Current Affairs Feb 2, 2024

Current Affairs Feb 2, 2024


Current Affairs Feb 2, 2024

National news

1) Prime Minister Modi Inaugurates Bharat Mobility Global Expo to Showcase India’s Rise in Global Automotive Industry

  • Event Duration: February 1-3, 2024
  • Key Participants: Over 800 exhibitors and 50 overseas participants
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Encompassing the entire mobility value chain
  • Diverse Showcase: Includes auto show, large-scale tyre exhibition, electric vehicles, and cutting-edge technologies
  • Strategic Networking: Facilitating buyer-seller meets for businesses to establish valuable connections and partnerships.

2) tamil Nadu Launches ‘Kalaignar Sports Kit’ Scheme to Foster Grassroots Sports Talent

  • Initiative by Udhayanidhi Stalin: Tamil Nadu Youth Welfare and Sports Development Minister
  • Objective: Nurturing sports talent at the grassroots level
  • Named After: Late Kalaignar Karunanidhi
  • Scope: Provision of sporting kits to 12,000 village panchayats across the state
  • Inauguration Date: February 7, scheduled event in Trichy
  • Significance: Marks the beginning of efforts to provide necessary resources for village-level athletes.

3) Champai Soren Takes Charge as Jharkhand’s New Chief Minister, Succeeding Hemant Soren

  • Leadership Transition: Champai Soren assumes the role of Chief Minister, succeeding Hemant Soren in Jharkhand.
  • Proven Track Record: Soren’s extensive political career includes handling crucial portfolios such as Transport, Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes, and Backward Classes welfare.
  • Longstanding Legislator: With a dedicated legislative career since 1991, Champai Soren is recognized as the ‘Jharkhand Tiger.’

Important datesTop of Form

Global Recognition: World Wetlands Day 2024 Celebrates the Vital Link Between Wetlands and Human Wellbeing

  • Date: February 2, 2024
  • Theme: “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing”
  • Significance: Emphasizes the crucial role of wetlands in environmental health and human prosperity
  • Annual Observance: Marks the anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, signed in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran.

Indian Navy Designates 2024 as ‘Year of Naval Civilians’ to Elevate Administration and Well-being

  • Initiative Announcement: Indian Navy declares 2024 as the ‘Year of Naval Civilians’ to focus on improving administration, efficiency, and well-being.
  • Targeted Initiatives: Aims to enhance Civilian HR Management through specific initiatives catering to the welfare and effectiveness of Naval Civilian Personnel.
  • Significant Workforce: Naval Civilian Personnel, constituting one-third of the Navy’s workforce, play crucial roles in operational effectiveness, spanning Command Headquarters, Dockyards, and Training Establishments.

Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2024 Illuminates Faridabad with Global Artistic Spectacle president murmur to illuminate

  • Event Duration: February 2 to February 18, 2024
  • Location: Surajkund, Faridabad
  • Diverse Showcase: A colossal exhibition featuring tangible crafts, textiles, and a vibrant celebration of global cultural heritage.
  • Artisan Convergence: The Mela serves as a bustling marketplace where artisans and craftspeople from around the world gather to exhibit their skills and traditions.
  • Storytelling Stalls: Each stall narrates a unique story, blending tradition, innovation, and the essence of diverse cultures.


Ranks and reports

Ministry of Education Unveils All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021: Record-breaking Enrollment and Notable Demographic Shifts

  • Total Enrollment: Crosses 4 crore mark, reaching 4.14 crore in higher education
  • Historic Female Enrollment: Exceeds 2 crore, witnessing a significant increase of 13 lakh from the previous academic year (2019-20)
  • SC Student Enrolment Surge: Notable 28% increase in the enrollment of SC students in 2020-21 compared to 2014-15
  • Empowering Female SC Students: A remarkable 38% increase in the enrollment of Female SC Students in the same period
  • Infrastructure Growth: 70 new universities and 1,453 additional colleges in 2020-21 over the previous year (2019-20).


Sports news

Grandmaster Wei Yi Claims First Master Title at Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2024; GM Leon Luke Mendonca Triumphs in Challengers Category

  • Wei Yi’s Triumph: China’s GM Wei Yi secures his first master title, defeating GM Gukesh D of India in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2024 finals.
  • Tournament Duration: Held from January 12-28, 2024, in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • Challengers Winner: GM Leon Luke Mendonca (India) clinches the Challengers title by defeating IM Divya Deshmukh (India) in the final round.
  • Competition Format: Top four players from the group stages (13 rounds) compete for the top spot.
  • Prize Distribution: Prize money distributed among the top four finishers in accordance with tournament regulations.


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