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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.