May 28, 2024

17th April 2024 Daily Current Affairs

National & International Appointments

1. Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah appointed as new PM Of Kuwait

  • Kuwait’s Emir has appointed Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah al-Ahmad al-Sabah as the new prime minister of Kuwait.
  • This decision follows the resignation of former Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
  • Sheikh Mohammad submitted his cabinet’s resignation on April 6, following the election of a new parliament on April 4.
  • His resignation was a procedural move after a new parliament was elected.

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International Affairs

2. India allows export of ten thousand tonnes Of Onion to Sri Lanka

  • India has allowed export of ten thousand tonnes of onion to Sri Lanka.
  • It has also allowed an additional quota of ten thousand tonnes of Onion to the United Arab Emirates.
  • The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued a notification in this regard.
  • It said, the additional ten thousand tonnes of Onion export to the United Arab Emirates is above the 24 thousand 400 tonnes allowed earlier.

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Agreement

3. India, Mauritius Sign Protocol To Amend Tax Treaty

  • India and Mauritius closed another lacuna in their Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), tightening the scrutiny on tax avoidance on investments coming into India.
  • The new protocol on DTAA was signed on the 7th of March this year.
  • The latest amendment includes a Principal Purpose Test (PPT) to decide whether a foreign investor is actually eligible for treaty benefits, or was the tax benefit the primary reason to route investments via Mauritius.

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Obituaries

4. Noted Carnatic Musician K G Jayan Passes Away in Kochi

  • Noted Carnatic Musician K G Jayan (90-years) passed away at Tripunithura in Kochi early this morning.
  • Known for his devotional songs, Jayan composed more than 1000 songs and has been the music director for a few Malayalam and Tamil films.
  • He, along with his twin brother, late KG Vijayan was known in the world of South Indian music as Jaya-Vijaya brothers.
  • A Padmasree recepient, Jayan was also awarded the Kerala Sangeetha Akademi and the Harivarasanam Awards.

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16th April 2024 Daily Current Affairs 

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