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Daily Current Affairs of 09th January 2024 in English

Daily Current Affairs of 09th January 2024 in English

Daily Current Affairs of 09th January 2024 in English, Latest News Updates, Daily News Highlights, Current Events Digest, News Headlines Today,


Daily Current Affairs of 09th 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 09, 2024

National News

First-Ever Inland Waterways Development Council Meeting Held in Kolkata

The Inland Waterways Authority of India, led by Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, made history by hosting the inaugural meeting of the Inland Waterways Development Council (IWDC) in Kolkata. Held aboard the MV Ganga Queen, the event brought together representatives from waterway states, central government officials, and experts. Key initiatives, such as the “Harit Nauka – Guidelines for Green Transition of Inland Vessels” and the “River Cruise Tourism Roadmap 2047,” were unveiled, emphasizing collaborative efforts to advance inland waterways.

ONGC Achieves Milestone with First Oil Production In Krishna-Godavari Deep-Water Block

India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) reached a significant milestone by commencing the first oil production from the deep-water KG-DWN 98/2 Block in the Krishna Godavari basin. This development, off the Bay of Bengal, is a crucial step forward in India’s energy landscape. The anticipated peak production from the 98/2 field is noteworthy, contributing to India's energy self-sufficiency.

State News

Mamata Banerjee Launches ‘Yogyasree’ For SC/ST Students in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee introduced the comprehensive social welfare scheme "Yogyasree." Aimed at providing free training modules for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, the initiative establishes training centers across the state. Focused on competitive examinations, Yogyasree aims to empower and uplift the SC/ST students in West Bengal.

Kerala Teenager Sets Guinness Record, Sings In 100+ Languages

Kerala teenager Suchetha Satish achieved a remarkable feat by setting a Guinness World Record during her performance at the ‘Concert for Climate’ in Dubai. Singing in an astounding 140 languages, the 16-year-old prodigy captivated the audience, showcasing the rich cultural diversity through music.

Business News

Government to Invest ₹60,000 Cr in River Cruise Tourism and Green Vessels

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced a significant government investment of ₹60,000 crore by 2047 in the development of river cruise tourism and eco-friendly vessels. This initiative aims to boost tourism, enhance water transport, and create employment opportunities, emphasizing sustainable and green practices.

Microsoft’s ‘AI Odyssey’ to Upskill 100,000 Indian Developers: Boosting AI Talent in India

Microsoft India unveiled the ‘AI Odyssey’ initiative, aiming to train 100,000 Indian developers in the latest AI technologies. The program, open to all AI enthusiasts in India, focuses on practical skills and offers an opportunity to win a VIP Pass for the Microsoft AI Tour, contributing to the growth of AI talent in the country.

Important Days News

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2024

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, celebrated on January 9, pays tribute to the overseas Indian community's contributions to India's development. The day also commemorates Mahatma Gandhi's return to India in 1915. Originally an annual event, it now serves as a biennial celebration, fostering connections with the global Indian diaspora.

Ranks & Reports News

Top 3 States Driving India’s MSME Landscape: Insights From CBRE-CREDAI Report

A recent CBRE-CREDAI report highlights Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh as pivotal contributors, jointly constituting nearly 40% of India's micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Policy initiatives and emerging MSME clusters in cities like Agra, Kanpur, and Varanasi are catalyzing growth in the sector.

Agreements News

Denmark Launches Green Fuels Alliance India To Drive Sustainable Energy Collaboration at GIM 2024

Denmark launched the Green Fuels Alliance India (GFAI) at the Global Investors Meet (GIM) 2024, promoting collaboration in sustainable energy solutions. This initiative aligns with India's goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2070, showcasing a commitment to sustainable energy growth.

Appointments News

PhonePe Appoints Ritesh Pai As CEO For International Payments Division

Walmart-owned fintech firm PhonePe appointed Ritesh Pai as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its international payments business. With a proven track record in digital payments and global partnerships, Ritesh Pai is set to lead the international growth of PhonePe.

Indra Mani Pandey Takes On BIMSTEC Secretary General Role

Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey assumed the role of Secretary General of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). A seasoned diplomat, Ambassador Pandey's leadership will contribute to the organization's objectives.

Sports News

Ministry Of Youth Affairs & Sports Announced The National Sports Awards 2023

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2023, honoring athletes like Mohammed Shami, Ojas Pravin Deotale, Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, and Parul Chaudhary. Recognizing excellence in sports, these awards inspire the next generation of athletes.

Obituaries News

Franz Beckenbauer, World Cup-Winning German And Bayern Munich Great, Dies Aged 78

Football legend Franz Beckenbauer passed away at the age of 78. A key figure in German football, Beckenbauer's contributions as a player and manager left an indelible mark. His legacy extends beyond the sport, symbolizing excellence and leadership.

Science & Technology News

U.S. Launches Peregrine-1 Lander To Moon In Historic Lunar Mission

The Peregrine-1 lunar lander, operated by Astrobotic, successfully launched, marking the first American lunar mission in 51 years. Conducted under NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, the mission aims to study the Moon's surface environment, contributing to future human missions.

Miscellaneous News

First Cyclone Of 2024, Alvaro, Strikes Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Alvaro made landfall in southwest Madagascar, marking the first significant cyclone impact of the 2023-2024 season. Testing the country's resilience, the cyclone emphasizes the importance of disaster management in vulnerable regions.

Ancient Tools Found In Telangana’s Mulugu District

In an unexpected archaeological discovery after floods in July 2023, ancient paleolithic quartzite tools were found in Telangana’s Mulugu district. Unearthed by a team of amateur historians, these tools provide insights into human habitation in the region, showcasing the rich history of Telangana.

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