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Current Affairs (21th November, 2023)

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Australia Won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

  • Australia clinched the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 trophy by securing a commanding six-wicket victory over India at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
  • Travis Head from Australia was honoured as the Player of the Match.

India has crossed the $4 trillion mark in nominal GDP

  • India has surpassed the $4 trillion mark in nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • This showcases India’s sturdy economic growth and reinforcing its standing as a significant global economic powerhouse.

Virat Kohli Wins “Player of the Tournament” Title in the Cricket World Cup 2023

  • Virat Kohli, secured the "Player of the Tournament" title for his exceptional performance.
  • Kohli scored a total of 765 runs in 11 innings, the highest-ever runs scored by a batter in a single edition of the World Cup.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2023

  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) represents a worldwide initiative committed to honouring and empowering female entrepreneurs.
  • Observed every November 19th, this occasion serves as a stage to commend the substantial impact of women in business, promote an inclusive environment for female entrepreneurship, and ignite inspiration for future generations of women leaders.

President Droupadi Murmu is set to confer the President’s Colour Award to AFMC

  • President Droupadi Murmu is set to confer the esteemed ‘President’s Colour’ upon the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) on December 1, acknowledging their 75 years of dedicated health services to the Indian armed forces.
  • The President’s Colour, also known as ‘Rashtrapati ka Nishaan’, is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon any military unit.
  • The event will be held at the Captain Devashish Sharma Kirti Chakra parade ground at AFMC in Wanowrie.

Mira Murati as the Interim CEO of OpenAI

  • OpenAI made a public announcement regarding the removal of Sam Altman from the CEO position.
  • The board has designated Mira Murati, who serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), as the interim CEO in response.

Bengaluru Tops in Women-Led Startups

  • According to data from the startup data platform Tracxn, Bengaluru boasts 1,783 women-led startups, leading the count among cities.
  • Mumbai follows with 1,480, and Delhi with 1,195. Noida, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad secured the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions, hosting 324, 184, and 181 women-led startups, respectively.
  • With more than 61,400 startups, India’s startup ecosystem has added more firepower to become the third-largest hub globally after the US and China.