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Daily Current Affairs of 07th January 2024 in English

Daily Current Affairs of 07th January 2024 in English

Daily Current Affairs of 06th January 2024 in English, Latest News Updates, Daily News Highlights, Current Events Digest, News Headlines Today,


Daily Current Affairs of 07th January 2024, witnessed a series of significant events across various domains, ranging from infrastructure development to geopolitical concerns, cultural celebrations, and scientific discoveries. Here's an in-depth look at the noteworthy occurrences of the day.

Top Current Affairs and News Headlines – January 07, 2024

National News:

Inland Waterways Development Council Meeting in Kolkata:

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal chaired the first Inland Waterways Development Council Meeting in Kolkata, emphasizing the comprehensive development of inland waterways. Initiatives like Harit Nauka and the River Cruise Tourism Roadmap 2047 were unveiled. The goal is to increase Inland Water Transportation modal share from 2% to 5% by 2030, aligning with Maritime India Vision 2030.

SVAMITVA Scheme Recognized:

The Ministry of Panchayati Raj's SVAMITVA Scheme won the Best Innovation Award for its Innovation Sandbox presentation at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy Conclave. The scheme, using cutting-edge technology for transparent land governance, achieved milestones like completing drone surveys in 2.90 lakh villages and generating 1.66 crore property cards.

Infrastructure Development in Kerala:

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for 12 National Highway projects in Kerala, totaling 105 km and worth over ₹1464 Crore. The projects focus on enhancing connectivity between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, reducing transportation costs, generating employment, and improving accessibility to key areas.

PM Inaugurates Kochi-Lakshadweep Submarine Optical Fibre Connection:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kochi-Lakshadweep islands submarine optical fibre connection project. Funded by the Universal Services Obligation Fund, the project aims to enhance internet speed, providing faster and more reliable services in Lakshadweep.

Election Commission's Symbol Allocation Rules Revised:

The Election Commission of India introduced new rules for allocating symbols to Registered Unrecognised Political Parties (RUPPs). The rules, effective from January 11, 2024, mandate audited accounts, expenditure statements, and the signature of the authorized party official for symbol applications.

Amit Shah Launches Portal for Pulse Procurement:

Cooperation Minister Amit Shah launched the e-samridhi portal for tur dal procurement, aiming to streamline the process and ensure better prices for farmers. The portal supports the Rajiv Gandhi Swarozgar Start-Up Yojna Phase 2, focusing on the installation of solar power plants.

International News:

South Korea's 'Workation' Visa:

South Korea introduced a new visa for foreigners, allowing them to visit on a workation, based on eligibility criteria such as income and work experience. The visa is valid for up to two years and promotes the concept of a working holiday.

State News:

VinFast's Electric Vehicle Facility in Tamil Nadu:

Vietnam's VinFast plans to establish an electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The facility, with a capacity of 150,000 electric vehicles in the first phase, represents a total investment of $1 billion.

Himachal Pradesh Grants ST Status to Hatti Community:

The Himachal Pradesh government granted Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Hatti community in the Transgiri area of Sirmaur district. This decision follows the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Act, 2023. The state also launched Phase-2 of the Rajiv Gandhi Swarozgar Start-Up Yojna.

Business News:

Indian Toy Industry Success:

The DPIIT's case study on the "Success Story of Made in India Toys" highlights the Indian toy industry's significant rise in exports (239%) and a decline in imports (52%) in 2022-23 compared to 2014-15. The Ministry of MSME and Ministry of Textiles support various toy clusters and initiatives.

Appointments & Resignations:

Shashi Singh Elected as AIRIA President:

Shashi Singh, with two decades of dedicated service to the rubber industry, was elected as the new president of the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA). Zafar Ahmed and Indra Parekh also assumed key positions within AIRIA.

Sheikh Mohammed Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah as Kuwait's Prime Minister:

Sheikh Mohammed Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah was appointed as the Prime Minister of Kuwait by the new emir, Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

MoUs and Agreements:

ArcelorMittal and IIT Madras Hyperloop Facility:

ArcelorMittal partnered with IIT Madras to build Asia's first Hyperloop test track facility. The collaboration aims to support the construction of the test track using ArcelorMittal's steel materials and expertise. The Ministry of Railways is also a key partner.

Sports News:

Beach Games Inaugurated in Diu:

Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the Beach Games at Ghoghla Beach in Diu, promoting various beach sports and cultural activities. The event includes eight different sports, fostering a spirit of competition and celebration.


Mario Zagallo Passes Away:

Mario Zagallo, a football legend, passed away at the age of 92. He achieved remarkable success as both a player and a coach, winning four World Cup titles with Brazil. He holds a record for World Cup titles and was the last surviving Brazilian player from the 1958 World Cup final.

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