Daily Current Affairs November 22

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November 22| Daily Current Affairs 2023

Sports – Daily Current Affairs November 22

1. Who has been announced as the International Event Ambassador for the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K (TSK 25K) in December 2023?
A) Usain Bolt
B) Colin Jackson
C) Haile Gebrselassie
D) Mo Farah
E) Eliud Kipchoge
Answer: B) Colin Jackson

  • Procam International promoters of the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K (TSK 25K) announced former 110m hurdles world record holder Colin Jackson as the International Event Ambassador for the upcoming edition scheduled on Sunday, 17th December 2023.
  • TSK 25K was instituted in 2014, sparked a running revolution in eastern India and is a World Athletics Elite Label Road Race.
  • The event is a celebration of Kolkata’s vibrant sporting spirit and energy.

Achievement of Colin Jackson:

  • 1986 – Commonwealth Games – 110 m hurdles – Silver.
  • 1993 – Stuttgart World Championship – Gold (World Record with 12.91 Sec).
  • Two gold medals from the Commonwealth Games (1990 & 1994), a world indoor hurdles title, and two European indoor championships.
  • His Books: Life’s New Hurdles, The Young Athlete, The Autobiography.

2. How many times has Pankaj Advani won the IBSF World Billiards Championship title?
A) 20 times
B) 22 times
C) 24 times
D) 26 times
E) 28 times
Answer: D) 26 times

  • Pankaj Advani from Pune, Maharashtra clinched the IBSF World Billiards Championship title for 26th time in Doha.
  • In the final, he outplayed Sourav Kothari from Kolkata, West Bengal with a score of 1000 – 416.

IBSF World Billiards Championship:

  • Pankaj Advani – Gold.
  • Sourav Kothari – Silver.
  • Rupesh Shah, Dhruv Sitala – Bronze.

3. What is the reason cited by the ICC for the ban on transgender cricketers in women’s cricket?
A) Inadequate skill level
B) Safety concerns
C) Ethical considerations
D) Lack of interest from fans
E) Equality and inclusivity issues
Answer: B) Safety concerns

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) on banned transgender cricketers from participating in women’s cricket at the highest level.
  • Transgender players who have been through any form of male puberty will be prohibited from international women’s games regardless of whether or not they have undergone surgery or gender reassignment treatment.
  • This decision is taken by ICC to protect the integrity of international women’s game and the safety of players.
  • This decision is because of inclusion of cricket in 2028 Olympics and it has to be governed by the Olympic guidelines.
  • Transgender athletes have been banned from elite women’s competitions in other sports such as swimming, cycling, athletics, rugby league, and rugby union.

International Cricket Council (ICC):

HQ: Dubai, UAE
Chairman: Greg Barclay

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs November 22

4. What action will the government take following the cancellation of the bid for the asset valuer of IDBI Bank?
A) Proceed with the existing valuation
B) Abandon the strategic sale plans
C) Initiate legal proceedings against bidders
D) Issue a fresh Request for Proposal (RFP)
E) Seek international assistance for valuation
Answer: D) Issue a fresh Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • The government cancelled the bid process for the appointment of an asset valuer for strategic sale-bound IDBI Bank on low bidder interest.
  • DIPAM (Department of Investment and Public Asset Management) has decided with the approval of the competent authority to cancel the present Request For Proposal (RFP) and to issue a fresh RFP for selection of an asset valuer for strategic disinvestment of IDBI Bank Ltd.
  • This cancellation is due to the intangibles on the balance sheet of IDBI Bank primarily comprises of deferred tax assets of around Rs11,520 crore.
  • The asset valuer shall further identify intangibles not on the IDBI Bank’s balance sheet like brand name, branch network and value these as a part of terms of reference.
  • Tangible assets are physical and measurable assets that are used in a company’s operations. These include such as property, plant, and equipment.
  • Intangible assets are not physical but add to a company’s future worth and can be far more valuable than tangible assets. These include trademarks, franchises patents, goodwill and copyrights.
  • Both of these types of assets are initially recorded on the balance sheet, which helps investors, creditors, and banks assess the value of the company.
  • The government and LIC together hold 94.72 per cent stake in IDBI Bank.
  • Pursuant to the strategic sale transaction, the government will own 15 per cent stake and LIC 19 per cent shareholding in IDBI Bank, taking their total holding to 34 per cent.
  • IDBI bank has 120 properties in the top seven cities. These include 68 properties in Mumbai, 20 in Pune, nine in Chennai and seven in Ahmedabad.
  • Besides, it has six properties in Kolkata and five each in Delhi and Hyderabad.
  • The asset properties in the seven cities account for 94 per cent of the total written down value (after accounting for depreciation) of fixed assets of IDBI Bank.

IDBI Bank:

HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman: M R Kumar
MD and CEO: Rakesh Sharma
Tagline: Banking For All

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs November 22

5. In which state was Sourav Ganguly announced as the ‘Brand Ambassador’?
A) Karnataka
B) West Bengal
C) Maharashtra
D) Tamil Nadu
E) Uttar Pradesh
Answer: B) West Bengal

  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, at the Bengal Global Business Summit 2023 in Kolkata declared former cricketer and ex-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India Sourav Ganguly, as the “Brand Ambassador of Bengal.

About Sourav Ganguly:

  • As captain, he guided the Indian national team to the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy, the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, and the 2003 Cricket World Cup final.
  • After Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq, he became the third batsman in One Day Cricket history to reach the 10,000 run mark.
  • Ganguly received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India in 2004.
  • He was chosen to lead the Indian Board of Control for Cricket as its president in 2019.
  • He is also a member of the investigative group constituted by the Supreme Court of India to look into the IPL spot-fixing and betting controversy.

West Bengal:

Capital: Kolkata
Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee
Governor: C V Ananda Bose

Science and Technology – Daily Current Affairs November 22

6. Which shipyard built the ‘Missile Cum Ammunition Barge, LSAM 9 (Yard 77)’ for the Indian Navy?
A) Cochin Shipyard Limited
B) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
C) Goa Shipyard Limited
D) M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam
E) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd
Answer: D) M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam

  • The delivery of ‘Missile Cum Ammunition Barge, LSAM 9 (Yard 77)’, the third Barge of 08 x Missile Cum Ammunition Barge project, built by MSME Shipyard, M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam for Indian Navy, was undertaken on 22 Nov 23 at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai for INS Tunir.
  • The induction ceremony was presided over by Cmde Ashish Sehgal Command Refit Officer, Western Naval Command.
  • The contract for building 08 x Missile Cum Ammunition Barge was signed between MoD and M/s SECON Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd, Visakhapatnam on 19 Feb 21.
  • These Barges are indigenously designed and built under relevant Naval Rules and Regulations of Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).
  • The model testing of the Barge during design stage was undertaken at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam.

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs November 22

7. In which Indian state did the “Vajra Prahar” joint exercise take place?
A) Assam
B) Manipur
C) Meghalaya
D) Arunachal Pradesh
E) Nagaland
Answer: C) Meghalaya

  • A joint exercise of the special forces of India and the United States titled “Vijar Prahar” commenced in Meghalaya’s Umroi Cantonment.
  • It is the 14th such exercise aimed at sharing the best practices and experiences in areas such as joint mission planning and operational tactics.
  • The U.S. contingent is represented by personnel from the 1st Special Forces Group while the Indian Army contingent is led by the Special Forces personnel from the Eastern Command.
  • 1st edition of Vajra Prahar held in 2010 and 13th edition held at the Special Forces Training School in Himachal Pradesh’s Bakloh.


Capital: Shillong
Chief Minister: Conrad Sangma
Governor: Phagu Chauhan

8. Where did the ASEAN-India Millet Festival 2023 take place?
A) Kota Kasablanka Mall, Jakarta
B) Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
C) Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
D) Ayala Center, Manila
E) CentralWorld, Bangkok
Answer: A) Kota Kasablanka Mall, Jakarta

  • The Indian Mission to ASEAN in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is organizing the ASEAN-India Millet Festival 2023, in Indonesia from 22nd November to 26th November 2023.
  • The inaugural session took place in the Kota Kasablanka Mall, a prominent shopping destination in South Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • A Millet-centric exhibition is held as part of the festival featuring participation from Millet-based FPOs, start-ups and Indian chefs.
  • An aim of this festival is to raise awareness and create a market for millets and millets-based products among the ASEAN Member states i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • The exhibition will also feature five Indian FPOs, namely Citi Block FPC, Jewargi Taluka Millets FPC, Bhumitrajalalpur, Vaam Agro, and Lambasingi Tribal Products FPC, and two start-ups namely Taru Naturals and Sattva Millets and Food Products (Mibbles) exhibiting unique millet-added products such as millet cookies, namkeen, khakhra, cakes, and more.
  • It is also a step towards implementation of the ASEAN-India Joint Leaders’ Statement on Strengthening Food Security and Nutrition in Response to Crises adopted at the 20th ASEAN-India Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia on 07th September 2023.
  • Keypersons: Ambassador of India to ASEAN, Mr. Jayant Khobragade, Head of the National Food Agency (Badan Pangan Nasional (BPN)) Indonesia, Mr. Arief Prasetyo Adi.

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations):

Members: 10 countries + 2 Observer Countries
HQ: Jakarta, Indonesia
Secretary General: Kao Kim Hourn

9. Where will the second edition of Joint Military Exercise AUSTRAHIND-23 take place?
A) New Delhi, India
B) Sydney, Australia
C) Perth, Australia
D) Auckland, New Zealand
E) Colombo, Sri Lanka
Answer: C) Perth, Australia

  • Second edition of Joint Military Exercise AUSTRAHIND-23will be conducted at Perth, Australia from 22nd November to 06th December 2023.
  • The Indian Armed Forces contingent comprising of 81 personnel departed for Australia to take part in it.
  • Indian Army contingent comprises 60 personnel from a Battalion of the GORKHA Rifles.
  • The Australian Army contingent comprising 60 personnel will be from the 13th Brigade.
  • One officer from Indian Navy and 20 personnel from Indian Air Force will also participate from the Indian side.
  • The Australian contingent will include 20 personnel each from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force
  • Exercise AUSTRAHIND was instituted in 2022 and the first edition was conducted in Mahajan, Rajasthan.
  • It is planned to be an annual training event to be conducted alternatively in India and Australia.
  • Aim of the exercise is to foster collaborative partnership and share best practices between the two sides.
  • The exercise will promote inter- operability while undertaking multi-domain operations in Urban and Semi- Urban terrain under Chapter VII of United Nations on peace keeping operations.


Capital: Canberra
Currency: Australian Dollar
Prime Minister: Anthony Albanese

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs November 22

10. What is the state fish of Gujarat?
A) Hilsa
B) Ghol
C) Pomfret
D) Catla
E) Rohu
Answer: B) Ghol

  • The Gujarat government named the “Ghol” species as the state fish of Gujarat at the Global Fisheries Conference held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • It is around one and half meters and found in Indian and Pacific ocean.

Uses of Sea Gold (Ghol or Blackspotter Croaker):

  • Used in Cosmetics products as it is rich in Collagen.
  • Used in Pharmaceutical industry for making dissolvable stitches.
  • Their swim bladders are valuable and used in making wine.
  • Heart of fish is believed to boost immunity according to Traditional Medicine Systems.


Capital: Ahmedabad
Chief Minister: Bhupendrabhai Patel
Governor: Acharya Devarat

11. Which state government is involved in the MoU for establishing the AIFF-FIFA Academy?
A) Maharashtra
B) Gujarat
C) Odisha
D) West Bengal
E) Tamil Nadu
Answer: C) Odisha

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the Government of Odisha, and FIFA to create the AIFF-FIFA Talent Academy.
  • The event was attended by Mr. Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development.


Capital: Bhubaneshwar
Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
Governor: Raghubar Das

12. Which edition of the India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) was inaugurated by Shri Nitin Gadkari?
A) 6th Edition
B) 7th Edition
C) 8th Edition
D) 9th Edition
E) 10th Edition
Answer: C) 8th Edition

  • Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, inaugurated the 8th Edition of the India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) at the Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi.
  • The summit, organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga)
  • The theme of IWIS 2023 is ‘Development vis-à-vis Land, Water and Rivers,’ aimed at uniting scientific experts, stakeholders, and government representatives to address dynamic challenges and opportunities in India’s water sector.
  • Day 1 of IWIS 2023 also held sessions on ‘Samarth Ganga and Productive Land- I’ and “Lifetsyle for & Economics of Rivers-I”

Keypersons present in this event:

  • Igor Papič, the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation from the Republic of Slovenia,
  • Ms Debashree Mukherjee, Secretary -Department of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation
  • G. Asok Kumar, the Director General -National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG),
  • Dr Vinod Tare, Founding head of cGanga and Professor at IIT Kanpur

Key points:

  • National Mission of Clean Ganga’s innovative River Basin Management Plan, guided by the principles of Nirmal (clean), Aviral (continuous flow), Gyan (knowledge), and Jan (public participation).
  • In 2019, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi introduced a new pillar, Arth Ganga, underlining the need to connect rivers and people through economic bridges.
  • With the MoU signed by former President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind with the Republic of Slovenia in 2019, NMCG entered into a partnership aimed at facilitating flood mapping and other technical endeavors within the Ganga basin, to address complex challenges in river management.
  • Global River Cities Alliance (GRCA) in COP28 will be held in Dubai on December 10, 2023

13. What does RISE stand for in the context of the accelerator launched by AIM, NITI Aayog?
A) Renewable Industry Support and Expansion
B) Research and Innovation for Sustainable Environment
C) Rapid Innovation and Startup Expansion
D) Circular Economy Accelerator for Sustainability
E) Resourceful Innovation for Startup Excellence
Answer: C) Rapid Innovation and Startup Expansion

  • AIM, NITI Aayog launched a new accelerator called Rapid Innovation and Startup Expansion (RISE) to support Australian and Indian circular economy startups.
  • The India Australia RISE Accelerator is delivered in partnership between CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), the Government of India’s flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.


  • Manpreet Vohra, High Commissioner of India to Australia
  • Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director – Atal Innovation Mission – NITI Aayog
  • Tamara Ogilvie,CSIRO’s RISE Accelerator program director

NITI Aayog:

Founded: 1 Jan 2015
Chairman: Narendra Modi
Vice Chairman: Suman Bery
CEO – B V R Subhramanyam

14. What does ICAR-NIANP stand for in the context of the MoU with Karnataka Poultry Farmers and Breeders Association (KPFBA)?
A) International Center for Agricultural Research – National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology
B) Indian Council for Agricultural Research – National Institute of Agricultural Nutrition and Processing
C) Institute of Crop and Animal Research – National Agriculture and Nutrition Program
D) Integrated Center for Agricultural Resources – National Institute of Animal and Plant Nutrition
E) Indian Council for Animal Research – National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology
Answer: A) International Center for Agricultural Research – National Institute of Animal

Nutrition and Physiology:

  • ICAR- National Institute of Animal Nutrition and & Physiology, Bangalore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Karnataka Poultry Farmers and Breeders Association (KPFBA).
  • The MoU was signed by Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, ICAR-NIANP, Bangalore, and Dr. Sushanth Rai Bellipady, KPFBA, President, KPFBA.
  • The MoU is aimed at promoting an Inter-Organizational knowledge exchange, and facilities sharing in the areas of common interest.
  • The KPFBA is an apex body, representing poultry farmers & breeders of Karnataka, established in 1991 to promote the development of poultry breeding and farming in Karnataka.
  • The KPFBA collects and exchange information pertaining to poultry breeding and farming with farmers, businesses, educational, research institutions, and other organizations in Karnataka and the rest of India.

15. Where was the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 organized by the Department of Fisheries, GoI?
A) Mumbai, Maharashtra
B) Kolkata, West Bengal
C) Ahmedabad, Gujarat
D) Bengaluru, Karnataka
E) Jaipur, Rajasthan
Answer: C) Ahmedabad, Gujarat

  • Department of Fisheries, GoI organised two day Global Fisheries Conference India 2023at Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala inaugurated the Special Pavilion and main Exhibition of Global Fisheries Conference India 2023.
  • He released the “State Fishes of India Booklet” to encourage each state in India to adopt a fish and conserve its biodiversity. The booklet contains details of 21 fish species adopted as State Fish and declared as State Aquatic Animal.
  • The other key publication released was “Handbook on Fisheries Statistics year 2022” that aims at providing key data points and performance indicators for the Fisheries sector making accurate and reliable fisheries data available to all.
  • He distributed Group Accident Insurance Scheme (GAIS) claim cheques (Rs 5 lakhs each) to beneficiaries /legal heirs from states of Odisha and Puducherry, Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to eligible beneficiaries with the loan amount of Rs 35 thousand to Rs 3 lakhs for beneficiaries from Gujarat, Green Fuel conversion kit for sustainable development of fisheries sector for the beneficiaries from Kerala and transponders for beneficiaries from Gujarat.
  • At the event, the Inland Reservoir Lease Portal of Government of Gujarat was launched by Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel.
  • Chief Minister of Gujarat also digitally launched Black spotted Crocker (commonly known as Ghol) as the State Fish of Gujarat.
  • At this event, On occasion of the World Fisheries Day, awards were distributed by the dignitaries.
    • Andhra Pradesh – Best Marine State Award
    • Uttar Pradesh – Best Inland State Award
    • Assam – Best Himalayan region and North Easter State award
    • Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) – Best Marine District
    • Seoni (Madhya Pradesh) – Best Inland District
    • Kamrup (Assam) – Best Himalayan and North Eastern District respectively
    • Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) – Best District in the Union Territories.

Over All Review


  • Colin Jackson as the International Event ambassador of TSK 25K.
  • Pankaj Advani wins World Billiards Championship for record 26th time.
  • ICC Bans Transgender Players From International Women’s Cricket.

Banking and Finance 

  • Govt cancels bid for appointing asset valuer for IDBI Bank, fresh RFP to be issued


  • Mamata Banerjee announces Sourav Ganguly as ‘Brand Ambassador of Bengal’

Science and Technology

  • Delivery of missile cum ammunition (MCA) BARGE, LSAM 9 (YARD 77) launched

International Affairs

  • Joint exercise of Indian, U.S. special forces begins in Meghalaya.
  • ASEAN-India Millet Festival 2023 kick starts at the Kota Kasablanka Mall, a prominent shopping destination in South Jakarta, Indonesia on 22nd November 2023.
  • Indian armed forces contingent departs for joint military exercise “AUSTRAHIND-23”.

National Affairs

  • The Gujarat government named the “Ghol” species as the state fish.
  • MoU signed between AIFF, Govt of Odisha, FIFA to create a AIFF- FIFA Academy.
  • Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates the 8th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) in New Delhi.
  • AIM– NITI Aayog launches new accelerator to support Australian and Indian circular economy startups to rise.
  • ICAR-NIANP inks MoU for technical knowledge exchange with Karnataka Poultry Farmers and Breeders Association (KPFBA).
  • Global Fisheries Conference 2023 held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


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