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Here 19 February, 2024 Headlining events such as: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2024, Henley Passport Index 2024, ISRO Young Scientist Program 2024, World Pangolin Day, Chairman of ICICI Bank, World Whale Day, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar, BAFTA Awards to become familiar with etc. Daily GK updates is given, After reading about these events, you can current affairs quiz can also practice,

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Top 23 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Below are the top 23 important Daily General Knowledge 2023 updates with national and international news.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2024: Date, History and Significance

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is celebrated on 19 February, which marks the 394th birth anniversary of one of the most revered figures in Indian history.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is celebrated on 19 February, which marks the 394th birth anniversary of one of the most revered figures in Indian history. While the date varies according to the Hindu date, as per the Gregorian calendar, the day is dedicated to celebrating the life and achievements of the great Maratha ruler Shivaji Maharaj.

World Pangolin Day 2024: History and significance

World Pangolin Day is celebrated every year on the “third Saturday of February”. In 2024, the annual World Pangolin Day is being celebrated on 17 February 20223. The day aims to raise awareness about these unique mammals and accelerate conservation efforts.

World Pangolin Day provides us with an opportunity to raise awareness about these remarkable animals and the threats they face. By getting involved, we can help protect pangolins by donating to conservation efforts, learning more about their habitats, and advocating for better protection policies.

World Whale Day 2020: Know why 'World Whale Day' is celebrated

'World Whale Day' is celebrated all over the world on the third Sunday of February. On this day, people spread awareness about whales, one of the most beautiful creatures in the world, and also take a pledge to take proper care of the whale species and face the challenges faced in its care.

It started in 1980. When World Whale Day was celebrated on the island of Maui, Hawaii, in honor of the humpback whale. The main reason for this was the arrival of humpback whales on the Hawaiian coast. It is said that humpback whales always swam off the coast of Hawaii. Due to which there was a crowd of people to see the humpback whale. After this, Pacific Whale Foundation started celebrating Whale Day in honor of the humpback whale.


Henley Passport Index 2024, France tops the list of world's most powerful passports

In 2024, France topped the Henley Passport Index, reflecting the strength of its passport, which provides visa-free access to 194 countries.

Henley Passport Index, a well-known metric to measure the strength of passports of different countries and global mobility, has unveiled its rankings for 2024. This year, France leads the pack, with its passport holders enjoying visa-free access to 194 countries, a testament to the country's strong diplomatic ties and the global mobility of its citizens.

Henley Passport Index 2024: France tops the list; India ranked 85th

The 2024 edition of the Henley Passport Index has been published, providing important insights into global mobility and soft power. The index assesses nations based on passport strength, providing valuable insight into the global landscape of mobility and soft power.

France tops the Henley Passport Index, with its passport granting visa-free access to 194 countries. It reflects France's strong diplomatic ties and global influence, allowing its citizens significant freedom of movement.

Karnataka leading in EV infrastructure development

Karnataka has emerged as a leader in India's electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure development, with the highest number of public charging stations, according to data from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

Karnataka leads Maharashtra and Delhi with 5,059 public EV charging stations. Maharashtra comes second with 3,079 stations and Delhi with 1,886 stations. Other states with notable numbers include Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.


“Dangal Girl” Suhani Bhatnagar passes away at the age of 19

Actress Suhani Bhatnagar, who played the childhood character of Babita Phogat in the block blockbuster movie Dangal, passed away at the age of 19. She was ill for a long time and was undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Delhi. According to reports, Suhani Bhatnagar was suffering from a disease called dermatomyositis.

Although Suhani Bhatnagar's career in the film industry was brief, her impact was significant. “Dangal” not only showcased her acting abilities but also served as a platform to inspire young girls across the country. Her portrayal of Babita Phogat was not just a role, but an epitome of determination and resilience, qualities that reflected the character she played.


NASA and JAXA will launch the world's first wooden satellite

In an unprecedented collaboration, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are preparing to launch the world's first wood satellite, known as the Lignosat probe.

In an unprecedented collaboration between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the world's first wooden satellite, called the Lignosat Probe, is set for imminent launch. Developed by scientists at Kyoto University in partnership with Sumitomo Forestry, this innovative initiative aims to revolutionize spaceflight operations by prioritizing sustainability.

ISRO Young Scientist Program 2024 (YUVICA): Empowering future space explorers

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has introduced the Young Scientist Program (YUVICA) 2024, which aims to promote curiosity and knowledge about space science, technology among school children.

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched “Young Scientist Programme” (YUVICA) to foster the innate curiosity of children and youth towards space science. Yuvika aims to provide fundamental knowledge on space science, technology and applications, especially targeting rural areas. The program aims to spark interest in STEM fields and nurture future talents in space exploration.

Developed by TASL, India's first indigenous spy satellite SpaceX to be launched

India is set to launch its first spy satellite, developed by domestic private company, Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL), in a SpaceX rocket by April.

India is preparing to launch its first spy satellite developed by Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) on a SpaceX rocket in April. Designed to gather discreet information, the satellite will strengthen the country's defense capabilities by providing real-time surveillance and ground control.


Famous Jain monk Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj passes away at the age of 77

Renowned Jain monk Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj, 77, passed away peacefully through 'Sallekhana' at Chandragiri Tirtha in Dongargarh, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh.

Renowned Jain monk Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj, aged 77, breathed his last at Chandragiri Tirtha in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district on Sunday, February 18. The revered spiritual leader introduced 'Sallekhana', a Jain religious practice involving voluntary fasting unto death for spiritual purification.


Appointment of Pradeep Kumar Sinha as non-executive part-time chairman of ICICI Bank

In a recent Board meeting, ICICI Bank approved the appointment of Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha as Additional (Independent) Director for a period of 5 years.

ICICI Bank in its recent board meeting announced the appointment of Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha as Non-Executive Part-Time Chairman. This decision was taken by the present Chairman Shri G. Taken after the retirement of C. Chaturvedi with effect from June 30, 2024.


Gulzar and Jagadguru Rambhadracharya received the prestigious Jnanpith Award 2023

Urdu poet and Bollywood personality Gulzar and eminent Sanskrit scholar and spiritual leader Jagadguru Rambhadracharya were honored with the Jnanpith Award 2023.

The Jnanpith Award, India's most prestigious literary honour, has announced its recipients for the year 2023, marking a momentous occasion in the history of Indian literature. This year, the honor has been given to two stalwarts of the world of letters: renowned Urdu poet and Bollywood personality Gulzar, and eminent Sanskrit scholar and spiritual leader Jagadguru Rambhadracharya. Their selection for the 58th edition of the award underlines the rich diversity and depth of Indian literary traditions spanning from classical to contemporary.


Center's proposal for farmers amid protests: 5-year MSP scheme for pulses, maize and cotton

A panel of Union ministers has proposed a five-year plan to buy pulses, maize and cotton from farmers at minimum support price (MSP), aiming to address their concerns amid the ongoing protests.

A panel of Union ministers has proposed a five-year plan to purchase pulses, maize and cotton from farmers at minimum support price (MSP). This proposal came after discussions with farmer leaders amid the ongoing protests on the Punjab-Haryana border.


Odisha government launches 'Swayam' scheme for youth empowerment

The Odisha state government is planning to provide interest-free loans of up to Rs 1 lakh to the youth of the state through the newly launched 'SWAYAM' scheme.

In a significant step towards empowering the youth of Odisha, the state government has unveiled the 'SWAYAM' scheme aimed at providing interest free loans to young entrepreneurs. The initiative, announced by Odisha Agriculture Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain, underlines the government's commitment to promote self-employment opportunities and economic growth.

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