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Current Affairs (24th November, 2023)

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2nd CII India Nordic Baltic Business Conclave

  • The CII India Nordic Baltic Business Conclave's second edition is scheduled for 22-23 November 2023 in New Delhi.
  • This collaborative initiative with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, seeks to enhance cooperation between India and the Nordic Baltic Eight (NB8) countries, renowned for their excellence in innovation and technology.
  • The NB8 comprises Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

CAG Girish Chandra Murmu as the Vice-Chair of the UN Panel of External Auditors

  • Girish Chandra Murmu, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, has been chosen as the vice-chair of the UN Panel of External Auditors.
  • His active involvement in the sixty-third session of the Panel, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on November 20-21, 2023, underscores his commitment to this role.

Kishtwar Saffron Gets Geographical Indication (GI) Tag

  • The Geographical Indications Registry has recently granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Kishtwar saffron, a spice cultivated and harvested in the Kishtwar Region of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It is popularly known as Kumkum and a key cash crop in Jammu's isolated mountainous district of Kishtwar.
  • Saffron cultivation is a cultural heritage that represents freshness and purity. Kishtwar's saffron production area is called locally as Mandal.

‘New Education for New India’ Campaign in Odisha

  • The President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu launched an Education Campaign ‘New Education for New India’ of Brahma Kumaris at Sambalpur, Odisha.
  • This campaign is envisaged to inculcate values and uplift the consciousness of the students for better society.

Gujarat Government Chooses the Ghol as the State Fish

  • The black-spotted croaker, the ghol fish was declared the state fish of Gujarat.
  • The ghol fish is considered as a fisherman’s lottery due to its economic significance and distinctive characteristics.
  • This fish is typically located in the Indo-Pacific region, spanning from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific Ocean.