Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2023

Nov 01, 2023

Current Affair 1:
UNESCCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)


Why in News?

Recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced the addition of 55 new cities to its Creative Cities Network (UCCN). Among the new entrants, two Indian cities made their mark: Kozhikode in Kerala as the ‘City of Literature’ and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh as the ‘City of Music’.

Other Indian cities in the UCCN include Jaipur: Crafts and Folk Arts (2015), Varanasi: Creative City of Music (2015), Chennai: Creative City of Music (2017), Mumbai: Film (2019), Hyderabad: Gastronomy (2019), and Srinagar: Crafts and Folk Art (2021).


Current Affair 2:
One Nation, One Registration platform for doctors



The National Medical Commission (NMC) is all set to launch its “one nation, one registration platform” for doctors across India.

About the One Nation, One Registration Platform:

  1. The NMC will unveil a patch pilot of the National Medical Register (NMR) in the next six months, where doctors will be allotted a unique identification number.
  2. Doctors can also apply for their licence to work in any State depending on where they are.
  3. The commission had earlier this year issued a gazette notification titled “Registration of Medical Practitioners and Licence to Practice Medicine Regulations, ”
  4. The idea is to provide a masked ID to undergraduate students on the NMR, and depending on when they complete their course, the ID will be unmasked and allotted.
  5. This ID can be used to update any further qualifications, and all State registers for licences to work in any part of the country will be linked here.

Aim: To eliminate duplication and red tape and allow the public to access information on any physician working in India.


Current Affair 3:
INFUSE Mission


Recently, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched a sounding rocket as part of its INFUSE mission.

First understand Cygnus loop?

If we could see the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant without the aid of a telescope, it would span an area of the sky six times as wide as a full Moon. The Cygnus Loop is a wispy, rapidly expanding shell of gas that marks the grave site of a massive star that exploded some 20,000 years ago.

The Cygnus Loop is the spectral echo of a star that was once 20 times the size of our sun. Its violent death sent shockwaves through space, creating a rapidly expanding nebula that still moves at a staggering 1.5 million kilometers per hour. This event played a significant role in the formation of galaxies, flinging heavy metals and other elements into the surrounding interstellar medium.

The primary objective of the INFUSE mission is to deepen our understanding of the formation of new star systems in the universe. By analysing the properties and characteristics of the Cygnus Loop, scientists aim to unravel the complex processes that occur after a massive star undergoes a supernova explosion.

Current Affair 4:
Global hunger hotspots: UN Report


India’s neighbours, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Myanmar, are among the hunger hotspots in the world, a new United Nations early warning report has found, warning of increasing acute food insecurity in several parts of the world.

Acute food insecurity can potentially increase in magnitude and severity for 18 areas in 22 countries, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).


Deepening economic shocks continue to drive low- and middle-income nations deeper into crisis and a likely El Nino climatic phenomenon is raising fears of climate extremes in vulnerable countries around the globe.

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