Daily Current Affairs November 20

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November 20| Daily Current Affairs 2023

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs November 20

1. In which year was National Naturopathy Day first established in India?
A) 2015
B) 2016
C) 2017
D) 2018
E) 2019
Answer: D) 2018

  • National Naturopathy Day is observed in India every year on November 18th, to promote positive mental and physical health through drug-free therapy.
  • National Naturopathy Day was established on November 18th 2018 by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), Government of India.
  • Naturopathy is the oldest healthcare system that combines modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural medicine.
  • On November 18th 1945, Mahatma Gandhi became the Chairman of the All India Nature Cure Foundation Trust and signed the agreement aimed at making the benefits of Nature Cure available to all classes of people. So the day was observed as National Naturopathy Day.
  • The term naturopathy was coined by John Schell in 1895 and popularized by Benedict Lust, also referred to as the ‘Father of Modern Naturopathy’.
  • The naturopathy movement started in Germany and other western countries with the ‘Water Cure System’, also called ‘Hydrotherapy’.

Sports – Daily Current Affairs November 20

2. In which city did the final match of the World Cup, where Australia defeated India by 6 wickets, take place?
A) Sydney
B) Mumbai
C) Ahmedabad
D) Melbourne
E) Brisbane
Answer: C) Ahmedabad

  • Australia defeated India by 6 wickets and clinches the sixth World Cup title in the final at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
  • Australia’s Travis Head was declared the Player of the Match in the finals.
  • Australia has now won the World Cup six times, in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015, and 2023.


Capital: Canberra
Currency: Dollar
Prime Minister: Anthony Albanese

Obituary – Daily Current Affairs November 20

3. Who recently passed away, and was the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
A) Raghuram Rajan
B) S. Venkitaramanan
C) Urjit Patel
D) D. Subbarao
E) C. Rangarajan
Answer: B) S. Venkitaramanan

  • Former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, S Venkitaramanan, who managed the affairs at the central bank when the country faced two major crisis – balance of payment crisis that led to the pledging of gold and the securities scam triggered by Harshad Mehta – in the 1990-92 period passed way at the age of 92.
  • He was appointed as 18th Governor of RBI in 1990. He held this position until 1992.
  • Prior to this governorship he served as the Finance Secretary under Ministry of Finance from 1985 to 1989.


Founded: 1935
HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor: Shaktikanta Das

Ranking – Daily Current Affairs November 20

4. How many women-led startups are reported to be based in Bengaluru according to Tracxn’s data?
A) 1,195
B) 1,480
C) 1,783
D) 2,000
E) 2,250
Answer: C) 1,783

  • The Karnataka capital is home to 1,783 women-led startups, followed by Mumbai and Delhi at 1,480 and 1,195 respectively, showed data from startup data platform Tracxn.
  • Noida, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad took the eighth, ninth and tenth spots with 324, 184 and 181 women-led startups respectively.
  • India ranked at third place with 61,400 startups after the USA and China.
  • Karnataka is the first state in the country to provide grant-in-aid of Rs 50 lakh to encourage innovators who need early-stage funding to startups without taking equity in return. It results 30% winners being women founders
  • Zomato, Byju’s, Ofbusiness, Upstox, Lenskart and Open among the top 10 women-led startups in the country
  • The number of women-led unicorns from 2008 to 2018 was 14, the data showed.
  • Bengaluru-based neobank Open, which became the 100th unicorn, has two women co-founders — also its COO Mabel Chacko and CFO Deena Jacob.
  • Nykaa, Mamaearth, Hasura, Pristyn Care, OfBusiness, Mobikwik, The Good Glamm Group, and Livspace are the other Indian unicorns with at least one women co-founder.


Capital: Bengaluru
CM: Siddharamaiah
Governor:Thawar Chand Gehlot

Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs November 20

5. What is the primary purpose of the agreement between Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and ASX?
A) Renewable energy development
B) Cash equities clearing and settlement
C) Space exploration technology
D) Agricultural supply chain management
E) Healthcare data analytics
Answer: B) Cash equities clearing and settlement

  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed an agreement with Australia’s primary securities exchange, ASX.
  • It will be used to replace ASX’s existing platform for cash equities clearing and settlement.
  • The clearing service is expected to be delivered in the first phase, the settlement depository and sub-register services will follow in the second phase.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS):

Founded: 1968
Chairman: Natarajan Chandhrasekaran
MD and CEO: K Krithivasan
HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Acquisitions and Mergers – Daily Current Affairs November 20

6. Which logistics provider has established a digital parcel locker service at post offices in collaboration with India Post?
A) FedEx
C) Blue Dart
E) Amazon Logistics
Answer: C) Blue Dart

  • Express logistics provider Blue Dart has set up digital parcel locker service at post offices under a partnership with India Post
  • This service allows consignees to retrieve their shipments from digital parcel lockers at post offices, doing away with the need for personal receipts or signing for a package.
  • When the recipient needs to retrieve a package from the locker, they can simply enter the assigned code and open the locker.
  • Blue Dart Express Ltd is South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation and distribution company, offering delivery of consignments to over 56,000 locations in India.

Blue Dart:

Founder: Tushar Jani, Clyde Cooper, Khushroo Dubhash
HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra

India Post:

Director General: Alok Sharma
HQ: New Delhi

Books and Authors – Daily Current Affairs November 20

7. Whose book, titled ‘Do Palkon Ki Chhavn Main,’ was recently launched by Prasoon Joshi?
A) Amish Tripathi
B) Chetan Bhagat
C) Dr. Hema Joshi
D) Arundhati Roy
E) Ruskin Bond
Answer: C) Dr. Hema Joshi

  • Famous poet, lyricist and CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi recently released ‘Do Palkon Ki Chhavn Main’, a book written by noted academician Dr Hema Joshi.
  • Dr. Hema Joshi is from the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
  • This book is about the author’s love for two Indian cities, Almora where she born and Prayagraj where she spent her later years.

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs November 20

8. Who is the newly appointed Prime Minister of Luxembourg from the Christian Social People’s Party (CSV)?
A) Jean-Claude Juncker
B) Xavier Bettel
C) Luv Frieden
D) Charles Michel
E) Etienne Schneider
Answer: C) Luv Frieden

  • Luv Frieden aged at 60 from Christian Social People’s Party (CSV) has appointed as the new Prime Minister of Luxembourg.
  • Luxembourg’s outgoing Prime Minister is Xavier Bettel from liberal Democratic Party (DP).


Capital: Luxembourg City
Currency: Euro
Prime Minister: Luv Frieden

9. Who has been elected as the new president of Argentina, representing the right-wing libertarian ideology?
A) Alberto Fernández
B) Mauricio Macri
C) Javier Milei
D) Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
E) Nestor Kirchner
Answer: C) Javier Milei

  • Argentina elected right-wing libertarian Javier Milei as its new president


Capital: Buenos Aires
Currency: Argentine Peso
President: Javier Millei

10. Who has been appointed as the new CEO of OpenAI, succeeding Sam Altman?
A) Elon Musk
B) Jack Dorsey
C) Emmett Shear
D) Sundar Pichai
E) Mark Zuckerberg
Answer: C) Emmett Shear

  • OpenAI has appointed ex-Twitch boss Emmett Shear as new CEO replacing Sam Altman.
  • Emmett Shear co-founded Twitch
  • Sam Altman will lead a new advanced AI research team of Microsoft which bagged Open AI.
  • Open AI: It kicked off the generative AI craze a year ago by releasing ChatGPT. The chatbot became one of the world’s fastest-growing software applications.

Open AI:

Founded: 2015
HQ: California, USA

11. Who among the following individuals has recently been approved by RBI as a director on the Reliance Capital board?
A) Amar Chintopanth
B) Arun Tiwari
C) Shardchandra V Zaregaonkar
D) All of the above
E) None of the above
Answer: D) All of the above

  • Hinduja group firm IndusInd International Holdings Ltd (IIHL) had emerged as the highest bidder for Reliance Capital in an insolvency proceeding to recover unpaid loans.
  • IIHL had made an offer of Rs 9,650 crore to take over Reliance Capital
  • RBI conveyed it’s no objection to the transfer of control of Reliance Capital Ltd to IIHL BFSI (India) Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of IndusInd International Holdings Ltd).
  • RBI approved the appointment of Amar Chintopanth, Shardchandra V Zaregaonkar, Moses Newling Harding John, Bhumika Batra, and Arun Tiwari as directors on the Reliance Capital board.

Reliance Capital:

Founder: Dhirubhai Ambani
Chairman: Anil Ambani
HQ: Navi Mumbai

Awards – Daily Current Affairs November 20

12. In which edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will Madhuri Dixit be honored with the Special Recognition award?
A) 52nd IFFI
B) 53rd IFFI
C) 54th IFFI
D) 55th IFFI
E) 56th IFFI
Answer: C) 54th IFFI

  • Film star Madhuri Dixit will be presented with the Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema award at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
  • It will be held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium.
  • It was announced by Union Minister for Information Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur

13. Who was jointly awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2022?
A) Indian Medical Association
B) Trained Nurses Association of India
C) Both A and B
D) Indian Red Cross Society
E) Doctors Without Borders
Answer: C) Both A and B (Indian Medical Association and Trained Nurses Association of India)

  • The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2022 was jointly awarded to the Indian Medical Association and the Trained Nurses Association of India as representatives of the COVID-19 warriors in the country.
  • Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari presented the award to Dr. Sharad Kumar Agarwal, president, Indian Medical Association, and Professor (Dr.) Roy K. George, president, Trained Nurses Association of India.

14. What is the specific field of expertise for which Dr. Sujit Roy received the NASA IMPACT Planet Award?
A) Astrophysics
B) Geospatial Artificial Intelligence
C) Environmental Science
D) Robotics
E) Nanotechnology
Answer: B) Geospatial Artificial Intelligence

  • Dr Sujit Roy, Co Founder, BrainAlive received NASA IMPACT Planet Award 2023 for his outstanding contribution to the Geospatial AI Foundation Model project.
  • BrainAlive AI (BAAI) is an AI Engine that leverages data transformation approach to convert raw interaction data into real-time user engagement insights.
  • The Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) members who have succeeded and shown a dedication to excellence are recognized with these NASA Impact Planet awards for their outstanding achievement.
  • NASA has released its first open-source geospatial artificial intelligence (AI) foundation model for Earth observation data as a result of their collaboration with IBM Research.
  • HLS Geospatial Foundation Model (HLS Geospatial FM): It is an application of AI for Earth Science.The model has a wide range of applications, including tracking changes in land use, monitoring natural disasters, and predicting crop yields. It is available at Hugging Face, a public repository for open-source machine learning models.


Founded: 19 July 1958
Administrator: Bill Nelson

15. Who recently became the first woman to receive the Dhahan Prize, the largest international literary award for fiction books in the Punjabi language?
A) Amrita Pritam
B) Jaspreet Singh
C) Deepti Babuta
D) Surjit Patar
E) Ravinder Singh
Answer: C) Deepti Babuta

  • Mohali-based Deepti Babuta has become the first woman to bag the Dhahan Prize, the largest international literary award for fiction books in Punjabi language.
  • She received the award for her short story collection, ‘Bhukh Eon Sah Laindi Hai’ (‘Hunger Breathes Like This’).
  • She was presented with a cash award of $25,000 CAD and a trophy at a ceremony held at Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Alongside her, two others , Lahore-based Jameel Ahmad Paul and Mohali’s Balijit were awarded $10,000 CAD each.
  • The Dhahan Prize was established by the Canada India Education Society (CIES) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2013 to give a platform to both aspiring and established writers to take their work to a broader, multilingual audience.
  • Barj Dhahan is a founder of this prize

Science and Technology – Daily Current Affairs November 20

16. What is the specific focus of the Robotics Challenge announced by ISRO?
A) Artificial Intelligence in Space Exploration
B) Human Spaceflight Technology
C) Mars Rover Design
D) Satellite Communication
E) Robotics for Space Missions
Answer: E) Robotics for Space Missions

  • ISRO’s U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) has invited applications from the youth for innovative ideas and designs of robotic rovers for future missions to moon and other planetary bodies.
  • The initiative called ‘ISRO Robotics Challenge-URSC 2024 (IRoC-U 2024)
  • This initiative with a tagline of ‘Let’s build a space robot’ was launched on November 8, 2023.
  • The first three teams will be awarded based on the evaluation by jury and fair play attitude of teams.
  • The prize for the winners are as follows
    • 1st Prize – 5 Lakh
    • 2nd Prize – 3 Lakh
    • 3rd Prize – 2 Lakh


Founded: 1969
HQ: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman: Sreedhara Panicker Somnath

17. How many barges are included in the ‘Missile Cum Ammunition Barge project’ for the Indian Navy?
A) 4
B) 6
C) 8
D) 10
E) 12
Answer: C) 8

  • The launch of ‘Missile Cum Ammunition Barge, LSAM 10 (Yard 78)’, the fourth Barge of 08 x Missile Cum Ammunition Barge project, built by MSME Shipyard, M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd (SEPPL), Visakhapatnam for Indian Navy.
  • It was undertaken on 20 Nov 23 at Guttenadeevi, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh (launch site of M/s SEPPL).
  • The launching Ceremony was presided over by Cmde Shanmugam Sabesan, CRO (East).
  • These Barges are indigenously designed and built under relevant Naval Rules and Regulation of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).
  • The model testing of the Barge during design stage were undertaken at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam.
  • These Barges are proud flag bearers of Make in India initiative of Government of India (GoI).

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs November 20

18. Where will the inaugural COP28 Business Philanthropy Climate Forum be hosted?
A) New York
B) Paris
C) London
D) Expo City Dubai
E) Tokyo
Answer: D) Expo City Dubai

  • The inaugural COP28 Business Philanthropy Climate Forum, hosted by the COP28 Presidency, will begin on 30th November at Expo City Dubai
  • The Forum, taking place from 1-2 December alongside the World Climate Action Summit
    COP28 Special Representative for Business and Philanthropy and Chair of the Forum is Badr Jafar
  • The Forum has released “A Showcase Compendium of Collective Action,” which lists high-level results and activities supported by the four main pillars of the COP28 Action Agenda: Energy Transition, Climate Finance, People Nature and Inclusion.
  • Some of the initiatives that will be presented at the Forum are as follows:
  • A blended finance vehicle is an entity that provides capital to businesses and initiatives relevant to climate change in developing and emerging markets.
  • The Climate Investment Platform is a climate technology fund that aims to reduce emissions while scaling up tested climate innovations in the Global South.
  • Funding for innovative projects centered on energy transitions and coral restoration is provided by the Climate and Nature Moonshots.
  • The First Movers Coalition is a group dedicated to supporting the decarbonization of high-emitting industrial sectors by making purchases of goods and services based on clean technologies.
  • The Indigenous Peoples’ Outcome is a fund designed to directly finance Indigenous Peoples and organizations in order to support their efforts to preserve and replenish the natural world and biodiversity

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs November 20

19. Who inaugurated the three-day India Mushroom Summit 2023?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Amit Shah
C) Yogesh Singh
D) Arvind Kejriwal
E) Sushma Swaraj
Answer: C) Yogesh Singh

  • Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh inaugurated the three-day India Mushroom Summit 2023
  • It aims to provide a platform for in-depth discussions, innovative ideas, and knowledge sharing on all fungi-related research and projects
  • Delhi University Vice Chancellor, Yogesh Singh was the chief guest of the event and Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, was present as the guest of honour
  • The summit is being organised by Milkyway Spawn Co Ltd in collaboration with Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi and Campus of Open Learning, University of Delhi from November 20-22.
  • The summit commenced with an exhibition showcasing diverse stalls put up by industry participants from India and abroad
  • The dignitaries also released the Indian Mushroom Journal titled ‘Mushroom Chronicles’ on the occasion.

Delhi University:

Founded: 1922
Chancellor: Jagdeep Dhankar, Vice President of India
Vice Chancellor: Yogesh Singh

20. Which state in India recently launched the Rajiv Gandhi Self Employment Startup Yojana?
A) Maharashtra
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Karnataka
D) Tamil Nadu
E) Uttar Pradesh
Answer: B) Himachal Pradesh

  • Rajiv Gandhi Self Employment Startup Yojana at a cost of 680 crore launched in Himachal Pradesh.
  • First Phase: eTaxi Scheme – Unemployed youth from Himachal Pradesh above the age of 23 years will be given a 50 per cent subsidy on loans to purchase e-taxis and e-buses with no collateral guarantee to generate employment and promote green initiatives
  • 500 permits would be issued in the first phase, and the number of permits will be increased as per the demand in the near future.
  • The government has issued 24 e-buses permits out of a total of 107 permits and a subsidy of Rs 50 lakh would be provided for an e-bus costing Rs 1 crore
  • The government is committed to providing employment to the youth and making Himachal a green state by 2026.
  • Second Phase: The youth would be encouraged to set up solar energy projects.
  • Third Phase: The youth would be provided a subsidy for agriculture-related work

Himachal Pradesh:

Capital: Shimla (Summer), Dharmasala (Winter)
Chief Minister: Jai Ram Thakur
Governor: Shiv Pratap Shukla

21. Which Union Territory (UT) in India is associated with the successful cultivation of Sea Buckthorn and recently received the GI tag for the same?
A) Jammu & Kashmir
B) Ladakh
C) Chandigarh
D) Puducherry
E) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Answer: B) Ladakh

  • The Geographical Indication Registry, operating under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, has officially granted the GI tag to the Department of Industries & Commerce, Ladakh and approved it as the Registered Proprietor for ‘Ladakh Sea Buckthorn’ in Class 31.
  • Sea Buckthorn is one of the most profitable crop of UT Ladakh having 90 % production from Ladakh in India.
  • Other GI Tag Products of Ladakh: Apricot (Raktsey Karpo), Pashmina, and Ladakhi Wood Carving.


Capital: Leh
Governor: B D Mishra

Over All Review

Important Days

  • National Naturopathy Day is observed on November 18.


  • Australia defeated India and clinches sixth World Cup title.


  • Former RBI Governor S Venkitaramanan passes away.


  • Bengaluru Tops In Women-Led Startups, Mumbai Is Second.

Business And Economy

  • TCS signs pact with Australia’s ASX for next-gen clearing, settlement platform.

Acquisitions and Mergers

  • Blue Dart, India Post ink pact to provide parcel locker service at post offices.

Books and Authors

  • Prasoon Joshi Launches Dr. Hema Joshi’s Book ‘Do Palkon Ki Chhavn Main’.


  • Luc Frieden is apponied as Luxembourg new Prime Minister.
  • Argentina elected right-wing libertarian Javier Milei as its new president.
  • OpenAI appoints ex-Twitch boss as interim CEO; Altman joins Microsoft.
  • RBI nod to appointment of Hinduja directors on Reliance Capital board.


  • 54th IFFI: Madhuri Dixit to receive Special Recognition for Contribution to Bharatiya Cinema award.
  • Indira Gandhi Peace Prize presented to COVID-19 warriors.
  • BrainAlive Founder Wins Nasa Impact Planet Awards.
  • Mohali-based Deepti Babuta becomes first woman to bag Dhahan Prize for Punjabi literature.

Science and Technology

  • ISRO Launches Robotics Challenge For Aspirants Interested In Space Missions With Cash Prize Of Rs 5 Lakh.
  • Launch of missile cum ammunition(MCA) barge, LSAM 10 (YARD 78).

International Affairs

  • COP28 Business and Philanthropy Climate Forum to begin on 30th November.

National Affairs

  • DU VC Yogesh Singh inaugurates India Mushroom Summit 2023.
  • Himachal govt launches Rs 680 crore startup scheme to generate employment under green initiatives.
  • Ladakh secures 4th GI tag for Sea Buckthorn.


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