Blog Article: Current Affairs Roundup - 15th November 2023
Staying informed about current affairs is crucial in our fast-paced world. This article provides a comprehensive roundup of the significant events and news from 15th November 2023, covering various sectors such as national and international news, defense, economy, and sports. Let's dive into the details.
India's Strategic Move: Auctioning 20 Critical Mineral Blocks
- Energy Transition Goals: The Indian government plans to auction 20 critical mineral blocks, including lithium and graphite, aligning with its energy transition goals.
- Domestic Resource Security: This move is part of India's commitment to ensuring domestic resources for green energy transition and enhancing national security.
- Lithium Discovery: India discovered its first lithium deposits in Jammu and Kashmir in February, with an estimated reserve of 5.9 million tonnes.
- Mining Rules Modification: The modification of mining rules in July allows private miners to explore these critical minerals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Visit to Jharkhand
- Historical Visit: PM Modi is set to be the first Prime Minister to visit Ulihatu Village, the birthplace of Bhagwan Birsa Munda.
- Tribute and Initiative: He will pay homage at the Bhagwan Birsa Munda Memorial Park cum Freedom Fighter Museum and kickstart the ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.’
Seismic Activity in Iceland
- Volcanic Eruption Warning: The Iceland Met Office warns of a considerable likelihood of a volcanic eruption following intense seismic activity.
- State of Emergency: A state of emergency has been declared in Iceland due to over 24,000 seismic events since late October.
Rajnath Singh at 10th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus
- International Engagement: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will attend the 10th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus in Jakarta.
- Bilateral Meetings: He is scheduled to have one-on-one sessions with Defence Ministers of the participating countries.
India’s Wholesale Price Index (WPI) Trends
- Deflation Continues: India’s WPI-based inflation rate hits a three-month low of -0.52% in October, marking the seventh consecutive month of deflation.
- Factors Contributing: The deflation is attributed to the high base effect and price declines in sectors like chemicals, textiles, and food products.
Passing of Sahara Group Founder Subrata Roy
- End of an Era: Subrata Roy, the founder of Sahara Group, passed away at 75 after a prolonged illness.
- Legacy: He started Sahara India Pariwar in 1978 and grew it into a significant business conglomerate.
Virat Kohli's Record-Breaking Achievement
- Historic Milestone: Virat Kohli becomes the first batter to score 50 ODI centuries, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
- Cricket Legend: This achievement cements Kohli's status as a leading century-scorer in ODI cricket.
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