Current Affairs – 29TH November

By Adhyayan Academy

  • After a long 47 years, Italy wins the Davis Cup 2023 beating Australia in Malaga, Spain. Last time Italy won the prestigious Tennis Cup in 1976. The Davis Cup is an international Tennis Tournament among national teams. The US is the most successful in the Davis cup followed by Australia.
  • The rescue operation in the Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarakhand comes to an end after the ‘rat hole miners’ dug though the last 8 meter of debris and lattice and brought out the trapped workers. ‘Rat hole mining’ is a risky technique of excavation mainly practiced in the coal fields of Meghalaya. On 2014, National Green Tribunal banned this practice.
  • Sarmishtha Mukherjee, the daughter of 13th President of India Pranab Mukherjee launches her book based on her memories of her father titled ‘Pranab, My Father: A Daughter Remembers’. Pranab Mukherjee is the first person to hold the highest office of the nation, the office of the President of India, from West Bengal, his tenure being 2012-2017
  • The book ‘Thread by Thread’ on the life of Sambhu Kumar Kasilwal was lunched by Kapil Dev in Mumbai. Sambhu Kumar was the pioneer of Polyester Blends in India, which boosted the manufacturing and consumption of affordable and  long lasting fabrics for the middle class and lower income groups.
  • Christopher Luxon swears in as New Zealand’s new Prime Minister.
  • HDFC Bank appoints former NABARD Chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala as its Additional Independent  Director for 3 years beginning from 15th January 2024.
    • HDFC Bank was founded in August 1994, Mumbai.
  • Mr. C.K. Gopinathan, a director on the board of Dhanalaxmi Bank based in Kerala and a notable shareholder passed away.
    • HQ- Thissur, Kerala. Estd- 14th November 1927.
  • After Gir National Park and Sanctuary, the Barda Wildlfe Sanctuary (BWLS) is set to become the second home to the famous Asiatic Lions. It wil be done as part of the “Project Lion@2047”.Project Lion is an initiative of the Government  of India launched in 2021 to protect the habitat of the Asiatic Lions. According  to the latest data there are currently 674 lions in India in 2020 which were 523 in 2015.
    • The Species of Lion is divided into two species : The African Lion (Panthera leo leo) and the Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica). Every year World Lion Day is observed on 10th August.
  • Ladakh will have South East Asia’s first Dark Night Sky Sanctuary with the help of Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bengaluru, at Hanle village in Eastern Ladakh as a part of  Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary. The Dark Sky reserve spreads over 1073 square km will host a number of optical, infrared and gamma-ray telescopes. Dark Sky reserve is an area which has minimum or no amount of light pollution. Light pollution refers to the excess amount of artificial light at night, which endangers the ecosystem by harming the animals who depend on the dark.
    • It is adjacent to the Indian Astronomical Observatory, the second highest optical telescope in the World in an elevation of 4500 m the first being at the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory which is at 5640 m.
    • Indian Institute of Astrophysics was set up in 1971 under Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  • Cambodia’s Crown Jewel, Angkor Wat, the ancient Hindu temple , built  around 12th Century named the Eighth Wonder of The World. Angkor Wat has surpassed Italy’s Pompei to become the Eighth Wonder of the World.
    • Angkor Wat, one of the finest examples of the Khmer architecture in Cambodia was built by King Suryavarman II in the 12th century. It was first a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu but later transformed into a Buddhist temple.
    • Recognised as a UNESCO World heritage site in 1992, the complex includes not only Angkor Wat but also Angkor Thom and the Baynon Temple known for their intricate carving and magnificent sculptures.
  • Indian Immunological Limited launched the Measles and Rubella Vaccine “Mabella” for children in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, developed in collaboration with Polyvac Institute of Vietnam.
  • President Draupadi Murmu participated in the Boita Bandana (Boat Puja) Ceremony, organised by Paradip Port Authority  in Paradip, Odisha.
    • President Murmu also inaugurated a Multi Model Logistics Park, laid the foundation stone for a new reservoir and water management and information system for the port township.
    • Boita Bandana is a cultural tribute to Odisha’s ancient maritime activities and trade relations with South East Asia.
    • Paradip Port  also received the ‘Port of Operational Excellence Award’ at the Global Maritime Indai nSummit 2023.
  • World Climate Action Summit (CoP28):Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two day visit to Dubai, UAE to attend The World Climate Action summit.
    • The summit is the highest level segment of the 28th Conference of Parties, CoP28 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCC.
    • During CoP26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister had announced the five specific targets named ‘Panchamrit’ as India’s unprecedented contribution to the climate action.
    • Prime Minister had also announced Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) on that occasion along with New Delhi’s plan to achieve net zero  status by 2070.
    • Also Climate Change was one of the core agenda of India’s G20 Presidency.
  • UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) disclosed the first human case of H1N2 or the Pig Virus.
  • Pakistan has formally applied for the membership of BRICS.
  • Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patanaik launched Ama Bank, a scheme for providing banking services through CSP outlets in the remote GPs.

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