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Daily Current Affairs 11th May, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 11th May, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 11th May, 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 11th May, 2024 Current affairs test.

 

National News

Contribution to UN Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund by India

India has displayed its continuous support in combating global terrorism by donating $500,000 to the UN Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund (CTTF).  On May 7, this contribution was handed over by India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, to Under Secretary General Vladimir Voronkov.  This brings India’s total donations to the fund to $2.55 million, underscoring its commitment to support multilateral anti-terrorism efforts.

International News

Inauguration of Kohima Peace Memorial and Eco Park

A significant milestone was achieved with the opening of the Kohima Peace Memorial and Eco Park in Nagaland. This project was realized through a collaboration involving the Government of Japan, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, and the Government of Nagaland, symbolizing peace, reconciliation, and educational opportunities.

Reappointment of Mikhail Mishustin as Prime Minister of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially reappointed Mikhail Mishustin as the Prime Minister, following the constitutional process that requires approval from the State Duma. This move was expected after Putin began his fifth term as president.

Presidential Election Victory for Chad’s Military Ruler

On May 6, 2024, Mahamat Idris Deby Itno, the military leader and acting president of Chad, was declared the winner of the presidential elections. This announcement was made by the National Election Management Agency on May 10, 2024, ensuring Deby’s continuation in power for another six years.

Appointments News

New Chief of Personnel for Indian Navy

Vice Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, with over 35 years of exemplary service in various capacities, has taken over as the Chief of Personnel of the Indian Navy as of May 10, 2024.

RBI’s New Executive Director

The Reserve Bank of India has appointed R. Lakshmi Kanth Rao as the new Executive Director effective May 10, 2024. Rao has an extensive background of over 30 years at the RBI, including his recent role as Chief General Manager in the Department of Regulation.

Business News

India’s Export and Import Trends in 2023-24

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Under the guidance of Minister Piyush Goyal, India saw a rise in exports to 115 of 238 countries/territories during the fiscal year 2023-24. Despite this, imports fell from 124 countries.

Growth in Industrial Production Slows

In March 2024, the growth rate of India’s industrial production slowed down to 4.9%, compared to 5.7% in February, according to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The annual Index of Industrial Production for FY24 grew by 5.8%.

Agreements News

DRDO and IIT Bhubaneswar Partnership

The Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar have embarked on several joint projects focusing on electronics warfare, AI surveillance, power systems, and radar systems, with funding of ₹18 crore.

MoU between Indian Coast Guard and Hindalco

An MoU has been signed between the Indian Coast Guard and Hindalco Industries to support the production and provision of indigenous marine-grade aluminium for shipbuilding, enhancing India’s self-reliance in this sector.

Sports News

Retirement of New Zealand Cricketer Colin Munro

New Zealand cricketer Colin Munro, known for his explosive batting in T20 internationals, has announced his retirement from international cricket following his exclusion from the upcoming T20 World Cup roster.

Important Days

World Migratory Bird Day 2024

Scheduled for May 11 and October 12, 2024, World Migratory Bird Day this year focuses on the importance of insects in the ecosystem and their crucial role in the life cycles of migratory birds.

National Technology Day 2024

India celebrates National Technology Day every May 11, commemorating the Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998. This day honors the country’s advancements in technology and its global standing in nuclear technology.

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