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Daily Current Affairs of 11th January 2024 in English

Daily Current Affairs of 11th January 2024 in English

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Daily Current Affairs of 11th 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 11, 2024

National News

Republic Day Celebration to Showcase State Pride

The Defense Ministry has introduced a new plan allowing each Indian State and Union Territory (UT) to exhibit their tableau once every three years during the Republic Day parade. Recognizing the challenge of accommodating all States annually, this proposal aims to ensure fair representation for every region. States and UTs have already shown enthusiasm, expressing their willingness to participate for the next three years (2024, 2025, and 2026).

International News

Rajnath Singh's Diplomatic Mission to the UK

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is on a crucial three-day visit to London, emphasizing the multifaceted dimensions of the India-UK Defense Partnership. The visit aims to foster high-level discussions covering defense, security, and industrial cooperation. This engagement seeks to encourage investments, partnerships, and explore collaborative ventures between Indian and British companies.

South Korea's Historic Ban on Dog Meat Trade

South Korea has made history by passing a landmark bill that bans the consumption and trade of dog meat. With rare bipartisan support, the legislation aims to end a centuries-old practice, taking effect after a three-year grace period. This significant step reflects the growing global support for animal welfare.

State News

Chhattisgarh's Ramlala Darshan Scheme

Chhattisgarh Government introduces the "Ramlala Darshan Scheme," offering a pilgrimage to the newly built Ram Temple at Ayodhya. Around 20,000 residents aged 18-75 will have the opportunity to visit Ayodhya annually, fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment. The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board will manage the initiative, promoting religious tourism.

Maharashtra's Atpadi Conservation Reserve

Maharashtra establishes the Atpadi Conservation Reserve in Sangli district, prioritizing the protection of endangered canids and diverse wildlife. Spanning 9.48 sq. km, Atpadi serves as a crucial wildlife corridor, fostering a safe habitat for wild dogs, wolves, jackals, and foxes. The reserve's rich flora and fauna contribute to a vibrant ecological tapestry.

Defense News

Indian Navy Acquires Indigenous Drone

The Indian Navy acquires its first indigenous medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) drone, the Drishti 10 Starliner. Developed by Adani Defence and Aerospace in collaboration with Elbit Systems, this drone showcases India's defense manufacturing capabilities. With an endurance of 36 hours, it is well-equipped for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.

Important Days News

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2024

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, observed on January 11, highlights the global need to address this crisis. The annual observance serves as a rallying point to combat human trafficking, involving forced labor, criminal activities, sexual exploitation, and more. The day raises awareness and calls for collective action against this deeply rooted issue.

Startup India Innovation Week 2024

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) organizes the Startup India Innovation Week 2024 from January 10th to January 18th. This week-long initiative celebrates and advances the Indian Startup Ecosystem, culminating in the National Startup Day on January 16th. Awards will be distributed to outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers.

Schemes News

Empowering Street Vendors

Union Minister Hardeep S. Puri launches two key initiatives to empower street vendors: PAiSA Dashboard and PM SVANidhi Portal. The PAiSA Dashboard provides real-time updates on the PM SVANidhi Mission scheme, fostering transparency. The PM SVANidhi Mission Monitoring Portal offers comprehensive data to monitor the scheme's nationwide implementation.

Ranks & Reports News

Global Job Market Challenges

The International Labour Organization (ILO) warns of a slight increase in global unemployment in 2024, reaching 5.2%. Job losses in advanced economies contribute to this rise, highlighting vulnerabilities in the post-pandemic recovery. The report emphasizes the need for social justice in the face of uneven economic growth.

Six Nations Top Passport Ranking

France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain share the top spot in the world's most powerful passports, with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 194 destinations. This marks a historic high since the inception of the Henley Passport Index 19 years ago, showcasing the strength of these passports in global travel.

Summits & Conference News

PM Modi's Inauguration of 27th National Youth Festival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 27th National Youth Festival in Nashik on January 12th, 2024. The theme, "MYBharat-ViksitBharat@2047 – By the Youth, For the Youth," resonates with youth aspirations for India’s future. The festival aims to empower young minds, spreading festivities across districts and promoting road safety awareness.

Agreements News

Maldives and China Strengthen Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu sign 20 key agreements, elevating bilateral ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership. Agreements cover tourism cooperation, disaster risk reduction, blue economy, and digital economy investments. China commits to providing grant assistance to the Maldives.

International Collaboration in Antarctic Research

Scientists from Mauritius and Bangladesh join India’s 43rd Antarctic expedition, fostering international collaboration in polar research. Stemming from the Colombo Security Conclave, this initiative allows scientists to actively engage in research focused on polar logistics and addressing challenges in the Antarctic environment.

Appointments News

Senthil Pandian C Appointed as India’s WTO Ambassador

IAS officer Senthil Pandian C appointed as India’s ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. With extensive administrative experience, his appointment follows Brajendra Navnit’s term conclusion on March 31, 2024.

Tshering Tobgay Re-Elected as Bhutan’s Prime Minister

Tshering Tobgay, former Prime Minister of Bhutan, is re-elected for a second term. Leading the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), he secures a landslide victory, promising to strengthen ties with India, Bhutan’s key trading partner.

Sports News

Historic Arjuna Award for Divyakriti Singh

Equestrian athlete Divyakriti Singh becomes the first woman from Rajasthan to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award. Her Gold Medal-winning performance at the Asian Games showcased her dedication and prowess, bringing glory to herself and Rajasthan in the sporting arena.

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