Current Affairs 6th November

National Affairs

1. PM of India and Bangladesh jointly inaugurated Development Projects in Power and Rail Sector

PM Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheik Hasina has together initiated three Indian helped advancement projects on November 1, 2023 by means of virtual mode. These three advancement projects are in rail, power areas among India and Bangladesh. These tasks will reinforce network and energy security in the two nations.


  • It incorporates a key rail connect between Tripura’s Nischintapur and Gangasagar in Bangladesh.


  • Introduction of Khulna – Mongla Port Rail Line.


  • Unit-2 of the Maitree Very Nuclear energy Station.

2. India-France signed LoI in Public Administration & Administrative Reforms

Branch of Regulatory Changes and Public Complaints (DARPG) under the Service of Faculty, Public Complaints and Benefits, Administration of India, and Service of Public Area Change and the Common Help of the French Republic have marked a Letter of Aim (LoI) for Participation in the field of Policy implementation and Regulatory Changes for quite some time.




The LoI was endorsed by V. Srinivas, Secretary, DARPG, and Thierry Mathou, Representative of France to India at an occasion held in New Delhi, Delhi.


About the LoI:


Aim: To improve two-sided organization among India and France through trade visits, zeroed in on managerial changes, great administration online classes, research distributions, limit building projects, and replication of good administration rehearses.




Under this LoI, a Joint Working Gathering (JWG) will be laid out to make a guide for two-sided coordinated effort.


Accentuation were laid upon undeniable level trades in the forthcoming months.


India introduced State leader (PM) Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Most extreme Administration – Least Government’ strategy.


Under this, India’s Cutting edge Authoritative Changes incorporate Meritocracy acknowledgment, Great Administration File benchmarking, quality e-administrations, and innovation reception in complaint redressal.


The French government communicated its advantage in trading data on compelling Public Complaint Redressal, Secretariat Changes took on for advanced change of the focal secretariat and dispersal of grant winning Great Administration Practices.

3. EESL launched NECP & EEFP to Revolutionize India’s Energy Landscape

On second November 2023, Association Priest Raj Kumar Singh, Service of Force, has disclosed two new projects of Energy Proficiency Administrations Restricted (EESL): Public Proficient Cooking Program (NECP) and the Energy Proficient Fans Program (EEFP), during the occasion held in New Delhi, Delhi.


NECP expects to reform cooking rehearses in India. EEFP expects to underscore the significance and direness of energy-productive fans.


Note: EESL, an Energy Administration Organization (ESCO), is a Joint Endeavor of 4 Public Area Endeavors (PSUs) under the Service of Force – NTPC Restricted, Power Money Partnership Restricted, REC Restricted and POWERGRID Partnership of India Restricted.


Central issues:


Under NECP, EESL will circulate 20 Lakh energy-productive enlistment cook ovens to decrease the ecological effect of cooking works on, prompting cleaner air and moved along wellbeing for the populace.


EESL teamed up with Current Energy Cooking Administrations (MECS) to work with the boundless reception of enlistment cooktops.


Under EEFP, EESL will disseminate 1 crore 5-star energy-productive BLDC (brushless direct current) fans across India.


About Public Proficient Cooking Project (NECP):


NECP is a subset of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY), a perfect cooking energy plot.


NECP centers around Non-Sun oriented/Power based Acceptance Cookstoves in accordance with the Goelectric drive, sent off by the Service of Force in 2021.


NECP has presented enlistment based cookstoves, which will give a 25-30% expense advantage contrasted with customary cooking techniques.


About Energy Productive Fans Program (EEFP):


EEFP is devoted to empowering the reception of energy-proficient machines, like Drove bulbs, tube lights, and elite execution fans.


This expects to convey energy-productive BLDC fans, determined to appropriate 1 crore roof fans.


This will likewise diminish energy utilization and ecological effect.


The reception of the most productive fans supplanting the ongoing roof fans will decrease the absolute private power utilization by 20%.


Note: The program for conveying 1 crore roof fans was started during the G20 (Gathering of 20) Energy Advances Working Gathering in Goa in July 2023.


Following this, EESL has welcomed offers for the underlying cluster of 20 lakh fans under EESF.


Extra Data:


Authority of Energy Proficiency (Honey bee) has commanded that roof fans should bear star marks with impact from first January 2023.

4. India To Host World Telecommunication Standardisation Assembly In 2024

Association Priest Ashwini Vaishnaw, Service of Correspondences reported that India will be facilitating the World Media transmission Normalization Gathering (WTSA) in 2024 WTSA is the overseeing meeting of the Global Telecom Association Telecom Normalization Area (ITU-T). It is a quadrennial occasion (happening once in 4 years).


WTSA20 was booked to occur in India. Because of COVID19 pandemic, it was held in Geneva, Switzerlandin Walk 2022.


3 World Gatherings of ITU:


WTSA is one of the three world gatherings coordinated by the ITU.


Other two gatherings are:


World Radiocommunication Gathering (WRC) – Held once in each three to four years. World Media transmission Improvement Gathering (WTDC) – Held once in each four years


Note: WTSA24 will stamp a critical stage towards the headways of Fifth Generation(5G) and 6th Generation(6G) organizations.

Banking and Finance

1. RBI Ups Minimum Amount for Offering Non-Callable TDs from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 1 Cr

On October 26, 2023, the Save Bank of India (RBI) expanded the base sum for offering Non-Callable Term Stores (TDs) from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 1 crore with prompt impact, permitting all clients to rashly pull out cash from Fixed Store (FD) of up to Rs 1 crore. This order will cover every business bank and co-usable banks.


This implies all homegrown TDs acknowledged from people for measures of Rs 1 crore and underneath will have an untimely withdrawal-office.


These directions will be relevant for Non-Occupant (Outside) Rupee (NRE) Store/ Normal Non-Inhabitant (NRO) Stores.


What are Non-callable FDs?


Non-callable FDs are TDs that don’t allow untimely withdrawals until the residency is finished. Banks offer higher rates on non-callable FDs to beat untimely withdrawals down.


Central issues:


  • These TDs ought to be from the people that can either be in single or joint name.


  • Banks can set store development, however NRE term stores should be somewhere around one year, and NRO term stores should be somewhere around seven days.


  • Mass stores will have different loan costs.

2. IRDAI Forms Taskforce To Review Bancassurance Norms

The Protection Administrative and Improvement Authority of India (IRDAI) has framed an errand force under the Chairmanship of Meena Kumari, Leader Director(Life) of IRDAI, to survey the current bancassurance structure.


About the Team:


The team was framed in light of worries about mis-selling/constrained selling of insurance contracts through the bancassurance channel.


The taskforce will survey the current administrative structure for bancassurance and recommend available resources to expand the effectiveness of the it.


The taskforce will likewise recommend administrative expectations available lead necessities of bancassurance accomplices.


The taskforce will likewise analyze best worldwide practices and propose reasonable changes.


The taskforce is approached to present these suggestions inside 31st December 2023.




Despite the fact that banks have a huge organization of branches across India, they just contributed 5.93% of non-disaster protection charges and 17.44% of extra security expenses in the new business for the monetary year 2022-23.




Individuals from the Taskforce:


  • Yegna Priya Bharat, Boss Head supervisor (Wellbeing), IRDAI
  • Surya Kumar, Boss Head supervisor (Management), IRDAI
  • J. Anita, Boss Head supervisor (Middle people), IRDAI
  • D.S.Murthy, General Manager(GM)(Non life), IRDAI


There are additionally agents from the


  • State Bank of India(SBI)
  • HDFC Bank
  • Punjab Public Bank(PNB)
  • New India Affirmation Organization Limited(NIACL)
  • ICICI Lombard General Insurance Agency Restricted
  • Goodbye AIA Life coverage Organization Restricted
  • HDFC Life coverage Organization Restricted
  • Bajaj Allianz Life coverage Organization Restricted
  • Aditya Birla Medical coverage Organization Restricted
  • Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Agency Restricted


What is Bancassurance?


Bancassurance is a monetary administrations model in which banking establishments and protection organizations team up to offer a large number of monetary items and administrations to clients.


It includes the circulation of protection items through financial channels, like bank branches, Mechanized teller machines (ATMs), web based financial stages, and portable banking applications.

3. AFLI launches Super Cash Plan for Regular Income and Security 

Ageas Government Extra security (AFLI) has sent off another non-connected, partaking, person extra security investment funds plan called Ageas Government Life coverage Super Money Plan. The plan is a blend of extra security insurance, dependable returns, and ordinary pay.


The plan offers quick income beginning from the finish of first arrangement year/month. There is likewise arrangement for Ensured promoters beginning from end of each and every fifth strategy year till the finish of strategy term.


Furthermore, the plan likewise offers a lumpsum development benefit toward the finish of the strategy term.


Note: On the off chance that the policyholder is a female, the total guaranteed on development will be expanded by a level of the annualized premium.

4. ICICI Prudential Multi-Asset Fund completes 21 years 

On 31st October 2023, The ICICI Prudential Multi-Resource Asset plot has finished 21 years. The plan was incepted on 31st October 2002. The asset has a decent history, which creates a Build Yearly Development Rate (CAGR) of 21%.


Starting around 30 September 2023, the plan deals with a Resources Under Administration (AUM) of Rs 24,060.99 crore or around 57% of the complete AUM in the multi-resource portion classification.


ICICI Prudential Multi-Resource Asset is an unassuming plan putting resources into value, obligation and trade exchanged ware subordinates/units of gold Trade Exchanged Assets (ETF)/units of Land Speculation Trusts (REITs)& InvITs (Framework Venture Trust)/ inclination shares.


What is Multi Resource Allotment Common Asset?


They are crossover subsidizes that should put at least 10% in somewhere around 3 resource classes.


To lessen risk, these assets normally have a mix of value, obligation, and one more resource class like gold, land, and so forth.

Science and Technology

1. CSIR-NIIST & HAL Signs MoU to Strengthen Indigenisation in Aerospace, Defence Sectors

Kerala-based Committee of Logical and Modern Exploration Public Organization for Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation (CSIR-NIIST) has marked an Update of Figuring out (MoU) with Hindustan Air transportation Ltd (HAL) in Bengaluru (Karnataka) to team up in India’s aviation and safeguard areas.


The cooperation means to reinforce the indigenisation and import replacement program for India’s aviation and safeguard areas.


Note: The drive is in accordance with the Public authority of India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat vision, advancing confidence in basic areas.


About the cooperation:


The MoU includes the improvement of magnesium and aluminum combination castings and related regions for the aviation and safeguard areas.


The MoU works with CSIR-NIIST to team up on:


Human asset and Office usage; Innovation support administrations; Consultancy administrations; what’s more, cooperative examination works in the field of light compounds, for the plan and improvement of aviation parts and welding.


The particular areas of coordinated effort include:


The assembling of aeronautical grade magnesium compound castings utilizing the LowPressure Projecting (LPC) process;


The plan and advancement of filler materials for rescue welding of aluminum and magnesium amalgam castings; also, Different areas of exploration of shared interest.




NIIST in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) is a constituent Lab of CSIR, took part in directing high level Innovative work (Research and development) programs, focusing on the ideal usage of provincial assets essential to public turn of events.


CSIR NIIST is likewise a forerunner in Research and development programs in agro-handling and innovation, compound sciences and innovation, materials science and innovation, and so forth.


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