Daily Current Affairs 18th April 2024

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National News Quashing of Detention by J&K High Court Reinforces Rule of Law

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has made a significant legal decision by cancelling the detention of Jaffar Ahmad Parray, who was held under the Public Safety Act. In his ruling, Justice Rahul Bharti reinforced the principle that the Indian legal system is governed by the rule of law, highlighting that detaining citizens without solid legal justification is not permissible. Parray, accused of connections with terrorist outfits and detained since May, was ordered to be released immediately after the court ruled his detention as unlawful.

International News Nigeria Pioneers Introduction of New Meningitis Vaccine

Nigeria has achieved a landmark by being the first country to launch the new Men5CV vaccine, as advised by the World Health Organization. The vaccine targets five different strains of the meningococcal bacteria and represents a significant advancement in the fight against meningitis in Africa, especially within Nigeria. Supported financially by Gavi, the vaccine introduction is a key component in the WHO’s ambitious plan to eradicate meningitis by 2030.

State News Madhya Pradesh at the Forefront of Green Credit Programme

Leading the way in environmental conservation, Madhya Pradesh has successfully implemented the Centre’s Green Credit Programme (GCP). In the last two months alone, the GCP has approved projects for tree planting on 500 parcels of land, covering nearly 4,980 hectares across 10 states, showcasing significant environmental engagement.

Appointments News New Appointment at Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

The Central Government has appointed IAS officer Saurabh Garg to the position of Secretary at the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Announced by the Department of Personnel & Training, this move underscores Garg’s vast experience and capabilities within public administration.

Banking News Innovative Program by SBI Life for Insurance Solutions

SBI Life Insurance has initiated IdeationX, a new program designed to promote innovation within the life insurance industry. This program invites future leaders from prominent B-Schools to develop creative solutions that address changing customer needs in the insurance market.

RBI to Allow More Gold Hedging Options Amid Price Rise

In response to the expected increase in gold prices, which may reach over $2700 per ounce due to ongoing geopolitical issues in the Middle East, the Reserve Bank of India has expanded the hedging options available to residents. This policy change enables more diversified strategies in managing gold price volatility in international markets.

Business News Launch of India’s First Electric Dump Truck by Sany India

Sany India has introduced the SKT105E Electric Dump Truck, marking a significant development in the Indian construction and mining equipment sector. This truck is the first of its kind to be manufactured locally, promoting both environmental sustainability and economic efficiency.

Substantial Investment by Adani in Ambuja Cements

The Adani family, under the leadership of Gautam Adani, has invested ₹8,339 crore in Ambuja Cements Ltd., increasing their ownership to 70.3%. This investment is intended to boost the company’s growth and strengthen its market position.

Apple and CleanMax to Boost Renewable Energy Efforts in India

Apple has teamed up with CleanMax to set up 14.4 megawatts of solar energy installations across six industrial locations in India. This initiative aims to decrease the carbon footprint of Apple’s operations in India.

Awards News Amitabh Bachchan Selected for Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award

The revered Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award will be bestowed upon Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan this year. Recognized by the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smriti Pratisthan Public Charitable Trust and the Mangeshkar family, this award honors Bachchan’s over five decades of contributions to Indian cinema.

Ranks and Reports News Alia Bhatt Recognized in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2024

The inclusion of Alia Bhatt in TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People of 2024’ list highlights her status as a significant global cultural figure. Her talents and charisma have been praised by director Tom Harper, emphasizing her influence both in and outside of the film industry.

Sports News Wisden Honors Top Cricketers Pat Cummins and Nat Sciver-Brunt

The 2024 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack has named Australian cricket captain Pat Cummins and English all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt as the leading cricketers of the year, celebrating their outstanding achievements in the sport.

Books and Authors News Memoir by Former RBI Governor Duvvuri Subbarao Released

Duvvuri Subbarao’s memoir, “Just a Mercenary?: Notes from My Life and Career,” offers an insightful look into his varied experiences in public service, including his time as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, providing a personal perspective on his interactions with the government.

Bhimeswara Challa’s New Book on India’s Future

Bhimeswara Challa has released a thought-provoking book titled “India — the Road to Renaissance: A Vision and an Agenda,” launched at the Administrative Staff College of India. His book presents a visionary approach to India’s development, drawing on his extensive experience as a United Nations official.

Science and Technology News India Enhances Naval Research with New Sonar Testing Facility

The newly inaugurated Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterisation and Evaluation (SPACE) facility will play a pivotal role in advancing India’s naval capabilities. Located at the Underwater Acoustic Research Facility in Kerala, this DRDO initiative is crucial for testing and evaluating sonar systems used by the Indian Navy.

Important Days World Heritage Day 2024 Celebrated Globally

Observed annually on April 18, World Heritage Day or International Day for Monuments and Sites, promotes awareness and preservation of diverse cultural heritage around the world. The 2024 observance falls on a Thursday, underscoring the importance of safeguarding cultural heritage for future generations.

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