Daily Current Affairs November 30

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November 30| Daily Current Affairs 2023

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs November 30

1. When did the United Nations officially recognize the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare?
A) 11 November 2000
B) 30 November 2005
C) 1 December 1995
D) 15 October 2010
E) 5 February 1998
Answer: B) 30 November 2005

  • International Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is observed on 30 November.
  • This day is observed as a “tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons, thereby promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.
  • On November 11, 2005, during the last day of the United Nations’ Tenth Session of the Conference of the State Parties, the members of the UN officially recognised the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare.


Obituary – Daily Current Affairs November 30

2. In which historical era did Henry Kissinger serve as a dominant U.S. diplomat, who died recently at the age of 100?
A) World War II
B) Cold War era
C) Vietnam War era
D) Civil Rights movement
E) Post-Cold War era
Answer: B) Cold War era

  • Henry Kissinger, the U.S. diplomat of the Cold War era, who helped Washington open up to China, forge arms control deals with the Soviet Union and end the Vietnam War, but who was reviled by critics over human rights, has died aged 100.
  • He was a German-born Jewish refugee
  • In 1970s in the middle of the Cold War he served as national security adviser and secretary of state under Republican President Richard Nixon.
  • After Nixon’s resignation in 1974 amid the Watergate scandal, he remained a diplomatic force as secretary of state under Nixon’s successor, President Gerald Ford.
  • Kissinger was the architect of the U.S. diplomatic opening with China, landmark U.S.-Soviet arms control talks, expanded ties between Israel and its Arab neighbors, and the Paris Peace Accords with North Vietnam.

3. In which field did Zaverilal Mehta make a significant contribution during his career?
A) Political activism
B) Scientific research
C) Photojournalism
D) Classical music
E) Sports journalism
Answer: C) Photojournalism

  • Veteran photojournalist Zaverilal Mehta passed away at the age of 97.
  • Mehta covered some of the important news developments.
  • They include the shooting of Richard Attenborough’s film ‘Gandhi’ in Delhi, the Sati incident at Deorala in Rajasthan in 1987, Ayodhya Yatra, the 2001 earthquake and the 2002 communal violence.
  • He was conferred Padma Shri award in 2018.


Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs November 30

4. Who is the chairman of the 11-member task force constituted by IRDAI to examine the implications of the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act 2023?
A) Rajesh Khullar
B) Randip Singh Jagpal
C) Narendra Modi
D) Shaktikanta Das
E) Nirmala Sitharaman
Answer: B) Randip Singh Jagpal

  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has constituted an 11-member taskforce under the chairmanship of Randip Singh Jagpal, Executive Director (Non-Life) at IRDAI, to examine the implications of the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act 2023 on the sector.
  • The task force is expected to submit the report within a period of 1 month from the issuance of the order.
  • The Ministry of Law and Justice aimed to provide a comprehensive framework for the processing of digital personal data in a manner that recognizes both the right of individuals to protect their personal data and the need to process such data for lawful purposes and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI):

Founded: 1999
HQ: Hyderabad, Telengana
Chairman: Debasish Panda

5. Which bank has announced a collaboration with NCDEX e-Markets Limited (NeML) to strengthen e-procurement and e-auction systems?
A) HDFC Bank
B) State Bank of India
C) Federal Bank
E) Axis Bank
Answer: C) Federal Bank

  • Federal Bank has announced a collaboration with NCDEX e-Markets Limited (NeML) to strengthen the integration of its e-procurement and e-auction systems.
  • NeML, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX), holds a commanding market share in transparent price discovery across more than 90 commodities.
  • Farmers can list crop details on the NeML platform, and the government will subsequently purchase the produce at the approved minimum support price (MSP).
  • The integration of Federal Bank’s Host-to-Host solution with NeML’s e-procurement platform will ensure a seamless and efficient payment processing system.
  • This tie up will aid fair price discovery for commodities, beat cartelization.

Federal Bank:

HQ: Aluva, Kochi, Kerala
MD and CEO: Shyam Srinivasan
Tagline: Your Perfect Banking Partner

6. From when will the directive to stop UPI services for inactive accounts be effective?
A) November 30, 2023
B) December 15, 2023
C) December 31, 2023
D) January 1, 2024
E) February 28, 2024
Answer: C) December 31, 2023

  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has directed banks and third party apps to stop the UPI services for accounts that have remained inactive for more than a year.
  • If customers have not used UPI for transactions for over a year, their UPI account will be frozen and they will not be able to use it.
  • This will take place from December 31, 2023.
  • By guaranteeing that only those UPI IDs that are regularly used continue to be active, the change seeks to optimize and streamline UPI ID usage.
  • The instruction is a proactive measure to improve the UPI ecosystem’s security and efficiency.

National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI):

Founded: 2008
HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Non-Executive Chairman: Biswamohan Mahapatra
MD and CEO: Dilip Asbe

Unified Payment Interface Identity (UPI ID):

UPI ID is an address that identifies you on UPI.
It is aVirtual Payment address for online Transactions
Format: yourname@bankname

Books and Authors – Daily Current Affairs November 30

7. Who authored the book titled ‘Welcome to Paradise’?
A) Shilpa Shetty
B) Kareena Kapoor Khan
C) Twinkle Khanna
D) Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
E) Deepika Padukone
Answer: C) Twinkle Khanna

  • Actress-author Twinkle Khanna launched her 4th book titled ‘Welcome to Paradise’.
  • This book is a collection of short stories centred around women who are at a crossroads at their lives, dealing with the themes of love,marriage, lonliness etc.

Other books:

  • Mrs Funnybones.
  • The legend of Lakshmi Prasad.
  • Pyjamas are Forgiving.

Awards – Daily Current Affairs November 30

8. Who has been awarded the UN refugee agency’s prestigious Nansen Award for championing the right to education?
A) Amina Ahmed
B) Abdullahi Mire
C) Fatima Hassan
D) Ahmed Ali
E) Nadia Hussein
Answer: B) Abdullahi Mire

  • Somali refugee Abdullahi Mire named the winner of the UN refugee agency’s prestigious Nansen Award.
  • Abdullahi Mire was hailed for championing the right to education by putting 1, 00,000 books in the hands of children in Kenya’s crowded Dadaab refugee camps.
  • Dadaab, a sprawling complex of three camps that were initially built in the 1990s to host some 90,000 refugees, but which today are home to around 3,70,000, according to UN figures.
  • He not only completed his primary and secondary education in the camp but managed to go on to complete a degree in journalism and public relations.

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs November 30

9. What is the financial value approved for the Loss and Damage Fund during COP 28?
A) $100 million
B) $250 million
C) $375 million
D) $475 million
E) $600 million
Answer: D) $475 million

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP28 held in UAE
  • In this event, UAE operationalised Loss and Damage Fund for developing nations, which was set up during COP 27 at Sharm el Shaik, Egypt.
  • This fund, which is given by the developing economies to the nations recovering from climate disasters such as extreme weather events.
  • It will also be used to deal with other climate-related emergencies such as sea-level rise, migration, and displacement.
  • The countries, which are pledged to give this fund as follows,
    • ( Loss and Damage Fund – $ 475 million)
    • European Union – $ 275 million
    • UAE – $ 100 million
    • Germany – $ 100 million
    • UK – $ 75 million
    • US – $ 17.5 million
    • Japan – $ 10 million

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC):

Effective: 21 March 1994
Parties: 198
Secretariat: Bon, Germany
Kyoto Protocol – 1997
Paris Agreement – 2016

Conference of the Parties of UNFCC (COP 28):

Date: 30 November 2023 – 12 December 2023
Location: Dubai, UAE
President: Sultan AI Jaber

COP 27:

Location: Sharm El Sheik, Egypt
President: Samey Shoukry

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs November 30

10. What was the main objective of launching the Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children?
A) Promotion of women’s rights
B) Strengthening access to education for minority communities
C) Enhancing the overall well-being of Divyang children
D) Empowering rural entrepreneurs
E) Improving healthcare services in tribal areas
Answer: C) Enhancing the overall well-being of Divyang children

  • The Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children was launched by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani on 28th November, 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan.
  • The event was organised to realize the commitment for strengthening Divyang children’s overall access to improved well-being.
  • Currently 4.37 crore children from age 3 to 6 years are being supported with hot-cooked meals and ECCE every day, 4.5 crore children of age group 0 to 3 years with take-home rations and home visits, and more than 8 crore children from 0-6 years age group are supported with growth monitoring and referrals to the health system to enhance early childhood development.
  • 16 crore home visits have been undertaken for children in the last 4 months by Anganwadi workers.
  • Aligned with Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of a Swasth Suposhit Bharat in Amrit Kaal, this protocol embodies following approach.
    • Screening for early disability signs
    • Inclusion in community events and empowering families
    • Referral support via ASHA/ANM & Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) teams.
  • Rs. 300 crore is being allocated for training, and capacity building of Anganwadi Workers.


  • According to Census 2011, 2.2% people are disabled in India, which is about 3 crore adjusted to the current population.
  • Department of Public with Disabilities has released 1 crore UDID card or Unique Disability Identity cards and the age, gender, district segregated data is uploaded online.
  • Poshan Abhiyan was launched by the Prime Minister on 8th March 2018 with an aim to achieve improvement in nutritional status of Children under 6 years, Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers in a time bound manner by adopting a synergised and result-oriented approach.

Keypersons in this event:

  • Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai, MoS MWCD and AYUSH
  • Indevar Pandey, Secretary, MoWCD
  • Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, DEPwD
  • Dr. K K Tripathy, Economic Advisor, MoHFW

11. What does MAHASAGAR stand for in the context of the Indian Navy’s outreach initiative?
A) Maritime And High-level Security Alliance for Growth and Regional stability
B) Maritime Heads Active Security And Growth for All in the Region
C) Mastering Advanced High-tech Assets for Strategic Action and Global Emergency Response
D) Maritime And Homeland Security Alliance for Active Growth And Resilience
E) Managing Alliances for High-tech Security And Global Advancements in the Region
Answer: B) Maritime Heads Active Security And Growth for All in the Region

  • MAHASAGAR is the Indian Navy’s outreach initiative for a high level virtual interaction between Maritime Heads for Active Security And Growth for All in the Region.
  • The maiden edition of the high level virtual interaction MAHASAGAR was hosted by the Indian Navy on 29 November 2023.
  • In this virtual event, Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff interacted with Heads of Navies/ Maritime Agencies and Senior Leadership from IOR littorals, viz., Bangladesh, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.
  • The interaction’s theme was ‘Collective Maritime Approach towards Countering Common Challenges’, which highlights the present and necessary imperative for harmonising and collaborating capacities and capabilities in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
  • This theme is in consonance with the Government of India’s vision of SAGAR ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region’.

Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR):

  • It is aimed to ensure the peace, stability, prosperity in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • It was launched on 12 March 2015 by PM Narendra Modi.
  • Establishing a geopolitical framework for maritime cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region (OIR) is the aim of Vision SAGAR.
  • Indian Ocean Region (IOR): The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) stretches from the Mozambique Channel in the west to the Malacca Strait and Australia’s western coast in the east.

12. How many Tejas light combat aircraft are included in the approved defence acquisition projects?
A) 50
B) 75
C) 97
D) 120
E) 150
Answer: C) 97

  • The Union government accorded an initial approval to defence acquisition projects worth Rs 2.23 lakh crore that included procurement of 97 Tejas light combat aircraft and 156 Prachand combat helicopters.

Other Approvals:

  • For Indian Air force – To upgrade Su 30 Fighter fleet by HAL
  • Fot 2 types of anti tank munitions (ADM) Type 2 and Type 3.
  • Acquisition and integration of automatic target tracker (ATT) and digital basaltic computer (DBC) for T-90 tanks
  • For Indian Navy – Medium range anti-ship missiles (MRAShM) – Surface to Surface missile
  • For Indian Air Force and Indian Army – Light Combat Helicopter from HAL
  • For Indian Air Force – Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk 1A from HAL
  • For Indian Air Force – 97 Tejas – Light Combat Aircraft (Mark 1A) at a cost of Rs 65,000 Crore.
  • For Indian Army and Indian Air Force– 156 Light Combat Helicopters (LCH)
  • Proposal for second indigenous aircraft carrier, IAC II with a displacement of 45,000 tonnes which is estimated to cost close to Rs 40,000 crore.
  • Note: India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant (IAC I) was commissioned in September by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, cleared the projects at a time India is locked in a bitter military standoff with China at a number of friction points in eastern Ladakh for over three years.


  • In February 2021, the Defence Ministry sealed a Rs 48,000 crore deal with the HAL for procurement of 83 Tejas MK-1A jets for the IAF.
  • With the additional fleet, the number of indigenously-developed Tejas aircraft being procured by the IAF would go up to 180.

Defence Acquisition Council:

  • It is a decision making body of in defence ministry to decide new policies and capital acquisitions of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, India Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.
  • It was formed based on the recommendations on Reforming the National Security System in 2001
  • Chairman: Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh

13. Which naval establishment witnessed the delivery of the Third ACTCM Barge, LSAM 17?
A) NAD (Karanja)
B) INS Vikrant
C) Yard 127
E) INAS Headquarters
Answer: A) NAD (Karanja)

  • Third Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile (ACTCM) Barge, LSAM 17 (Yard 127) has been Delivered to Indian Navy in presence of Shri Shankar Mukharjee, INAS, AGM NAD (Karanja).
  • The Contract for construction and delivery of 11 x Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile (ACTCM) Barge was concluded with M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane, an MSME, in consonance with “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiative of the Government of India.

14. What is the objective of the program launched by the Prime Minister to increase the number of Jan Aushadhi Kendras?
A) From 10,000 to 15,000
B) From 10,000 to 20,000
C) From 10,000 to 25,000
D) From 10,000 to 30,000
E) From 10,000 to 50,000
Answer: C) From 10,000 to 25,000

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 10,000th Jan Aushadhi Kendra at AIIMS, Deoghar.
  • He also launched the program to increase the number of Jan Aushadhi Kendras in the country from 10,000 to 25,000.
  • He also launched the Pradhan Mantri Mahila Kisan Drone Kendra.
  • Demonstration of Iffco’s Nano urea spray by a drone in the crop field held in Ramaldih Village in Deogha.
  • The Government of India decided to allow 2000 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras across the country.
  • Janaushadhi Kendras at PACS (Primary Agricultural Credit Societies) as well as individual Jan Aushadhi Kendra were also inaugurated at the following four locations: –
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, Rampur, JharkhandVatsavai PACS, Village Vatsavai main Road, Distt NTR, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Jan Aushadhi Kendra, 1 Nirmala Plaza, A Block, 1A Forest Park, Bhubaneswar, OdishaJan Aushadhi Kendra at Bal Bhim, Palhana Block, District Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • The Government had set a target to increase the number of Jan Aushadhi Kendras to 10,000 by March 2024.
  • However, it has achieved the target of opening of 10,000 Janaushadhi Kendras prior to its target.
  • 25,000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK’s) are proposed to be opened across the Country by 31st March 2026.


  • With an objective of making quality generic medicines available at affordable prices to all, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
  • The product basket of PMBJP comprises 1963 medicines and 293 surgical devices covering all major therapeutic groups.

15. Who is co-hosting the green credits initiative along with India at COP28?
A) Sweden
B) United States
C) United Arab Emirates (UAE)
D) China
E) France
Answer: c) United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • The 28th UN Climate Change Summit (COP28) is being hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the world’s seventh-largest oil producer, from November 30 to December 12.

Green Credit Initiative:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch a green credits initiative, aimed at encouraging the establishment of plantations in the COP 28.
  • This initiative is co-hosted by India and the UAE.
  • A green credits program – defining it as a “market-based mechanism designed to incentivize voluntary environmental actions across diverse sectors by various stakeholders like individuals, communities, private sector industries, and companies,”
  • The program, which will initially focus on water conservation and afforestation, envisions issuing green credits for plantations on waste and degraded lands, and river catchment areas.

LeadIT 2.0:

  • The Prime Minister will also launch another initiative called LeadIT 2.0, meant as a ‘Leadership Group for Industry Transition’, co-hosted by India and Sweden.
  • LeadIT 2.0 is a joint initiative launched by India and Sweden in 2019 at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
  • It is aimed at fostering collaboration among decision-makers, as well as bringing together public and private sector companies to aid in the acceleration of industry transition to net-zero emissions.
  • Prime Minister Modi will also be participating in another high-level event, titled Transforming Climate Finance, which is to be hosted by the Presidency of the COP28.


  • COP21 conference held in Paris in 2015
  • COP26 conference held in Glasgow in 2021.

United Arab Emirates (UAE):

Capital: Abu Dhabi
Currency: UAE Dirham
President: Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime Minister: Mohhamed bin Rashid AI Maktoum

Over All Review

Important Days

  • International Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is observed on 30 November


  • Henry Kissinger, dominant US diplomat of Cold War era, dies aged 100
  • Photojournalist Zaverilal Mehta, 97, passes away

Banking and Finance 

  • IRDAI sets up 11-member taskforce to examine the impact of DPDP Act
  • Federal Bank, NeML tie-up to streamline e-procurement, e-auction
  • NPCI Instructs Payment Apps To Deactivate Inactive UPI IDs By This Date

Books and Authors

  • Twinkle Khanna launches her fourth book ‘Welcome to Paradise’


  • Somali refugee wins U.N. award for efforts to educate displaced children

International Affairs

  • COP 28 Okays $ 475 million Loss and Damage Fund

National Affairs

  • Union Minister Smriti Irani launches National Outreach Programme on Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children
  • ‘Indian Navy’s outreach initiative between Maritime Heads’
  • Rs 2.23 lakh crore to buy 97 Tejas jets, 156 Prachand helicopters
  • Delivery of ammunition cum torpedo cum missile (ACTCM) BARGE, LSAM 17 (YARD 127)
  • PM inaugurates 10,000th Jan Aushadhi Kendra at AIIMS Deoghar; also launches the program to increase the number of Jan Aushadhi Kendras in the Country from 10,000 to 25,000
  • PM Narendra Modi attended the COP28 climate summit in Dubai also participated in key events, including the Green Credit Initiative and Lead IT 2.0


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