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12th January 2024 Daily Current Affairs

National Affairs

1. Land Ports authority releases report on Gender-Inclusive Framework

  • Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) has released a report on ‘Engendering Land Ports in India’ in New Delhi.
  • The main objective of the report is to develop a framework for gender inclusive cross border trade and tourism through land Ports in the country.
  • Chairman of LPAI Aditya Mishra, a step towards making a gender-positive environment.
  • The Land Ports Authority of India will implement the recommendation of the reports to make land Ports more gender neutral.

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Agreement

2. Former SBI officer joins NARCL as MD & CEO

  • Chief General Manager at Canara Bank P Santhosh appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL).
  • Former MD and CEO of NARC Natarajan Sundar resigned from the post.
  • The National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) is the name of the asset reconstruction company incorporated to take over and dispose of the stressed assets of commercial banks.

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Agreement

3. Simmtech signs MoU worth Rs1,250 crore for creating semiconductor ecosystem

  • Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav revealed this during a seminar, part of ongoing Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar.
  • The South Korean firm has been allotted 30 acres of land and the work will start in the next two-three months. The company will need 6-7 months to set up the plants.
  • The company has been given subsidy under SPECS.
  • Simmtech is the world’s biggest manufacturer of semiconductor substrates.

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Summits & Conferences

4. India and UAE Signed Four MOUs at Gujarat Summit

  • At the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, India exchanged four MOUs with the UAE.
  • The MoUs are related to Investment cooperation in innovative healthcare, renewable energy, food parks and logistics cooperation.
  • Totally 35 countries have participated in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit as partner countries.
  • India and the Czech Republic agreed to build a strategic partnership in fields such as research and technology at the Summit.

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National Affairs

5. Assam Government Initiates ‘Gunotsav 2024’

  • ‘Gunotsav 2024′ has been launched by the Assam Government for holistic assessment of students’ performance.
  • It is covering all government primary and secondary schools in the state.
  • ‘Gunotsav 2024’ will identify learning gaps in each child and ensure quality education with grade-specific outcomes.
  • It has been launched for holistic assessment of the performance of about 40 lakh students of 43,498 government schools in 35 districts of the state.

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National Affairs

6. PM Modi inaugurated India’s longest sea bridge ‘Atal Setu’ in Mumbai

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL),the country’s longest sea bridge.
  • The 21.8-kilometre-long sea bridge, named the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri–Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, has been built at a cost of more than Rs 17,840 crore.
  • The bridge, connecting South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai (between Sewri and Nhava Sheva), will reduce the current two-hour journey to just around 15-20 minutes.

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Books & Authors

7. Bhupendra Yadav launches book titled ‘Modi: Energising a Green Future’

  • Union Minister Bhupender Yadav, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), has recently unveiled an insightful book titled “Modi: Energising A Green Future”.
  • This book, a significant addition to environmental literature, is published by Pentagon Press in collaboration with the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation.
  • The central theme of the book revolves around Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and actions for a sustainable and eco-friendly future.

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National Affairs

8. Global Unemployment set to reach 5.2% In 2024, ILO Reports

  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) released a report named ‘World Employment and Social Outlook Report 2024’.
  • ILO claimed in its report that the global unemployment rate is expected to increase to 5.2 percent in the year 2024.
  • The ILO’s 2024 ‘World Employment and Social Outlook’ report estimates that the number of unemployed people will increase to 2 million.
  • The global unemployment rate will increase from 5.1 percent in 2023 to 5.2 percent in 2024.

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