Current Affairs 8 November 2023

The past few days have seen several important developments in India and globally. In the field of sports, Germany won the Sultan of Johor Cup 2023 defeating Australia while Punjab lifted their maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy title. On the international relations front, India participated in the World Local Production Forum organized by WHO in the Netherlands. Domestically, the central government extended its free foodgrains scheme PMGKAY by another 5 years. The Centre also appointed a new Joint Director for CBI. Here are some other key current affairs from the past few days:

Chile has become the 95th member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Singapore was the 94th member and Solomon Islands was the 93rd member of ISA.

In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023 final, Punjab defeated Baroda to win their first title. Abhishek Sharma from Punjab was named player of the tournament.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the “Water for Women, Women for Water Campaign” under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.

India participated in the 2nd World Local Production Forum held in The Hague, Netherlands. It is a World Health Organization initiative to increase access to medicines.

Bihar has released the country’s first caste economic survey. It shows the weak economic status of certain Hindu and Muslim castes in the general category.

The 7th Ganga Utsav was organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga in New Delhi to promote river conservation.

In the Sultan of Johor Cup 2023 final, Germany defeated Australia to win the title. India won bronze by beating Pakistan.

IPS officer Praveen Madhukar Pawar has been appointed as CBI’s Joint Director.

The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana free foodgrains scheme was launched in April 2020. It has now been extended by 5 years till December 2028.

Saima Wazed from Bangladesh has been selected as WHO’s next Regional Director for South-East Asia region.

In summary, the recent current affairs cover important happenings in areas like sports, health, social welfare schemes, national security, environment, and international relations. The developments like Germany winning the Johor Cup, Punjab clinching the Mushtaq Ali trophy, extension of PMGKAY scheme, appointment of CBI Joint Director and India’s participation in WHO’s World Local Production Forum were some of the highlights over the past few days. These current affairs provide insights into the important areas like sports, health, welfare schemes and global partnerships – which impact the lives of citizens.

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