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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.