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Daily Current Affairs 24th October 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 24th October 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 24th October 2023. 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 October 2023 Current affairs test.


National Affairs

1. India Welcomes its Pioneering Liquid Nano DAP Fertilizer Facility

  • The nation’s premier liquid nano di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer facility was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, at Kalol, Gandhinagar, an initiative of IFFCO. This plant is poised to be a boon for farmers, significantly curtailing India’s reliance on DAP imports.
  • Additionally, Amit Shah laid the cornerstone for numerous development projects within the Sanand legislative region of Ahmedabad.

Important Dates

2. Global Observance of World Polio Day

  • Annually on October 24, World Polio Day is observed globally to emphasize the critical role of polio immunization in safeguarding children.
  • This day serves as a reminder to heighten awareness about polio, a disease also known as poliomyelitis, and to underline the essential nature of polio vaccinations.
  • The polio virus, which can reside in the throat and intestines of an infected individual, is transmittable through contaminated food and water in unsanitary conditions.

Arts & Culture

3. India Set to Host Bharat Tex 2024, the Largest Textile Event Globally

  • Bharat Tex 2024, slated to be the largest textile gathering in the world, will be hosted by India in the capital city from February 26 to 29, 2024.
  • The event is expected to draw exhibitors and buyers from over 40 nations and aims to offer an exhaustive exhibition of the textile industry’s spectrum, blending India’s ancient textile heritage with modern technological advancements.

Banking & Finance

4. Sberbank of Russia Attains FPI Status in India

  • Sberbank, Russia’s state-owned banking entity, has carved a niche as the inaugural Russian bank to procure the status of a foreign portfolio investor (FPI) within Indian markets, as evidenced by data from the National Stock Depository (NSDL).
  • Sberbank, already operational in India, secured a Category I FPI license from Indian market regulators just last week.

Arts & Culture

5. Indian Panorama Curates Films for the 54th IFFI, 2023

  • Indian Panorama, a centerpiece of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has curated a list of 25 feature and 20 non-feature films.
  • These films are scheduled for screening at the upcoming 54th edition of IFFI, set to take place from November 20 to 28 in Goa.
  • ‘Aattam’ will premiere as the opening feature film, while ‘Andro Dreams’, in the Manipuri language, will debut as the opening non-feature film.

Important Dates

6. UN Marks World Development Information Day

  • The United Nations commemorates World Development Information Day, emphasizing the global imperative to address developmental challenges and the necessity of fortifying international cooperation for their resolution.
  • The UN endeavors to generate widespread information dissemination and mobilize public opinion, particularly among the youth, to foster heightened development problem awareness.


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7. Trilateral Air Exercise Conducted by South Korea, Japan, and the US

  • In a collaborative endeavor, South Korea conducted a joint air exercise with Japan and the United States in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, as reported by the South Korean military.
  • This marks the first such tripartite air drill, primarily focused on enhancing defensive capabilities against the nuclear and missile threats posed by North Korea.
  • The exercise featured a U.S. B-52 strategic bomber and fighter jets from all participating nations.

National Affairs

8. Nitin Gadkari Unveils the Highest National Flag at the Attari-Wagah Border

  • Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, has inaugurated the nation’s tallest national flag, standing at 418 feet at the chief post of the Attari-Wagah border.
  • Known for the iconic beating retreat ceremony and as a popular tourist spot, the Attari border is now equipped with a surveillance system to aid the BSF in vigilance along the international border.
  • This replaces the previous 360-foot flag erected in March 2017, which cost ₹3.5 crore.

Honours & Awards

9. Udhampur Military Station Honored with ‘Best Green Military Station’ Award

  • The Udhampur military station has been distinguished with the ‘Best Green Military Station’ accolade, presented by Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande during the Army Commanders’ Conference.
  • While the Dehradun Military Station received the second-best honor, the Bikaner Military Station was lauded as the “Best Transformative Station”.
  • Additionally, the ‘COAS Flight Safety Trophy’ was awarded to the ‘671 Army Aviation Squadron (R&O)’.
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