“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

“The Knowledge Library”

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

The Knowledge Library

Daily Current Affairs, News Headlines 08.02.2024

National News

  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar met Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday evening in New Delhi.
  • The Lok Sabha took up the Finance Bill, 2024 for consideration and passing on Wednesday.
  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar called on Prime Minister of Guyana Mark Phillips in New Delhi on Wednesday.
  • PM Modi asserts, big and bold policy decisions taken by his govt made the country 5th largest economy in the world
  • The prelude to the International Water Conclave 2024 concluded on Wednesday with a successful Curtain Raiser event at the State Convention Centre, Shillong.
  • ‘Kilkari’ programme launched in Gujarat and Maharashtra as part of Digital Health India Programme
  • Union Minister Hardeep Puri hails recent reforms for stabilizing petrol, diesel prices amidst global turbulence
  • Union Minister Ajay Bhatt on visit to Riyadh as head of Indian delegation for ongoing World Defence Show 2024
  • Rajya Sabha has taken up discussion on the interim Union budget 2024-25 and the interim budget of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir 2024-25.
  • PM Modi to address program marking 150th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada at Bharat Mandapam on Thursday
  • President Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the four-day cultural extravaganza ‘Vividhta ka Amrit Mahotsav: A cultural odyssey’ unveiling the richness of Northeast India at Amrit Udyan, Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.
  • Nitin Gadkari emphasises distribution of work and decentralization of power for achieving success in all endeavours
  • Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella has announced that the company will train over 2 million people in India in generative Artificial Intelligence skills by 2025.
  • The government is set to roll out satellite-based GPS toll collection systems on national highways.
  • Government has spent 34 lakh crore rupees on development of infrastructure in last nine years, says Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar has said that education is the most impactful and transformational mechanism, which will change and remove inequalities in society.
  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme in New Delhi
  • High-Level Committee on One Nation One Election consults with representatives of three political parties on holding simultaneous elections in country
  • Minister of State for Defence, Ajay Bhatt, is currently on a five day visit to Riyadh from February 4th for the World Defence Show 2024.
  • Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya virtually addresses 37th Board Meeting of Stop TB Partnership in Brazil
  • PM Modi meets top energy sector CEOs at India- Energy Week in Goa; Says India to witness 67-billion-dollar investment in energy sector in next 5 6 years

International News

  • At least 26 people were killed and 40 others injured after two back-to-back blasts rocked Balochistan province, Pakistan on the eve of general elections on Wednesday.
  • Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa cancels around 900 flights amid 27-hour strike by ground staff
  • Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian cities kills three
  • President Ranil Wickremesinghe inaugrates fifth session of ninth Parliament of Sri Lanka
  • Palestinian militant group Hamas delivers its response to proposed ceasefire deal for Gaza

Sports News

  • In the Mumbai Open women’s tennis tournament, Alina Korneeva of Russia defeated India’s Shrivalli Bhamidipaty 5 7, 6 4, 64 at the pre quarterfinals match in Mumbai on Wednesday.
  • In the Women’s FIH Hockey Pro League, Australia defeated India 3-0 at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar.
  • Tawangchu Tides International Kayaking Championship-2024 begins in Arunachal Pradesh
  • In the 75th International Boxing Tournament, STRANDJA 2024, Indian boxers Sachin and Sagar entered the quarter-finals last evening.
  • In the Men’s Under 19 ODI Cricket World Cup, India stormed into the final defeating Hosts South Africa by two wickets in the semi-final at Benoni. Chasing a target of 245 runs, India overhauled the score posting 248 for 8 in 48.5 overs.

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