11th March 2024 Daily Current Affairs Update

11th March 2024 Daily Current Affairs Update

Important day

International Day of Women Judges -10 March

  • The International Day of Women Judges is celebrated on 10 March every year.
  • This is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of women judges worldwide.
  • It just a reminder of the importance of women’s participation in all levels of decision-making for the achievement of equality and democracy.

Exam Related Facts

  • The United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of Women Judges on 10 March to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in the judiciary.

National News

PM Modi unveils 125-feet tall statue of Lachit Borphukan

  • The foundation of the statue was laid by former President Ram Nath Kovind in February 2022.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a 125-foot bronze statue of ‘Ahom general’ Lachit Borphukan in Assam’s Jorhat.
  • The height of the statute, built by Ram Vanji Sutar, is 84 feet and it is set on a pedestal of 41 feet, making the structure 125 feet tall.

Exam Related Facts

  • Ahom General Lachit Barphukan was one of the five Barphukans who held administrative, judicial, and military duties in the Ahom kingdom of Assam and was born in 1622.
  • He is remembered as a military commander for leading Ahom forces against a Mughal invasion in the 1671 Battle of Saraighat.
  • His birthday is celebrated as Lachit Divas, a symbol of Assamese bravery.
  • And his military prowess is honored by the National Defence Academy (NDA), which awards the Lachit Barphukan trophy to its best-graduating cadet every year.


Hardeep S Puri Inaugurates 5th ONGC Para Games

  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has inaugurated the 5th Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) Para Games at New Delhi’s Thyagaraj Stadium.
  • The ONGC Para Games is a testament to the spirit of the participating athletes.
  • Athletes from various oil and gas public enterprises will compete across disciplines such as athletics, badminton, table tennis, and wheelchair racing.

Exam related facts

The 5th ONGC Para Games, featuring a total of 371 athletes will witness active participation across a range of sporting disciplines

India to construct a 10,000-GPU Supercomputer for self-sufficient AI advancement

  • The Indian government, led by PM Narendra Modi, has approved a new $1.24 billion investment for the IndiaAI mission, a “national-level” plan designed to create an all-Indian AI ecosystem from scratch.
  • This initiative aims to create an all-Indian AI ecosystem from scratch, bolstering India’s technological prowess and fostering innovation in AI.
  • Most of the proposed funds will likely be allocated to build a new, powerful high-performance computing (HPC) system, which will serve as India’s central AI infrastructure for both the public and private sectors.

Exam Related Facts

  • The HPC system, will be developed through a public-private partnership to support startups and research organizations.


PM Modi lays foundation stone of “Experience of Spirituality at Chitrakoot Ghat” project in Chitrakoot

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan and inaugurated projects worth 118 crore 72 lakh rupees in Madhya Pradesh through video conferencing.
  • PM also laid the foundation stone of the “Experience of Spirituality at Chitrakoot Ghat” project in Chitrakoot.
  • The Prime Minister performed the Bhoomi Pujan of the upgradation and development works of Ganga Ghats at a cost of about 26 crore 55 lakh rupees.
  • Under the Prasad Scheme in Amarkantak, The Prime Minister also inaugurated various development works worth 50 crore, Which includes development around Narmada Temple, and expansion of tourist and public facilities in Amarkantak. It Includes various projects in Gwalior and Chitrakoot under Swadesh Darshan 2.0 scheme and development work of Amarkantak and Pitambara Peeth Temple Datia under Prasad scheme.


Exam Related Facts

  • PM Modi dedicated the Sela tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh to the country
  • PM Modi inaugurates India’s first underwater metro in Kolkata
  • PM Modi launched 52 tourism sector projects worth over Rs 1400 crore under the Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD schemes.
  • PM Modi launches development projects worth 35,700 crore rupees in Jharkhand and also unveils India’s first hydrogen fuel cell ferry


Arjun Munda inaugurates agriculture integrated command and control center

  • Arjun Munda has inaugurated the Agriculture Integrated Command and Control Centre established at Krishi Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • The objective of the new initiative is to provide farmers the information about the reality of the farm and also to find out what are the real challenges in the agriculture sector.
  • With the availability of real-time data and its analysis, their problems can be resolved and capacity will be expanded.

Exam Related Facts

  • Aim – To empower the farmers of the country by equipping them with information, services and facilities.
  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Arjun Munda


India signs free trade pact with 4 European countries

  • With four European countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, India signed a free trade agreement to reach the goal of reaching $100 billion in investments in India and one million jobs.
  • In the last two years, India has signed trade agreements with Australia and the United Arab Emirates, and a deal with the United Kingdom is in the final stages as PM Narendra Modi aims to hit $1 trillion in annual exports by 2030.
  • The EFTA countries, which are separate from the European Union, for the first time, the FTA also included a chapter on commitments to human rights and sustainable development.
  • Exam Related Facts

The European Free Trade Association is a significant regional organization that offers numerous prospects for improving the global exchange of goods and services.

EFTA is a major economic entity within Europe, alongside the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK). Although Switzerland is India’s top trading partner among EFTA member nations, with Norway following closely behind.


Asif Ali Zardari sworn in as Pakistan’s 14th President

  • Asif Ali Zardari took oath as the 14th President of Pakistan. He replaced Dr Arif Alvi, who stayed in office for five months after completing his 5 year term in September 2023.
  • This is the second time that Mr Zardari has won the presidency, a record for any civilian.

Exam Related Facts

About Pakistan

  • Prime Minister – Shehbaz Sharif
  • President- Asif Ali Zardari
  • Official languages-  English, Urdu
  • Currency – Pakistani Rupee
  • Capital– Islamabad
  • Prime Minister of Pakistan – Shehbaz Sharif (2ndterm)
  • President of Indonesia – Prabowo Subianto
  • President of Finland – Alexander Stubb
  • Prime Minister of Kazakhstan – Olzhas Bektenov
  • Prime Minister of Yemen – Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak



India receives ‘Measles and Rubella Champion’ award

  • The award was received by the ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington.
  • The award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of country’s frontline health workers, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and communities across the nation.
  • Notable that these efforts have resulted in 50 districts consistently not witnessing any measles case while 226 districts have not reported rubella cases over the past 12 months.

Exam Related Facts

  • USGA’s prestigious Bob Jones Award – Tiger Woods
  • Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2024 – Dr. Pradeep Mahajan
  • India-UK Achievers’ Award – Zoya Akhtar and Asma Khan
  • Honorary Knighthood from King Charles III – Sunil Bharti Mittal
  • France’s highest civilian honour ‘Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur’ – Shashi Tharoor


Krystyna Pyszkova from the Czech Republic wins the Miss World 2024

  • This is the 71st edition of the Miss World pageant for the year 2024 took place in Mumbai.
  • The Miss World Humanitarian Award was given to Nita Ambani for her work at the Reliance Foundation, a non-profit organization.
  • Around 120 contestants from various countries participated in the Miss World 2024 contest.
  • Sini Shetty represented India, the country that last won the Miss World title in 2017 with Manushi Chhillar.

Exam Related Facts

Miss World Europe: Krystyna Pyszková of Czech Republic

Miss World Asia and Oceania: Yasmin Azaytoun of Lebanon

Miss World America and Caribbean: Aché Abrahams of Trinidad and Tobago

Miss World Africa: Lesego Chombo of Botswana

First Runner-Up:           Yasmina Zaytoun of Lebanon


Amitav Ghosh awarded Erasmus Prize for highlighting Climate Crisis

  • 67-year-old Ghosh has been honoured with the award by the Premium Erasmianum Foundation of the Netherlands. He will receive the award in person in the Netherlands in November.
  • Ghosh has received this award for his passionate contribution to highlighting the global crisis of climate change through writing and on the theme of ‘imagining the unimaginable’(The prize carries an incentive amount of 150,000 Euros).

Exam Related Facts

In 2023, this award was received by South African comedian ‘Trevor Noah’.

  • It is a distinguished award for individuals or institutions who have made an extraordinary contribution to culture or scholarship in Europe and beyond.
  • It is also accompanied by decorations designed by Bruno Nienaber van Eyben.


Marais Erasmus set to retire

  • Marais Erasmus was appointed to the Elite Panel of ICC umpires in 2010, making him the joint-longest serving current umpire on the list, alongside Rod Tucker.
  • South Africa umpire Marais Erasmus has announced his retirement from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires.
  • Erasmus officiated 124 men’s ODIs, 43 men’s T20 matches, and 18 women’s T20 matches. In 131 international games, he has also served as the TV umpire.
  • Erasmus was the on-field umpire in 25 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup matches, 33 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup matches, 18 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup matches and six ICC Champions Trophy games. He stood in seven finals of ICC tournaments.


Exam Related Facts

  • Shaun Marsh (Australia) – Professional Cricket
  • Shahbaz Nadeem (Jharkhand, India) – International Cricket
  • Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa) – Test cricket
  • Deep Grace Ekka (India) – International Hockey
  • David Warner (Australia) – – International ODI & Test
  • B Sai Praneeth (Teleangana, India) – International badminton.


James Anderson becomes first-ever fast bowler to pick 700 Test wickets

  • He picked up 700 Test wickets in 187 matches.
  • The 41-year-old got to the major landmark when he dismissed Kuldeep Yadav on Day 3 of the fifth and final Test against hosts India at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.
  • He became only the third man after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800) in 133 mathes and leg-spinner Shane Warne (708) in 145 matches to achieve the feat.

Exam Related Facts

He has not played white-ball cricket for England since 2015, but he has been one of the finest exponents of fast-bowling in the red-ball format.

Satwik-Chirag win French Open doubles title

  • The pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won its second French Open men’s doubles badminton title.
  • The world No. 1 Indian pair had finished runners-up in the French Open in 2019 before winning the title in 2022.

Exam Related Facts

  • Satwik-Chirag, who earlier won the title in 2022, clinched a 21-11, 21-17 win to bag the second final at the tournament.

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