Daily Current Affairs 19th April 2024

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National News I

ndia Unveils Homegrown Bullet Train: Vande Bharat to Transform High-Speed Rail Connectivity

India is on the verge of enhancing its railway system with the introduction of a domestically produced bullet train, designed to reach speeds of over 250 km/h. This project represents a monumental step in transforming high-speed rail connectivity in the country, demonstrating India’s capacity for advanced engineering and commitment to modern technology.

International News
16th World Future Energy Summit Opens in Abu Dhabi: A Crucial Forum for Sustainable Energy Debates

The 16th edition of the World Future Energy Summit is currently underway in Abu Dhabi. This important event has brought together international leaders and specialists in sustainability and climate change to discuss and promote solutions for renewable energy, energy security, and sustainable growth.

State News

Varanasi’s Signature Sweets and Metalwork Artistry Honored with GI Tags

The GI Registry in Chennai has officially recognized Varanasi’s Tiranga Barfi and the Dhalua Murti metal casting technique, awarding them Geographical Indication status as of April 16, 2024. These acknowledgments highlight the unique cultural significance and heritage of these products from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Banking News

Regulatory Non-Compliance Costs Five Cooperative Banks Rs 60.3 Lakh in Fines by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India has fined five cooperative banks a total of Rs 60.3 lakh due to their failure to adhere to several RBI directives, including regulations on loans to directors’ families, restrictions on specific account types, and rules on maintaining deposit accounts.

Economy News

India’s Economic Outlook: UNCTAD and IMF Project Moderate Growth in 2024

According to UNCTAD, India’s GDP is expected to grow at 6.5% in 2024, slightly down from 6.7% the previous year. The IMF supports this projection, attributing the growth to substantial public investment and the burgeoning services sector. Despite a global downturn in commodity prices and conservative public spending, India’s economic expansion is buoyed by significant manufacturing shifts and robust export activity.

Record Growth in Indian Electronics Exports Despite Global Downturn

The Indian electronics sector has seen a remarkable increase in exports, which reached $29.12 billion in FY 2023-24, up 23.6% from the previous year, even as overall exports declined by 3%.

Defence News

DRDO’s Landmark Achievement with Successful Test of Indigenous Missile

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested its Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha, demonstrating significant advancements in India’s defense capabilities.

General Manoj Pande Launches Advanced IT Lab in Uzbekistan

Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Pande, inaugurated a modern IT Laboratory at the Uzbek Academy of Armed Forces during his recent visit to Uzbekistan, emphasizing the deepening defense relations between India and Uzbekistan.

Awards News

Hyderabad Airport Awarded for Outstanding Staff Service by Skytrax

GMR Hyderabad International Airport has been named the best for airport staff service in India & South Asia for 2024 at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Frankfurt, Germany, recognizing the high standard of customer service provided by the airport personnel.

Ranks and Reports News

UNFPA Highlights Inequality in Reproductive Health in India

The UNFPA’s new report discusses the ongoing issues and inequalities in sexual and reproductive health rights in India, suggesting significant disparities in access to these essential services.

Important Days

World Liver Day 2024 Focuses on Prevention and Health

World Liver Day is observed on April 19th each year to promote liver health and prevent liver diseases. The theme for 2024 emphasizes the importance of keeping the liver healthy through preventive care and regular medical check-ups.

Obituaries News

England Cricket Loses an Icon: Raman Subba Row Dies at 92

Raman Subba Row, a renowned former England Test batsman, has passed away at the age of 92, as announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board. He was England’s oldest living men’s Test cricketer at the time of his death.

Sports News

Indian Girls Triumph at European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad in Georgia

India performed outstandingly at the 13th European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad in Tskaltubo, Georgia, winning multiple medals and demonstrating exceptional mathematical skills.

Takshvi Vaghani Breaks World Record in Limbo Skating

Six-year-old Takshvi Vaghani from Ahmedabad set a new world record in limbo skating by skating over a distance of 25 metres with a clearance height of just 16 cm.

Summits and Conferences News

Paris Hosts International Conference to Address Sudan’s Humanitarian Crisis

An International Humanitarian Conference was held in Paris to address the severe humanitarian issues in Sudan and surrounding areas, following a call for aid by the United Nations.

Miscellaneous News

Milestone Event: Miss AI Beauty Pageant for AI Models

The inaugural Miss AI beauty pageant for AI-generated models and influencers marks a pioneering moment in blending artificial intelligence with traditional beauty contests, focusing on online impact, aesthetic appeal, and technological innovation.


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