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Navi Technologies signs MS Dhoni as brand ambassador

Sachin Bansal-backed Navi Technologies Ltd which sells financial products like personal loans, home loans, and general insurance, etc., has appointed MS Dhoni as its brand ambassador. Dhoni will be the face of the company’s branding initiatives.

The company has launched its first digital advertisement with the cricketer on Hotstar.

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Slovenia: Natasa Pirc Musar elected first female president

Lawyer Natasa Pirc Musar won the second round of Slovenia's presidential election on Sunday and will become the country's first female head of state.

She will succeed President Borut Pahor, a centrist politician who had already served two terms in office.

Pirc Musar had represented former US first lady Melania Trump in copyright and other cases in her native Slovenia.

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Ljubljana is Slovenia's capital and largest city.

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WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose, Meta India public policy head Rajiv Aggarwal step down

Shivnath Thukral, who is currently serving as the director of public policy at WhatsApp India, has been appointed the director of public policy for Meta India that includes Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Earlier this month, Ajit Mohan, the head of Meta in India, had stepped down from his role.

Will Cathcart, Head of WhatsApp.

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Government nominates Vivek Joshi as Director on RBI’s central board

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that the government has nominated Vivek Joshi to its central board. Joshi who is the secretary of the Department of Financial Services, will hold the position of Director at RBI.

Notably, Joshi took charge as the Secretary of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) under the Ministry of Finance since November 1, 2022.

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Post RBI nod, 9 vostro accounts opened to facilitate overseas trade in rupee

Sberbank and VTB Bank-the largest and second-largest banks of Russia respectively-are the first foreign lenders to receive approval after the RBI announced the guidelines for overseas trade in the rupee in July.

"Nine accounts have been opened. One in UCO Bank, one in Sber, one in VTB and six with IndusInd Bank. These six are different Russian banks,".

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Draft notification issued to supersede the All India tourist vehicle ( Authorisation or Permit) Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a draft notification to supersede the All India Tourist Vehicle (Authorisation or Permit) Rules, 2021. with the proposed rules, the tourist permit regime is expected to be further streamlined and strengthened.

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India-US joint military training exercise Yudh Abhyas commenced

18th edition of India-US joint military training exercise Yudh Abhyas will begin today in Auli, Uttrakhand. The 15-day-long exercise will focus on high altitude and extremely cold climate warfare. Yudh Abhyas is conducted annually between India and US with the aim of exchanging best practices, Tactics, Techniques and Procedures between the Armies of the two nations.

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NASA set to launch Artemis 1 on 16th November 2022

NASA plans to launch its new mega Moon rocket mission Artemis 1 tomorrow from Florida. After the two failed attempts, NASA is planning the first launch of the Space Launch System rocket, the most powerful ever designed by it. Artemis 1 will be the first integrated flight test of NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Systems that will enable human exploration to the Moon and Mars.

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India and Sweden hosts LeadIT Summit, on the sidelines of COP27 at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt

The Leadership for Industry Transition- LeadIT initiative focuses on low carbon transition of the hard to abate industrial sector. It was highlighted that the current phase of LeadIT is set to conclude in 2023 and the next year is the time to reflect on the performance and achievements so far.

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India becomes the world's second largest producer of steel

Union Minister of Steel Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that the country which was earlier a net importer of the steel has now become a net exporter. He informed that India has also moved from 4th largest producer of steel to the second largest producer of steel at global scale.

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RBI chooses five banks for retail digital currency pilot

State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and IDFC First Bank are on a shortlist of at least five lenders that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has roped in to work on the retail pilot of its central bank digital currency (CBDC). The pilot for the retail digital rupee is expected to go live soon, and more banks could be included in it.

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3 Indian cities among largest data centre markets in Asia-Pacific

Hyderabad, Chennai and New Delhi have emerged as three of the top data centre markets in the Asia-Pacific region, as per a Knight Frank report. As a result, cities like Hyderabad, New Delhi and Chennai are registering significant data centre market growth, with circa 300MW to 400MW of IT capacity either live, committed or under construction in each location.

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India-Russia-Iran plan trilateral meet on Afghanistan on sidelines of Moscow format meet

The fourth meeting of the Moscow format of consultations on Afghanistan will take place on November 16 in Moscow with India expected to play a major role in negotiations to establish stability in Afghanistan. India-Russia-Iran will hold a trilateral meet focusing on Afghanistan on sidelines of the Moscow format meet with the three having similar concerns over Afghanistan.

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DCGI chief VG Somani gets three months extension

The government has extended the term of Dr VG Somani, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) by three more months. As the head of CDSCO, the DCGI plays a critical role in ensuring quality of medicines, approves new drugs and vaccines and regulates clinical trials.

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National Press Day : 16th November

Every year on 16th November, National Press Day is observed to commemorate the establishment of the Press Council of India (PCI). This year marks the 56th anniversary of the Press Council of India’s foundation.

The council is typically presided over by a retired Supreme Court judge and 28 additional members, 20 of whom are representatives of Indian media organisations.

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Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, current & the first women chairperson of the PCI.