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National and International Current Affairs of 10th January 2024

1.     World Hindi Day (January 10): Celebrated annually to promote Hindi as an international language.

2.     Indus Food 2024:  Inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida.

3.     PRITHVI Scheme: Approved by the Cabinet, a scheme by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

4.     Chandubi Festival in Assam: Aims to promote eco-tourism and preserve water levels in a biodiversity hotspot.

5.     Tropical Cyclone Alvaro: Significant impact on southwest Madagascar on January 1, 2024.

6.     Bilkis Bano Case: Supreme Court reverses remission, orders arrest and return to jail.

7.     Other Current Affairs:

·       Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League wins majority in national elections.

·       Traditional Medicine Morbidity Codes launched.

·       Infibeam Avenues signs MoU with Gujarat govt.

·       Footballer Franz Beckenbauer passes away.

·       Gabriel Attal named the new Prime Minister of France.

·       IIT Madras to start a new campus in Sri Lanka.

8.     National News:   Ujjain unveils India’s first hygienic food street ‘Prasadam.’

9.      International News: 

·       Gabriel Attal becomes France’s youngest-ever Prime Minister.

·       U.S. designates countries for religious freedom violations.

10.  Defence News:

·       Indian Navy’s P-8I Aircraft in Guam for Exercise Sea Dragon 24.

·       DRDO launches assault rifle ‘Ugram’ for Indian Army.

11.    Banking News:  IndusInd Bank introduces ‘Samman RuPay Credit Card’ for government employees.

12.    Business News: 

·       LIC approves acquisition of 10% stake in NHB-promoted company.

·       PFC secures RBI approval for IFSC Finance Company in GIFT City.

13.       Important Days News: 

·       World Hindi Day 2024 theme: “Hindi–Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence.”

·       India to chair UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in 2024.

14.  Summits & Conferences News:

·       Piyush Goyal inaugurates Indus Food 2024 in Greater Noida.

·       PM Modi inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show.

15.  Agreements News:  Gensol Engineering allocates Rs 2,000 crore for Gujarat EV plant.

16.   Awards News:  Singapore’s Changi Airport named World’s Best Airport for 2023.

17.   Appointments News:  Samir Kumar Sinha assumes role as DG (Acquisition) in Defence Ministry.

18.      Sports News: Germany defeats Poland in the United Cup led by Alexander Zverev.

19.    FIH and Viacom18 Media Rights Deal: Four-year partnership from 2023 to 2027.

20.    Obituaries News: 

·       German actor Christian Oliver dies in a plane crash.

·       Maestro Ustad Rashid Khan passes away at 55.

21.  Miscellaneous News: 

·       Red Ant Chutney of Odisha receives Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

·       EU scientists confirm 2023 as the hottest year ever recorded.


National and International Current Affairs 9th January 2024

1.     Commemorating the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in India in 1915, January 9th marks Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, a celebration honoring the invaluable contributions of the global Indian community.

2.     Kolkata hosted the inaugural meeting of the Inland Waterways Development Committee (IWDC), charting a course for river cruise tourism and eco-friendly vessels.

3.     ONGC achieves a significant milestone with the commencement of oil production in the Krishna-Godavari deep-water block, catalyzing India's energy sector.

4.     Mamata Banerjee's "Yogyasree" initiative in West Bengal offers free preparatory training to SC/ST students for government job exams, promoting educational opportunities.

5.     Suchetha Satish from Kerala sets a Guinness record by singing in over 100 languages at the 'Concert for Climate,' showcasing her exceptional musical talent.

6.     The government allocates Rs 60,000 crore towards fostering river cruise tourism, water transport infrastructure, and green employment opportunities.

7.     Microsoft embarks on an AI Odyssey, aiming to train 100,000 Indian developers in cutting-edge AI technologies.

8.     Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh emerge as the top three states propelling India's MSME growth.

9.     Denmark launches the Green Fuels Alliance India, fostering sustainable energy collaboration and initiatives.

10. Ritesh Pai assumes the role of CEO for the international payments division at PhonePe.

11. Indra Mani Pandey assumes the position of BIMSTEC Secretary General, furthering regional cooperation and development.

12. The National Sports Awards 2023 recognize exemplary athletes like Mohammed Shami and Ojas Pravin Deotale for their outstanding contributions.

13. Franz Beckenbauer, the revered World Cup legend, passes away at the age of 78, leaving a lasting legacy in football.

14. The U.S. marks a historic milestone by launching the Peregrine-1 lander to the Moon, signaling a new chapter in space exploration.

15. Madagascar faces the impact of the first cyclone of 2024, Alvaro, causing significant disruption and challenges.

16. Discovery of ancient tools in Telangana's Mulugu district reshapes historical narratives, offering new insights into the region's past.

National and International Current Affairs 8th January 2024

1.     Hyperloop Facility : ArcelorMittal and IIT Madras are working together to create Asia's first Hyperloop facility.

2.     Toy Imports : Toy imports dropped by 52%, while exports increased by 239% over eight years.

3.     Pharma Manufacturing Rules : Health Ministry revised rules for pharmaceutical manufacturing to maintain quality.

4.     Sunderbans Honey : Sunderbans honey, collected by the "Mouli" community, got a GI tag.

5.     Black Nunia Rice : This rice, known as the "Prince of Rice," received its GI tag.

6.     Solar and Wind Power : Tata Power will invest ?70,000 crore to build 10 GW of solar and wind power in Tamil Nadu.

7.     National PACS Mega Conclave : An event celebrated the achievements of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra by Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS).

8.     India-Nepal Relations Boost : India and Nepal strengthened ties, agreeing for India to import 10,000 MW of hydroelectricity from Nepal and providing financial aid.

9.     Kyrgyzstan’s Snow Leopard : Kyrgyzstan declared the snow leopard as its national symbol, focusing on conservation.

10. Bangladesh Election : Sheikh Hasina secured her fifth term as Bangladesh's Prime Minister.

11. Delhi’s Economic Growth : Delhi's per capita income grew by over 14%, reaching Rs 4,44,768.

12. West Bengal’s GI Tags : West Bengal secured GI tags for products like Sunderbans Honey and Black Nunia Rice.

13. Tamil Nadu’s Economic Vision : Tamil Nadu aims for a $1 trillion economy by 2030.

14. RBI Financial Report : The report highlights the strength of scheduled commercial banks.

15. Vietnam’s Investment in Tamil Nadu : Vietnamese company VinFast Auto plans to invest $2 billion in an EV facility in Tamil Nadu.

16. ANC Foundation Day : The African National Congress celebrated its Foundation Day.

17. Earth’s Rotation Day : Celebrating Earth's rotation, honoring Léon Foucault's groundbreaking experiment.

18. Chennai as Best City for Women : Chennai ranked top for women inclusivity in 2023.

19. International Purple Fest : Goa hosted the inclusive festival for persons with disabilities.

20. India-Guyana MoU : India and Guyana signed an MoU for collaboration in the hydrocarbon sector.

21. Adani Ports CEO Appointment : Ashwani Gupta appointed as CEO of Adani Ports.

22. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar : Awards recognizing contributions to sports development in India.

23. ICC Rule Changes : Altered rules in cricket for stumping incidents.

24. Indian Army Chief’s Book : Gen MM Naravane's autobiography titled "Four Stars of Destiny."

25. Electrically Conductive Soil : Swedish scientists developed "E-Soil" to boost plant growth, particularly barley seedlings.