Current Affairs Feb 4, 2024

Current Affairs Feb 4, 2024


Current Affairs Feb 4, 2024

National News

  1. Prime Minister Modi Unveils 11,000 Crore Rupees Worth of Development Projects in Guwahati
    1. – Inauguration and foundation stone laying for multiple projects.
    1. – Emphasis on enhancing Northeast connectivity with South Asian countries.
    1. – Expected boost to employment in the tourism sector.
  2. Headline: BJP Initiates Gaon Chalo Abhiyaan to Bridge Urban-Rural Gap
    1. – Campaign aimed at connecting urban and rural areas.
    1. – Party workers to visit seven lakh villages, highlighting the Modi government’s achievements.
    1. – Over 30 lakh party workers actively participated in the initiative.
    1. – Launched in Palampur Assembly constituency for an auspicious start.
  3. Amit Shah Addresses CLEA Valedictory Ceremony After PM Modi’s Inauguration
    1. – Home Minister Amit Shah to speak at the Commonwealth Legal Education Association event.
    1. – Prime Minister Modi highlights the necessity for rethinking, reimagining, and reforming legal systems.
    1. – Emphasis on addressing 21st-century challenges with modern approaches.
    1. – Focus on making legal systems more flexible and adaptable for efficient justice delivery
  4. Asia’s 1st private astronaut training facility is likely to come up at Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Mumbai based Astroborne Aerospace is in talks with the state government.
  • IIT Madras becomes first IIT to introduce sports quota for undergraduate admissions. Two supernumerary seats will be created in each course from 2024-25. The idea is to reward and encourage students who have achieved excellence in sports.

Appointments news

2) Key Appointments in Union Cabinet Ministries; Apurva Chandra to Lead Health and Family Welfare

  • – Apurva Chandra appointed as Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare.
  • – Sanjay Jaju named the new Secretary for Information and Broadcasting.
  • – Decisions made by the Appointment Committee of the Union Cabine

Defence news

INS Karanj Docks in Colombo, Signifying Enhanced Maritime Ties between India and Sri Lanka**

  • – Indian Navy submarine arrives ahead of Sri Lanka’s 76th Independence Day.
  • – Visit underscores strengthened maritime relations between India and Sri Lanka.
  • – Warm welcome extended by the Sri Lanka Navy in adherence to naval customs.

International news

Bangladesh Government Approves Potato Import from India, Successfully Mitigates Soaring Prices

  • – Bangladesh government greenlights import of 34,000 tonnes of potatoes from India.
  • – Initial shipment of 25 tonnes arrives, contributing to a notable price drop in retail markets.
  • – Potato prices decrease from Taka 40-45 per kg to Taka 25-30 per kg in the country.

Sports news

“India Dominates Davis Cup Doubles Clash, Bhambri and Myneni Secure Victory Against Pakistan”

  • Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni triumph in the Davis Cup 2024 World Group I play-off doubles match.
  • The Indian duo defeats Pakistan’s Uzammil Murtaza and Barkatullah at the Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad.
  • The victory contributes to India’s strong performance in the Davis Cup competition.
  • “Paralympic Committee of India Suspended Over Election Delay and Non-Compliance”
    • . The Sports Ministry suspends the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for failing to conduct timely elections and non-compliance with guidelines.
    • . The Executive Committee’s term officially ended on January 31, leading to the suspension.
    • The last elections for PCI took place in September 2019, raising concerns about governance and adherence to established protocols.

 “India Dominates Nepal, Advances to ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Semifinals with a 132-Run Victory”

  • The match, held at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein, South Africa, saw India triumphing by 132 runs.
  • India’s strong performance showcases their prowess in the youth cricket tournament.

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