Daily Current Affairs – 17 February 2024

Hello Readers!!!! Preparing For Competitive Exams?? Then you should keep up with Daily Current Affairs. In this Article We’ll explore the latest news in India as of February 17, 2024.

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Today’s Importance

  • National Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • National Public Science Day ·
  • World Human Spirit Day · 

Sikkim INSPIRES Program (World Bank-assisted)

  • Launched on Feb 15, 2024, in Gangtok.
  • Collaborative effort between Sikkim Government and World Bank.
  • Focuses on economic growth, especially for women and youth.
  • Engages 9 government departments over 5 years.
  • Aims to create an ecosystem for economic prosperity.

IIT Jammu’s Anti-Drone System

  • Developed by Prof. Karan Nathwani.
  • Uses sound technology to detect drones, aircraft, and birds.
  • Effective up to 300 meters.
  • Cost: ₹4 lakh.

Taj Mahotsav 2024

  • Annual 10-day cultural festival in Agra, Feb 17–27.
  • Theme: ‘Sanskriti and Samriddhi.’
  • Showcases tribal crafts, traditional arts, cuisines, and music.

Haryana’s ‘Van Mitra’ Scheme

  • Launched by CM Manohar Lal Khattar.
  • Encourages tree planting in non-forest areas.
  • Individuals with income < ₹1.80 lakh can register.
  • Incentives for planting and maintaining trees.
  • Continues for 4 years, with decreasing incentives.

UP Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana

  • Grant increased from ₹15,000 to ₹25,000.
  • Effective from April 1, 2024.
  • Supports girls’ education and health.
  • Launched in April 2019 to address social issues.

PM Modi’s Development Projects in Rewari, Haryana

  • Inaugurated AIIMS in Rewari and Jyotisar Anubhav Kendra.
  • Total worth: ₹9750 crores.
  • AIIMS Rewari is the 22nd AIIMS in India.

Iron Ore Deposits in Rajasthan’s Karauli

  • Deposits of over 840 million tonnes found.
  • Indications of magnetite and hematite.
  • Potential source for metallic iron extraction.

South Indian Bank Wins Best Technology Bank Award

  • Honored at 19th IBA Annual Banking Technology Conference.
  • Recognized for excellence in various categories.
  • Awards presented by Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar.
  • Acknowledged for modern digital solutions.

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