Current Affairs 17th November


National Affairs

1. Overview of PM Modi’s 2-day Visit to Jharkhand; Addresses Celebration of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas 2023

Prime Minister(PM) Narendra Modi paid a 2-day visit to Jharkhand from the fifteenth to the sixteenth of November 2023. During his visit, PM Modi partook in the occasion and coordinated to check Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, 2023 in Khunti, Jharkhand.


He additionally welcomed individuals of Jharkhand on the establishment day of Jharkhand(15th November).




PM Modi established the groundwork stone for improvement projects worth Rs 7,200 crores in different areas like rail, street, schooling, coal, petrol, and flammable gas. These ventures expect to improve the framework and administration in Jharkhand.


PM Modi sent off two huge drives, to be specific the ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ and furthermore, the ‘PM Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM JANMAN)’ from Jharkhand.


During the third Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, PM Modi carefully delivered the fifteenth portion of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) conspire at Birsa School in Khunti, Jharkhand.

2. Dharmendra Pradhan Co-chaired the 1st Australia India Education and Skill Council Meet at IIT Gujarat

Association Clergyman Dharmendra Pradhan, Service of Education(MoE) and Service of Ability Advancement and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) co-led the first Australia India Instruction and Ability Chamber (AIESC) meeting with Australian Pastors Jason Clare, Instruction Priest, and Brendan O’Connor, Abilities and Preparing Clergyman.


The gathering was held at the Indian Organizations of Technology(IIT) Gandhinagar in Gujarat on sixth November 2023.




During the first AIESC meeting, 5 Reminders of Grasping (MoUs) were traded among Indian and Australian Advanced education establishments (HEIs) to work with more noteworthy research joint efforts.


Association Training Pastor Dharmendra Pradhan and Australian Schooling Priest Jason Clare declared the launch of two Australian College grounds in Wollongong what’s more, Deakin College in GIFT City(Gujarat Global Money Sleuth City), Gandhinagar (Gujarat).

3. 1st INDUS-X Investors Meet held in Delhi and Gurukul Initiative, an INDUS-X Educational Series Launched

Developments for Guard Greatness (iDEX) under the Division of Protection Production(DDP), Service of Safeguard (MoD), Legislature of India and the US Division of Guard (USDoD), Administration of the US of America(USA) coordinated the first India-US Safeguard Speed increase Biological system (INDUS X) Financial backers Meet on 8 November 2023 in New Delhi, Delhi.


The meet was coordinated as a pre-cursor of the fifth yearly India-US 2+2 Pastoral Exchange hung on the tenth of November 2023 in New Delhi, Delhi. The INDUS-X Instructive Series (Gurukul) was likewise sent off during the occasion.


Key Individuals:


The US appointment was driven by Mr. Doug Beck, Overseer of the Guard Advancement Unit (DIU)at the US DoD; what’s more, the Indian appointment was driven by Mr Vivek Virmani, Chief Official (G) and Head Working Official (COO)/iDEX-DIO.


The occasion was facilitated by the US-India Key Organization Discussion (USISPF), IndusTech, and, which is a piece of Social Alpha.


Around first INDUS X Financial backers Meet:


The very first INDUS-X Financial backers Occasion created the premium of financial backers in the new companies, Miniature, Little, and Medium Ventures (MSMEs) working in the protection area.


The gathering additionally explained the developing open doors under the INDUS-X drive.




In June 2023, the India-US Guard Speed Increase Environment (INDUS-X) was introduced during the State Visit of the Top State Leader (PM) of India Narendra Modi to the USA.


This drive expects to invigorate the essential innovation association and protection of modern participation between the two countries.


INDUS X will be a protection development span that would between alia incorporate Joint Difficulties, Joint Development assets, speculation by confidential substances in guard projects, specialty innovation projects, and so on.


Key Features:


The Financial backer Beginning up Interface meeting united unmistakable Indian and US financial backers and investors (VCs) and safeguarded new companies.


Both the Chief/DIU and COO/DIO welcomed the new businesses and pioneers to apply in the joint Effect difficulties and to take part in the Gurukul Instructive Series.


Gurukul Drive:


The INDUS-X Instructive Series (Gurukul), is intended to help the trendsetters and new companies explore the protection eco-arrangement of the US and India.


The Gurukul (Instruction) series will have meetings for the new companies/trendsetters by specialists from the two sides including government authorities, Corporate Pioneers, Industry Discussions, Hatcheries/ Gas pedals, and so on.

4. Uzbekistan’s Samarkand Institute of Economics and Services & University of Delhi Established MoU to Enhance Academic Alliances

The Samarkand Establishment of Financial Aspects and Administrations in Uzbekistan and the College of Delhi have gone into an Update of Grasping (MoU), to make various open doors for understudies, workforce, and analysts from Samarkand and Delhi.


This association supported by the two foundations, means to work with significant encounters for the two understudies and workforce, contributing fundamentally to worldwide training and examination.


Inside this unique organization, the 2 instructive establishments are trying to start an extraordinary understudy trade program.


This drive is formed to furnish understudies with priceless encounters in both scholarly and social domains, lifting their instructive interests.


This joint effort means a promise to establish a hearty instructive climate to light advancement and contribute significantly to the advancement of information.


It is likewise framed to incorporate studios and workshops, plans to make space for significant discussions and academic cooperation, cultivating scholarly exchange.

International Affairs

1. Clean Energy Overtakes Fossil Fuels in Global Job Market: IEA WEE 2023 Report

On November 15, 2023, the Global Energy Organization (IEA) delivered the ‘second version of the World Energy Work (Small 2023) report expressing clean energy occupations outperformed non-renewable energy source occupations without precedent for 2021 at the worldwide level.


Clean energy areas added 4.7 million positions internationally between 2019-2022 and stand at 35 million, while petroleum derivatives occupations recuperated all the more leisurely after cutbacks in 2020 and remain around 1.3 million beneath pre-pandemic work levels, at 32 million. Clean energy occupations presently address over portion of all energy area occupations.


The report was ready by the World Energy Standpoint Division of the Directorate of Supportability, Innovation, and Standpoints of IEA.

Banking and Finance

1. Federal Bank Introduces UPI Lite for Small-Value Digital Payments

Government Bank Restricted has sent off Brought together Installment Connection Point (UPI) Light, a rearranged form of the UPI framework that permits clients to make little worth of advanced installments disconnected without entering a UPI PIN.


UPI Light:


The UPI Light usefulness was presented by Hold Bank of India (RBI) in September 2022. It is an ‘on-gadget wallet’ highlight incorporated into existing UPI versatile applications.


UPI Light limits the weight on the center financial framework (CBS) by empowering direct exchanges between the client’s cell phone and the Public Installment Partnership of India (NPCI).


Exchange Cutoff points in UPI Light:


  • Per Exchange Cutoff ultimately depends on Rs 500
  • The Greatest Combined Utilization each Day is Rs 4,000
  • Greatest Equilibrium in UPI Light Record is Rs 2,000

2. InCred Holdings Ltd Becomes 2nd Unicorn of 2023 

Mumbai (Maharashtra)- based InCred Property Restricted, the parent organization of fintech startup InCred Monetary Administrations Ltd, has turned into the second Indian startup to turn into a unicorn, esteemed at over USD 1 billion, in 2023. InCred turned into a unicorn subsequent to raising financing worth Rs 500 crore in its most recent round (Series D) of value subsidizing.


The value round has assembled revenue from different financial backers, including a worldwide private value reserve, corporate depositories, family workplaces, and Super High-Total assets People (UHNIs).


InCred Money intends to send the capital across center business verticals like customer advances, understudy loans, and Miniature, Little, and Medium Ventures (MSME) loaning.


InCred Money has constructed a credit book of Rs.7,500 crore in something like 6 years and has been developing at a Build Yearly Development Rate (CAGR) of more than half throughout the course of recent years.


In August 2023, Zepto, a fast business stage, turned into India’s most memorable unicorn of 2023. It brought USD 200 million up in a Series E round of financing at a valuation of USD 1.4 billion.

Economy and Business

1. IndusInd Bank, Suzlon Energy among 9 firms added to MSCI India Index

On November 15, 2023, Morgan Stanley Capital Global (MSCI) added nine Indian stocks to its MSCI Worldwide Standard File w.e.f. November 30, 2023.


Augmentations on MSCI India File:


  1. IndusInd Bank
  2. Suzlon Energy Restricted
  3. One 97 Interchanges (Paytm)
  4. Industrious Frameworks
  5. APL Apollo Cylinders
  6. Polycab India
  7. Microtech Engineers
  8. Goodbye Engines A (Goodbye Engines DVR)
  9. Goodbye Correspondences


Central issues:


Following the above option, 46 stocks will be added to this record while 69 stocks will make an exit from this record. No Indian stocks were prohibited from the file.


Post rebalance, India’s stock count will ascend to 131, and India’s loads are set to move near 16.3%, contrasted with the current 15.9%.


As indicated by a report by Nuvama Elective and Quantitative Exploration, the MSCI considerations may raise to $1.5 billion in aloof inflows to India.


The most extreme portion of inflows will be driven by IndusInd Bank at $290 million followed by Suzlon at $264 million and Constant Frameworks at $254 million.


Suzlon Energy, Relentless Frameworks and APL Apollo were before part of the MSCI Smallcap File and will be eliminated from this list after the above execution.


The MSCI Worldwide Standard List is an assortment of supplies of the relative multitude of created markets in the world. It catches enormous and mid-cap portrayals across 23 Created Markets (DM) nations.


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