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Daily Current Affairs of 12th January 2024 in English

Daily Current Affairs of 12th January 2024 in English

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Daily Current Affairs of 12th 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 12, 2024

National News

Nation's Youth Showcase Talent at Vibrant 27th National Youth Festival in Nashik

Nashik, Maharashtra, buzzed with youthful enthusiasm as the 27th National Youth Festival unfolded from January 12 to 16, 2024. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the festival, aligning with Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary, provided a vibrant platform for India's youth to display their skills and talents. The event echoed a commitment to make India a developed nation by its 100th independence anniversary in 2047.

Odisha's Aviation Leap: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Launches Malkangiri Airport

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Malkangiri airport in Odisha on January 9, a significant move to enhance connectivity and foster development in tribal-dominated areas. With a 1620-meter runway, the airport signifies progress and brings the total operational airports in Odisha to seven.

International News

Global Response to Red Sea Attacks: US and UK Conduct Airstrikes on Yemen’s Huthi Rebels

Responding to Huthi rebels' increased attacks on shipping in the Red Sea, the US and UK executed airstrikes using fighter jets and Tomahawk missiles. The geopolitical complexity in the region raises concerns about economic repercussions and demands international collaboration to navigate the challenges.

Business & Economy News

Simmtech Boosts Indian Semiconductor Industry: Plans Plant in Gujarat

South Korean firm Simmtech is set to invest Rs 1,250 crore in establishing a semiconductor manufacturing plant in Sanand, Gujarat. This strategic move contributes to building a robust semiconductor ecosystem in the state and aligns with the global advancements in technology.

Ambitious Economic Projections: India Aims for $5 Trillion Economy by FY28, $30 Trillion by 2047

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, outlined ambitious goals for India's economic growth. The nation aims to become the third-largest economy by 2027-28, reaching a GDP of over USD 5 trillion, and eyes a stellar $30 trillion economy by the 100th year of independence in 2047.

Important Days News

National Youth Day 2024: Celebrating Swami Vivekananda's Vision for a Developed India

January 12 marked National Youth Day, commemorating Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary. The theme "Viksit Yuva-Viksit Bharat" emphasizes youth empowerment and nation-building, aligning with Swami Vivekananda's vision to harness youth power for positive societal change.

National Road Safety Week and Month: Advocating Responsible Driving and Infrastructure Improvement

National Road Safety Week, observed from January 11 to 17, plays a crucial role in promoting responsible driving and pedestrian safety. Additionally, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways introduces National Road Safety Month from January 15 to February 14, extending efforts for enhanced awareness and education.

Schemes & Awards News

UGC's Ethical Education Initiative: Mulya Pravah 2.0 Aims for Integrity in Higher Education

The University Grants Commission (UGC) introduces Mulya Pravah 2.0, emphasizing human values and professional ethics in higher education institutions. The revised guideline aims to foster a culture of integrity, accountability, and transparency within educational organizations.

ANUBHAV Awards Scheme 2024: Recognizing Contributions of Retired Officials to Nation-Building

The ANUBHAV Awards Scheme, initiated by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, provides a platform to retired officials for documenting their contributions to nation-building during their government service. The scheme aims to preserve India's administrative history through written narratives.

Appointments & Books News

Leadership in Naval Command: Rear Admiral Upal Kundu Takes Charge as Chief of Staff

Rear Admiral Upal Kundu assumes the role of Chief of Staff at the Southern Naval Command, bringing extensive experience in anti-submarine warfare. His leadership promises to further enhance naval operations and strategic capabilities.

Environmental Vision: Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav Launches 'Modi: Energising A Green Future'

Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav unveils the book "Modi: Energising A Green Future," focusing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision and actions for a sustainable and eco-friendly future. The book explores strategies and policies contributing to India's global environmental leadership.

Sports News

Wrestling Glory: Aman Sehrawat Wins Gold at 2024 Zagreb Open Singles

India's wrestling sensation Aman Sehrawat secures a gold medal in the 57 kg category at the Zagreb Open 2024, defeating China's Zou Wanhao. The victory showcases Sehrawat's prowess and sets a positive tone for the year.

Shooting Triumph: Rhythm Sangwan Clinches Olympic Quota for India at Asian Championships

Rhythm Sangwan's bronze medal in the women's 25m pistol event at the Asian Shooting Championships secures India's 16th shooting quota for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The accomplishment surpasses the previous record tally for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Science & Technology News

Cosmic Exploration: China Launches 'Einstein Probe' to Monitor Cosmic Turbulence

China deploys the innovative 'Einstein Probe,' a lotus-shaped satellite, to observe mysterious transient phenomena in the universe. With X-ray detection technology inspired by a lobster's eye, the satellite aims to unravel the secrets of the cosmos.

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