Daily Current Affairs 6th December, 2023

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PM Modi Unveils Shivaji Maharaj Statue at Rajkot Fort in Maharashtra
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Rajkot Fort in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district.This gesture not only pays tribute to the legendary Maratha warrior king but also emphasizes the importance of preserving and celebrating India’s rich maritime heritage.

  • The Maratha empire founder’s seal inspired the new naval ensign that was adopted last year when PM Modi commissioned the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.

NCRB Report: How Kolkata Has Emerged as the Safest City, Especially for Women
The National Crime Records Bureau recently released its annual report on crime in India for the year 2022 and Kolkata has emerged as the safest city in India for the third consecutive year. The city recorded the least number of cognizable offenses per lakh population among all the metropolises in India.

  • According to the NCRB’s annual report for the year 2022, Kolkata reported 86.5 cases of cognizable offenses per lakh population, a remarkable feat that places it ahead of Pune (280.7 cases) and Hyderabad (299.2) .


India Provides $250 Million Line of Credit to Kenya for Agricultural Modernization
India extended a $250 million Line of Credit for modernisation of agriculture in Kenya. Announcing the initiative PM Modi said both sides will carry out joint military exercises and will collaborate on counter-terror projects.

  • The announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the visit of Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto, where both countries expressed their commitment to strengthening bilateral ties not only in agricultural but also in defense, counter-terrorism and technology.


Tata Motors Opens Its 4th Scrapping Facility In Punjab
Leading automobile manufacturer Tata Motors has launched a registered vehicle scrapping facility (RVSF) in Punjab, which will be the company’s fourth such unit.Named ‘Re.Wi.Re Recycle with Respect,’ the facility was unveiled in Morinda by Shailesh Chandra, Managing Director, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility, a company statement said.

  • The facility uses environmentally-friendly processes and has the capacity to disassemble 12,000 end-of-life vehicles safely and sustainably, each year.
  • The RVSF is developed and operated by Tata Motors’ partner Dada Trading Company and is equipped to scrap both passenger and commercial vehicles, regardless of their brand, aligning with the company’s vision to promote eco-friendly initiatives.

India’s Stock Market Surpasses $4 Trillion Mark, Closing in on Hong Kong
India’s stock market achieved a significant milestone, surpassing a market value of over $4 trillion. This development highlights the rapid growth of the world’s fifth-largest equity market, closing the gap with a struggling Hong Kong. In less than three years, the market capitalization of companies listed on India’s exchanges has surged by $1 trillion.

  • The market capitalisation of companies listed on India’s exchanges has risen by $1 trillion in less than three years, as the South Asian market emerges as one of the best performers in the region as well as the emerging world.
  • Already trading at all-time high levels, India’s key stocks benchmarks have risen more than 13% this year and are headed for an unprecedented eighth-straight year of gains. In contrast, the key Hong Kong equity measure has fallen 17%, with the market’s total value dropping to less than $4.7 trillion.


Captain Geetika Koul Becomes First Woman Medical Officer Deployed at Siachen
In a historic development, Captain Geetika Koul, a woman army doctor, has been deployed at Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, marking a significant stride towards gender inclusivity in India’s armed forces. This follows the deployment of Captain Shiva Chouhan, from the Corps of Engineers, at the same location almost a year ago.

  • The deployment of women officers like Captain Geetika Koul at Siachen and Lieutenant Commander Prerna Deosthalee’s command appointment at INS Trinkat mark a new chapter for women in the armed forces.
  • As India progresses towards greater gender inclusivity, these achievements highlight the commitment to recognizing and leveraging the capabilities of women officers, fostering a more diverse and resilient military force.


Ranveer Singh Receives Prestigious Honor from Sharon Stone at Red Sea International Film Festival
Ranveer Singh was honoured at the 3rd Red Sea International Film Festival by Sharon Stone for his contributions towards cinema in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

  • Ranveer Singh, known for his remarkable versatility and charismatic performances, was presented with this esteemed accolade in acknowledgment of his outstanding contribution to the world of cinema.

Amazon India Wins National Award For Empowering Individuals With Disabilities
Amazon India received the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities from President Smt. Droupadi Murmu at Vigyan Bhavan on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3,2023.

  • This accolade serves as a testament to Amazon India’s unwavering commitment to fostering a diverse and equitable workplace where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.


115 Million Year Old Shark Fossil Discovered In Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
According to the researchers, the Early Cretaceous was a period of great change for sharks, as new species evolved and old ones disappeared. A team of researchers have discovered India’s first Early Cretaceous shark fossils, “which are 115-million year old” in Jaisalmer area of Rajasthan, according to a research paper.

  • The research paper, “First Early Cretaceous Sharks from India,” was published in Historical Biology, An International Journal of Paleobiology.
  • According to the researchers, the Early Cretaceous was a period of great change for sharks, as new species evolved and old ones disappeared.The fossils discovered from the Habur Formation of Jaisalmer Basin in Rajasthan sheds light on a small assemblage of Early Cretaceous (Aptian) sharks.


Huma Qureshi launches 1st novel ‘Zeba: An Accidental Superhero’
Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi has ventured into a new realm as an author, marking her debut with the fantasy fiction novel titled ‘Zeba: An Accidental Superhero.’

  • Huma Qureshi introduced her novel to the world on the opening day of the 12th Bangalore Literature Festival at The Lalit Ashok Bengaluru. The event marked a significant moment as the popular Bollywood actor stepped into the literary world, presenting her readers with a unique blend of fantasy and fiction.

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