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

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

National News

53rd GST Council Meeting Details

The 53rd session of the GST Council was held in New Delhi, presided over by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. Attendees included the Union Minister of State for Finance Shri Pankaj Chaudhary, Chief Ministers from Goa and Meghalaya, Deputy Chief Ministers from Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha, along with Finance Ministers from various States and Union Territories that have legislative bodies, and high-ranking officials from both the Ministry of Finance and regional governments.

India Introduces E-Medical Visa for Bangladesh Citizens

During a meeting in New Delhi on June 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the initiation of an e-medical visa for citizens of Bangladesh seeking medical treatment in India. Additionally, a new consulate will be established in Rangpur, Bangladesh, to better serve the northwest area of the country.

New Legislation to Prevent Exam Paper Leaks

The government has enacted a robust law to combat the leaking of examination papers in the wake of the NEET and UGC-NET exam controversies. Effective from June 21, 2024, the law includes harsh penalties for offenders, with punishments of up to 10 years in prison and fines reaching Rs 1 crore.

States News

C. Ayyanna Patrudu Named Speaker of Andhra Assembly

C. Ayyanna Patrudu, an MLA from Narsipatnam representing the Telugu Desam Party, was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 16th Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on June 22, 2024. The election was unopposed as no other nominations were filed against him.

Appointments News

Interim Appointment for NTA Director General

Following the removal of Subodh Kumar Singh amid exam irregularities, Pradeep Singh Kharola, Chairman and MD of the India Trade Promotion Organisation, has been temporarily assigned as the Director General of the National Testing Agency. This position will last until a permanent replacement is appointed or until further notice.

Economy News

Decline in India’s Foreign Direct Investment in 2023

The UNCTAD reports a 43% reduction in foreign direct investment to India in 2023, ranking it 15th worldwide in attracting FDI. This decrease is part of a global downturn, with the worldwide FDI falling by 2%.

Sports News

Max Verstappen Wins 2024 Spanish Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen emerged victorious at the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix, enhancing his lead in the Formula 1 drivers’ championship through an impressive combination of skill and strategic racing.

Important Day

2024 International Day of Women in Diplomacy

The International Day of Women in Diplomacy is celebrated every year on June 24th to honor the vital contributions of women in fostering international relations and advancing global peace.

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