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Daily Current Affairs 23rd March, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 23rd March, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 23rd 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 23rd March, 2024 Current affairs test.

International News

Pioneering Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant in the US

In a remarkable medical breakthrough, a team at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has successfully conducted the first-ever kidney transplant from a genetically modified pig into a 62-year-old patient suffering from terminal kidney disease. This landmark procedure has garnered significant interest from medical experts worldwide, with Dr. Jim Kim of the USC Transplant Institute emphasizing its potential impact on future transplants.

AUKUS Partnership Announces Australian Nuclear Submarine Initiative

The AUKUS alliance, formed by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, has announced plans to develop nuclear-powered submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. This initiative marks a major step forward in defense cooperation between these nations, aiming to enhance their collective security.

Political News

Simon Harris Set to Become Ireland’s Youngest Prime Minister

Following Leo Varadkar’s unexpected resignation, Simon Harris is the sole contender for the position of Ireland’s Prime Minister. At 37, Harris is on the cusp of becoming the youngest leader in the country’s history, stepping into the role at a pivotal time for the Fine Gael party as it faces significant electoral challenges from Sinn Fein.

Cooperation Agreements News

CBI and Europol Forge New Partnership

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of India and Europol have signed a Working Arrangement to strengthen their fight against international crime. This agreement underscores the importance of international collaboration in tackling the complex web of transnational criminal activities.

Tech Mahindra and IBM Unite to Promote Digital Innovation

Tech Mahindra and IBM have inaugurated a Synergy Lounge in Singapore to spur digital innovation across the Asia-Pacific region. This partnership is poised to harness cutting-edge technologies to drive growth and offer bespoke solutions across various sectors.

Appointments News

New Chairman for Surat Diamond Bourse

Following the resignation of Vallabhbhai Patel, the Surat Diamond Bourse has named Govind Dholakia, a prominent diamond merchant and Rajya Sabha MP, as its new chairman. Dholakia’s appointment reflects the unanimous decision of the bourse’s core committee to lead the institution forward.

Mariam Mammen Mathew to Lead DNPA

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Mariam Mammen Mathew, CEO of Manorama Online, has been appointed Chairperson of the Digital News Publishers Association for a two-year term starting April 1, 2024, succeeding Tanmay Maheshwari.

Reports News

UNCTAD Releases Global Trade Update

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s latest report highlights a 3% decline in global trade for 2023, with an anticipated recovery in 2024 despite ongoing geopolitical and logistical challenges.

Awards News

Global Inequality Research Award Winners Announced

Bina Agarwal and James Boyce have been honored with the inaugural Global Inequality Research Award for their contributions to understanding social and environmental inequalities. They are invited to present their work at upcoming conferences in Paris, organized by Sciences Po’s SET initiative.

ISRO Receives Aviation Week Laureates Award for Chandrayaan-3

The Indian Space Research Organisation has been awarded the Aviation Week Laureates Award for its successful Chandrayaan-3 mission, further cementing its status in the global space community.

Sports News

Sharath Kamal to Lead India at Paris Olympics 2024

Renowned table tennis player Sharath Kamal has been named the flagbearer for the Indian contingent at the Paris 2024 Olympics, highlighting his illustrious career, including multiple medals at the Commonwealth and Asian Games.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran Triumphs at WTT Feeder Beirut 2024

In a historic achievement, G. Sathiyan became the first Indian to win a men’s singles event at the WTT Feeder Series, securing victory over Manav Thakkar in Beirut, Lebanon.

Important Days News

World Meteorological Day 2024 Celebrated

Marking the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization in 1950, World Meteorological Day 2024 focuses on “At the Frontline of Climate Action,” emphasizing the pivotal role in addressing climate challenges.

World Tuberculosis Day 2024 Observed

Observed on March 24th, World Tuberculosis Day 2024 aims to highlight the ongoing fight against TB under the theme “Yes! We can end TB,” focusing on the disease’s preventability and treatability.

International Day for the Right to the Truth 2024

This day honors victims of severe human rights violations, promoting the essential rights to truth and justice for those affected.

Science and Technology News

Gaia Telescope Reveals Ancient Star Streams Shiva & Shakti

The Gaia space telescope has identified two ancient star streams, named Shiva and Shakti, offering new insights into the Milky Way’s formation. This discovery, led by Khyati Malhan of the MPIA in Germany, marks a significant advancement in our understanding

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