Top 10 Current Affairs November 2023

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Being aware of current events can be beneficial for your exam preparations. What if I told you that knowing the top 10 important events of the month of November could be the key to acing your upcoming exams? It's true! While many important events occurred, we have selected a few that could potentially assist you in your following exams. So, let's explore the most intriguing current affairs of the month and see how they could impact your exam preparations.

So, are you ready to explore? Let’s get started.

Monthly Current Affairs of November 2023

1. Important Appointments of November 2023

Starting with the Important Appointments of the Month, studying monthly appointments can be vital for keeping up with current affairs. Knowing the key people in important roles can help you understand global changes and make it easier to analyse and discuss events in politics, business, and other areas. So, here are a few important appointments.

Free November 2023 Calendar Printable PDF with Holidays Templates
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Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) 

Rajendra Menon 

His 2nd consecutive term.

Chief Information Commissioner 

Central Informations Commission 

Heeralal Samariya 

Appointed by the President of India. 

Executive Director 

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Manoranjan Mishra 

He will oversee - the Enforcement Department, Risk Monitoring Department, External Investments and Operations Department

Executive Director 

Bank of Maharashtra

Rohit Rishi 

Appointed for a 3-year term. 

Chief Managing Director 


Koppu Sadashiv Murthy 

BHEL is one of the 13  Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE). 

Managing Directors 

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

Goverdhan S Rawat, 

Dr Ajay Kumar Sood

NABARD is the apex bank administered by the Ministry of Finance. 


Indian Navy (Western Fleet)

Rear Admiral CR Praveen Nair

Succeeds Rear Admiral Vineet McCarty. 

Prime Minister

Spain (country)

Pedro Sanchez

Re-elected for a 2nd term


Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Anish Shah

FICCI is India’s oldest and largest industry body. 


UN External Auditors’ Panel 

Girish Chandra Murmu

India’s Comptroller and Accountant General 

Brand Ambassador 

West Bengal 

Sourav Ganguly


Managing Director 

State Bank of India (SBI)

Vinay M Tonse

Approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

High Commissioner 

Of India to the Republic of Mozambique

Robert Shetkintong 

He is a seasoned diplomat and current Ambassador of India to the Federal Democratic of Ethiopia. 


Argentina (country)

Javier Milei,

He is also known as ‘Chainsaw Man’ - due to his unique campaigning style of using a chainsaw. To represent his intentions to shred unnecessary spending. 

Prime Minister 

Luxembourg (country)

Luc Frieden 



2. Kozhikode Named ‘City of Literature’ by UNESCO 

  • Kozhikode, a city situated in the southern Indian state of Kerala, has recently been recognized as one of the newest members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. 

  • This honour was conferred upon Kozhikode on World Cities Day, alongside Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, which was acknowledged as a ‘City of Music‘. 

  • Kozhikode's new designation as the ‘City of Literature’ is a significant milestone, as it is the first city in India to receive this prestigious recognition. 

  • It is interesting to note that Prague was the first city to be granted the City of Literature title in 2014.

Kozhikode is the first City of Literature in India - The Hindu
Source: The HIndu

3. 13th ICC World Cup 2023 

The 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023 has come to an end, and as India hosted the tournament for the first time, fans were left with mixed emotions as the home team faced disappointment towards the end. However, the tournament held at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad gave cricket fans some unforgettable moments, including the ICC's creative launch of the trophy to the skies. As we look back at the event, let's cherish the standout performances, applaud the players & remember the positive highlights that made this cricketing spectacle unforgettable.

New digital experiences set to transform ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023


Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat, India 





Player of the Tournament 

Virat Kohli

Player of the Match (FInals)

Travis Head

Highest run-scorer 

Virat Kohli (765 runs)

Highest wicket-taker 

Mohammed Shami (24 wickets)
India hosted the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 across 10 venues. 
This was Australia’s 6th win at the World Cup. 
In ODI matches, Virat Kohli has scored his 50th century, breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 centuries for the most number of centuries.
Mohammed Shami broke the record for the most number of wickets for India in a single edition of the ODI World Cup (24 wickets).


4. QS Asia Rankings 2024

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking: Asia 2024 featured 148 Indian universities. India now has the highest representation in Asia's higher education system, surpassing China (133) and Japan (96). Peking University from China maintained its top position, while the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Maharashtra, secured the top spot in India with a 40th ranking in the Asia Ranking. 

  • Japanese universities are among the most prestigious in the region, both for academics and employers. 

  • Kazakhstan ranks highest among the Central Asian countries, and China has emerged as the most influential research hub in Asia. 

  • For the first time, institutes from Nepal, Myanmar, and Cambodia have been featured in the rankings.

QS World University Ranking (Asia) 2024 List Out; IIT Bombay Under Top 40,  India Outshines China

  • Top 5 Indian Universities in Top 100





Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)



IIT Delhi 



IIT Madras

Tamil Nadu


Indian Institute of Science (IISc)



IIT Kharagpur

West Bengal


  • Top 5 QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024





Peking University



The University of hong Kong

Hong Kong


National University of Singapore



Nanyang Technical University 



Tsinghua University



5. Indian Navy Launched ‘Amini’

  • On November 16th, a new Indian Navy ship called 'Amini' was launched as part of a project to construct eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts. 

  • These ships replace older ones and are designed for operations near the coast. This project demonstrates India's progress in manufacturing its own ships, promoting self-reliance. 

  • The first ship of this project is anticipated to be ready by early 2024, and these ships will enhance local defence production, create jobs and strengthen our capabilities.

India Launches Next-Generation Anti-Submarine Warfare Craft Amini

6. ‘Lifetime Disturbing the Peace Award'

Now, here comes another interesting news! Have you ever heard of the Lifetime Disturbing the Peace Award’, yes, you read it right! In a historic event, Salman Rushdie received an unusual award. He had been in the news for being attacked on stage, enduring 15 stab wounds at the age of 75. This author, known for 'The Satanic Verses,' also faced death threats for years following its 1988 publication. 

  • Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born-British-American author, has been honoured with the first-ever ‘Lifetime Disturbing the Peace Award’ by the Vaclav Havel Center in the USA.

  • Salman Rushdie was knighted by Queen Elizabeth 2 in 2008 for his contribution to literature.

  • Apart from this, he has also won the Booker Prize for his novel ‘Midnight’s Children’. 

Welcome back, Salman Rushdie | Arts and Culture | Al Jazeera

7. 54th IFFI 2023 

  • The 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was inaugurated in Goa under the aegis of the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

  • The event has become the largest South Asian film market and a haven for filmmakers, producers, and storytellers worldwide where ideas and inspirations form the foundation of a thriving cinematic marketplace. 

  • The Indian media & entertainment industry is the 5th largest and most globalised industry globally. 

  • To mark a historic first for IFFI, the VFX and Tech Pavilion was inaugurated, which will showcase the latest advancements in film-making technology, encompassing animation, visual effects, virtual reality, and CGI.

54th International Film Festival of India to be held from Nov 20 in Goa

8. New Stamp Collection to Honor Marie Curie 

The United Nations (UN) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) joined forces to release a special stamp and envelope collection commemorating Marie Curie's 120th birth anniversary. The collection also pays tribute to the Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship Program (MSCFP), an international initiative by the IAEA supporting talented female scientists. 

The previous issues of the stamp were to honour -

  • Kofi Annan 

  • Mahatma Gandhi 

  • Florence Nightingale 

  • Mother Teresa 

  • Wangari Maathai 

  • MSCFP- It is an international fellowship program offered by the IAEA to support talented female scientists pursuing doctoral degrees in nuclear science and technology.

50+ Maria Curie Photos Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStock

9. WHO Announces Commission on Social Connection 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a significant step forward by creating a new 'Commission on Social Connection (2024-2026),' comprising 11 leading policymakers, thought leaders, and advocates. The primary objective of this commission is to address loneliness as a serious health risk, prioritise social connection, and accelerate the implementation of solutions. 

  • The Co-Chairs for this commission are Dr Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the USA, and Chido Mpemba, Youth Envoy, African Union Commission. 

  • The Commission will propose a global agenda on social connection and work alongside high-level Commissioners to help implement mechanisms to measure and track global progress on social connections. 

  • This initiative will examine how social connections contribute to community and societal well-being and pave the way for a healthier and more connected world.

WHO Logo PNG vector in SVG, PDF, AI, CDR format

10. Israel - Hamas Reach Truce Deal 

  • In a breakthrough, Israel and Hamas reached a truce involving the release of 50 hostages and Palestinian prisoners, accompanied by a 4-day ceasefire for Gaza residents. 

  • Negotiations included the US, Mossad, Egyptian Intelligence, and leaders from Doha, Cairo, Washington, Gaza, and Israel. Israel freed 30 Palestinian prisoners after Hamas released 10 Israelis and two foreigners. 

  • Despite the progress, reports indicate tensions with Israeli forces allegedly killing two children in the West Bank and imposing restrictions in Jenin. 

  • The Gaza government reported 160 bodies recovered in 24 hours, bringing the death toll to over 15,000 since 7 October.

Source: Bruegel


In this month's roundup, we explored everything from peace breakthroughs to literary achievements, sports victories, and important job appointments. The world is buzzing with interesting stories from different corners. What stood out to you the most? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

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