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DAILY GK 24-26 MAR

 DAILY GK 24-26 MAR

1.         IMT TRILAT-2024: INDIA, MOZAMBIQUE, TANZANIA MARITIME EXERCISE

·           ExerciseMozambique Tanzania (IMT) Tri-Lateral (TRILAT) Exercise (IMT-TRILAT 2024), the joint maritime exercises between the navies of India, Mozambique and Tanzania commenced

·           The exercise is scheduled to be held in two phases, the harbour Phase and the Sea Phase

·           Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)- R Hari Kumar

·           Motto- “Sam no Varunah” meaning: “Be auspicious unto us Oh Varuna”

 

2.         RAJASTHAN BECOMES 1ST STATE TO LAUNCH WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

·           Rajasthan became the 1st Indian state to launch the State Water Resources Information Systems dashboard to forecast drought and to enable better water management based on water availability.

·           The complete data of 805 dams, daily data of 242 dams and the live data of 88 dams will be available in the portal.

·           The data of Ganga and Bhakra canal system, Bisalpur, Jawai, Gudha Jawahar Sagar dams will be available live through SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition).

 

3.         MEITY & NIXI LAUNCHED BHASHA NET PORTAL

·           Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) launched the BhashaNet portal to advance the vision of digital inclusion.

·           The portal was launched during the Universal Acceptance Day India event held on 21st March 2024 at Dr.Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi, Delhi.

·           Bhasha Net aims to create a multilingual internet where local language website names and email IDs work seamlessly everywhere.

·           The event was held under the themeBhashaNet: Impetus Towards Universal Acceptance”.

 

4.         ‘OPERATION INDRAVATI’ LAUNCHED TO EVACUATE STRANDED INDIANS IN HAITI

·           The Government of India (GoI) launched ‘Operation Indravati’ to evacuate stranded Indians in Haiti after armed gangs seized control of most of the Caribbean nation.

·           Haiti, Located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, borders the Dominican Republic on the eastern side of the island. Its closest neighbors include Jamaica to the west and Cuba to the northwest.

·           Capital – Port-au-Prince

·           Currency – Haitian Gourde

 

5.         PRESIDENT OF INDIAN STEEL ASSOCIATION

·           Naveen Jindal, Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power (JSP), took charge as President of the Indian Steel Association (ISA), the apex body of the domestic steel industry.

·           Jindal is the President of Flag Foundation of India, a non-governmental organization and the founding Chancellor of O. P. Jindal Global University in Sonipat, Haryana.

·           As per the World Steel Association (World Steel), India is the second largest steel producer in the world.

 

6.         ISRO CONDUCTS ‘PUSHPAK’ REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE LANDING EXPERIMENT

·           Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the “Pushpak” – Reusable Launch Vehicle Autonomous Landing Mission (RLV-LEX-02) at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Chitradurga, Karnataka.

·           Pushpakhas been designed as an all-rocket and fully reusable single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) vehicle.

·           It includes several important elements like the X-34 test bed technology demonstrator, the X-33 advanced technology demonstrator, as well as the upgraded Delta Clipper-Experimental Advanced (DC-XA) flight demonstrator.

·           ISRO Chairman – S. Somanath

·           Headquarters–  Bengaluru, Karnataka

·           Established in– 1969

 

7.         INDIAN CONTINGENT AT 2024 PARIS OLYMPICS

·           The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) named table tennis player AchantaSharath Kamal as India’s flagbearer for the 2024 Paris Olympics, set to be held in Paris, France.

·           Sharath Kamal will be the 19th flag bearer for India at the Olympics.

·           The IOA also appointed boxer MangteChungneijang Mary Kom as the chef de mission of the Indian Olympic contingent.

·           Luge player Shiva Keshavan was appointed as the deputy chef de mission.

·           GaganNarang has been tasked with overseeing India’s operations at the shooting range at the Paris Olympics.

·           IOA is the governing body for the Olympic Movement and the Commonwealth Games in India.

·           President– P.T. Usha

·           Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi

 

8.         INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS 2024 – MARCH 21

·           The theme for International Day of Forests 2024 is “Forests and Innovation: New Solutions for a Better World”.

 

9.         INDIA LEADS ITU’S DIGITAL INNOVATION BOARD OF ITU

·           Dr Neeraj Mittal, Secretary of the Department of Telecommunications(DoT), was unanimously elected as the Co-Chairman of the Digital Innovation Board of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

·           ITU is a United Nations (UN) specialized agency for information and communication technology(ICT)

·           The board includes Ministers and Vice Ministers of Telecom/ICT of 23 Member Countries of ITU.

·           The ITU has started the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alliance for Digital Development to respond to significant unmet needs of ITU Membership in the area of innovation, as articulated in the Kigali Action Plan which was adopted at World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022 (WTDC-22) and the Outcomes of ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022(PP-22).

·           ITU Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

 

10.      UN’S 4TH GEM REPORT

·           According to the United Nations (UNGlobal E-waste Monitor (GEM) 2024, the global electronic waste (e-waste) generation is rising 5 times faster than documented e-waste recycling.

·           Globally the e-waste generation is increasing by 2.6 million tonnes (Mt) annually.

·           The report revealed that the world generated 62 Mt of e-waste in 2022, up 82% from 2010.

·           This is equivalent to filling 1.55 million (40-tonne average capacity) trucks.

·           GEM has served as a pivotal tool in understanding and addressing the escalating issue of electronic waste (e-waste) since its inception in 2014.

·           The 2024 GEM report is funded and prepared in partnership, with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research – Sustainable Cycles Programme (UNITAR-SCYCLE), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the Fondation Carmignac.

 

11.      UNITED NATIONS ADOPTS 1ST GLOBAL RESOLUTION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 

·           The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) unanimously adopted the 1st global resolution on Artificial Intelligence (AI) which encourages nations to safeguard human rights, protect personal data, and monitor AI for risks.

·           The non binding resolution was proposed by the United States of America(USA) and was co-sponsored by 123 countries, including China, Cuba, and Russia.

·           The primary objective of the resolution is to use AI which can help in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 such as Ending Global Hunger and Poverty,Improving health worldwide,Ensuring Quality Secondary Education for All Children,Achieving Gender Equality.

·           UNSecretary-General– Antonio Guterres (Portugal)

·           Headquarters– New York, USA

·           Established– 1945

·           Member countries– 193

 

12.      2024 ABEL PRIZE

·           The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced Michel Pierre Talagrand, the French mathematician, as the 2024 Abel Prize winner in Oslo, Norway.

·           Michel Talagrand, a 72- year-old retired mathematician of French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), was honoured for his work in probility theory involved understanding random phenomenon particularly, Gaussian process.

·           Norway’s King Harald V will present the Abel Prize to Michel Talagrand at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway on 21st May, 2024.

·           The Abel Prize was established in 2002 by Norwegian Parliament (The Storting) in the honor of Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel.

·           The award carries a cash prize of 7.5 million Norwegian Krone(USD 7,10,000).

·           Its also called math Nobel Prize

 

13.      AIRLINE OF THE YEAR AT 2024 AWARDS

·           The Indian airline IndiGo was named as the “Airline of the Year” at the 2024 Air Transport Awards held at Ekali, Greece.

·           IndiGo became the first Indian airline to carry 100 million passengers in a single calendar year (2023).

 

14.      PRIME MINISTER OF PORTUGAL

·           The Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa named Luis Filipe Montenegro Cardoso de Morais Esteves, the head of  center-right of Democratic Alliance(DA), as the Prime Minister(PM) of Portugal.

·           Montenegro won the parliamentary election by securing 80 seats of the total  230 seats

·           Capital – Lisbon

·           Currency – Euro

 

15.      WTT FEEDER BEIRUT 2024

·           India’s SathiyanGnanasekaran(hailing from Tamil Nadu) won the men’s singles title World Table Tennis (WTTFeeder Beirut 2024 by defeating compatriot ManavVikasThakkar(Gujarat) in the finals.

·           He became the first ever Indian player to Men’s Singles trophy at a WTT Feeder Series event.

·           WTT Feeder Beirut 2024 was held at the Al Kawthar Secondary School in Beirut, Lebanon.

·           India’s ManushUtpalbhaiShah(Gujarat) and Diya Parag Chitale (Maharashtra) won the Mixed Doubles title at WTT Feeder Beirut 2024 by defeating compatriots ManavVikash Thakkar and Archana Girish Kamath(Karnataka) in the finals.

·           Women’s Singles: Xia Lian Ni of Luxembourg won the women’s singles title by defeating Suh Hyo Won(South Korea) in the finals.

·           Men’s Doubles: Andy Pereira and Jorge Campos of Cuba won the Men’s Doubles title by defeating Indian duo Manush Shah and Manav Thakkar in the finals.

 

16.      WORLD WATER DAY 2024 – MARCH 22 

·           The theme of UN’s World Water Day 2024 is “Water for Peace”/ “Leveraging Water for Peace.”

 

17.      WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY 2024 – MARCH 23

·           The 2024 theme for World Meteorological Day 2024 is, “At the Frontline of Climate Action.”

·           World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland

·           WMO Members– 193 Members, including 187 Member States and 6 Territories

 

18.      SHAHEED DIWAS OR MARTYRS’ DAY 2024 – MARCH 23

·           Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day is annually observed across the globe on 23rd March to mark the death anniversary of Bhagat SinghShivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar, the three revolutionaries of India who were executed by the British government.

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