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Daily Current Affairs 19th March, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 19th March, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 19th March, 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 19th March, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

Delhi’s Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital Garners Attention for Unique Ayurvedic Café Soma

  • The Ayurvedic Kitchen, a novel in-house dining establishment at the Maharishi Ayurveda Hospital located in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi, is being celebrated as India’s inaugural Ayurvedic café.
  • The establishment offers a menu tailored to the diner’s health, serving popular dishes like Dumplings and Pav Bhaji without the use of onion and garlic.
  • Both individuals undergoing treatment at the hospital and guests from outside find themselves drawn to the café.

International News

Pokhara Named as Nepal’s Tourism Capital in Government Initiative

  • The Nepalese government has bestowed the title of tourism capital on Pokhara, a prominent city in the Gandaki province, aiming to invigorate the nation’s tourism sector.
  • The announcement was made at a special event at Barahi Ghat by the Phewa Lake, recognizing Pokhara for its scenic beauty and opportunities for adventure tourism.
  • This formal status is anticipated to elevate Pokhara’s profile globally and increase its appeal to tourists.

Guyana to Acquire Indian-Made Dornier Aircraft in Expansion of Defence Ties

  • In an extension of the Indian defense sector’s global outreach, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is set to enhance its fleet with two Dornier 228 aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), India.
  • This acquisition is supported by a $23.27 million loan from the Export-Import Bank of India, as per the agreement signed by Guyana’s Finance Minister and the Deputy GM of EXIM Bank.

Defence News

Indian Army Establishes New Technology Unit, STEAG

  • To spearhead research and evaluation in cutting-edge communication technologies, the Indian Army has introduced the Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG).
  • Recognizing the pivotal role of superior communication in military success, this initiative aims to ensure the Indian Army’s technological edge over adversaries.

India and the US Embark on Joint Military Exercise “EX TIGER TRIUMPH – 24”

  • The bilateral military exercise Tiger Triumph-24, featuring Indian and American forces, commenced on March 18 and will run through March 31 on India’s Eastern Seaboard.
  • The exercise is designed to foster enhanced collaboration in humanitarian and disaster relief efforts between the participating nations.

Indian Army Welcomes First Apache 451 Aviation Squadron

  • Marking a significant upgrade in its combat capabilities, the Indian Army inaugurated the 451 Aviation Squadron to operate the advanced AH-64E Apache attack helicopters on March 15 in Jodhpur.
  • This follows a substantial agreement with Boeing for six Apache helicopters, totaling approximately $800 million, under which Indian Army personnel received extensive training in the U.S.

Awards News

Carnatic Vocalist T M Krishna Receives Sangita Kalanidhi Award

  • The Music Academy in Chennai has honored Thodur Madabusi Krishna, a distinguished Carnatic musician and social activist, with the Sangita Kalanidhi award for 2024.
  • At 48, Krishna’s influential presence in the world of Carnatic music and his early musical training under Bhagavatula Seetharama Sarma and Chengalpet Ranganathan have been recognized with this prestigious accolade.

Important Days

Celebrating International Day of Happiness and French Language Day in 2024

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  • March 20th marks two significant observances: the International Day of Happiness, dedicated to promoting happiness as a fundamental human goal, established by the United Nations General Assembly on July 12, 2012, and French Language Day, celebrating the creation of the International Organization of La Francophonie on March 20, 1970, and acknowledging French as one of the UN’s six official languages.

Sports News

Carlos Alcaraz Clinches Second Consecutive Indian Wells Title

  • Spanish tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz emerged victorious against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev at the Indian Wells ATP tournament’s final on Sunday, with scores of 7-6 (7/5), 6-1.
  • Alcaraz’s triumph marks him as the first individual since Novak Djokovic (2014–2016) to win the Indian Wells titles in successive years.
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