15th November 2023 Daily Current Affairs

National Affairs

1. Shital Mahajan become First Woman to Skydive from Mt Everest

  • Indian skydiver Shital Mahajan jumped off a helicopter from the height of 21,500 ft in front of the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest. 
  • She became the first woman to do so.
  • Mahajan landed at Kalapatthar peak at an altitude 17,444ft.
  • Mahajan is a well-known Indian skydiver who holds several skydiving records and is the recipient of the fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2001.

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2. Banking & Finance

. Federal Bank signs shuttler H S Prannoy for an exclusive collaboration

  • Federal Bank collaborates with India’s Top Seeded Shuttler, H.S. Prannoy.
  • H.S. Prannoy, is current world number eight and a recipient of the men’s singles bronze medal in the recent Asian Games.
  • MVS Murthy, CMO, Federal Bank, elaborated more on the collaboration, ” Work Ethic is the intersection point for Prannoy and Federal Bank.
  • He represents the passion of India’s Youth to put up the Tri-colour at the topmost pedestal on every given opportunity.

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International Affairs

3. Asia-Pacific Airlines Aim for 5% Green Fuel Usage By 2030

  • The Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has set a target for its members to adopt 5% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) usage by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions, signalling demand to fuel producers.
  • The decision was announced at the association’s 67th assembly of presidents, highlighting challenges such as limited SAF availability and cost.
  • The industry is stressing that our position is feedstock and pathway agnostic.

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4. India And ADB Ink $400 Million Deal For Urban Infrastructure Development

  • The central government signed a USD 400 million policy-based loan with the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support its urban reform agenda
  • Aim: To create high-quality urban infrastructure, improve service delivery, and promote efficient governance systems.
  • Objective: To make cities livable and centres of economic growth through the provisioning of inclusive, resilient and sustainable infrastructure.

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5. Russia seals deal to supply Igla anti-aircraft missiles to India

  • Russia has signed a contract to supply Igla-S hand-held anti-aircraft missiles to India and allow production of the Igla there under licence.
  • The Igla-S is a man-portable air defence system (MANPADS) that can be fired by an individual or crew to bring down an enemy aircraft.
  • India is the world’s largest arms importer and Russia remains its largest supplier despite the damage to the reputation of its army and weaponry from the war in Ukraine.

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Banking & Finance

6. Jio and OneWeb Secure Licenses for Satellite Internet Services

  • Jio Satellite Communications Ltd and Eutelsat OneWeb have been granted the requisite licences to provide satellite internet services in India.
  • Both companies hold the GMPCS (Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite) licence, alongside a pan-India ISP (Internet Service Provider) licence.
  •  As reported by the Financial Express, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) allocated ISP-A and a VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) licence to OneWeb.

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Science & Technology

7. SpaceX launches its 29th cargo mission to the International Space Station

  • SpaceX’s next robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station CRS-29 has been take off.
  • The mission is set to launch on a Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
  • The CRS-29 mission carries crucial scientific experiments and technology demonstrations, including optical communications equipment and instruments for measuring atmospheric waves
  • According to NASA the results of this study could help improve bone health here on Earth

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