Latest Current Affairs 2023: 01 November 2023

National Unity Day: 31 October

  • PM Narendra Modi’s government had started National Unity Day in 2014 on his birth anniversary with the aim of paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • Apart from this, while being the Prime Minister, the tallest statue of Sardar Patel was inaugurated in the year 2018.

About Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel:

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on 31 October 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat.
  • He was the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of independent India.
  • He played an important role in the unification of several Indian princely states to form the Indian Union.
  • At the time of independence, he played an important role in convincing several princely states to enter into an alliance with the Indian Union. he of india
  • Also worked hard as a social leader for independence.

India won 111 medals in the 4th Asian Para Games

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  • India gave a historic performance in the 4th Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, China and finished fifth with a total of 111 medals.
  • India won 29 gold, 31 silver and 51 bronze medals. Earlier, India had given its best performance in the 3rd Para Asian Games in Indonesia in the year 2018 by winning 72 medals.
  • Indian para athletes won four more medals than the record of 107 medals won by India in the Hangzhou Asian Games held from September 23 to October 8.
  • In the medal table
  • Host China topped the medal table by winning a total of 521 medals including 214 gold, 167 silver and 140 bronze medals.
  • Iran got second place.
  • He won a total of 131 medals by winning 44 gold, 46 silver and 41 bronze medals.
  • Japan won a total of 150 medals including 42 gold and finished third.
  • South Korea stood fourth by winning a total of 103 medals including 30 gold, 33 silver and 40 bronze medals.

Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurates Higashi Autism School in New Delhi

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  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar has called for bringing together all efforts to ensure a dignified life for children with special needs.
  • Higashi Autism School was established in collaboration with Musashino Higashi Gakuen School of Japan.
  • The school aims to provide education to autistic students with individual 1:1 teaching as well as small group classes of up to six students.
  • This school is India’s first and world’s third autism school, run by Higashi Trust. Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurates Higashi Autism School in New Delhi
  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar has called for bringing together all efforts to ensure a dignified life for children with special needs.
  • Higashi Autism School was established in collaboration with Musashino Higashi Gakuen School of Japan.

Kerala becomes the first state to have hallmarking centers in every district

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  • With the inauguration of the hallmarking center in Idukki, Kerala becomes the first state in India to have hallmarking centers in all its 14 districts.
  • With the opening of hallmarking centers in the districts, Kerala will become the hub of gold business and its claim of being the most reliable market in the country to buy gold jewelery will be further strengthened.
  • The gold business in Kerala is worth more than ₹1 lakh crore and its annual sales are about 250 tonnes. There are around 12,000 gold traders in the state, most of whom have BIS registration.

Important Points about Kerala

  • Capital – Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan

Nita Ambani receives USISPF Global Leadership Award

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  • Reliance Foundation Founder and Chairperson Nita Ambani was honored with the 2023 USISPF Global Leadership Award for philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
  • The award was presented by USISPF Chairman John Chambers at a reception in New Delhi attended by USISPF leaders, Indian business leaders and Indian government officials.
  • Acclaimed philanthropist and businesswoman Nita Ambani has impacted the lives of millions of people in India through Reliance Foundation’s initiatives in education, arts, sports and healthcare.

Raghuram Rajan’s new book ‘Breaking the Mould’

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  • Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan’s new book ‘Breaking the Mould’ will be released on December 7.
  • Rajan’s latest book, written in collaboration with fellow economist Rohit Lamba, will discuss the future of India’s economic growth.
  • The book is being published by Penguin Random House India.
  • The former central banker’s latest book – his third after stepping down from the office of RBI governor in September 2016.

PM Modi released 3 books at Tulsi Peeth in Chitrakoot

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  • PM Modi released three books named Panini Ashtadhyayi Bhashya, Ramanandacharya Charitam and Lord Shri Krishna’s Rashtraleela written by Rambhadracharya Maharaj.
  • Ashtadhyayi is a thousand year old text of India’s linguistics, India’s intellectuality and our research culture.
  • Tulsi Peeth is an important religious and social service institution established by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya in 1987 in Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is one of the leading publishers of Hindu religious literature.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Gujarat’s first heritage train

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Gujarat’s first heritage train, which will be run by an electric engine.
  • The interior of this train has been made of wood.
  • This train with three coaches will connect ‘Ekta Nagar’ or ‘Kevadiya’ with Ahmedabad.
  • It is noteworthy that Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s memorial ‘Statue of Unity’ is situated in Kevadiya itself.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to jointly inaugurate the Cross Border Railway Project

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  • Agartala-Akhaura Rail Project is a railway link project between India and Bangladesh.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will jointly inaugurate the Cross Border Railway Project.
  • This railway link project will promote trade between the two countries.
  • After its launch, the travel time on Agartala-Kolkata route will reduce from 31 hours to 10 hours.

Priyanka Goswami creates new national record in women’s 20km race walk at the 37th National Games in Goa

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  • Priyanka Goswami of Uttar Pradesh has created a new national record in women’s 20 km race walk at the 37th National Games in Goa.
  • He completed the race in 1 hour 36 minutes 35 seconds.
  • Maharashtra’s Tejas Ashok Shirse set a new national sports record by completing the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.80 seconds.

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