Current Affairs - February, 2024

Gurudas Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas Jayanti has been recently observed on February 24, 2024, in the honour of birthday of Guru Ravidas. Key Facts This festival is celebrated with joviality in North India, specifically in Punjab. The day marks the birthday of Indian ..

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What is Lying Flat Lifestyle (tangping) in China?

The “lying flat” lifestyle (tangping) is a minimalist approach to work and life adopted by a segment of Chinese youth in response to bleak economic prospects and societal pressures. Origins The term “lying flat” originated in an April 2021 blog ..

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NITI Aayog Launches Agroforestry Portal and Report

The NITI Aayog has recently launched the ‘Greening and Restoration of Wasteland with Agroforestry’ (GROW) report and portal. The GROW initiative by NITI Aayog utilizes remote sensing and GIS to assess agroforestry suitability across all districts in India. It aims ..

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What are Dzuds in Mongolia?

The ongoing “white and iron” dzud in Mongolia has reached a “critical” level, with over 90 per cent of the country facing high levels of risk from the unique weather phenomenon, according to a recent report by UN agencies. About ..

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Maia-Sultanganj Port Trial

The first trial movement of vessels carrying stone aggregates was flagged off recently on the Maia-Aricha route, connecting Maia Port in India to Sultanganj Port in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh flag vessel MV Desh Bangla, carrying stone aggregates, was flagged off ..

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SWATI (Science for Women- A Technology & Innovation) Portal

In February 2024, the government has launched the SWATI (Science for Women- A Technology & Innovation) portal, a database highlighting accomplishments of Indian women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine) fields. The interactive portal was developed by the ..

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