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Daily Current Affairs 24th April, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 24th April, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 24th April, 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 24th April, 2024 Current affairs test.

 

National News

Expansion of Glacial Lakes in the Indian Himalayas The “Third Pole,” known for its extensive glaciers, the Himalayan Mountains are undergoing considerable transformations due to shifts in the global climate. The receding glaciers are leading to the growth and formation of glacial lakes, which increases the risk of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs). It is crucial yet challenging to monitor these changes to understand their environmental impacts and manage associated risks.

India’s Largest Climate Clock Revealed at CSIR Headquarters for Earth Day The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) in New Delhi celebrated Earth Day by unveiling the largest Climate Clock in India at their headquarters. This act highlights CSIR’s dedication to promoting awareness about the negative effects of climate change.

International News

Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference Initiated by Bhutan on Earth Day Bhutan took the lead in hosting the Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference on Earth Day 2024. The conference’s goal is to gather $1 billion over the next ten years to conserve tiger habitats, which are essential for biodiversity and support millions of individuals.

Appointments News

Gita Sabharwal Named UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, has appointed Gita Sabharwal as the UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia. Sabharwal, who has nearly three decades of experience in development sectors, officially started her role on Monday.

Naima Khatoon Becomes First Female Vice-Chancellor of AMU President Droupadi Murmu appointed Professor Naima Khatoon as the first female Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). This groundbreaking appointment comes shortly before the second phase of the Lok Sabha election and is viewed as part of the BJP government’s efforts to reach out to Muslim women.

Banking News

Razorpay and Airtel Payments Bank Launch UPI Switch Razorpay, in collaboration with Airtel Payments Bank, has launched UPI Switch, an innovative cloud-based infrastructure aimed at transforming the digital payment ecosystem. This new product is expected to increase transaction success rates by 4-5% and can handle up to 10,000 transactions per second, significantly boosting business efficiency and scalability.

BharatPe Unveils BharatPe One BharatPe has introduced BharatPe One, a comprehensive payment device that integrates POS, QR, and speaker functions. This device is designed to streamline the payment process, offering both merchants and customers improved convenience.

PayU Authorized by RBI as Payment Aggregator After a year-long process, PayU has received in-principle approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate as a Payments Aggregator under the Payment Settlements Act, 2007. This marks a key milestone in PayU’s operations in India.

Ranks and Reports News

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UNFPA Releases Report on India’s Population The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has published a report titled “Interwoven Lives, Threads of Hope,” which discusses India’s demographic trends. According to the report, India, with a population of 1.44 billion, remains the most populous country in the world, with 24% of its population aged between 0-14 years, highlighting a significant young demographic.

Decline in India’s Gems & Jewellery Exports The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) reported a 14.94% decline in India’s gems and jewellery exports, which totaled US$32.02 billion in fiscal year 2023-24, down from US$37.6 billion the previous year.

Sports News

Top 10 Highest Wicket-Takers in IPL History As the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) progresses, a list of the top 10 highest wicket-takers in the tournament’s history features Yuzvendra Chahal from Rajasthan Royals at the top.

Saurav Ghosal Retires from Professional Squash Saurav Ghosal, India’s leading squash player, has announced his retirement from the sport. Ghosal’s career, which lasted over two decades, saw him achieving numerous milestones and contributing significantly to Indian squash.

Awards News

2024 Laureus World Sports Awards Held in Madrid The 2024 Laureus Sports Awards ceremony took place in Madrid, celebrating exceptional athletes worldwide. Novak Djokovic won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award for the fifth time.

Books and Authors News

‘Heavenly Islands of Goa’ Book Release P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, Governor of Goa, has released a book titled “Heavenly Islands of Goa,” part of his series showcasing Goa’s diverse natural heritage.

Important Days

National Panchayati Raj Day Celebrated India celebrates National Panchayati Raj Day every April 24th to honor the establishment of the Panchayati Raj system, a decentralized form of government that empowers local village governments known as Gram Panchayats.

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace The world commemorates the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace annually on April 24th. This day reaffirms the principles of the United Nations Charter, focusing on the peaceful resolution of conflicts between nations.

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