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


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This post contains important current affairs of 24th February2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 24th February2024. 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 February2024 Current affairs test.

International News

Mobile World Congress 2024 Starts on February 26

  • The Mobile World Congress (MWC) brings together individuals from the mobile industry annually, providing them with opportunities to connect and collaborate. 
  • The Mobile World Congress 2024 will be hosted by GSMA, the global association representing mobile network operators worldwide. 
  • The event will take place in Barcelona, Spain, known for its rich cultural heritage and innovative environment.

National News

Government Speeds up Electricity Access and Rooftop Solar Installation

  • The Indian government has recently approved important changes to the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020, to simplify processes, speed up new electricity connections, increase transparency, and promote the installation of rooftop solar systems. 
  • These changes represent a significant step in empowering consumers and the country’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions. 
  • The updated rules shorten the time required to get new electricity connections to three days in urban areas, seven days in municipal areas, and 15 days in rural areas.

Government Launches Four Innovative Portals for Media Modernization

  • Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated four portals aimed at improving the business environment, enhancing transparency in government communication, and providing easy access to authentic government videos. 
  • The newly introduced portals are: Press Sewa Portal, Transparent Empanelment Media Planning and eBilling System, NaViGate Bharat Portal, and National Register for LCOs.

Road Secretary Aims for 12,000-13,000 Kilometers of Highway Construction in FY24

  • Anurag Jain, Secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), provided insights on the progress of highway construction for the fiscal year 2023-24 (FY24).
  •  Despite challenges such as prolonged monsoons and a rigorous review process, significant progress has been made in expanding capacity and widening existing highways.
  •  The target for FY24 is to construct around 12,000-13,000 kilometers of highways, with substantial construction activity expected in the last quarter, aiming for 4,500-5,000 km between February and March 2024.

India’s First Gati Shakti Research Chair Established at IIM Shillong

  • The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM),
  • Shillong to set up the first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’ in India. This initiative aims to promote academic research in multimodal logistics, with a special focus on the North-East region.
  •  It will offer students opportunities to excel in logistics-related fields through skill enhancement and career prospects.

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. (NTPC-REL) Inaugurates First Solar Project in Rajasthan

  • NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. launched its initial solar project in Chhattargarh, Rajasthan, with a capacity of 70 MW, marking a significant milestone in India’s renewable energy sector. 
  • This project contributes to the NTPC Group’s total installed capacity, which now stands at 73,958 MW, reinforcing its position as a key player in the country’s energy sector.

State News 

SJVN Launches 50 MW Gujrai Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh

  • On February 23, 2024, SJVN announced the successful start of commercial operations at its 50 MW Gujrai Solar Power Station in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh. 
  • Implemented by SJVN through its renewable arm, SJVN Green Energy Limited (SGEL), the Gujrai Solar Power Station was completed at a cost of Rs. 281 crores. 
  • The project is expected to generate an annual revenue of approximately Rs. 32 crores.

Important Days News 

Central Excise Day 2024

  • Every year on February 24th, India commemorates Central Excise Day to mark the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act in 1944. 
  • This day signifies the establishment of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), a key institution in administering indirect taxes in India. 

World Peace and Understanding Day 2024

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  • World Peace and Understanding Day is globally observed on February 23rd to promote harmony, compassion, and cooperation among diverse cultures, religions, and regions.
  • This occasion traces its roots back to the founding meeting of Rotary International, symbolizing humanitarian service, peace, and goodwill.

Agreements News 

 Nokia Collaborates with IISc for 6G Research and Development in Bengaluru

  • In a significant partnership, Nokia and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have teamed up to lead research on 6G technology and its practical applications with a specific focus on India based at Nokia’s newly established 6G Lab in Bengaluru. 
  • This collaboration will delve into various aspects of 6G technology ranging from radio technologies to architecture while integrating machine learning into the 6G air interface.

Appointments News 

A S Rajeev Appointed as Vigilance Commissioner by Government

  • The government has appointed A S Rajeev, former Managing Director and CEO of Bank of Maharashtra, as the Vigilance Commissioner of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
  •  This appointment was made through a notification dated February 22, 2024. As per the Central Vigilance Commission Act, the Commission comprises three members the Central Vigilance Commissioner and two Vigilance Commissioners.

Sports News 

Jacintha Kalyan Makes History as India’s First Female Pitch Curator

  • Jacintha Kalyan has created history in Indian cricket by becoming the country’s first female pitch curator. 
  • Kalyan’s transition from working in administration to pursuing curatorship is inspiring. With the upcoming second edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), excitement among fans, players, and tournament organizers is high.

Science & Technology News 

IIT Guwahati Launches India’s Largest Drone Pilot Training Organization

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has inaugurated India’s largest Remote Pilot Training Organization (RPTO) in collaboration with EduRade.
  •  Spanning across 18 acres, this initiative can simultaneously operate nine medium-class drones, positioning itself as a leader in drone technology training. 
  • The RPTO will commence with a DGCA-Certified Medium Class Drone Pilot Training Course aimed at equipping individuals with essential expertise.


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