Daily Current Affairs 12th April 2024

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National News

Indian Army’s High-Altitude Missile Training in Sikkim

The Trishakti Corps, a division of the Indian Army, conducted a comprehensive Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) training exercise in the rugged terrains of Sikkim at an altitude exceeding 16,000 feet. This intense training session included units from both the Mechanized and Infantry branches of the Army’s Eastern Command and focused on live firing drills aimed at both stationary and moving targets to mimic real-life combat situations.

International News

Israel’s First Operational Use of C-Dome System

Israel has recently activated its C-Dome naval defense system for the first time to intercept a potential aerial threat near Eilat. This defense action was taken after the region received warnings of possible attacks, a follow-up to earlier missile attacks by Houthi rebels from Yemen. The C-Dome system, which is the maritime version of the famed Iron Dome, successfully neutralized the aerial target in this inaugural deployment.

Political Shifts in Pakistan’s Senate

Yousaf Raza Gillani, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, alongside PML-N leader Syedal Khan Nasir, have been officially elected as the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, respectively.

Historic UK Appointment in India

The United Kingdom has appointed Lindy Cameron as its first female High Commissioner to India. Cameron, an alumna of Oxford University and the ex-CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, marks a historic moment in diplomatic relations between the UK and India, reflecting on 70 years since India’s first High Commissioner was stationed in London.

Appointments News

New Leadership at SJVN Limited

Sushil Sharma has been nominated by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of SJVN Limited, following a competitive selection process involving nine candidates. Sharma, who is presently the Director (Projects) at SJVN, was identified as the top candidate during the board’s April 8th meeting.

Tarun Bajaj to Lead US-India Tax Forum

The US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) has announced the appointment of Tarun Bajaj, a former Revenue Secretary, as the leader of the newly-formed US-India Tax Forum. Bajaj, who has also served as the Secretary of Economic Affairs, took on the role after joining the USISPF board as an advisor earlier this year.

PhonePe’s Initiative in Nepal

In a move to expand the use of UPI, PhonePe is collaborating with eSewa and the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) in Pokhara to promote this payment system at the upcoming Fewa New Year Festival. This event, popular among locals and tourists from India, features various cultural and culinary attractions and will run from April 11 to April 14.

Sports News

Medals for India at the Asian Wrestling Championships

At the 2024 Asian Wrestling Championships held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, India’s Udit clinched a silver medal in the 57kg category. His compatriots, Abhimanyu and Vicky, each earned a bronze medal in the 70kg and 97kg categories, respectively, contributing to India’s medal haul on the first day of the event.

Academic Excellence at JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has achieved the number one spot in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2024, a testament to its dedication to academic excellence and a symbol of India’s enhanced stature in the global educational arena.

Science and Technology News

Japan Joins US in Moon Mission

The leaders of the United States and Japan have agreed to include Japanese astronauts in NASA’s upcoming lunar missions as part of the Artemis program. This collaboration aims to reinforce the economic and defense relationships between the two nations.

Chandrayaan-4 Mission Update

The head of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), S Somanath, has shared details about the planned Chandrayaan-4 mission, set for 2040. This mission is intended to be a step towards India’s goal of conducting manned lunar missions.

Innovation in Healthcare by IIT Jodhpur

Scientists at IIT Jodhpur have developed a new nano-sensor that can quickly detect cytokines, which are critical for cellular functions. This technological advancement is aimed at reducing deaths caused by late diagnoses of various diseases.

Citroen Begins EV Exports from India

Citroën has started exporting its locally manufactured electric vehicle, the ë-C3, from India to international markets, with the first batch of 500 units shipped to Indonesia. This marks the first time a multinational car manufacturer has exported EVs from India.

Important Days

Global Celebrations of Human Space Flight

Every year on April 12, the International Day of Human Space Flight is celebrated to commemorate the start of the human space era. The date was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2011 to honor this historic human achievement.

Awareness on World Parkinson’s Day

World Parkinson’s Day is observed on April 11 annually to highlight the impact of Parkinson’s disease and to promote awareness about the condition affecting millions worldwide. The day is dedicated to understanding the challenges faced by those with the disease and their support systems.

Obituaries News

Death of O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson, the former NFL star famously acquitted in a high-profile murder trial, has passed away at the age of 76 due to cancer, his family confirmed.

Passing of Jack Alabaster

Jack Alabaster, a renowned former legspinner for New Zealand, has died at the age of 93 in Cromwell, United Kingdom. New Zealand Cricket has expressed its profound sadness over his passing, remembering his significant contributions to the sport.

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