.

Ranks & Reports News

6. BigBasket Leads in Fairwork India 2023 Report for Labor Practices

  • The Fairwork India 2023 Report recognizes BigBasket for exemplary labor practices in the gig economy, with notable contrasts across digital platforms.

Books & Authors News

7. Prime Minister Modi Highlights Hindu Literature at Tulsi Peeth

  • During his visit to Tulsi Peeth, PM Modi released three books that contribute to Hindu cultural and spiritual narratives.
  • The Peeth, established by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya, has been a center of Hindu teachings and social service since 1987.

Awards News

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8. Tata Motors Receives Arbitration Award Over Singur Plant Closure

  • Tata Motors has been granted an arbitration award of ₹766 crore by the West Bengal Industrial Development Corp related to the Singur plant dispute.

Sports News

9. Verstappen Equals Prost’s Record; Messi Clinches Eighth Ballon d’Or

  • Max Verstappen matches Alain Prost in all-time win records with his 16th victory of the season at the Mexico City Grand Prix.
  • Lionel Messi is honored with his eighth Ballon d’Or, while Jyothi Yarraji wins gold in the 100m hurdles at the National Games, setting a new record.

Science & Technology News

11. Discovery of New Mushroom Species in Kerala’s Western Ghats

  • Researchers at the JNTBGRI unveil Candolleomyces albosquamosus, expanding the genus with its distinctive honey-yellow cap.

12. Aligarh Muslim University’s Satellite Project Receives IN-SPACe Authorization

  • ‘SS AMU SAT,’ a 3U CubeSat initiative by AMU, gains approval, aiming to assess economic development in disadvantaged districts and test satellite technologies.
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