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1. UNESCO recently declared which city of India as ‘City of Music‘? – Gwalior (MP)
- The city of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh has been declared the ‘City of Music’ by UNESCO for its “strong commitment to culture and creativity”.
- UNESCO has added Gwalior city to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
- Kozhikode in Kerala is also included in the 55 new cities joining this network.
2. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of ‘Association of Mutual Funds in India’? – Venkat Nageshwar Chalasani
- Venkat Nageshwar Chalasani, former deputy managing director of State Bank of India, has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).
- The announcement came after the end of the tenure of NS Venkatesh, who completed two consecutive terms of three years each.
- AMFI was established in the year 1995, its headquarters is in Mumbai.
3. Where was the first investor meeting of ‘India-US Defense Acceleration System‘ organized? – New Delhi
- The first investor meeting of ‘India-United States Defense Acceleration Ecosystem- INDUS X’ was organized in New Delhi.
- INDUS-X Educational Series (Gurukul) was also launched during the program.
- The Gurukul initiative aims to help innovators and startups navigate the defense eco-system of the US and India.
4. With whom has RailTel signed an agreement for telecommunication, IT and railway signaling project? – REC Limited
- RailTel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with REC Ltd extending up to Rs 30,000 crore as financial assistance for telecom, IT and railway signaling infrastructure projects.
- REC Limited is a Maharatna public sector company established in the year 1969 under the Ministry of Power.
- RailTel is a “Mini Ratna Company” under the Ministry of Railways.
5. When is National Legal Services Day celebrated year? – 9 November
- National Legal Services Day is celebrated every year on 9 November in India to commemorate the adoption of the Indian Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.
- Which was officially enacted on the same date in 1995.
6. What is the theme of National Ayurveda Day 2023? – Ayurveda for One Health’
- India celebrates ‘National Ayurveda Day’ every year on the occasion of Dhanvantari Jayanti or Dhanteras.
- The theme of Ayurveda Day-2023 is ‘Ayurveda for One Health’.
- This initiative was started in 2016 with the aim of promoting Ayurveda in the mainstream.
7. As per WHO 2023 Global TB report, which county accounted for the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world in 2022? – India
- India accounted for the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world in 2022, representing a staggering 27 percent of the global burden, as revealed by the new World Health Organization (WHO) 2023 Global TB report released.
- According to the report, India recorded 2.8 million (28.2 lakh) TB cases in 2022, with a case fatality ratio of 12 per cent. Featuring data from 192 countries and areas, the report reveals that 7.5 million people were diagnosed with TB in 2022.
8. Which institution releases the ‘Production Gap report’? – UNEP
- The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Production Gap report has been released in anticipation of the COP28 climate conference.
- It warns that global fossil fuel production over the next seven years is projected to exceed more than double the levels required to stay within the climate goals outlined in the 2015 Paris climate agreement, including the crucial target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
9. What is the name of the recently launched brand of National Cooperative Organics Ltd (NCOL)? – Bharat Organics
- Cooperation Minister Amit Shah launched the ‘Bharat Organics’ brand of the newly launched National Cooperative Organics Ltd (NCOL).
- It will have as many as 20 products in the market by December 2023. NCOL will pass on 50 per cent of its profit earned over the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of any crop directly into the bank account of the farmers, while the rest will be used for the growth of the organization.
10. ‘Quota of special drawing rights (SDR)’, which is seen in the news, is associated with which institution? –International Monetary Fund
- The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a proposal to make a 50 per cent increase in the quota allocated to members in proportion to their current quotas.
- The proposal will now be considered and made effective by the board of governors as part of concluding the 16th general review of quotas.
- Currently, India has a quota of special drawing rights (SDR) 13,114.4 million which denotes a share of 2.75 per cent, making it the eighth-largest quota-holding country in the IMF.