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Daily Current Affairs 26th December 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26th December2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26th December2023. 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 26th December2023 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. India’s President Draupadi Murmu Endorses Criminal Code Bills

  • President Draupadi Murmu has endorsed three significant criminal code bills, leading to major changes in India’s judicial framework.
  • The bills include the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Act, superseding existing laws from 1872.
  • These laws redefine terrorism, introduce “Offences Against the State”, and notably eliminate the crime of sedition.

2. One Crore Ayushman Cards Issued Under Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates the issuance of one crore Ayushman cards under the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.
  • The Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana cards provide free medical treatments up to Rs 5 lakh per year per family.

International News

3. UN Proclaims 2024 as International Year of Camelids

  • The United Nations has declared 2024 as the International Year of Camelids.
  • This initiative aims to raise awareness about camelids’ role and their contributions to human life.

4. Angola Exits OPEC in 2024

  • Angola, an important oil producer, announces its departure from OPEC effective January 1, 2024.
  • This follows similar exits by Ecuador and Qatar in recent years.

5. India Secures Lithium Exploration Rights in Argentina

  • India is nearing a deal to obtain exploration and mining rights for lithium in Argentina.
  • This investment involves about Rs 200 crore over five years, tapping into Argentina’s significant lithium reserves.

State News

6. Uttar Pradesh to Build India’s First AI City in Lucknow

  • Uttar Pradesh plans to establish India’s first AI city in Lucknow, focusing on artificial intelligence development and innovation.

7. Manipur Launches SAANS Campaign 2023-24

  • Manipur initiates the SAANS Campaign 2023-24 in Imphal, aiming to combat childhood pneumonia.
  • The campaign is led by Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh.

8. Bihar Police’s ‘Mission Investigation@75 Days’

  • Bihar Police introduces ‘Mission Investigation@75 Days’ starting January 1, 2024, to enhance the state’s criminal justice system.

Sports News

9. Khelo India Youth Games 2023 in Tamil Nadu

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  • The Khelo India Youth Games 2023 are set to begin on January 19, 2024, in Tamil Nadu.
  • Squash will be featured for the first time, expanding the sports lineup.

Economy News

10. Government Likely to Miss FY24 Disinvestment Target

  • The government’s disinvestment target for FY24, including key companies, is likely to be missed.
  • Privatization efforts are expected to resume post the April/May elections.

Important Days News

11. Observance of Veer Bal Diwas on December 26

  • Veer Bal Diwas to be observed on December 26, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The day commemorates the bravery of Sri Guru Gobind Singh’s sons, Sahibzadas Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji.

Appointments News

12. Satish Kumar Kalra as Interim MD and CEO of North East Small Finance Bank

  • Satish Kumar Kalra has been appointed as the interim managing director and CEO of North East Small Finance Bank.

13. Pramod Agrawal as Chairman of Bombay Stock Exchange

  • Pramod Agrawal, former head of Coal India, is approved as the Chairman of the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Books & Authors News

14. Raghuram Rajan’s New Book ‘Breaking the Mould’

  • Raghuram Rajan, with Rohit Lamba, releases ‘Breaking the Mould: Reimagining India’s Economic Future.’

15. PM Modi Unveils Collected Works of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya

  • Prime Minister Modi unveils a series of 11 volumes containing the collected works of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya.

Science & Technology News

16. ISRO’s Aditya-L1 Mission Arrives at Lagrangian Point L1

  • ISRO’s Chairman S Somanath confirms Aditya-L1, India’s first solar mission, has reached the Lagrangian point L1.
  • Launched from Sriharikota, Aditya-L1 will undertake comprehensive solar studies.
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