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Daily Current Affairs of 10th January 2024 in English

Daily Current Affairs of 10th January 2024 in English

Daily Current Affairs of 10th January 2024 in English, Latest News Updates, Daily News Highlights, Current Events Digest, News Headlines Today,


Daily Current Affairs of 10th 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 10, 2024

National News

Ujjain's Culinary Marvel: 'Prasadam' Food Street

In a moment of pride, Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated 'Prasadam,' India’s first hygienic food street, near the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Covering an impressive 939 square meters, 'Prasadam' is not just a food street; it's a community hub. Featuring 17 unique shops, it offers more than just delicious culinary experiences. With facilities like a dedicated kids’ play area, CCTV surveillance, and ample parking, 'Prasadam' aims to elevate the overall experience for both locals and visitors.

International News

France's Youthful Leadership: Gabriel Attal Becomes PM at 34

French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Gabriel Attal as France's youngest-ever Prime Minister at the age of 34. Notably, Attal is also the first openly gay official to hold this prestigious position. His appointment is part of a broader cabinet reshuffle initiated by Macron to inject new energy into the government.

US Identifies Countries for Religious Freedom Violations

Led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the United States has designated several nations, including China, North Korea, and Pakistan, as 'Countries of Particular Concern' for severe violations of religious freedom. This aligns with the commitment to advancing global freedom of religion, emphasizing the importance of human rights.

Defence News

Indian Navy Joins Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in the Pacific

The Indian Navy has marked its presence in the Pacific by participating in the fourth edition of Exercise Sea Dragon 24 in Guam, USA. This Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise involves collaboration among the navies of the US, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and India. It aims to enhance coordination and communication through professional interactions, both on the ground and in the air.

DRDO Introduces 'Ugram' Assault Rifle for Indian Army

In a significant development, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has unveiled 'Ugram,' an advanced 7.62 x 51 mm calibre assault rifle for India’s armed forces. With an effective range of 500 meters, weighing under four kilograms, and featuring a distinctive rivet-free construction, 'Ugram' is a versatile addition for various combat scenarios.

Banking News

IndusInd Bank Launches 'Samman RuPay Credit Card' for Government Employees

IndusInd Bank has collaborated with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch the 'Samman RuPay Credit Card,' exclusively designed for government sector employees. Combining traditional credit card advantages with advanced UPI features, the card aims to streamline financial transactions and enhance the overall transactional experience for government employees.

Business News

LIC Ventures into Residential Mortgage Sector with Stake Acquisition

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has announced its board’s approval to acquire up to a 10% stake in a new company promoted by the National Housing Bank (NHB). While specific details are undisclosed, this strategic move signals LIC’s venture into the residential mortgage sector, aligning with its commitment to diversifying investments in promising sectors.

PFC Gets RBI Approval for IFSC Finance Company in GIFT City

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted approval to Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to establish a finance company within Gujarat’s GIFT City, an International Financial Services Centre (IFSC). This milestone is expected to elevate PFC’s standing in the financial sector.

Important Days News

World Hindi Day 2024: Bridging Traditional Knowledge and AI

Celebrated on January 10th, World Hindi Day 2024 carries the theme “Hindi–Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence.” This annual event commemorates the global influence of the Hindi language and serves as a platform to celebrate and promote its usage.

Summits & Conferences News

India to Chair UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in 2024

In a historic moment, India is set to chair the UNESCO World Heritage Committee and host its 46th session in New Delhi from July 21 to 31, 2024. This underscores India’s growing influence and commitment to global cultural and natural heritage conservation.

Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show Inaugurated by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show in Gandhinagar, emphasizing the importance of innovation and sustainable practices. Covering a vast area and featuring participants from 100 countries, the trade show focuses on emerging sectors like electric vehicles, green hydrogen, and more.

Agreements News

Gensol Engineering's Rs 2,000 Crore Investment for Gujarat EV Plant

Gensol Engineering has entered into a strategic partnership with the Government of Gujarat, committing a substantial investment of Rs 2,000 crore for the establishment of an Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant. This initiative is expected to generate employment opportunities and boost economic growth in the region.

Awards News

Changi Airport Regains Title of World’s Best Airport for 2023

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been crowned the World’s Best Airport for 2023, according to the prestigious Skytrax awards. Reclaiming its status after two years, Changi Airport's recognition reflects excellence in airport services and facilities, based on customer satisfaction surveys.

Appointments News

Samir Kumar Sinha Assumes Role as DG (Acquisition) in Defence Ministry

In a bureaucratic reshuffle, Samir Kumar Sinha has been appointed as Additional Secretary and Director General (Acquisition) in the Defence Ministry. With his extensive experience, Sinha is entrusted with a crucial role in the defense sector.

Sports News

Germany Clinches United Cup with Victory Over Poland

Germany emerged victorious over top-seeded Poland in the United Cup, with Alexander Zverev and Laura Siegemund securing a hard-fought victory in the mixed doubles tie. The closely contested match showcased the skill and determination of both teams.

FIH and Viacom18 Ink Four-Year Media Rights Deal

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed a significant media rights partnership with Viacom18 for the period 2023-2027. This exclusive agreement covers all FIH events, excluding the FIH Nations Cup, and ensures extensive coverage for hockey enthusiasts in India.

Obituaries News

German Actor Christian Oliver Dies in Plane Crash

German actor Christian Oliver, known for his roles in films like Speed Racer and Valkyrie, tragically passed away in a plane crash in the Caribbean. His untimely demise is a loss to the entertainment industry.

Maestro Ustad Rashid Khan Passes Away at 55

The world of Indian classical music mourns the passing of Ustad Rashid Khan at the age of 55. A musical prodigy, his legacy in the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana and contributions to Hindustani classical music are remembered with profound respect.

Miscellaneous News

Odisha’s Red Ant Chutney Receives Geographical Indication (GI) Tag

Mayurbhanj district's unique culinary tradition, the 'Kai Chutney' made with red weaver ants, has received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This recognition adds cultural and economic significance to the culinary creation.

EU Scientists Confirm 2023 as Hottest Year Ever Recorded

The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has declared 2023 as the hottest year ever recorded, emphasizing the urgent need for global action against climate change. The rising temperatures raise concerns about the planet's future.

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