Daily Current Affairs 1 November for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
NOTE: To read complete Current Affairs, subscribe to our plan. All important news are not covered here.
NMC to launch ‘one nation, one registration platform’ for doctors
The National Medical Commission (NMC), the regulatory body for medical education and medical professionals, is all set to launch its “one nation, one registration platform’‘ for doctors across the country to eliminate duplication, red tape and allow the public to access information on any physician working in India.
- A pilot project for the National Medical Register (NMR) is set to be launched within the next six months, and the full-scale implementation is slated for completion by the end of 2024.
BANKING & FINANCE
SBI Card partners Reliance Retail for co-branded Rupay Credit Card
SBI Card and Reliance Retail have partnered to introduce a co-branded RuPay credit card that provides extra benefits at Reliance retail outlets spanning various sectors, from fashion and lifestyle to groceries, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, and furniture to jewellery.
- In addition to exclusive welcome offers and personalized travel and entertainment benefits, these cards offer rewards based on spending milestones, such as a renewal fee waiver and Reliance Retail vouchers for transactions within the Reliance Retail network.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
India’s Fiscal Deficit Reaches 39.3% of FY24 Target in First Half of the Year
Central government’s fiscal deficit touched 39.3 per cent of the full year target in the first half of the current financial year, slightly higher than 37.3 per cent recorded in the year-ago period. In actual terms, the fiscal deficit or the gap between expenditure and revenue worked out at Rs 7.02 lakh crore at the end of September 2023, showed data released by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).
- In the Union Budget, the government projected to bring down the fiscal deficit to 5.9 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the current 2023-24 financial year.The fiscal deficit was 6.4 per cent of the GDP in 2022-23 against the earlier estimate of 6.71 per cent.
- The tax revenue was at Rs 11.60 lakh crore or 49.8 per cent of the annual target. During April-September 2022-23, the net tax collection was 52.3 per cent of that year’s annual Budget Estimate (BE).
Saudi Arabia To Host 2034 FIFA World Cup
Saudi Arabia was the only football association to present a bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup before the deadline closed, soccer’s global governing body said.
- FIFA had invited bids from Asia and Oceania for the tournament by October 31, and Saudi Arabia announced it would bid only minutes after the announcement on October 4.
- Australia said it would not be presenting a bid to host the tournament, leaving Saudi Arabia as the only candidate.
Shekhar Kapur to serve as international competition jury head for IFFI 54
Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will be the jury head for the international competition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2023 in Goa next month. The five-member jury also includes cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine, producers Jerome Paillard, Catherine Dussart and Helen Leake, said a press release.
- The International Jury will select the winner of the coveted best film award which includes the Golden Peacock, Rs 40 lakh monetary component and certificates for the director and producer. “Apart from the best film, the jury will also determine winners in the best director, best actor (male), best actor (female) and special jury prize categories.
- The international jury will also pick the winner for the festival’s best debut feature film of a director award that will see 7 first-time filmmakers compete for the coveted Silver Peacock, Rs 10 lakh and a certificate.
10-year-old Bengaluru boy bags best photographer award in London
10-year-old Vihaan Talya Vikas from Bengaluru, was awarded the best photographer in his category at the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition held in London.
- Organised by the Natural History Museum, London, the competition showcases the finest wildlife photography from around the world. The event is also considered as the ‘Oscars of Photography’.
- Vihaan’s photo of a spider along with Krishna’s carving clicked on the outskirts of the city and helped him bag the award.
Social worker Deenanath Rajput from Bastar wins Rohini Nayyar Prize
Recognising his efforts in changing the lives of over 6,000 tribal women in Chhattishgarh by establishing a farmers producers organisation (FPO), engineer-turned-social worker Deenanath Rajput was awarded the Rohini Nayyar Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Rural Development at an event.
- He received a cash prize of ₹10 lakh, a trophy, and a citation from the chief guest N.K. Singh, Chairman of the Fifteenth Finance Commission.
- Mr. Rajput, 33, set up the FPO in 2018 with an initial membership of 337 women from Jagdalpur in Bastar, a district known to be a hub of Naxalite activities. Since then, the FPO has more than 6,000 members across four districts.
Kozhikode Named India’s First ‘City of Literature’ by UNESCO
Kerala’s Kozhikode city was officially designated as a Unesco City of Literature. This recognition makes Kozhikode the first city in India to receive this title.
- Unesco formally conveyed the honour to the Kozhikode Corporation as the city joined the ranks of 55 newly selected creative cities.
- On World Cities Day, 55 cities joined the Unesco Creative Cities Network (UCCN), following their designation by Unesco Director-General Audrey Azoulay. With the latest additions, the Network now has 350 cities in more than one hundred countries, representing seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music.
- In India, Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh was placed in the Creative Cities Network in the field of music
New Mushroom Species Discovered in Western Ghats
A tiny, fragile-looking mushroom sporting a honey-yellow ‘cap’ found on the campus of the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) at Palode has been identified as a new species.
- Turning the spotlight once again on the remarkable Western Ghats biodiversity, the discovery also gives fresh impetus to the study of the region’s fungal diversity.
- Researchers at the JNTBGRI identified and described the new species as belonging to the genus Candolleomyces, a relatively small genus with just 35 species recognised worldwide.
7 Indian States & 2 UTs Celebrated Their Formation Day on November 1st
Grand events marked the formation day celebrations across seven states and two Union Territories on November 1. The states and UTs observed this special occasion through various programmes while Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wishes.
- The states celebrating the formation day are Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. The Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry are also celebrating their formation day.