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

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This post contains important current affairs of 24th January2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 24th January2024. 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 January2024 Current affairs test.


Banking & Finance Insights

1. Expansion of Short-Selling Permitted by SEBI

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has enhanced the scope of short-selling for all investor groups, explicitly prohibiting naked short-selling. Short-selling, which involves selling stocks not currently owned by the seller, is now more broadly accessible.
  • Naked short-selling is strictly banned, ensuring that investors meet their delivery obligations at settlement. Institutional investors are also required to disclose if their trade is a short sale.

2. Unity Bank and Uncia Technologies Collaboration

  • Unity Small Finance Bank Limited and Uncia Technologies have teamed up to launch the Uncia Chain, a cutting-edge supply chain finance platform, marking a significant leap in digital finance.
  • This collaboration aligns with Unity Bank’s digital innovation strategy in banking services.

3. CDSL’s 25th Anniversary Multilingual Initiatives

  • On its 25th anniversary, Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) has launched multilingual services, inaugurated by SEBI Chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch.
  • The services include the Multi-Lingual Consolidated Account Statement (CAS) and the ‘CDSL Buddy Sahayta 24*7’ chatbot, offering demat account statements in 23 Indian languages and multi-language chatbot support.

Global News Overview

4. India-Switzerland Free-Trade Agreement

  • After 16 years of negotiations, Switzerland and India have finalized a free-trade agreement, as announced by Swiss Economy Minister Guy Parmelin, marking a major step in international trade relations.

5. Cabo Verde Declared Malaria-Free by WHO

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized Cabo Verde as a malaria-free country, a notable public health achievement placing it among a few countries that have eradicated malaria.

National News Briefs

6. ‘Hamara Samvidhan, Hamara Samman’ Campaign Inaugurated

  • India’s Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar has inaugurated the ‘Hamara Samvidhan, Hamara Samman’ campaign in New Delhi, a year-long initiative commemorating 75 years of India’s republic status.
  • The Ministry of Law and Justice organized campaign aims to bolster public commitment to the Indian Constitution’s principles.

7. Launch of ‘Alliance for Global Good- Gender Equity and Equality’ at Davos

  • India has launched the ‘Alliance for Global Good- Gender Equity and Equality’ at the Davos World Economic Forum 2024, a significant initiative for promoting gender equity and equality.
  • Supported by the World Economic Forum and the Indian Government, this alliance aims to integrate global best practices in areas such as women’s health, education, and entrepreneurship.

8. India’s First Vice Chair Election in FAO COFI Fisheries Sub-Committee

  • India has been elected as the First Vice Chair of the FAO COFI Sub-Committee on Fisheries Management, with J. Balaji serving as the first vice chairperson.

9. ‘Vision 2049’ Collaboration between ICAI and IIM Ahmedabad

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad are collaborating to develop ‘Vision 2049’, aiming to position ICAI as a global accounting leader.

Appointments & Leadership Changes

10. Aditya Pande’s Appointment as InterGlobe Enterprises’ CEO

  • InterGlobe Enterprises has appointed Aditya Pande as its new Group Chief Executive Officer, effective from March 1, strengthening its executive leadership team.
  • Pande brings over 25 years of diverse professional experience, rejoining InterGlobe from Udaan, a B2B e-commerce company.

Defense Sector Update

11. India-Kyrgyzstan Joint Special Forces Exercise ‘Khanjar’

  • The 11th edition of the India-Kyrgyzstan Joint Special Forces Exercise ‘Khanjar’ has begun at the Special Forces Training School in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh, focusing on joint training and defense collaboration.

Sports News Details

12.ICC T20I Team of the Year 2023 Announcement

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Suryakumar Yadav as the captain of its T20I Team of the Year for 2023, highlighting his outstanding performance in cricket.

Significant Days Commemoration

13. International Day of Education Observation

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  • The United Nations observed the International Day of Education on January 24, 2024, focusing on the importance of education in societal progress and global peace.

14. National Girl Child Day Celebration in India

  • National Girl Child Day was observed on January 24, 2024, in India, an initiative by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to address challenges faced by girl children.
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