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Daily Current Affairs 25th January 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 25th January2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 25th 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 25th January2024 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. Nationwide ‘Hamara Samvidhan, Hamara Samman’ Initiative Launched for India’s 75th Republic Year by Vice-President

  • Vice-President Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the ‘Hamara Samvidhan, Hamara Samman’ campaign at Dr Ambedkar International Centre, celebrating the 75th Republic Year of India.
  • The initiative aims to deepen the appreciation and understanding of the Constitution, particularly among marginalized groups, thereby enhancing their legal empowerment and access to justice.
  • A significant aspect of the event was the unveiling of the ‘DISHA’ booklet, highlighting the successes of the Access to Justice Scheme.

2. President Droupadi Murmu Inaugurates Kaushal Bhawan, Advancing Skill Development

  • President Droupadi Murmu has officially opened Kaushal Bhawan, symbolizing India’s commitment to the skill enhancement of its youth.
  • This venture, under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), aims to aid young individuals in realizing their potential and contributing to India’s skilled workforce.
  • Notably, the building integrates modern infrastructure and environmental stewardship, including the preservation of two large trees within its design.

International News

3. Saudi Arabia Announces Opening of First Alcohol Store for Diplomats

  • Saudi Arabia is poised to inaugurate its first alcohol outlet, restricted to diplomats, marking a major shift from its traditional Islamic prohibition.
  • This initiative is part of the Kingdom’s strategy to meet the needs of the international diplomatic community and improve global relations.

4. India and Oman Sign IT Cooperation MoU: Endorsed by Indian Cabinet

  • The Indian Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oman for cooperation in the Information Technology sector.
  • Signed on December 15, 2023, the agreement between India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Oman’s Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology is intended to enhance IT collaboration, including technology exchange and investment.
  • The MoU will be effective for three years from the date of signing.

State News

5. 14th All India Police Commando Competition Hosted in Visakhapatnam

  • The Greyhounds Training Centre in Kapuluppada, Visakhapatnam, is hosting the 14th All India Police Commando Competition (AIPCC), inaugurated by Commissioner A. Ravi Shankar.
  • Elite commando units from 16 states are participating, including renowned forces such as Odisha and Chhattisgarh’s SOG, Maharashtra’s C-60, and various paramilitary groups, promoting inter-state camaraderie and cooperation.

6. Comprehensive Caste Census Commenced in Andhra Pradesh

  • Andhra Pradesh, under the leadership of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, has initiated a detailed caste census, following Bihar to become the second state to undertake such a measure.
  • The census, conducted via a specialized mobile application, aims to document all castes in the state within 20 days to one month and offers over 700 caste selections, including a ‘No caste’ option.

7. Odisha to Establish First ‘Black Tiger Safari’ in the World

  • Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of Odisha has declared the creation of the world’s inaugural ‘black tiger safari’ near the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Mayurbhanj.
  • Spanning 200 hectares near National Highway 18, this unique safari will feature melanistic tigers and include a 100-hectare display area, along with facilities for veterinary care, a rescue center, and amenities for staff and visitors.

Defence News

8. ‘Desert Knight’: Joint Air Exercise by India, France, UAE Over Arabian Sea

  • The tri-nation air exercise ‘Desert Knight’, featuring India, France, and the UAE, was conducted over the Arabian Sea, aiming to enhance synergy and interoperability among the air forces.
  • Focusing on operational tactics and coordination in complex air scenarios, the exercise included a variety of combat jets and aircraft from the participating countries.

9. Indian Navy’s Second VLF Communication Station to be Established in Telangana

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  • The Indian Navy has chosen Telangana for its second Very Low Frequency (VLF) communication transmission station, essential for communication with naval vessels and submarines.
  • Located in the Damagudem forest area near Puduru in Vikarabad mandal, the site wasselected by the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.

Economy News

10. CBDT Reports: Direct Tax-To-GDP Ratio Hits 23-Year High in FY23

  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has announced that the direct tax-to-GDP ratio for FY23 reached a 23-year high at 6.11%.
  • This increase is due to a 17.8% year-on-year growth in direct tax collections, with significant rises in both corporate tax and income tax collections, and an uptick in total income tax filings, indicating improved tax compliance.

Important Days News

11. 14th National Voters’ Day Observed in India on January 25

  • India celebrated the 14th National Voters’ Day on January 25, aimed at fostering active voter participation in the democratic process.
  • The day also marks the establishment of the Election Commission of India in 1950 and underscores the importance of each individual’s vote in shaping India’s future.
  • The observance included various activities and programs nationwide to highlight the significance of voting and democratic involvement.

12. National Tourism Day 2024: Emphasizing Sustainable and Responsible Travel

  • National Tourism Day was celebrated in India on January 25, focusing on the theme ‘Sustainable Journeys, Timeless Memories’ to promote responsible travel.
  • The day highlighted tourism’s role in India’s economy and culture and was marked by seminars and cultural programs.

Ranks & Reports News

13. Swachh Survekshan 2023: Bhopal Ranks 5th in Cleanliness

  • Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, has been ranked as the 5th cleanest city in India for populations over 1 lakh in the Swachh Survekshan 2023.
  • This achievement is attributed to effective waste management practices, innovative recycling initiatives, and adherence to the 3Rs mantra (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

Appointments News

14. Supreme Court Welcomes Justice Prasanna B Varale

  • Justice Prasanna B Varale, previously the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, has been appointed as a judge in the Supreme Court of India.
  • He becomes the third sitting judge from the Dalit community in the Supreme Court and is the only Chief Justice from a Scheduled Caste among the current High Court Chief Justices.

Agreements News

15. Indian Defence Ministry Signs Deal with MDL for 14 Fast Patrol Vessels

  • The Ministry of Defence has entered into a Rs 1,070 crore agreement with Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai, for the construction of 14 Fast Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.
  • These indigenously designed and manufactured vessels, equipped with advanced features, are part of India’s strategy to maintain a “free and open Indo-Pacific” and counter China’s naval influence.

Awards News

16. Ravi Shastri and Farokh Engineer Receive Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Former Indian cricketer and coach Ravi Shastri and Farokh Engineer have been honored with the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Awards.
  • Jasprit Bumrah and Shubman Gill were also recognized for their performances in international cricket, with Bumrah receiving the Polly Umrigar Award for Best International Cricketer – Men and Gill for his exceptional performance in the 2022-23 season.

Sports News

17. Sreeja Akula Secures First Global Table Tennis Title at WTT Feeder Corpus Christi 2024

  • Indian table tennis player Sreeja Akula clinched her first international title at the WTT Feeder Corpus Christi 2024 in Texas, USA, by defeating world No. 46, Lily Zhang of the USA.

18. ICC Awards 2023: Celebrating Cricket Excellence

  • The ICC Awards 2023 recognized Bas de Leede as the ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year and Queentor Abel from Kenya as the ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year for her outstanding performances in T20I cricket.

Science & Technology News

19. BharatGPT: India’s First Large Language Model Unveiled by CoRover.ai

  • CoRover.ai has launched BharatGPT, India’s inaugural Large Language Model (LLM), aimed at improving AI conversations across 22 Indian languages.
  • This indigenous Generative AI platform supports voice modality in over 12 Indian languages and text modality in 22 languages, marking a significant advancement in the field of AI in India.

Obituaries News

20. Renowned Director Norman Jewison Passes Away at 97

  • Norman Jewison, acclaimed for directing the classic film ‘In the Heat of the Night’, has passed away at the age of 97.
  • His diverse filmography, spanning impactful dramas and comedies, has left a significant mark in the cinematic world, with ‘In the Heat of the Night’ being particularly noted for its cultural and cinematic importance.
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