Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 02 November 2023
Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 02 November 2023

Daily Current Affairs Highlights and Quiz | 02 November 2023

Current Affairs: A Comprehensive Overview (2nd November 2023)

Delving into the realm of current events, we uncover a myriad of developments that shape our world today. From policy changes to economic trends, international relations to technological advancements, each piece of news offers insight into the dynamic tapestry of global affairs. Here's a detailed exploration of the significant happenings around the globe as of 2nd November 2023.

National News

UPSC Reforms for State Police Chiefs

  • The Supreme Court mandates states to send senior police officer names to UPSC for DGP appointments.
  • Emphasis on meritocracy and transparency in the selection process.

International News

Chinese Delegation Visits Solomon Islands

  • High-level meetings aimed at enhancing ties post-policing pact.
  • Solomon Islands' strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean highlighted.

Economy News

GST Collections Hit a High

  • October Gross GST Collections reach ₹1.72 lakh crore, a 10-month peak.
  • A 13.4% year-on-year growth, reversing a three-month slowdown.

UPI's Transaction Milestone

  • UPI records 1,140 crore transactions in October.
  • Total value exceeds Rs 17.6 lakh crore, marking consistent growth.

Banking News

₹2,000 Notes Mostly Returned

  • RBI reports over 97% of ₹2,000 notes returned by October 2023.
  • The remaining notes still hold legal tender status.

Important Days

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

  • A day to spotlight the risks journalists face.
  • Marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Plan of Action on Journalist Safety.

Schemes News

'Mera Yuva Bharat' Platform Launched

  • PM Modi inaugurates a platform to empower Indian youth.
  • Focus on technology-driven engagement and youth development.

Ranks & Reports

Mumbai's Real Estate Market Soars

  • Mumbai ranks fourth in the Global Housing Price Rise Index.
  • Significant year-on-year growth in prime residential prices.

Alarming Road Safety Statistics

  • India faces a road safety crisis with high accident and fatality rates.
  • Over speeding identified as the leading cause.


Leadership Changes in Tata Power

  • Deepesh Nanda appointed as CEO & MD of Tata Power Renewable Energy.
  • Brings extensive industry experience to the role.

WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia Elected

  • Saima Wazed of Bangladesh elected to the significant health role.
  • Focus on addressing public health challenges in the region.


India-Born Author Wins British Academy Book Prize

  • Nandini Das awarded for 'Courting India: England, Mughal India, and the Origins of Empire.'
  • The book explores early interactions between England and Mughal India.

Sports News

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar's Shooting Gold

  • Wins gold in the 50m Rifle 3P event at the Asian Shooting Championship.
  • India's medal tally boosted by his victory.

Sachin Tendulkar's Statue Unveiled

  • A statue of the cricket legend to be unveiled at Wankhede Stadium.
  • Commemorates Tendulkar's contribution to cricket.

David Willey Retires from International Cricket

  • England all-rounder announces retirement at age 33.
  • Marks the end of a significant chapter in England's cricket history.

Science & Technology

India's Deep Ocean Mission

  • Aims to explore 6,000 meters into the ocean depths.
  • Focus on developing indigenous technologies and exploring mineral resources.

India's Ambition in Chip Fabrication

  • Plans to become a chip fabrication and design hub in five years.
  • Anticipates doubling of the global semiconductor market.


Zojila Day Commemoration

  • Honors the Indian Army's victory in 'Operation Bison' in 1948.
  • Celebrated at the Zojila War Memorial.

Kolkata's Raj Bhavan 'Throne Room' Renamed

  • Now called 'Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Unity Room.'
  • Pays homage to Patel's legacy and India's heritage.


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