“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 24.02.2024

National News
• Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the first section of the High Speed Rail Corridor between Surat and Bilimora will start in 2026.
• Union Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala said that Union government has increased the death compensation of fishermen from one lakh rupees to five lakh rupees.
• Home Minister Amit Shah has said the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has adopted an offensive strategy to curb Naxalism.

• Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Anita Praveen chaired a roundtable interaction with stakeholders about the Ministry’s action plan for World Food India 2024.
• President Droupadi Murmu has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
• PM Modi launches development projects worth more than Rs 13,000 crore in Varanasi
• India and Oman have agreed to cooperate in the field of Archives. A delegation of the National Archives of India, New Delhi visited the National Records and Archives Authority of Oman on 21st and 22nd of February.
• PM Modi to dedicate NTPC’s Lara Super Thermal Power Project Stage-I to Nation and lay foundation stone of Stage-II of Project on Saturday
• Indian and Sri Lankan coast guard ships joined the 16th edition of the trilateral Dosti exercise being held in the Maldives from February 22 to 25.
• President Droupadi Murmu expressed grief on the demise of Lok Sabha Speaker, former Union Minister and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi. 
• External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has reiterated that reform of the United Nation (UN) is the need of the hour as the UN is still a reflection of a colonial era organisation.
• Consumers can now obtain separate electricity connections for charging their electric vehicles. According to the amended Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, time period for obtaining a new electricity connection has also been reduced.
• Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri today said that the Sustainable Development Goals will only be succeeded, if India succeeds.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Global Textile Expo-Bharat Tex 2024 on 26th February in New Delhi. 
• Minister of State for Health S.P. Singh Baghel inaugurates National Public Health India Conference 2024
• PM Modi expresses grief on passing away of BJP MLA in Maharashtra, Rajendra Patni
• Deputy Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit today affirmed the commitment of the Indian Air Force to spearhead aerospace industry development and indigenous production. 

International News
• The holy relics of Lord Buddha have been enshrined at the Royal ground Sanam Luang in Bangkok.
• Fresh evacuation orders in Australia’s Victoria as bushfire threatens rural towns
• External Affairs Ministry has urged all Indian nationals to exercise due caution and stay away from the conflict in Russia.
• US President Joe Biden meets with wife and daughter of late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny in San Francisco
• India and Netherlands reaffirm their commitment to expand their bilateral defence cooperation
• GMBF Global to host two-day business conclave Mahabiz 2024 in Dubai
• In a bid to promote economic collaborations and encouraging tourism and business ties, Dubai has introduced a five-year multiple-entry visa for Indian tourists.
• India & Denmark agree to expand their partnership in defence, security & new technology
• The US-made Odysseus lunar lander (IM-1 lander) has soft-landed on the moon, surpassing the odds to become the first commercial spacecraft to land near the lunar south pole.

Sports News
• Khelo India University Games 2023, Ashtalakshmi Wrestling began on Friday at Indira Gandhi Stadium (IGS) Kohima, Nagaland.
• First  match of WPL between MI and DC gets underway in Bengaluru
• Pune Open Tennis: Niki Kaliyananda Pooncha defeats Dane Sweeny in quarter final
• England were 302 for seven in their first innings against India at Stumps on Day One in the fourth Test at JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.
• In Asian Track Cycling Championship, India clinches two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal
• The 2nd edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) is set to start today. In the first match, reigning champions Mumbai Indians, led by the Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur will face Delhi Capitals led by the Australian Meg Lanning.


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