6th November 2023 Daily Current Affairs

National Affairs

1. First Australia India Education & Skill Council meeting held at IIT Gujarat

  • The First Australia India Education and Skill Council (AIESC) meeting is being held at IIT Gandhinagar,Gujarat.
  • AIESC is a bi-national body established in 2011 to guide the strategic direction of the education and research partnerships between the two countries.
  • Aim: To provide a platform for academic and skill experts to discuss a wide range of mutually agreed priorities, with the ultimate aim of shaping the future of education and skilling in both our nations.

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Obituaries

2. NASA Apollo astronaut Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II passed away

  • Apollo astronaut Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II, known for helping the crew of Apollo 13 safely return to Earth after an explosion doomed their lunar mission, has died at the age of 87.
  • Starting his career with the US Navy, Mattingly, who went by Ken and TK, eventually joined the Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School as a student, before being chosen by NASA to be part of the astronaut class in 1966.

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National & International Appointments

3. Rohit Rishi Appointed As Executive Director At Bank Of Maharashtra

  • Bank of Maharashtra announced the appointment of Rohit Rishi as Executive Director on the company’s Board, with effect from November 1, 2023.
  • He replaced A.B. Vijayakumar.
  • Rohit Rishi started his banking career as Industrial Development Officer in Indian Bank in July 1995 and has over 28 years of experience working in diversified areas of banking.
  • During his tenure, he worked in all key banking functions in various capacities mainly in credit management.

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Defense

4. ‘Surat’ Becomes The First Navy Warship To Be Named After A City in Gujarat

  • The crest of the Indian Navy’s latest warship ‘Surat’ will be unveiled by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.
  • This is the first warship to be named after a city of Gujarat and this is also the first time the unveiling of the crest of a warship is being undertaken in the very city after which it has been named
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had launched this indigenously constructed ship, which is a guided missile destroyer, in March last year at Mumbai.

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Banking & Finance

5. RBI imposes penalties on Punjab National Bank, Federal Bank

  • Reserve Bank of India imposed monetary penalties on Punjab National Bank, Federal Bank, Kosamattam Finance, and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services India for rule violations
  • The central bank has imposed a penalty of Rs 72 lakh on PNB, Rs 30 lakh on Federal Bank, Rs 13.38 lakh on Kosamattam Finance
  • PNB received the penalty due to several violations, including levying SMS charges on certain accounts despite maintaining invalid mobile numbers in the Core Banking Solution

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Important Dates

6. International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War

  • The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is a global day observed on November 6 every year. 
  • Aim: To raise awareness about the devastating effects of war on the environment.
  • Theme 2023: Together for a more sustainable and peaceful future
  • This day reminds us of the importance of protecting our environment from the damage caused by war and armed conflicts in different regions of the world.

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Sports

7. India lifts Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023 title over Japan

  • In Hockey, the Indian women’s team dethroned Japan to crown themselves Asian Champions Trophy 2023 winners. 
  • India overcame the two-time champions through goals from Sangita Kumari, Neha, Laremsiami and Vandana Katariya.
  • India won their maiden Asian Champions Trophy title in 2016 in Singapore, while Japan bagged the crown twice, in 2013 and 2021.
  • Asian Games champions China beat South Korea to secure third place.

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Sports

8. Bangladesh to host 24th Asian Archery Championships in 2025

  • Bangladesh will host the 24th Asian Archery Championships in 2025 after winning votes in the bid at the World Archery Asia Congress held  in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • A total of twenty four member countries of the Asian continent participated in the congress.
  • Bangladesh and China applied for bids as host countries for the 24th Asian Archery Championship
  • The 23rd Asian Archery Championship will begin on Sunday (Nov 5) in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Sports

9. Kohli equals Tendulkar’s record of highest number of ODI centuries

  •  Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 101 runs equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record of highest number of 49 centuries in One Day Internationals.
  • Virat touched the milestone in 277 innings as against Tendulkar’s 452 innings.
  • He was adjudged Player of the match.
  • The next batter on the list of most ODI centuries is current captain Rohit Sharma, who has scored 31 centuries.
  • India is currently at Number one position with 14 points followed by South Africa at 2nd place with 12 points.

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National Affairs

10. “AI” Named Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2023

  • Collins Dictionary has named “AI” as its word of the year, defining it as an “abbreviation for artificial intelligence: the modelling of human mental functions by computer programs.”
  • Considered to be the next great technological revolution, AI has seen rapid development and has been much talked about in 2023.
  • While AI’s capabilities in mimicking human speech fascinated people at first, they were also the source of some anxiety.

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