Daily Current Affairs 23rd April 2024

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National News

34th Seng Khihlang Festival Celebrations in Meghalaya

The Seng Khihlang festival, integral to the Khasi Indigenous Faith, wrapped up its 34th celebration in Wahiajer, Meghalaya. Beginning on April 19, 2024, this significant event marked a celebration of unity and cultural practices among the indigenous communities. A highlight of this yearly festival is the ritual exchange of the Monolith, symbolizing solidarity, which this year traveled to Wahiajer from Seng Khasi Shaid Shaid in the West Khasi Hills.

Thrissur Pooram 2024: A Grand Cultural Festivity in Kerala

Kerala’s cultural landscape was vividly showcased during the 2024 Thrissur Pooram, known as the largest temple festival in the state. This event is a pinnacle of Kerala’s diverse cultural heritage, featuring an array of religious practices, rich histories, and varied landscapes.

International News

Inauguration of Hindi Radio in Kuwait Bolsters India-Kuwait Relations

The Indian Embassy in Kuwait has initiated the first Hindi radio broadcast in the nation, broadcasting every Sunday on FM 93.3 and AM 96.3. This move by Kuwait’s Ministry of Information is aimed at strengthening the cultural and diplomatic ties between India and Kuwait.

Nepal’s First International Rainbow Tourism Conference

The inaugural International Rainbow Tourism Conference, organized by Mayako Pahichan Nepal in conjunction with the Nepal Tourism Board, took place recently. This pioneering event is a step towards promoting inclusivity and diversity within Nepal’s tourism sector, encouraging a welcoming environment for the sexual minority community across South Asia.

Agreements News

ISKCON and NSDC Form Alliance to Train Tribal Youth

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) together with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) are collaborating to offer vocational training to tribal and disadvantaged youth in India, starting in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

Defense News

Strategic MoU Between Rashtriya Raksha University and Starburst Aerospace

The Rashtriya Raksha University in Gandhinagar has partnered with France’s Starburst Aerospace to foster innovation in aerospace and defense. The agreement includes a joint venture capital fund worth 100 million euros and aims to support Indian startups in these sectors.

Brighton Commemorates Indian Soldiers with Annual Event

Brighton and Hove City Council in England will annually honor Indian soldiers who served in the World Wars with a multi-faith ceremony at the India Gate memorial this coming October.

Awards News

Mohammed Salem Clinches World Press Photo of the Year

Palestinian photographer Mohammed Salem, employed by Reuters, received the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award for 2024, celebrating his significant contributions to photojournalism.

Ratan Tata Awarded the KISS Humanitarian Award 2021

Ratan Tata, the esteemed former chairman of the Tata Group, was presented with the KISS Humanitarian Award 2021 for his global humanitarian efforts, in a ceremony at his Mumbai home.

Sports News

Controversy Over Nandini’s Sponsorship of Cricket Teams

Nandini, the brand of Karnataka Milk Federation, has decided to sponsor the Scottish and Irish cricket teams during the 2024 T20 World Cup, leading to a debate over the visibility of the Nandini logo during the games.

Tennis Achievements at the Barcelona and Stuttgart Opens

Norway’s Casper Ruud triumphed over Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Barcelona Open, while Rybakina won at the Stuttgart Open, highlighting their stellar performances in tennis.

Summits and Conferences News

2024 Ocean Decade Conference Advocates for Regional Observation Center

At the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona, M. Ravichandran called for the creation of a regional ocean observation center to enhance marine science collaboration.

Science and Technology News

Microsoft’s VASA-1 Transforms Still Images into Animated Sequences

Microsoft Research Asia unveiled VASA-1, an AI tool that animates still photos with realistic facial expressions and synchronized audio, according to their latest arXiv paper.

Ranks and Reports News

India’s Global Position in Military Expenditure

In 2023, India was ranked as the world’s fourth-highest military spender, investing $83.6 billion to bolster its defense capabilities, especially following the Ladakh standoff.

Important Days

Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day 2024

World Book and Copyright Day, observed annually on April 23, is dedicated to promoting reading, copyright protection, and the appreciation of book-related contributors.

Miscellaneous News

First-time Voting by Shompen Tribe in Andaman and Nicobar

The Shompen tribe, categorized as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group, participated for the first time in the Andaman and Nicobar Lok Sabha elections, marking a significant step in exercising their democratic rights.

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