Daily Current Affairs – 14 February 2024

Daily Current Affairs - 14 February 2024
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Todays Importance

National Ferris Wheel Day.
International Book Giving Day.
National Library Lover’s Day.

Indian School of Business (ISB)

  • Ranked 1st in India and 31st globally in FT Global MBA 2024.
  • Significantly improved from 39th position in 2023.
  • Climbed to 5th position in Asia from 6th last year.

World’s First Air Taxi in Dubai

  • Dubai introduces Joby Aviation S4 air taxi.
  • Accommodates four passengers, pilot with a range of 161 km and top speed of 321 km/h.
  • Promises reduced noise, zero emissions, starts operation in 2026.

Indian Air Force at Singapore Air Show

  • Sarang Helicopter Display Team to showcase aerobatics at Singapore Air Show 2024.
  • Utilizing five Advanced Light Helicopters (‘Dhruv’).
  • Team formed in 2003, first international performance in 2004.

Statue Unveiling for General Bipin Rawat

  • Statue unveiled at TonsBridge School in Dehradun.
  • General Bipin Rawat, first Chief of Defence Staff, died in 2021 helicopter crash.
  • Served as 57th Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee and 26th Chief of Army Staff.

AIIMS Delhi-SBI Smart Payment Card

  • Launched for hassle-free treatment payments, linked to patient IDs.
  • Provided free of cost, no service charges.
  • To be extended across all AIIMS in the country.

Gupteswar Forest in Odisha

  • Declared fourth biodiversity heritage site.
  • Located in Koraput district, adjacent to Gupteswar Shiva temple.
  • Home to diverse flora and fauna, including 8 bat species.

Water Digest World Water Awards 2023-24

  • Recognizes excellence in water management, supported by UNESCO.
  • Noida Authority and Tata Steel’s FAMD among winners.
  • Award categories include best STP, water reuse, and digitalization.

Book Launch: “Maha Swaapnikudu”

  • Biography on N. Chandrababu Naidu by journalist P. Vikram.
  • Released by former Supreme Court judge V. Gopala G kada.

Usha Kiran Khan’s Passing

  • Renowned Hindi and Maithili litterateur, received Sahitya Akademi Award in 2012.
  • Padma Shri awardee in 2015.
  • Wrote notable novel ‘Bhamati: Ek Avismaraniya Premkatha.’

PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana

  • PM Modi announces scheme to boost solar power with an investment of 75000 crore rupees.
  • Aims to provide free electricity to 1 crore households with solar panels.
  • National Online Portal to integrate stakeholders and ensure subsidies reach directly.

Khelo India Athletes Shine in Badminton Challenge

  • Isha Rani Baruah wins Gold in women’s singles at Li Ning Sri Lanka International Badminton

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