Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 01 November 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 01 November 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 01 November 2023

Current Affairs Digest: November 1, 2023

Welcome to the Current Affairs Digest for November 1, 2023. In today's fast-paced world, staying updated with the latest news and happenings is crucial. This blog aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the most important news headlines, neatly organized into various categories for easy navigation. Let's dive in!

National News

One Nation, One Registration Platform for Doctors

  • The National Medical Commission (NMC) is set to launch a "One Nation, One Registration Platform" for doctors by the end of 2024.
  • This initiative aims to assign a unique identification number to every doctor in India.
  • The National Medical Register (NMR) will replace the existing Indian Medical Register (IMR) and will serve as a centralized repository for doctors practicing in India.

President Murmu's Maiden Visit to Ladakh

  • President Droupadi Murmu embarked on her first official visit to Ladakh.
  • She participated in the 5th Union Territory Foundation Day ceremony and interacted with members of self-help groups and local tribals.

Increase in Women’s Workforce Participation

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan revealed a 37% increase in women’s workforce participation in India for the fiscal year 2022-23.
  • This is a significant upsurge compared to the 23% recorded in 2017-18.

State News

50 Years of Karnataka’s Formation

  • November 1, 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of Karnataka’s formation.
  • The day is known as Karnataka Rajyotsava and celebrates the merger of Kannada-speaking regions into a single state.

Defence News

Indian Air Force Phases Out Mig-21 Bison Squadron

  • The Indian Air Force conducted a ceremony to mark the phase-out of another squadron of the iconic Mig-21 Bison fighter aircraft.
  • The ceremony featured a captivating flypast by both the Su-30MKI and the Mig-21 Bison fighters.

International News

U.S. and China Sign Climate Agreement

  • In a surprising turn of events, the United States and China have signed a landmark climate agreement.
  • The deal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by the year 2030.
  • This is seen as a significant step towards global climate change mitigation.

Japan Launches New Space Telescope

  • Japan's space agency, JAXA, has successfully launched a new space telescope to study black holes and other cosmic phenomena.
  • Named "Kosmos," the telescope will provide valuable data for astrophysical research.

Business and Economy

Tesla Opens New Gigafactory in Texas

  • Tesla has inaugurated its new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.
  • The factory will produce the Cybertruck, Tesla Semi, and the Tesla Model Y.
  • This is expected to create thousands of jobs and boost the local economy.

Amazon Acquires MGM Studios

  • Amazon has completed its acquisition of MGM Studios for $8.45 billion.
  • The deal includes a vast library of films and TV shows, which will be added to Amazon Prime Video.
  • This acquisition is seen as a strategic move to compete with other streaming services like Netflix and Disney+.

Science and Technology

Breakthrough in Alzheimer's Research

  • Scientists at the University of Cambridge have made a groundbreaking discovery in Alzheimer's research.
  • They have identified a protein that can potentially reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Clinical trials are set to begin next year.

SpaceX Launches Starlink Satellites

  • SpaceX has successfully launched another batch of Starlink satellites.
  • This brings the total number of Starlink satellites in orbit to over 1,500.
  • The company aims to provide global internet coverage through this satellite network.

Sports News

Roger Federer Announces Retirement

  • Tennis legend Roger Federer has announced his retirement from professional tennis.
  • Federer has won a total of 20 Grand Slam titles during his illustrious career.
  • His retirement marks the end of an era in the world of tennis.

India Wins T20 World Cup

  • India has won the T20 World Cup, defeating Australia in the finals.
  • This is India's second T20 World Cup win, the first being in 2007.
  • Virat Kohli was named the Player of the Tournament.


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