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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 06.02.2024

National News

  • Union Health Dr Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said that the government aims to provide affordable and accessible healthcare for all.
  • Protests errupt in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Gilgit-Baltistan as locals oppose wheat prices hike and discontinued subsidies
  • Several Bold initiatives taken by the Government to tame inflation, boost economic growth, build infrastructure and provide employment opportunities, PM Modi asserts in Lok Sabha
  • Home Minister Amit Shah today said government has adopted zero tolerance against terrorism. 
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in its 43rd meeting has approved various amendments to streamline food safety and standards regulations.
  • Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate the two-day ULLAS Mela tomorrow at New Delhi’s National Bal Bhavan.
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today presented the interim budget for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the year 2024-25 and Supplementary Demands for Grants 2023-24 in Lok Sabha.
  • Minister of State for Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh today launched multi-disciplinary post-doctoral courses in Bio-Sciences to address global health challenges.
  • Election Commission has issued strict directives regarding use of children in any election-related activities.
  • The Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad today informed Lok Sabha that over 9,338 crore Unified Payment Interface (UPI) transactions in volume worth 1,43,47,779 crore rupees took place during the first nine months of the current fiscal.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated musicians Ustad Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Chaurasia, Shankar Mahadevan, Selvaganesh V and Ganesh Rajagopalan for winning the Grammy award for Best Global Music.
  • The Centre says it is implementing the scheme of Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) for the socio-economic and holistic development of such groups in the country.
  • The Government today introduced the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024 in the Lok Sabha. 
  • Centre says total collection of fees from persons who have not linked their PAN with Aadhaar is about 602 crore rupees
  • Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Amendment Bill, 2024 introduced in Rajya Sabha
  • Finance Minister says, centre has nothing to do with tax devolution of some states, it is purely based on recommendations of Finance Commission
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the country’s women power is going to make a valuable contribution in the resolution of Viksit Bharat.
  • Government’s constant effort is to provide more gas available for domestic cooking and transport sector: Petroleum Minister
  • President Droupadi Murmu has asked officers to judiciously use technology and make the governance system citizen-centric, efficient, and transparent.
  • Law and Justice Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal today said that the Modi government has a policy of zero tolerance for corruption.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India Energy Week 2024 in Goa tomorrow. It is expected to witness participation of around 17 Energy Ministers from different countries, over 35 thousand attendees and more than nine hundred exhibitors.
  • Snowfall in hilly areas and rain in plains likely to continue in North-West India during next two days 

International News

  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today interacted with External Affairs Ministry’s 4th Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellows from across the world in New Delhi.
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaches Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today
  • Maldives opposition parties boycott President Muizzu’s inaugural address in Majlis
  • In Bangladesh, two killed in mortar fire from across Myanmar border
  • President of Chile Gabriel Boric announces national mourning for two days in honor of fire victims
  • Taiwan detects five Chinese military vessels & two aircraft around nation
  • The Geological Institute of Israel uncovered an underwater canyon near Cyprus. The canyon, known as Eratosthenes for the underwater mountain it is near.
  • US envoy & mediator Amos Hochstein meets with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in Tel Aviv
  • Deputy PM of Fiji Biman Prasad arrives in New Delhi on week-long visit to India 

Sports News

  • In Cricket, India defeated England by 106 runs in the second test at Visakhapatnam. Indian spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin and seamer Jaspreet Bumrah bagged three wickets each, during the second innings of England.
  • Karnataka continued to lead the top in the medal tally for the fourth day today in the ongoing Khelo India Winter Games 2024 being held in Ladakh at Leh.

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