“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 31.01.2024

National News

  • In a solemn tribute to the brave hearts & paying respect and honour to the ultimate sacrifice of our National freedom fighters, two-minutes silence was observed in all Police establishments across Kashmir valley.
  • In Pakistan, a special court established under the Official Secrets Act, today sentenced former Prime Minister Imran Khan for 10 years in prison in the cipher case.
  • Lieutenant Governors Launch Logo and Mascot for Khelo India Winter Games 2024, LG Sinha Congratulates Organizers
  • The Budget Session of Parliament will commence tomorrow. The session will start with an address by President Droupadi Murmu to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament.
  • Bhartiya Janta Party has won the mayoral election of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh.
  • Amit Shah Launches Computerization Project for Agricultural Banks and Cooperative Societies, Aiming to Boost Efficiency in 13 States and UTs
  • Helicopter Services Connecting Vaishno Devi to Shiv Khori Soon, Reveals J&K Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Mahajan
  • Union Minister Pralhad Joshi says, government is ready for discussion on all issues; All party meeting ahead of budget session concludes
  • Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav today released the first-ever Snow Leopard Population Assessment in India (SPAI) during the meeting of National Board for Wildlife in New Delhi.
  • President Droupadi Murmu today led the nation in paying tributes to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 76th death anniversary.
  • Minister of State for Defence and Tourism, Ajay Bhatt said that India of 2047 will be a Vishwa Guru in technology advancement and its usage.
  • President Droupadi Murmu today nominated Satnam Singh Sandhu to Rajya Sabha. Mr. Sandhu is an edupreneur, philanthropist, and the founder and chancellor of Chandigarh University.
  • Quality Control Orders (QCOs) for critical products impacting consumer safety including electrical accessories, laboratory glassware, hinges, copper products, and door fittings have been notified by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • The second edition of India Energy Week (IEW) is scheduled to take place in Goa from the 6th to the 9th of next month.
  • The tableau of the Ministry of Culture has secured the first prize at the Republic Day Parade 2024. The tableau, a stunning blend of tradition and innovation, captivated audiences with its masterful use of the anamorphic technique alongside a rich display of Bharat’s cultural heritage.
  • The Election Commission has announced the election of 56 seats of the Rajya Sabha in 15 states. Notification for the polling will be issued on the 8th of February and the last date for filing nomination papers is the 15th of February.
  • FY 2023-24 marks third successive year of over 7% growth of Indian economy, predicts Economic Review of government

International News

  • The 76th anniversary of the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi was observed at Gandhi Ashram in Noakhali and Jamalpur on Tuesday, 30 January.
  • Hong Kong Officials Confirm New Security Laws in 2024, Expanding National Security Framework
  • Hungarian opposition parties submitted a motion yesterday, calling for an extraordinary session of parliament on 5th February to ratify Sweden’s application to join NATO.
  • Billionaire Elon Musk has said his Neuralink startup installed a brain implant in its first human patient with “promising” initial results.
  • Vietnam and Philippines agrees to boost cooperation among their coastguards
  • Taiwan’s first lunar mission is set to launch late this year. Taiwan’s National Central University announced this mission yesterday
  • Russia’s election commission has registered incumbent President Vladimir Putin as a candidate in the March presidential election. 
  • Egypt is considering the potential issuance of bonds denominated in Emirati dirhams, Indian rupees, and Hong Kong dollars, marking a novel approach to diversifying its financing strategy.
  • S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said that his country would take all necessary actions to defend its troops after a deadly drone attack in Jordan by Iran backed militants.

Sports News

  • ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024: Match between India and New Zealand underway at Bloemfontein in South Africa
  • In the Khelo India games, Maharashtra ranks first in the medal tally with a total of 127 medals including 44 gold, 39 silver, and 44 bronze medals followed by Haryana scoring 94 medals including 33 gold, 19 silver, and 42 bronze medals.

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