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Daily Current Affairs 26th March, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 26th March, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 26th March, 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 26th March, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

Inauguration of a New Hospital in Thimphu by Prime Ministers of India and Bhutan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alongside Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, unveiled a state-of-the-art medical facility in Thimphu. Named the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuk Mother and Child Hospital, this establishment is a testament to the robust developmental collaboration shared between India and Bhutan.

Amul Ventures into the US Market with Fresh Milk

The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), known for its flagship brand Amul, has announced the launch of its fresh milk products in the United States. This marks a significant milestone for Amul, aiming to serve the Indian and Asian communities in the US.

Election Commission Introduces Saksham App for Enhanced Voting Access

The Election Commission has launched the Saksham App, an innovative tool designed to make voting more accessible and inclusive. The app is specifically targeted at assisting voters over 85 years old and those with Disabilities (PWDs) who have a benchmark disability of 40 percent, enabling them to vote from their homes.

State News

50th Anniversary of the Chipko Movement

The Chipko Movement, originating in Uttarakhand in 1973, celebrates its 50th anniversary. “Chipko,” meaning “to embrace,” highlights the movement’s practice of hugging trees to protect them from being cut down, symbolizing a longstanding commitment to environmental conservation.

Allahabad High Court Overturns Madrasa Education Act

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has deemed the UP Board of Madarsa Education Act of 2004 unconstitutional, citing violations of the principle of secularism and certain constitutional articles. The act also conflicts with the University Grants Commission Act of 1956.

Banking News

Federal Bank’s Launch of ‘Flash Pay’ with NPCI

Federal Bank, in collaboration with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), has introduced ‘Flash Pay,’ a RuPay smart keychain enabling contactless payments. This device allows users to easily make payments at metro stations and various PoS terminals.

Government Funds for Regional Rural Banks

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The government, under Prime Minister Modi, has allocated Rs 6212.03 crore to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) for recapitalization. Since their inception in 1975, RRBs have aimed to provide basic banking and financial services to India’s rural populace.

Ranks and Reports News

Mumbai Becomes Asia’s Billionaire Capital

Mumbai has surpassed Beijing as Asia’s billionaire capital, according to a report from the Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute. This places Mumbai as the third richest city globally in terms of billionaires, following New York and London.

Books and Authors News

Launch of ‘Phool Bahadur’ in English

At the Dibrugarh University International Literary Festival, the first Magahi novel, ‘Phool Bahadur,’ was introduced in English translation by Abhay K, highlighting the literary contributions of Nalanda, Bihar.

Science and Technology News

Asteroid Named After Indian Scientist Prof Jayant Murthy

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has honored Indian astrophysicist Professor Jayant Murthy by naming an asteroid after him, recognizing his significant contributions to the field.

Discovery of a New Isopod Species Named after ISRO

A new deep-sea isopod species, part of the genus Brucethoa, was discovered near Kollam, Kerala. This species, found in the gills of a fish, highlights the rich biodiversity of the region.

Sports News

Carlos Sainz Wins at the Australian Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz from Ferrari claimed victory at the Australian Grand Prix, showcasing an impressive recovery post-appendicitis surgery. This race saw Max Verstappen of Red Bull retiring for the first time in two years.

Schemes and Committees News

Supreme Court’s Initiative for Great Indian Bustard Preservation

The Supreme Court has formed an expert committee led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud to conserve the endangered Great Indian Bustard, focusing on mitigating risks from high-voltage power lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan.


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