Current Affairs Blog: A Comprehensive Overview of 14th November 2023
Staying updated with current affairs is crucial in our fast-paced world. This blog provides a detailed overview of the significant events and news from 14th November 2023, covering various sectors such as national and international news, economy, business, important days, schemes, summits, appointments, agreements, obituaries, and miscellaneous updates. Let's delve into these updates to stay informed and knowledgeable.
- PM Modi's Initiatives: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the PM-PVTG Development Mission for the comprehensive development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) and the “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra” for the saturation of flagship government schemes.
- Dr. S Jaishankar's UK Visit: External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar embarked on a five-day visit to the United Kingdom to strengthen bilateral relations and discuss key diplomatic issues.
- Uttarakhand’s GI Tags: More than 15 products from Uttarakhand, including Mandua and Jhangora millets, received the Geographical Indication (GI) tags.
- Goldman Sachs Market Ratings: Goldman Sachs adjusted its ratings in Asian markets, upgrading India and downgrading China.
- Morgan Stanley's India Growth Forecast: Morgan Stanley predicts a robust 6.5% growth for India’s economy in FY24 and FY25.
- India's Retail Inflation: Retail inflation in India dropped to a 4-month low of 4.87% in October.
- Jio and OneWeb's ISP Licenses: Jio Satellite Communications and OneWeb secured licenses for satellite internet services.
- AAPA's Green Fuel Target: The Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines (AAPA) set a target of 5% sustainable aviation fuel usage by 2030.
- World Diabetes Day 2023: Observed on November 14 with the theme “Access to Diabetes Care.”
- Children’s Day 2023: Celebrated in India on November 14, focusing on the theme ‘For every child, every right.’
- Financial Incentive for Divyang Individuals: The government introduced a 1% interest rate rebate for divyang borrowers.
- PM Kisan Bhai Scheme: A new initiative to support farmers and break the monopoly of traders.
Summits & Conferences
- 6th India-OPEC Energy Dialogue: Held in Vienna, Austria, focusing on global energy market stability.
- 42nd India International Trade Fair 2023: Inaugurated in New Delhi, highlighting the theme “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.”
Ranks & Reports
- SIDBI's ‘Sumpoorn’ Index: A unique MSME Economic Activity Index launched in collaboration with Jocata.
- New Judges in Supreme Court: Three new judges were sworn in to tackle pending cases.
- David Cameron as UK Foreign Secretary: Former PM David Cameron appointed as the UK Foreign Secretary.
- Mika, AI CEO of Dictador: An AI-powered robot named Mika appointed as CEO of Dictador.
- India-ADB Urban Infrastructure Deal: A $400 million deal signed for urban infrastructure development.
- Lala Kedarnath Aggarwal's Demise: The founder of Bikanervala passed away at 86.
- Picasso’s ‘Woman With A Watch’ Auction: Sold for a record $139 million at Sotheby’s.
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