Current Affairs 29 December 2023

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Some importanat Current Affairs  29 December 2023 for SSC,BANK and other exam.

Ayodhya Railway Station renamed as “Ayodhya Dham”

Ayodhya’s redeveloped railway station has been renamed from “Ayodhya Junction” to “Ayodhya Dham” ahead of the Ram temple consecration ceremony on January 22.

The name change was announced by the Indian Railway Conference Association while maintaining the existing alphabetical code of the station.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the redesigned railway station on December 30.

 

PPP nominates first Hindu woman for elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan People’s Party has nominated Dr. Sawira Prakash to contest from Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the general elections.

The decision comes after the Election Commission of Pakistan ordered to field at least 5% women candidates on general seats.

 

Increase in MSP for copra; New Bihar bridge and road widening in Tripura

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved a significant increase in the MSP of Copra for the 2024 season.

MSP has seen an increase of Rs 250-300 per quintal, reaching Rs 11,160-12,000 per quintal, which is 50% more than the cost of production.

Additional decisions include the announcement of a new bridge in Bihar and the 135-km extension of the Khowai-Harina road in Tripura.

 

Government sets target of making 50 lakh digital life certificates by March

The government has set a target to collect 50 lakh digital life certificates from central government pensioners by March 2024.

A saturation-based approach is advised to ensure DLC submissions with a focus on super senior pensioners above 80 years of age.

As part of DLC campaign 2.0, 1.29 crore pensioners have deposited DLC so far.

Amit Shah declares Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir illegal under UAPA

Amit Shah announced to declare MLJK-MA as an ‘unlawful association’ under UAPA.

The organization was accused of anti-national, separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

Government’s strict message: Those who threaten unity and integrity will have to face the full force of the law.

 

President Murmu emphasizes on preventive health care and organ donation

During the 9th convocation of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, the President stressed the need for organ donation awareness and preventive health care.

Murmu praised ILBS for conducting more than a thousand liver transplants and around 300 kidney transplants so far.

He also appreciated the creation of AI Learning Unit in ILBS.

 

SAMARTH has recently introduced specialized training programs on the iGOT Karmayogi platform.

Six SAMARTH-curated training programs for state government officials have been launched on the iGOT Karmayogi platform.

The programs aim to enhance the skills and competencies of government officials to better meet emerging governance needs.

Currently, the comprehensive online learning platform iGOT Karmayogi hosts over 28 lakh registered learners from various government sectors.

 

LIC appointed S. after Pratap. Sundar Krishnan appointed Chief Risk Officer

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Announced the appointment of Sundar Krishnan as the new Chief Risk Officer (CRO).

Krishnan, a chartered accountant, has over 18 years of experience in leadership roles at Reliance Nippon Life Insurance.

He takes over the position from Pratap Chandra Paikarai, as confirmed by LIC in a regulatory filing.

 

CS Rajan takes over as chairman of Kotak Mahindra Bank after RBI approval

The Reserve Bank of India has approved a two-year tenure for CS Rajan as Chairman of Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Effective January 1, 2024, Rajan will succeed Prakash Apte whose tenure will end at the end of 2023.

Rajan, a retired chief secretary of Rajasthan, had previously served as an independent director on the bank’s board.

 

Surya takes ownership of Chennai in the Indian Street Premier League

Surya announced the ownership of the Chennai team in the upcoming Indian Street Premier League (ISPL).

ISPL, India’s first tennis ball T10 cricket tournament inside a stadium, will be held in Mumbai from March 2 to March 9.

The tournament features six teams – Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Srinagar – with 19 high-intensity matches scheduled.

 

China’s Long March-11 carrier rocket successfully flies

China successfully launched the Long March-11 carrier rocket into space, placing three satellites into the planned orbit.

The launch was carried out from the Yangtze River area in Southern China’s Guangdong province.

The newly launched satellites will be used primarily for space science and technology experiments.

 

Haryana organized public dialogue under Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra

Jan Samvad programs are being organized at 3439 places to promote government welfare schemes.

More than 4.6 lakh people participated in health camps, 3.07 lakh got tested for TB and more than 5.62 lakh people were issued Ayushman Bharat cards.

CM Manohar Lal said that PM Modi’s vision is to transform India into a developed nation by 2047, and urged citizens to participate in the campaign.

 

Kerala CM launches new board for transparent public sector recruitment

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched an autonomous board to streamline recruitment in state public sector units (PSUs).

The board, primarily controlled by the Department of Industries and Commerce, will ensure transparency in the selection process.

The preliminary work includes selection for various posts in 20 public institutions and appointment of managing directors in 22 public sector institutions.

 

PM Modi to inaugurate sleeper edition ‘Amrit Bharat Express’ on December 3

PM Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate ‘Amrit Bharat Express’ from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on December 30.

Labeled as “Sleeper variant of high-speed Vande Bharat trains”, this train consists of only second class and sleeper class coaches.

A fare structure has been outlined by the Railways, with the minimum fare set at ₹35 for journeys within the range of 1 to 50 kilometres.

 

Vedanta announces full ownership of Meenakshi Energy

Vedanta, led by Anil Agarwal, completed the acquisition of Meenakshi Energy, making it a wholly owned subsidiary.

The acquisition for Rs 1,440 crore has been approved by the National Company Law Tribunal.

Meenakshi Energy issued 10,00,000 fully paid-up equity shares on December 27, cementing the ownership change.

 

India made its inaugural payment in rupees for the acquisition of crude oil from the United Arab Emirates.

India is now paying for UAE oil imports in rupees, promoting global use of its currency to cut transaction costs.

This strategy helps to diversify supply sources and comply with obligations such as price limits on Russian oil.

Payment for Russian oil and purchases from UAE’s ADNOC have been made in rupees, indicating that more such deals may be on the way.

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