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03rd November, 2023

India’s Deep Ocean Mission, maternity, childcare and adoption leave for women soldiers, sailors, air warriors, Puneeth Rajkumar Hrudaya Jyoti Yojana, Electronic Bank Guarantee, India First Life Insurance, Scheme Information Document (SID) for Mutual Funds, Manoranjan Mishra as Executive Director, Goods and Services Tax, Unified Payment Interface, prime residential prices, Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index, Project Kusha, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Zozila Day, President Recognition Bronze Award, All India Football Federation, Asian Shooting Championship, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

  1. India’s Deep Ocean Mission (Mission Samudrayaan): An ambitious quest to explore and harness the depths of the ocean.
  2. Defence Minister Rajnath Singhhas approved maternity, childcare and adoption leave for women soldiers, sailors, air warriors.
  3. Karnataka has launched Puneeth Rajkumar Hrudaya Jyoti Yojana to provide treatment to cardiac arrest patients.
  4. Theiconic British-era ‘Throne Room’ at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata has been named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Independent India.
  5. HSBC Indiabecame the 1st foreign bank to introduce Electronic Bank Guarantee (E-BG).
  6. India First Life Insurancehas received the registration to undertake life insurance business in the Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City-International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).
  7. Securities and Exchange Board ofIndia (SEBI) has released new format of Scheme Information Document (SID) for Mutual Funds.
  8. Reserve Bank of Indiahas appointed Manoranjan Mishra as Executive Director with effect from November 1.
  9. Goods and Services Tax(GST) revenue collection has increased 13% YoY to 1.72 lakh crore in October.
  10. Unified Payment Interface(UPI) transactions have increased to an all-time high of ₹17.16 lakh crore in October.
  11. Mumbaihas recorded the fourth highest year-on-year growth in prime residential prices among global cities for the quarter ended September 2023 in Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index.
  12. Project Kusha: India’s indigenous air defence system.
  13. November 2– International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
  14. November 1– Zozila Day
  15. All India Football Federation(AIFF) has won Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Recognition Bronze Award for promoting football at grassroot level.
  16. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomarhas won gold medal in men’s 50m rifle 3 positions individual event at the Asian Shooting Championship in ChangwonSouth Korea.
  17. Life-sizedstatue of Sachin Tendulkar has been unveiled at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
  18. England pacer David Willey has announced retirement from international cricket.
  19. Reserve Bank of India has appointed Manoranjan Mishra as Executive Director with effect from November 1.
  20. Deepesh Nanda has been appointed as President- Renewables and CEO and MD of Tata Power Renewable Energy.
  21. Bangladesh’s Saima Wazed has been elected as WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.
  22. Padma Shri Musician and Musicologist Leela Omchery has passed away

Table of Content

National News

  1. India’s Deep Ocean Mission (Mission Samudrayaan): An ambitious quest to explore and harness the depths of the ocean.
      • About Deep Ocean Mission
        • It is a crewed mission to a depth of 6,000 metres in the ocean using an indigenously developed submersible with a three-member crew.
        • Implemented by- Ministry of Earth Sciences
        • Project approved in- 2021
        • Project cost- ₹4,077 crore over a five-year period in a phased manner

      • About Matasya6000
        • It is a deep-ocean submersible designed to accommodate a crew of three members
        • It is equipped with a suite of scientific sensors and tools
        • It has an operational endurance of 12 hours, which can be extended to 96 hours in the event of an emergency.

Source: The Hindu, PIB

  1. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved maternity, childcare and adoption leave for women soldiers, sailors, air warriors.
      • The decision is in line with inclusive participation of all women in the armed forces, irrespective of their rank.
      • Benefit
        • It will improve the work condition for the women in military and help to maintain work-life balance.
      • Current leaves available for officers-
        • Maternity leave- leave of 180 days with full pay for each child, subject to a maximum of two children.
        • Childcare leave- leave of 360 days is granted in total service career (subject to child being less than 18 years)
        • Child adoption leave- leave of 180 days is granted after the date of valid adoption of child below one year of age.
          Source: ET

State News

  1. Karnataka has launched Puneeth Rajkumar Hrudaya Jyoti Yojana to provide treatment to cardiac arrest patients.
      • Objective
        • To provide treatment to patients within the ‘golden hour’ the period which is crucial to save people who suffer a cardiac arrest.
        • The scheme is named after famous Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar, who died of heart attack.
        • Under the scheme patients will be provided free ECG and Tenecteplase injection will be provided free of cost to those who are critical.
          Source: Deccan Herald

  2. The iconic British-era ‘Throne Room’ at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata has been named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Independent India.
      • About Throne room
        • It has a collection of thrones of iconic historical personalities such as Lord Wellesley and Tipu Sultan, among others.
        • It a collection of oil paintings of Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru, and former West Bengal Chief Minister B.C. Roy.
        • It also displays the urn which was used to carry the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi.
          Source: OTV

Banking and Economy

  1. HSBC India became the 1st foreign bank to introduce Electronic Bank Guarantee (E-BG).
      • Objective
        • To facilitate digitization of trade finance
        • Launched by- HSBC & National E-Governance Services Ltd (NeSL).

      • About E-BG Platform
        • E-BG Platform simplifies and speed up the guarantee issuance process by using E-stamping and E-signing, removing the need for issuance of paper document.
        • Every process is digitizes beginning from application to verification and delivery.
Knowledge Nuggets -
About HSBC-
• The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, India or HSBC Bank India, is incorporated in Hong Kong SAR with limited liability.
• Headquarters- Mumbai
• Established- 1853
• CEO- Hitendra Dave
About NeSL-
• NeSL is India’s first information utility and is registered with the Insolvency and bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) under the aegis of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC).
• Headquarters- Mumbai
• Established- 2016
• MD & CEO- Debajyoti Ray Chaudhuri
Source: TOI

  1. India First Life Insurance has received the registration to undertake life insurance business in the Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City-International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).
      • Objective
        • To improve the market presence and capitalize on customer outreach opportunities at a global level.
      • India First is the first life insurance company to receive GIFT City IFSC registration.
Knowledge Nuggets -
About India First Life Insurance-
• It is a three-way venture with Bank of Baroda (65% share), Union Bank of India (9% share) and private equity major Warburg Pincus (26% share).
• Headquarters- Mumbai
• Established- 2009
• MD & CEO- RM Vishakha
About IFSCA-
• IFSCA has been established as a unified regulator with a holistic vision in order to promote ease of doing business in IFSC and provide world class regulatory environment.
• Headquarters- GIFT City, Gujarat
• Established- 2020
• Chairperson- K Rajaraman
Source: ET, IFSCA

  1. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has released new format of Scheme Information Document (SID) for Mutual Funds.
      • Key directives
        • SEBI has directed mutual funds to disclose scheme portfolio holdings and top 10 holdings by issuer via a functional web link.
        • Funds must reveal sector-wise allocation to help investors assess risk exposure and diversification.
        • ‘Skin-in-the-game’ regulations require disclosure of the fund manager’s investment in the scheme.
        • AMC’s Board of Directors and key personnel’s aggregate investment in the scheme should be disclosed for transparency and accountability.
      • New Norms for Asset Management Companies (AMC)-
        • AMCs directed to disclose benchmark risk-o-meter on the front page of initial offering documents.
        • New simplified SID format to be effective from April 1, 2024.
        • Industry collaboration with AMFI and Mutual Fund Advisory Committee.
      • Objective
        • To streamline information sharing,
        • To simplify SID preparation, and
        • To increase investors understanding.
Knowledge Nuggets -
What is Scheme Information Document-
• A Scheme Information Document (SID) contains all the details about a mutual fund scheme investors should know before investing.
• A SID describes the scheme's investment objectives, investment style, costs, asset allocation and the scheme's risks.
What is Skin-in-the-game?
• It refers to the owners, executives, or principals having a significant stake in shares of the company they manage.
Source: Hindu Business Line, Zerodha

  1. Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collection has increased 13% YoY to 72 lakh crore in October.
      • This is second highest GST collection of current financial year after April month.

Knowledge Nuggets -
About GST-
• GST is a comprehensive indirect tax which has replaced many indirect taxes such as VAT, services tax, etc.
• It is a comprehensive, multi-stage, destination-based tax which is levied on every value addition.
• GST act was passed on- 29 March 2017
• It came into effect on-1 July 2017
Source: livemint, CT

  1. Unified Payment Interface (UPI) transactions have increased to an all-time high of ₹17.16 lakh crore in October.
Knowledge Nuggets -
About UPI-
• The Unified Payments Interface is an instant payment system developed in India, by the National Payments Corporation of India.
• The interface facilitates inter-bank peer-to-peer and person-to-merchant transactions.
• It is used on mobile devices to instantly transfer funds between two bank accounts.
Source: ET

  1. Mumbai has recorded the fourth highest year-on-year growth in prime residential prices among global cities for the quarter ended September 2023 in Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index.
Knowledge Nuggets -
About Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index-
• The Prime Global Cities Index is a valuation-based index tracking the movement of prime residential prices across 46 cities worldwide.
• The index tracks nominal prices in local currency.

Defence News

  1. Project Kusha: India’s indigenous air defence system.
      • About Kusha
        • It consists of the development of Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missiles (LR-SAM).
        • It is capable of detecting and destroying incoming stealth fighters, aircraft, etc. up to 350 km.
        • It consists a range of up to 350 km.
        • Indian Airforce will procure 5 squadron for ₹21,700 crore.

      • Target Ranges
        • 150 km, 250 km, and 350 km ranges
      • Developed by
        • It will be jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organization and Israel Aerospace Industries
          Source: The Print

Important Days

  1. November 2– International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
    Source: UNESCO
  2. November 1– Zozila Day
    Source: AIR


  1. All India Football Federation (AIFF) has won Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Recognition Bronze Award for promoting football at grassroot level.
      • Other Awards
        • AFC President Gold Award– Australia
        • AFC President Silver Award– Guam
Knowledge Nuggets -
About AIFF-
• Headquarters- New Delhi
• President- Kalyan Chaubey
About AFC-
• Headquarters- Kuala Lumpur
• President- Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa
Source: AIFF, AFC

  1. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar has won gold medal in men’s 50m rifle 3 positions individual event at the Asian Shooting Championship in Changwon, South Korea.
      • India ended the championships in second place in the medals tally with 55 medals including 21 gold, 21 silver and 13 bronze.
        Source: AIR

  2. Life-sized statue of Sachin Tendulkar has been unveiled at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
      • It is the venue where India has won the 2011 edition of the ICC World Cup.
      • Statue made by
        • Pramod Kamble, who is a painter-sculptor from Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
          Source: livemint

  3. England pacer David Willey has announced retirement from international cricket.
      • He will stop playing international cricket after ODI World Cup 2023.
        Source: India Today


  1. Reserve Bank of India has appointed Manoranjan Mishra as Executive Director with effect from November 1.
      • He will look after three departments- Enforcement, Risk Monitoring, and External Investment and Operations.
        Source: Hindu Business Line
  2. Deepesh Nanda has been appointed as President- Renewables and CEO and MD of Tata Power Renewable Energy.
    Source: ET
  3. Bangladesh’s Saima Wazed has been elected as WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.
      • She is daughter of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
      • She is the chairperson of Bangladesh’s National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neurodevelopmental disorders.
      • Headquarter of WHO South-East Asia- New Delhi

Knowledge Nuggets -
About WHO-
• The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.
• Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland
• Established- 1948
• Director General- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Source: The Hindu


  1. Padma Shri Musician and Musicologist Leela Omchery has passed away
      • Awards
        • Padma Shri in Art field in 2009
        • Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award in 1991
      • Books
        • Immortals of Indian Music,
        • Gleanings in Indian Music, I
        • Indian Music and Allied Arts (5 volumes),
        • Abhinayasangeetham,
        • Keralathile Laasya Rachanakal and
        • Leela Omcheriyude Pathangal.
          Source: The Hindu

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