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

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This post contains important current affairs of 14th May, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 14th 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 14th May, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

India Secures 10-Year Agreement for Iran’s Chabahar Port Operations

  • India has successfully secured a 10-year bilateral agreement with Iran focused on improving operations at Chabahar Port.
  • This strategic initiative highlights India’s goals to enhance its trade connections with Central Asia and some European regions, utilizing the port’s advantageous location on the southwestern coast of Iran.

International News

Russia Claims Oil and Gas Reserves in British Antarctic Territory

  • Russia has made a bold claim of discovering significant oil and gas reserves in the British Antarctic Territory, which is protected under the 1959 Antarctic Treaty.
  • The Commons Environment Audit Committee has been informed that the discovered reserves could amount to 511 billion barrels of oil, roughly ten times what the North Sea has produced in the past 50 years, a claim that has sparked international concern.

Dubai Launches Innovative Long-Term Gaming Visa

  • Dubai aims to establish itself as a major global gaming center with the introduction of the ‘Dubai Gaming Visa.’
  • This initiative, part of the Dubai Program for Gaming 2033 announced by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, is designed to transform the gaming industry by attracting skilled individuals, creators, and entrepreneurs.

State News

Meghalaya Appoints First Female Police Chief

  • Meghalaya has made history by appointing Idashisha Nongrang as its first female Director General of Police (DGP).
  • Nongrang, who joined the Indian Police Service in 1992, will replace Lajja Ram Bishnoi following his retirement on May 19, 2024.

Business News

India’s Retail Inflation Drops Slightly to 4.83% in April

  • India’s retail inflation rate has slightly decreased to 4.83% annually in April, marking an 11-month low, according to recent government data.
  • This decrease from the previous month’s 4.85% is in line with a Reuters poll prediction of 4.80% and falls within the Reserve Bank of India’s acceptable range of 2-6%.

Awards News

Hindustan Shipyard’s CMD Receives ‘PSU Samarpan Award’

  • Commodore Hemant Khatri, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Shipyard Limited, has been honored with the ‘PSU Samarpan Award’ at a ceremony in New Delhi.
  • The award celebrates Khatri’s leadership and his significant contributions to transforming the shipyard and inspiring industry peers.

Science and Technology News

NASA and JAXA Continue XRISM Mission Despite Technical Issue

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  • Despite a technical glitch in one of its instruments, NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have decided to continue operating the X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) satellite for at least another year and a half.
  • This decision demonstrates their commitment to advancing X-ray astronomy.

NASA Plans to Build Lunar Railway System

  • NASA has announced plans to develop the first lunar railway system, known as FLOAT (Flexible Levitation on a Track).
  • This system is designed to significantly enhance payload transportation on the Moon and is an essential component of NASA’s broader Moon to Mars strategy and the Robotic Lunar Surface Operations 2 (RLSO2) project.

Sports News

Jorge Martin Triumphs at 2024 French MotoGP

  • Jorge Martin of Pramac Ducati has won the 2024 French MotoGP, overcoming strong competition from Marc Marquez and Francesco Bagnaia. This victory increases his lead in the championship standings.

Japan Secures First Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Trophy

  • The Japanese men’s hockey team has won its first Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy by defeating Pakistan in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
  • The match took place at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia, on May 11, 2024.

Magnus Carlsen Wins 2024 Superbet Rapid & Blitz in Poland

  • World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen staged a formidable comeback to win the 2024 Superbet Rapid & Blitz in Poland.
  • Starting the day 2.5 points behind GM Wei Yi, Carlsen won 10 consecutive games, overtaking Wei Yi to secure the title.

United Nations Designates World Football Day

  • The United Nations General Assembly has designated May 25 as World Football Day, celebrating the centenary of the first international football tournament that featured teams from all regions at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.
  • This resolution was passed during the 80th plenary meeting in New York.
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