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Daily Current Affairs 8th May, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8th May, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8th May, 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 8th May, 2024 Current affairs test.

International News

Nepal’s Population Trends and Demographic Indicators

The National Statistics Office (NSO) reports that Nepal’s population growth rate has reached a historical low of 0.92% annually over the past decade, the slowest in 80 years. Nepal’s current population is approximately 29.2 million, marking an increase of 2.7 million between mid-April 2011 and mid-April 2021.

Scientists Unveil World’s Deepest Blue Hole in Mexico

Researchers, in a study published in Frontiers in Marine Science, have discovered the deepest blue hole on Earth, the Taam Ja’ Blue Hole in Mexico’s Chetumal Bay. Descending to a remarkable depth of 1,380 feet, it surpasses the previous record-holder, the Sansha Yongle Blue Hole, by 480 feet. This discovery provides an exciting opportunity for marine research and exploration.

26th ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting in New Delhi

The 26th ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting was held in New Delhi, co-chaired by Secretary (East) Jaideep Mazumdar and Singapore’s Permanent Secretary Albert Chua. The meeting reviewed ASEAN-India relations based on the ASEAN-India Plan of Action (2021-2025). Discussions covered the political-security, economic, and socio-cultural dimensions, emphasizing the Prime Ministers’ 12-Point Proposal and preparations for the next ASEAN-India Summit in Vientiane.

Appointments News

Visa Appoints Sujai Raina as India Country Manager

Visa, the global digital payments company, has appointed Sujai Raina as the new Country Manager for India. In this position, he will oversee the implementation of Visa’s strategic vision in India, building relationships with clients and the local payments industry.

Banking News

ICICI Bank Introduces UPI for NRIs Using International Mobile Numbers

ICICI Bank has introduced a new feature that allows non-resident Indian (NRI) customers to conduct UPI transactions in India using their international mobile numbers. This eliminates the need to link an Indian mobile number with NRE/NRO accounts, streamlining payments for NRIs.

Business News

Infibeam’s CCAvenue Expands Merchant Access Through Shivalik SFB Partnership

CCAvenue, the payment platform of Infibeam Avenues, has formed a strategic alliance with Shivalik Small Finance Bank (SFB) to improve merchant access. This partnership allows CCAvenue merchants to reach Shivalik SFB’s customer base. The integration enables Shivalik SFB account holders to make payments on CCAvenue-powered websites via internet banking.

Bajaj Auto Set to Revolutionize Transportation with World’s First CNG Motorcycle

Bajaj Auto, led by Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj, is poised to launch the world’s first CNG-powered motorcycle on June 18, 2024. With rising fuel prices, this initiative aims to offer a more economical transportation option for daily commuters by reducing operating costs compared to traditional gasoline motorcycles.

Awards News

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2024 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Columbia University, on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, announced the winners of the 2024 Pulitzer Prizes on May 7, 2024. These awards are recognized as the most distinguished accolades in journalism and the arts. The honorees will receive their awards at a formal ceremony presided over by the president of Columbia University.

Oxford Bookstores Honors Excellence in Book Design and Visual Arts

Oxford Bookstores declared Bhavi Mehta the winner of the 9th Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize. Mehta was recognized for designing the cover of “The Book Beautiful,” a book by Pradeep Sebastian published by Hachette India.

Defence News

Border Road Organisation Celebrates 65th Raising Day

The Border Road Organisation (BRO), a key defense infrastructure entity, celebrated its 65th Raising Day on May 7, 2024. The Union Defence Secretary, Giridhar Aramane, presided over the ceremony in New Delhi and commended the BRO for its vital infrastructure development efforts in harsh terrains and adverse weather.

Indian Army and IAF Conduct Joint Exercise in Punjab

The Indian Army’s Kharga Corps, under the Western Command, completed a three-day joint exercise with the Indian Air Force (IAF) at various locations across Punjab. The exercise, “Gagan Strike-II,” included attack helicopters like Apache and ALH-WSI, UAVs, and special forces to refine strategies and verify the role of attack helicopters in mechanized operations.

Important Days

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2024 Observed on May 8th

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated every year on May 8th to honor the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The 2024 theme, “Keeping Humanity Alive,” highlights the efforts of those who dedicate their time and sometimes lives to help others and safeguard their dignity.

World Thalassaemia Day 2024 Celebrated on 8th May

Observed every May 8th, World Thalassaemia Day aims to increase global awareness, support affected individuals and their caregivers, and promote research for a cure. This year’s theme, “Empowering Lives, Embracing Progress: Equitable and Accessible Thalassaemia Treatment for All,” underscores the importance of accessible treatment.

Obituaries News

Renowned Urdu Writer Salam Bin Razzaq Passes Away at 83

Salam Bin Razzaq, a notable Urdu writer and scholar, died at his residence in Navi Mumbai after a prolonged illness. Known formally as Shaikh Abdussalam Abdurrazzaq, he passed away at the age of 83, as confirmed by a family friend.

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