Current affairs Jan 10, 2024

Current affairs Jan 10, 2024


National news:

1)  India’s First Healthy Food Street ‘Prasadam’ Inaugurated in Ujjain

Key Points:

  • Inauguration by Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya
  • Located near Mahakaleshwar Temple, spanning 939 square meters
  • Features 17 shops offering diverse culinary experiences
  • Designed as a multifaceted destination for community development
  • Includes amenities like kids’ play area, drinking water, CCTV, parking, and seating areas for enhanced visitor experience

2) PM Modi Inaugurates India’s Largest Global Trade Show in Gujarat

Key Points:

  • Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show inaugurated by PM Modi in Gandhinagar
  • President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel among esteemed guests
  • Spans two lakh square meters, with 100 countries participating and 33 as partners
  • Showcases over 1,000 exhibitors in research, representing 20 countries
  • Focus on emerging sectors: electric vehicles, green hydrogen, renewable energy, semiconductors, and cybersecurity

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international news:  Gabriel Attal Appointed France’s Youngest and First Openly Gay Prime Minister

Key Points:

  • At 34, Attal becomes France’s youngest prime minister
  • Historic as the first openly gay official to hold the position
  • Macron’s strategic move amid cabinet reshuffle for government revitalization
  • Attal’s appointment follows the departure of Elisabeth Borne, set to influence government direction

Defense: DRDO Unveils ‘Ugram’: Advanced 7.62 mm Assault Rifle for India’s Forces

Key Points:

  • ‘Ugram’ introduced by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
  • 7.62 x 51 mm calibre rifle caters to armed forces, paramilitary, and state police units
  • Developed at DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Establishment in Pune
  • Features a 500-meter effective range, under four-kilogram lightweight design
  • Equipped with a 20-round magazine, offers single and full-auto firing modes
  • Rivet-free construction enhances durability and reliability in combat situations

Banking news:

1) IndusInd Bank Launches ‘Samman RuPay Credit Card’ for Government Employees

Key Points:

  • Collaboration with NPCI for UPI-enabled credit card exclusive to government employees
  • Merges traditional credit card perks with advanced UPI functionalities
  • Offers cashback, movie ticket benefits, no cash advance charges, and transaction waivers
  • Focuses on simplifying financial transactions and enhancing user experience
  • Allows linking RuPay credit cards to UPI IDs for secure and convenient payments


2) RBI Approves PFC’s Finance Company in Gujarat’s GIFT City

Key Points:

  • RBI grants Power Finance Corporation (PFC) permission to establish a finance company in GIFT City
  • No objection letter issued by RBI signals approval for PFC’s venture
  • Expected to bolster PFC’s position in the financial sector
  • Earlier agreement between PFC and Gujarat government aimed at supporting state power projects

Important days: Every year on January 10th, the world celebrates World Hindi Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the cultural significance and global influence of the Hindi language. In 2024, the theme of the World Hindi Day is “Hindi–Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence

Awards: Singapore’s Changi Airport has once again been crowned the World’s Best Airport for the year 2023, according to the prestigious awards presented by the air transport research firm, Skytrax

Obituaries News: The Indian classical music world mourns the passing of Ustad Rashid Khan, a towering figure who left an indelible mark on the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana and beyond






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