Daily Current Affairs – 15 February 2024

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Today’s Importance

  • World Hippo Day
  • National Gumdrop Day
  • Singles Awareness Day
  • Annoy Squidward Day

India’s GovTech Triumph

  • Secures 9th GovTech Prize at 2024 World Government Summit in Dubai.
  • Ministry for Road Transport & Highways honored for iRASTE project.
  • AI technology deployed to enhance road safety and prevent accidents.
    Key Event Details:
  • 2024 World Government Summit held in Dubai from February 12–14.
  • Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum presents the award.
    Sheikh’s Recognition:
  • Award received by Tadu Mamu, Consul at the Consulate General of India.
  • Symbolizes global acknowledgment of India’s technological advancements.

ICAI Leadership Transition:

  • ICAI, established in 1949, plays a vital role in setting accounting standards.
  • Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal elected 72nd President of ICAI, replacing Aniket S. Talati.
  • Governed by The Chartered Accountants Act, it operates under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Lakhpati Didi Initiative for Women Empowerment

  • President Draupadi Murmu addresses ‘Lakhpati Didi sammelan’ at Beneshwar Dham, Rajasthan.
  • PM Modi’s initiative announced in 2023 aims to encourage women in micro-enterprises.
  • Trains two crore women in skills like plumbing, LED bulb making, drone operation, and tailoring.

APAAR Initiative – Unified Student ID Card

  • Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launches APAAR for a 12-digit student ID.
  • Aligned with NEP, it consolidates academic achievements in a unified platform.
  • Voluntary registration with 25 crore APAAR IDs already created.

Digital India futureSKILLS Summit

  • Ministry of Electronics & IT hosts first-ever Future Skills Summit in Guwahati.
  • Focus on shaping India’s talent with four-panel discussions on emerging technologies.
  • Over 1,000 attendees, including industry leaders and academia.

SUFALAM Startup Conclave and Food Processing

  • Union Minister inaugurates “SUFALAM” for catalyzing innovation in food processing.
  • Acknowledges India’s significant growth in the food processing sector.
  • Highlights collaboration for driving industry growth.

Indian Power Stations O&M Conference 2024

  • Inaugurated by Raj Kumar Singh, the conference in Raipur emphasizes safe power generation.
  • NTPC Limited hosts discussions on innovative strategies for enhanced safety and reliability.

Haryana Police’s Drone Usage in Farmer Protest

  • Haryana Police pioneers tear gas drone use in protesting farmers on the Punjab-Haryana boundary.
  • Utilizes drones from Drone Imaging and Information Service of Haryana Limited (DRIISHYA).

Assam’s ‘Kaji Nemu’ Declared State Fruit

  • Assam officially declares kaji nemu as the state fruit.
  • Recognized for its unique qualities and received the GI tag in 2019.
  • Acknowledges local agricultural significance.

Kerala’s TB Elimination Recognition

  • Kerala honored by the Union Ministry for Health for outstanding TB elimination efforts.
  • Recognized for coordinating the National TB Eradication program in the private sector.
  • Recorded highest private sector TB patient registrations on the Nikshay portal.
  • State actively engaged in eliminating TB by 2025.

Nikshay Poshan Yojana for TB Patients

  • NPY launched in 2018 supports TB patients with a monthly DBT of Rs 500 for nutrition.
  • Aims to aid every TB patient in their nutritional needs.
  • Part of India’s goal to eliminate TB by 2025.

Chess Olympiad Torch Handover

  • Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich transfer Chess Olympiad Torch to Budapest.
  • Ceremony held at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi.
  • Uzbekistan wins gold in the open event, Ukraine in the Women’s event, and India secures Bronze in both at the 44th Chess Olympiad in 2022.

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