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Here 29 February, 2024 Headlining events such as: NTPC, Peru declares dengue health emergency, SWAYAM Plus platform, IIT Madras, MSCI Global Standard Index, South Korea, Viacom18, Prestigious Romain Rolland Book Prize 2024, Amazon Pay, RBI 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 20 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Below are the top 20 important daily general knowledge 2023 updates with national and international news.


Bengali translation wins prestigious Romain Rolland book prize for 2024

The recipient of this year's Romain Rolland Book Prize is Pankaj Kumar Chatterjee, who made a remarkable translation of Jean-Daniel Baltasat's “Le Diwan de Stalin” into Bengali, titled “Staliner's Diwan”.

The recipient of this year's Romain Rolland Book Prize is Pankaj Kumar Chatterjee, who made a remarkable translation of Jean-Daniel Baltasat's “Le Diwan de Stalin” into Bengali, titled “Staliner's Diwan”. Published by New Bharat Sahitya Kutir, Kolkata, Chatterjee's translation is known for its linguistic proficiency and fidelity to the original text. This is the second time that a Bengali translation has been honored with this prestigious award.


World's first Vedic clock unveiled in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh is all set to unveil an unprecedented innovation in timekeeping with the world's first Vedic clock. Located on the 85-foot-tall tower at Jantar Mantar in the city, the meticulously crafted clock will be officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a virtual ceremony on March 1, 2024.

This unique perspective provides a perspective on ancient Indian timekeeping methods and their connection to various cultural and astrological aspects. The watch will also display both Indian Standard Time (IST) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) for reference.


PM Modi inaugurates world's largest grain storage scheme

In New Delhi, PM Modi inaugurated key initiatives to strengthen India's cooperative sector. A pilot project for the world's largest grain storage scheme has been launched in the cooperative sector.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of major initiatives aimed at promoting the cooperative sector in India. The pilot project for the 'world's largest grain storage scheme in the cooperative sector', the expansion of PACS and digital transformation aims to enhance food security, economic growth and governance, benefiting millions of farmers. Held at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi, the event is an important step towards enhancing food security, economic growth and governance within the cooperative sector.


Neil Wagner retired from international cricket

New Zealand cricketer Neil Wagner has suddenly announced his retirement from international cricket. Wagner took this emotional decision after a conversation with coach Gary Stead. Wagner announced his retirement 48 hours before the upcoming two-Test series against Australia. Left arm pacer Neil Wagner was born in South Africa. He moved to Dunedin in 2008 to play domestic cricket for Otago. The left arm pacer made his debut for New Zealand in 2012.

New Zealand's aggressive fast bowler Neil Wagner has announced his retirement from international cricket, ending his 12-year-old Test career, during which he played 64 Tests for the New Zealand team and helped win the 2021 World Test Championship. Was. Let us tell you that 37-year-old Wagner will not be a part of the playing 11 in the first Test against Australia starting from February 29 in Wellington and he will be released from the team before the second Test in Christchurch.


Amazon Pay receives final RBI approval as a payments aggregator

Amazon India's fintech arm Amazon Pay has received a payment aggregator license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), joining the select group of authorized organizations in the country.

The approval allows Amazon Pay to strengthen its distribution channels, facilitating the delivery of secure, convenient and rewarding digital payment experiences. This development is in line with Amazon Pay's mission to effectively serve merchants and customers across India.


Reliance launches “Vantara” for animal welfare

Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation have launched a bold initiative, Vantara (Star of the Jungle), dedicated to the rescue, treatment, care and rehabilitation of animals in need.

Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation have launched a bold initiative, Vantara (Star of the Jungle), dedicated to the rescue, treatment, care and rehabilitation of animals in need. This ambitious program led by Anant Ambani aims to create national and international impact on animal welfare.


Jana Small Finance Bank and Dvara Money partner for digital banking

Leading fintech company Dvara Money has announced a strategic partnership with Jana Small Finance Bank Limited (Jana SFB). The collaboration aims to utilize Jana SFB's technological capabilities and Dvara Money's innovative Spark Money platform to set new standards in digital banking services.

At the core of this partnership is a shared vision to revolutionize digital banking through the integration of third-party application providers (TPAP) and a comprehensive Unified Payments Interface (UPI) solution into the Spark Money platform. The initiative promises to provide customers a seamless banking experience, enabling easier digital transactions and more efficient finance management.

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Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai released the book “Basic Structure and Republic”

Governor Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai unveiled his latest literary contribution, “Basic Structure and Republic”, marking his 212th publication.

In a notable event at the Durbar Hall (Old) of Raj Bhavan, Governor Shri P.S. Sreedharan Pillai unveiled his latest literary contribution, “Basic Structure and Republic”, which marks his 212th publication. Archbishop of Changanacherry, Kerala, His Excellency H.G. The dignified presence of Mar Joseph Perumthottam and Minister for Water Resources Development, Co-operation and Providence, Shri Subhash Shirodkar highlighted the significance of the occasion.


Peru declares dengue health emergency

Peru has declared a health emergency as dengue fever cases are rising, reaching more than 31,000 with 32 deaths in 2024.

Peru has declared a health emergency in response to increasing cases of dengue fever throughout the country. Health Minister Cesar Vasquez announced on Monday that more than 31,000 cases of dengue have been reported within the first eight weeks of 2024, resulting in 32 deaths. The emergency declaration will cover 20 of Peru's 25 regions.

Fertility rate in South Korea at lowest level

Amid growing concerns, South Korea's fertility rate is set to fall to 0.72 in 2023, exacerbating demographic challenges. South Korea's fertility rate will reach a record low of 0.72 in 2023, continuing its decline.

In 2023, South Korea experienced a further decline in its already record-low fertility rate, raising concerns about population decline. Political promises aim to tackle the crisis, but similar trends in Japan and China underscore the complex challenges of reversing declining birth rates.


India's weightage increased on MSCI Global Standard Index

India's weighting in the MSCI Global Standard (Emerging Markets) index has reached a historic high of 18.2% following MSCI's February review. This surge, which has almost doubled since November 2020, is attributed to various factors such as standardized foreign ownership limits, a sustained domestic equity rally and underperformance relative to other emerging markets, especially China.

India's strong performance suggests the possibility of further increase in its weighting. With continued inflow of domestic institutional investors and steady participation of foreign portfolio investors, India could cross 20% weighting in MSCI Global Standard Index by early 2024.

'Investor Information and Analysis Platform' developed by IIT Madras released

Union Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Jal Shakti, Rajiv Chandrashekhar released the 'Investor Information and Analytics Platform' developed by IIT Madras. The platform will act as a one-stop shop for startups for all stakeholders to easily access the network of Venture Capitalists (VCs) and investors, government schemes and many other components of the startup sector.

By integrating information at various levels, the platform is also a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs to get information about government agencies, incubators, investors, VCs and banks that invest in startups.

Big deal in Reliance-Disney, Viacom18 and Star India will merge

Reliance Industries (RIL) has unveiled a significant merger deal with Viacom18 Media and The Walt Disney Company, aimed at creating a joint venture (JV) that will integrate the operations of Viacom18 and Star India. This strategic move is set to reshape the landscape of the Indian entertainment and sports industry.

After successful completion of the deal, the resulting company will be the largest company in the Indian media and entertainment sector. It will have over 100 channels in multiple languages, two leading OTT platforms and 75 crore viewers across the country.


Ravindra Kumar takes charge as Director of NTPC

Public sector power generating company NTPC Ltd. Said that Ravindra Kumar has taken over as Director (Operations) of the company with immediate effect. The company said in the statement that earlier it was NTPC Ltd. He was the Special Officer on Special Duty to the Director (Operations). Kumar joined NTPC in 1989 as a graduate engineer trainee officer. He has over 34 years of experience in project commissioning, operations and maintenance, engineering and project management.

Renu Sood Karnad appointed independent director and chairperson of the board of Payu

PayU Payments Pvt Ltd, a leading fintech arm of global consumer internet group Prosus, has announced the appointment of Renu Sood Karnad as President and Independent Director. The addition of Karnad, a distinguished director of HDFC Bank, underlines PayU's commitment to leverage experienced leadership to navigate the emerging fintech landscape.

The company has appointed Renu Sood Karnad as independent director and chairman of the board of Payu. Renu Sood Karnad said, I look forward to helping the team build a diversified financial services organization to drive digitalization using cutting-edge technology.


Education Minister launches SWAYAM Plus platform

The Union Education Ministry has launched the SWAYAM Plus portal on 27 February. It was launched by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The objective of establishing SWAYAM Plus is to increase the employability of college students etc. Courses will be included in this as per the needs of the industry. The main objective of this initiative is to provide industry-relevant courses to enhance the employability of learners, including working professionals.

Multilingual content, AI-enabled guidance, credit recognition and employment pathways are integrated into the platform. Focus on building a comprehensive ecosystem for professional and career development, involving learners, course providers, industry, academia and strategic partners.

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