Current Affairs Jan 11, 2024

Current Affairs Jan 11, 2024


International news: south Korea’s parliament made history by passing a groundbreaking bill that bans the eating and selling of dog meat. This move marks the end of a centuries-old practice that has been increasingly criticized in the face of growing support for animal welfare

State news:

1)Chhattisgarh Government Unveils Ramlala Darshan Scheme for Ayodhya Pilgrimage

  • Decision Made in State Cabinet Meeting in Raipur
  • 20,000 Residents to Visit Ram Temple Annually as per PM Modi’s Guarantee
  • Open to Chhattisgarh Residents Aged 18-75, Subject to Health Exam
  • Disabled Individuals Permitted with One Family Member; Managed by Tourism Board
  • Beneficiary Selection Handled by District Committees under District Collectors

2) Maharashtra Establishes Atpadi Conservation Reserve for Endangered Canid Family

  • Compact 9.48 sq. km Habitat Bridges Maini Conservation Area and Madhok Bird Sanctuary
  • Focus on Protecting Wild Dogs, Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes
  • Diverse Sanctuary Encompasses Semi-Evergreen, Moist Deciduous, and Dry Deciduous Forest Types
  • Rich Flora and Fauna with 35 Tree Species, 15 Shrubs, 14 Vines, and 116 Herbs
  • Creates a Vital Wildlife Corridor for Safe Movement of Species

3) Union Minister Hardeep S. Puri Boosts Street Vendors’ Grievance Resolution

  • Emphasis on Strengthening Grievance Redressal Committees Under Street Vendors Act 2014
  • Launch of PAiSA Dashboard for Real-Time Updates on PM SVANidhi Mission
  • Vendors Can Track Loan Applications, Disbursements, and Repayments for Transparency
  • Introduction of PM SVANidhi Mission Monitoring Portal for Comprehensive Scheme Insights
  • Stakeholders Access Valuable Information to Monitor Progress and Ensure Effective Execution

Science: This December, India’s 43rd Antarctic expedition, led by the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, welcomed scientists from Mauritius and Bangladesh on board, marking a significant step in international polar research collaboration


1) The Indian government has named IAS officer Senthil Pandian C as the ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva

2) Tshering Tobgay Re-Elected As Bhutan’s Prime Minister

Summits: PM Modi to Inaugurate 27th National Youth Festival in Nashik on January 12th, 2024

  • Annual Event Celebrates Swami Vivekananda’s Ideals and Empowers Youth Nationally
  • Theme for 2024: “MYBharat-ViksitBharat@2047 – By the Youth, For the Youth”
  • Department of Youth Affairs Collaborates for Nationwide Festivities and Unity
  • Road Safety Awareness Events Planned in Major Cities and 750 District Headquarters
  • Cultural Programs Highlighting India’s Diverse Heritage to Enrich Celebrations


Indore has received this award for the 7th consecutive time. Navi Mumbai got the third position in the same category. President Droupadi Murmu presented the ‘Swachh Survekshan -2023 awards’ at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and other officials. 

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