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Daily Current Affairs 14th January 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 14th January2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 14th January2024. 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 14th January2024 Current affairs test.



Global Developments

1. William Lai’s Victory in Taiwan’s Presidential Election

  • In a landmark election in Taiwan, William Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), known for advocating pro-independence, has been elected. This victory marks a third consecutive term for the DPP, demonstrating public backing for their commitment to democracy.
  • Lai, who currently serves as the vice president, won against Hou Yu-ih from the Kuomintang (KMT) with a lead exceeding 900,000 votes.

Domestic Updates

2. ‘Patang Utsav’ Inauguration by Delhi’s LG

  • VK Saxena, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, recently inaugurated the ‘Patang Utsav’ at Baansera, the city’s first bamboo-theme park located near the Yamuna River.
  • The festival featured over 30 expert kite flyers from different states and was organized by the Delhi Development Authority, lasting for two days.

3. Pench Tiger Reserve Becomes India’s First Dark Sky Park

  • Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra has been recognized as India’s first Dark Sky Park, as acknowledged by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  • This title, signifying the importance of conserving the natural night sky, positions the reserve as the fifth of its kind in Asia.

Programs and Policies

4. Insurance Scheme for BRO Workers by Defence Minister

  • India’s Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, has approved a new insurance policy for casual workers of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
  • This scheme aims to provide financial security to the workers’ families, particularly in the event of death, with an insurance coverage of INR 10 lakh ($13,500).

5. First Payment of PM-JANMAN Scheme Released by PM Modi

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to release the first installment of ₹540 crore for building permanent homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) on January 15.
  • This disbursement is part of the PM-JANMAN initiative, focused on enhancing the development of PVTG habitations.

Literary News

6. Launch of “Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns”

  • “Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns” has been published by M.J. Akbar, with co-author K. Natwar Singh.
  • The book examines Mahatma Gandhi’s pivotal roles in three major movements: the Non-Cooperation Movement (1920), the Salt Satyagraha (1930), and the Quit India Movement (1942), underlining their significant impact in undermining British rule in India.

In Memoriam

7. Passing of Renowned Urdu Poet Munawwar Rana

  • Munawwar Rana, a distinguished Urdu poet, passed away at the age of 71 in Lucknow, due to cardiac arrest.
  • Rana was highly esteemed for his ghazals, a poetic form noted for its expressive couplets and refrains.
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