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Daily Current Affairs 13th February 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 13th February2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 13th February2024. 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 13th February2024 Current affairs test.


National News

1. Spiritual Voyages on the Palace on Wheels:

  • The prestigious train service, Palace on Wheels, is now offering an exclusive spiritual trip through the holy cities of Ayodhya, Kashi, and Varanasi. This journey is designed to provide an immersive cultural and spiritual experience to its passengers.

2. Launch of the Second SARAS Aajeevika Fair:

  • Aimed at empowering rural women by showcasing their products and facilitating cultural exchanges, the second SARAS Aajeevika Mela was inaugurated by Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo. The event is focused on economic empowerment and the preservation of culture.

International News

1. India’s Military to Technical Staff Transition in Maldives:

  • The Indian government has announced a strategy to replace its military personnel in Maldives’ aviation sector with skilled Indian technical teams. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal confirmed this move, aiming to maintain operational excellence while respecting the Maldivian government’s request for reducing Indian military presence. The transition of the first aircraft is scheduled to be completed by March 10, with the full transition by May 10.

State News

1. Gupteswar Forest Named Odisha’s Fourth Biodiversity Heritage Site:

  • Recognizing its ecological and cultural value, the Gupteswar forest in Koraput district has been declared Odisha’s newest Biodiversity Heritage Site (BHS), joining the ranks of Mandasaru, Mahendragiri, and Gandhamardan. Spanning over 350 hectares, this forest is known for its biodiversity and as a revered site for locals.

2. 36th National Book Fair in Hyderabad:

  • The NTR Stadium in Hyderabad serves as the venue for the 36th edition of the National Book Fair, hosted by the Hyderabad Book Fair Society from February 9 to February 19. The event aims to promote reading culture and commemorates the legacy of civil rights advocate Gaddar and scholar Ravva Srihari, with a monument for Telangana martyrs also present.

3. Semiconductor Policy Launch in Uttar Pradesh:

  • In a discussion during the state assembly’s budget session, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath highlighted the importance of stability and sustainability for infrastructure and industrial growth. He introduced the Bundelkhand Industrial Development Authority (BIDA) and discussed the significance of semiconductors for industrial progress.

Defence News

1. Unveiling of General Bipin Rawat’s Statue in Dehradun:

  • A statue of General Bipin Rawat, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami at TonsBridge School in Dehradun. The statue commemorates General Rawat’s dedication and contributions to the Indian Army.

Economy News

1. Decline in Urban Unemployment Rate:

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  • The Periodic Labour Force Survey indicates a reduction in the urban unemployment rate to 6.5% in Q3FY24, showing a positive shift in the urban employment landscape, especially among men and young job seekers, although women’s unemployment rates remained steady.

2. Retail Inflation and Industrial Production Improvement:

  • Retail inflation in India dropped to a three-month low of 5.1% in January 2024, while the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) saw a 3.8% rise in December 2023, signaling a moderation in food prices but persisting high inflation in other areas.

Business News

1. Introduction of Vande Metro Coach Prototype by RCF:

  • The Rail Coach Factory (RCF) is poised to unveil the first prototype of the Vande Metro coach by April, with an aim to complete 16 coaches by the end of the 2024-25 fiscal year. The Vande Metro is designed to enhance intercity travel, inspired by the Vande Bharat train.

2. Paytm’s Strategy for UPI Access via Third-Party App Model:

  • One97 Communications, the parent company of Paytm, is negotiating with the National Payments Corporation of India to adopt a third-party payment app model. This move is aimed at ensuring uninterrupted access to the Unified Payments Interface for its users.

Important Days News

1. Commemoration of Sarojini Naidu’s 145th Birth Anniversary:

  • The 145th anniversary of Sarojini Naidu’s birth was celebrated on National Women’s Day, February 13, 2024. Naidu, known as the “Nightingale of India,” is remembered for her contributions to India’s independence movement and her literary works.

2. National Productivity Day Emphasizes Artificial Intelligence:

  • National Productivity Day was observed on February 12, with a week-long focus until February 18, 2024, on “Artificial Intelligence – Productivity Engine for Economic Growth,” underscoring AI’s potential for economic enhancement.

3. International Epilepsy Day Celebrations:

  • Celebrated on the second Monday of February, International Epilepsy Day 2024 emphasized “Milestones on My Epilepsy Journey,” celebrating the personal achievements of individuals affected by epilepsy.

Schemes News

1. Launch of ‘PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana’ by Prime Minister Modi:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana,’ a scheme aimed at propelling India towards energy self-reliance by providing solar-powered electricity to one crore households.

2. Increase in Pension under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana:

  • Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an increase in the monthly pension for beneficiaries under the Madhu Babu Pension Yojana, offering support to the elderly, disabled, and vulnerable groups in the state.

Summits & Conferences News

1. 7th Indian Ocean Conference in Perth:

  • The 7th Indian Ocean Conference, hosted in Perth, focused on fostering cooperation and addressing regional challenges under the theme “Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian Ocean.”

2. 67th All India Police Duty Meet in Lucknow:

  • Organized by the Railway Protection Force, the 67th All India Police Duty Meet in Lucknow aimed at enhancing scientific crime detection methods and promoting inter-police force collaboration.

Awards News

1. Noida Honored as “Water Warrior” City:

  • Noida was awarded the “Water Warrior” city title for its exceptional sewage treatment and water reuse initiatives, marking its commitment to sustainable water management.

Books & Authors News

1. Launch of “Maha Swaapnikudu” Celebrating N. Chandrababu Naidu:

  • The book “Maha Swaapnikudu,” authored by journalist P. Vikram and introduced by former Supreme Court judge V. Gopala Gowda, narrates the political life of N. Chandrababu Naidu, emphasizing his impact on Indian politics.

Sports News

1. Sumit Nagal Triumphs at Chennai Open:

  • Sumit Nagal clinched the Chennai Open Challenger title, elevating him into the top 100 ATP rankings and highlighting his burgeoning career on the international tennis stage.

Science & Technology News

1. IIT Guwahati Initiates SWASTHA Project and Clean Room Facilities:

  • IIT Guwahati launched the SWASTHA project along with ISO 5 and 6 Clean Room Facilities, aiming to propel forward research in nanotechnology and semiconductor devices, marking a significant stride for the institution.

Obituaries News

1. Passing of Renowned Author Usha Kiran Khan:

  • The literary world mourns the loss of Usha Kiran Khan, a distinguished writer and Padma Shri awardee, known for her substantial contributions to Indian literature.

2. Death of Marathon Record Holder Kelvin Kiptum:

  • The tragic demise of marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum and his coach in a traffic accident has left the global athletics community in mourning, marking a significant loss.
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