Current Affairs 25 January 2024

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Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to launch ‘Fit India Champions’

The exciting ‘Fit India Champions’ podcast series by the ministry will feature top athletes like Neeraj Chopra and Sheetal Devi.

The ten-episode series will debut highlighting the remarkable achievements and inspiring stories of India’s sporting heroes.

Available on various digital platforms, the series aims to provide insight into the lifestyles of famous athletes.


14th All India Police Commando Competition: Visakhapatnam

The 14th edition of All India Police Commando Competition was held at A.P. Visakhapatnam. Police Greyhounds training began at the facility.

Police Commissioner A. Inaugurated by Ravi Shankar, the event was attended by elite commando forces from 16 states.

SOG from Odisha and Chhattisgarh, C-60 from Maharashtra and paramilitary forces like BSF, CRPF and Assam Rifles.


Agreement between ACME and IHI Forge for supply of green ammonia from India to Japan

India is poised to become a global leader in green hydrogen and ammonia production.

ACME, the Indian renewable energy company, has partnered with Japan’s IHI in one of the world’s largest agreements for green ammonia supply.

The India-Japan Clean Energy Partnership, launched by Prime Ministers Modi and Kishida, promotes collaborative efforts in meeting the global demand for sustainable energy sources.


Madrid secures hosting rights for Spanish F1 Grand Prix from 2026

Madrid will take over from Barcelona as host city of the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix for a decade starting in 2026 until 2035.

Formula 1 Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali expresses his enthusiasm for Madrid’s sporting and cultural heritage.

The new circuit boasts of a challenging layout of 5.47 kilometers with 20 corners.


Nitin Gadkari unveils ambitious national ropeway plan: ranges

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced a comprehensive plan for over 200 ropeway projects totaling Rs 1.25 lakh crore over the next five years.

The National Ropeway Development Programme, named Parvatamalay, aims to make ropeways economically viable with emphasis on public private partnership.

Gadkari highlighted the twin benefits of promoting tourism and employment generation in hilly areas.


ONGC gets government approval to set up ‘ONGC Green Limited’

ONGC is set to set up a wholly owned subsidiary, ‘ONGC Green Limited’, for gas business and clean energy initiatives.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has approved ONGC’s strategic move into green hydrogen, renewable energy and biofuels.

ONGC aims to invest Rs 1 lakh crore to achieve 10 GW renewable energy capacity and two million tonnes of green ammonia production by 2035.


India overtook Hong Kong, secured fourth position in global stock market

India became the world’s fourth largest stock exchange by market capitalization on January 22, overtaking Hong Kong.

The US continues to hold the top position with a market cap of $50.86 trillion, followed by China with $8.44 trillion and Japan with $6.36 trillion.

India’s market cap stood at $4.33 trillion compared to Hong Kong’s $4.29 trillion.


IICF announces construction of mosque in Ayodhya

Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) started construction of “Masjid Muhammad bin Abdullah” mosque in Ayodhya.

IICF considers crowdfunding as a means of financing mosque construction.

After the Supreme Court’s 2019 decision declaring the Babri Masjid demolition illegal, the Muslim community was allotted separate land to build the mosque.


Documentary ‘To Kill a Tiger’ earns best feature nomination at Oscars

Nisha Pahuja’s ‘To Kill a Tiger’, based on an Indian village, has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2024 Academy Awards.

The film revolves around Ranjit’s continued quest for justice for the kidnapping and attack of his daughter.

Premiere at TIFF 2022, it won the Amplify Voice Award; The 96th annual Oscars face competition from four other documentaries.


National Girl Child Day 2024

National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India on 24 January, an annual celebration dedicated to promoting and raising awareness of initiatives that enhance the well-being, education and rights of girls in Indian society.

Started by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2008, the day emphasizes the need for gender equality and empowerment.


Colonel C.K. Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award

Ravi Shastri, who played an important role in India’s historic Gabba Test victory, was honored with the award of Colonel C.K. Received Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award.

BCCI also honored former Indian wicketkeeper Farooq Engineer in this grand ceremony.

The honor recognizes Shastri’s versatile career, which included being part of India’s World Cup-winning team in 1983 and earning Player of the Series in the 1985 World Series.


Vice President inaugurates ‘Our Constitution, Our Respect’ campaign

Vice President Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated ‘Our Constitution, Our Honor’ to commemorate 75 years of Republic of India.

The campaign reaffirmed the commitment to the principles of the Constitution of India and promoted national shared values.

It aims to instill pride and responsibility in upholding constitutional ideals, empowering citizens to participate in and contribute meaningfully to democracy.


V.P. Dhankhar launches Nyay Setu integrated legal aid interface

The launch of Nyay Setu proved to be an important and transformative step in expanding the scope of legal services to the remotest corners.

The platform brings together legal information, advice and assistance, creating a unique legal interface.

This is an enabling step towards promoting a more inclusive and equitable society.

It was launched on the eve of the ‘Hamara Samvidhan, Hamara Samman’ campaign.


BHISHM Cube is a portion of Mission Arogya Maitri.

This is a state-of-the-art indigenous mobile hospital.

Ad Cube is integrated with AI and data analytics to facilitate effective coordination, real-time monitoring and efficient management of medical services in the field.

It saved the life of Ramakrishna Srivastava during the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ program in Ayodhya.


Subhash Chandra Bose Disaster Management Award-2024

Subhash Chandra Bose Disaster Management Award-2024 honored 60 Parachute Field Hospitals of Uttar Pradesh in recognition of their exceptional service in disaster management.

These prestigious awards are instituted by the Government of India.

The awards celebrate the selfless contribution and dedication of individuals and organizations towards disaster management.



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