“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 18.02.2024

National News

  • Renowned Urdu poet Gulzar and Sanskrit scholar Jagadguru Rambhadracharya will receive the 58th Jnanpith Award.
  • Indian Air Force conducts exercise Vayu-Shakti in Pokhran, Rajasthan
  • ISRO successfully launches next generation weather satellite INSAT-3DS from Sriharikota
  • PM Modi pays tributes to Karpoori Thakur on his death anniversary, he was a popular leader of the country and dedicate his life to the respect and welfare of the backward and weaker sections of the society. 
  • Chief Election Commissioner of India, Rajiv Kumar said on Saturday that the Election Commission will publish all the details of the donors and receivers of electoral bonds within the deadline as ordered by the Supreme Court.
  • The Department of Fisheries will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) in the presence of Union Minister of Fisheries Parshottam Rupala on Monday in New Delhi.
  • First batch of capacity building programme for Senior Civil Servants of Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka concludes in Delhi
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will organise a special programme for school children called ‘Young Scientist Programme- YUva VIgyani KAryakram (YUVIKA) from the 13th of May this year.
  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar is attending the 60th Munich Security Conference in Germany. As part of the conference, Dr Jaishankar will address a panel discussion on ‘Growing the Pie: Seizing Shared Opportunities, today.
  • Union Minister G Kishan Reddy lays foundation stone for Ramji Gond Memorial Freedom Fighters Museum, Hyderabad
  • Home Minister Amit Shah today paid tribute to freedom fighter Vasudev Balwant Phadke on his death anniversary.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has stressed that no government has done more for farmers than what the Narendra Modi government has done in the last 10 years as regards fertiliser, water, MSP, loans from banks and compensation.

 International News

  • A New York judge on Friday ordered former US President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization to pay a fine of nearly 355 million US dollars in a civil fraud case. According to the 90-page judgement, Trump has been barred from acting as a company director in New York state for three years.
  • Houthis fired missiles at India-bound British oil tanker
  • Taiwan tracks 7 Chinese military aircraft, 5 naval ships, 1 balloon around nation
  • External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar met and discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation as well as those of key global and regional concern with prominent leaders.
  • Greece PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis to be on 2-day State visit to India from Feb 21
  • The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) yesterday announced that it will sit in opposition in the Centre and Punjab.
  • Pakistan becomes the only Asian country to be downgraded to an authoritarian regime, registering the greatest deterioration of any country in the region classified as

Sports News

  • In the World Table Tennis team Championships 2024, India’s Men team clinched victory 3 0 over Chile in Busan, South Korea on Saturday.
  • In the Asian Indoor Athletics Championship 2024, Harmilan Bains and Jyothi Yarraji bagged gold for India in Tehran, Iran on Saturday.
  • In the FIH Women’s Hockey Pro League, India defeated Australia 1 0 at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.
  • In the Bengaluru Open tennis tournament, Stefano Napolitano of Italy defeated India’s Sumit Nagal 6 7, 4 6 at the Semi-finals in Bengaluru on Saturday. With this, Sumit Nagal is out of the race to finals.
  • In the Badminton Asia Team Championships 2024, the Indian Women’s Team reached the finals by defeating Japan 3 2 in the semi-finals in Malaysia.
  • The Khelo India University Games will commence in Agartala, at the NSRCC sports complex. All northeastern states except Manipur will participate in the Khelo India University Games.
  • Indian spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has withdrawn from the third Test against England due to a family medical emergency.

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