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“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Daily Current Affairs, News Headlines 02.02.2024

National News
•External Affairs Ministry expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in Myanmar and said it has direct implications for India.
•The Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the Interim Union Budget for 2024-2025 in Parliament today announced that the capital expenditure outlay for the next year is being increased by 11.1 percent to Rs 11,11,111 crore
•The Union Cabinet has approved extension of sugar subsidy scheme for Antyodya Anna Yojna families distributed through Public Distribution Scheme for two more years till March 2026.
•No changes in direct and indirect tax rates including import duties in the interim budget.
•AYUSH Minister Sarbanand Sonowal inaugurates National Arogya Fair 2024
•Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said the Interim Budget reflects the emphasis on innovation and Startups to achieve the goal of Viksit Bharat by 2047.
•Indian Coast Guard celebrated its 48th Raising Day in New Delhi on Thursday.
•Vice Admiral Lochan Singh Pathania assumed charge as the Chief Hydrographer to the government of India on Thursday. Commissioned in the Executive branch of the Indian Navy in 1990, he is a Hydrography Specialist.
•Mera Yuva Bharat portal has surpassed one crore 45 lakh youth registrations in three months.
•Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024 today at New Delhi’s Bharat Mandapam.
•In her speech Finance Minister announced that three major economic railway corridor programmes will be implemented which include Energy, mineral and cement corridors.
•Prime Minister Narendra Modi has termed the Interim Budget as Inclusive and Innovative. He said, this budget is a reflection of the young aspirations of a young India.
•Reserve Bank of India has imposed restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank and barred the entity from offering incremental banking services effective March 2024, due to concerns regarding breach of and compliance with regulatory norms.
•FICCI said that the strong growth momentum and formalisation of the economy with the fiscal deficit for the financial year 2024-25 projected at 5.1 percent stands out in the Interim budget.
•Union Cabinet has approved the extension of the scheme of sugar subsidy for Antyodya Anna Yojna families distributed through the Public Distribution Scheme (PDS) for two more years till March 2026.
•ED arrests former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren in alleged money laundering case linked to illegal sale of Army land

International News
•The Anti-Corruption Commission in Bangladesh on Thursday filed a charge sheet against Nobel Laureate and Grameen Telecom Chairman Dr Muhammad Yunus and 13 others in a case filed for embezzling Taka 25 crore from the fund reserved for the workers.
•In Brussels, convoys with hundreds of angry farmers driving heavy-duty tractors arrived at European Union headquarters, bent on getting their complaints about excessive costs, rules and bureaucracy, heard and fixed by EU leaders at a summit Palestinian authorities have demanded an international investigation after a mass grave was found in Gaza with the decomposing bodies of Palestinian detainees who were blindfolded and handcuffed.
•Sheikh Hasina opens Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2024 in Dhaka
•US military carries out new strikes against 10 drones belonging to Houthi rebels in Yemen
•Russia and Ukraine have conducted an exchange of prisoners, marking the 50th such swap since the start of the two-year-long conflict.

Sports News
•Indian Men’s Cricket team will take on England in the second test match at Visakhapatnam today. England has already gained a lead of 1-0 in the five-match series defeating hosts India by 28 runs in the first match.
•India to face Nepal in Super Six match of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024 today

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