current Affairs Jan 20, 2024

current Affairs Jan 20, 2024

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Current Affairs Jan 20, 2024

National news

1) PM Modi’s Historic Day in Solapur, Maharashtra: Key Highlights

  • Foundation stone laid for 8 AMRUT projects.
  • Dedication of 90,000+ completed houses under PMAY-Urban.
  • Distribution of PM-SVANIDHI benefits to 10,000 beneficiaries.
  • Inauguration of 15,000 houses in Raynagar Housing Society, benefiting various sectors.
  • PM initiates distribution of 1st and 2nd instalments to 10,000 PM-SVANIDHI beneficiaries in Maharashtra, emphasizing inclusive development.

2)  Himachal Pradesh Launches ‘My School-My Pride’ Campaign to Enhance Education Quality

  • Aligned with NEP-2020, Himachal Pradesh unveils ‘My School-My Pride’ under ‘Apna Vidyalay.’
  • Aiming for a holistic approach, the initiative seeks to elevate the quality of education in government schools.
  • Stakeholders encouraged to contribute time, expertise, and finances for infrastructure, events, scholarships, and support Mid-Day Meal (MDM) program.

3) Udhampur’s Jagannath Temple Hosts Glorious ‘Gole Mela’ Celebrations

  • Udhampur witnesses vibrant celebrations at the annual ‘Gole Mela’ in Jagannath Temple.
  • ‘Gole Mela’ becomes a symbol of collective faith, drawing people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Festival venue transforms into a lively fairground with stalls featuring local handicrafts and delectable delicacies, adding festive charm.

4) Unique Offerings to Ram Mandir: World’s Largest Lock and Colossal Laddoo for Pran Pratishtha Ceremony

Key Points:

  1. Ram Mandir in Ayodhya prepares for Pran Pratishtha ceremony with unique offerings.
  2. A 400 kg lock, crafted by locksmith Satya Prakash Sharma of Aligarh, becomes the world’s largest.
  3. The lock, measuring ten feet in length and four and a half feet in width, is a remarkable piece of artistry.
  4. Additionally, a colossal 1,265 kg laddoo Prasad is presented as part of the consecration ceremony.

Economy news

CDSL Marks Silver Jubilee with Inclusive Investor Initiatives

  • CDSL, Asia’s first listed depository, celebrates silver jubilee with a focus on inclusivity.
  • Introduces ‘Apka CAS – Apki Zubaani’ allowing investors to receive statements in their preferred language among 23 Indian languages.
  • Launches multi-lingual chatbot ‘CDSL Buddy Sahayta 24*7’ for round-the-clock assistance in navigating securities markets.
  • Initiative promotes accessibility and aims to simplify investor journeys towards self-sufficiency in the capital market landscape.

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banking news

LIC Unveils Jeevan Dhara II Plan for Enhanced Annuity Options

  • LIC Chairman Siddhartha Mohanty unveils Jeevan Dhara II plan, a non-participating, individual savings, deferred annuity option.
  • Offers life cover during the deferment period, enhancing policyholders’ financial security.
  • Provides increasing annuity rates as policyholders age, ensuring a stable income stream in later years.
  • Guarantees annuity from inception, with 11 annuity options for policyholders to choose from.
  • Minimum entry age set at 20 years, enhancing accessibility for a diverse range of individuals.

Summits

India Launches “Alliance for Global Good-Gender Equity and Equality” at WEF

  • India unveils Alliance for Global Good-Gender Equity and Equality at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
  • Key partners include World Economic Forum (WEF) and Invest India, emphasizing global support.
  • Initiative aligned with G20 Leaders’ Declaration, reflecting India’s commitment to women-led development.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advocacy for women-led development highlighted by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani.

Awards

1) Wings India Awards 2024 Honors Bengaluru and Delhi Airports as ‘Best Airport of the Year’

  • Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru and Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi jointly awarded ‘Best Airport of the Year.’
  • Prestigious accolade recognizes outstanding contributions to the aviation industry, particularly during challenging times.
  • Kempegowda International Airport also receives ’25 MPPA Traffic Award’ for handling over 25 million passengers annually.

2) Headline: Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2024: Outstanding Achievements of 19 Children Recognized

Key Points:

  1. President Droupadi Murmu to present awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on January 22.
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to engage with awardees on January 23.
  3. 19 children from diverse backgrounds honored for their remarkable accomplishments.
  4. Awardees to participate in the Republic Day parade on January 26, 2024.
  5. Ministry of Women and Child Development announces prestigious awards.

3) Headline: Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2024: Outstanding Achievements of 19 Children Recognized

  • President Droupadi Murmu to present awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on January 22.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to engage with awardees on January 23.
  • 19 children from diverse backgrounds honored for their remarkable accomplishments.
  • Awardees to participate in the Republic Day parade on January 26, 2024.
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development announces prestigious awards.

4) Headline: India Accelerates Digital Agriculture with Tripartite MoU on AI Integration

  • Tripartite MoU signed between National Farmers’ Welfare Programme Implementation Society, IndiaAI, and Wadhwani Foundation.
  • Collaborative effort focuses on advancing AI-driven digital agriculture in India.
  • Aims to leverage Wadhwani Foundation’s expertise for formulating and executing a robust AI strategy.
  • Initiative geared towards propelling India to the forefront of technological innovation in agriculture.

Sports

Tata Secures IPL Title Sponsorship for 2024-2028 Through Right to Match Card

Key Points:

  1. Tata Sons successfully utilizes Right to Match card, retaining IPL title sponsorship for 2024-2028.
  2. Decision follows BCCI’s release of Invitation to Tender (ITT) for Title Sponsor Rights in late December 2023.
  3. Tata Group initially replaced Vivo as the IPL title sponsor for 2022-2023 with a contribution of INR 365 crore per season.
  4. Extended association positions Tata for a prominent role in the lucrative Indian Premier League over the next five seasons.

BOOKS AND AUTHOR
“Conversations with Aurangzeb” – Charu Nivedita’s Novel Blends History and Satire in Unique Narrative:

  1. “Conversations with Aurangzeb” by Charu Nivedita, translated into English by Nandini Krishnan.
  2. A fusion of historical narrative and satirical commentary, offering a fresh perspective on both past and present themes.
  3. The novel starts with a writer attempting seances with Shah Jahan’s spirit for a new book.
  4. Represents a unique literary exploration that combines historical elements with satirical storytelling.

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