Current Affairs Roundup: November 8, 2023
As we navigate through November, staying updated with the latest happenings around the world is crucial. From geopolitical shifts to advancements in technology, every day brings new developments. Here's a comprehensive roundup of the current affairs from November 8, 2023, to keep you informed and engaged.
G7 Foreign Ministers Meet In Japan
- G7 Focus on Israel-Gaza Conflict: The G7 foreign ministers' meeting addressed the Israel-Hamas conflict, with calls for a unified approach to the crisis.
- Calls for Humanitarian Truce: French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna called for an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza, leading to a ceasefire.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka Volcano Eruption
- Volcanic Activity in Russia: The Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Kamchatka, Russia, erupted, sending ash clouds up to 13 kilometers high.
Displacement Crisis in DRC
- Escalating Conflict: The conflict in North Kivu, DRC, has led to a massive displacement crisis, with 6.9 million internally displaced people.
Chile Joins International Solar Alliance
- Expanding Solar Alliance: Chile became the 95th member of the International Solar Alliance, aiming to promote solar energy technologies.
National Coal Index Increase
- Rising Coal Demand: India's National Coal Index rose by 3.83 points in September due to a spike in global coal prices and growing domestic demand.
Axis Bank and IRMA Partnership
- Promoting Financial Inclusion: Axis Bank partnered with IRMA to promote financial inclusion and literacy in India through a new initiative.
Decline in Cotton Production
- Cotton Production Down: India's cotton production is expected to decline by 6% this year due to pink bollworm infestation and inadequate monsoon.
Sephora and Reliance Retail Ventures Collaboration
- Beauty Retail Transformation: Sephora and Reliance Retail Ventures teamed up to redefine luxury beauty retail in India.
World Radiography Day 2023
- Celebrating Patient Safety: World Radiography Day was observed on November 8, with a focus on patient safety in radiography practices.
Ranks & Reports
Adani Green Energy's Milestone
- Leading Renewable Energy: Adani Green Energy Ltd reached an 8.4 GW capacity, becoming India's largest renewable energy company.
India's Rank in Employee Well-Being
- High Employee Well-Being: India ranked second in employee well-being, with Japan at the bottom, according to a McKinsey Health Institute survey.
Legal Literacy and Awareness Program
- Expanding Legal Literacy: The Legal Literacy and Legal Awareness Program reached over 600,000 individuals, promoting access to justice.
Summits & Conferences
Ministry of Tourism at WTM 2023
- India's Tourism Showcase: The Ministry of Tourism participated in the World Travel Market in London to promote 'Incredible India! Visit India Year 2023.'
New Surveyor General of India
- Hitesh Kumar S. Makwana's Appointment: Hitesh Kumar S. Makwana was appointed as the Surveyor General of India.
'Kalakar Puraskar' Award
- Honoring Konkani Culture: Apolinaris D’Souza received the 'Kalakar Puraskar' for his contributions to Konkani music and culture.
Deepika Kumari's National Games Triumph
- Archery Gold Medals: Deepika Kumari won two gold medals and one silver at the National Games, showcasing her archery skills.
Chess Victories at FIDE Grand Swiss
- Indian Chess Players Excel: Vidit Gujrathi and R Vaishali won titles at the FIDE Grand Swiss Chess event, earning spots in the Candidates Tournament.
Science & Technology
Discovery of the Oldest Black Hole
- Astronomical Milestone: The oldest black hole, dating back to 470 million years after the Big Bang, was discovered.
D B Chandregowda's Passing
- A Political Stalwart Remembered: Former Karnataka Assembly Speaker D B Chandregowda passed away at 87.
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