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Daily Current Affairs 04th July 2024, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

National News

NITI Aayog Launches ‘Sampoornata Abhiyan’: A Drive Towards Holistic Development

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In a significant move to accelerate the development of India’s most challenging regions, NITI Aayog is set to launch the ‘Sampoornata Abhiyan’ on July 4, 2024. This ambitious 3-month campaign aims to achieve saturation in key indicators across 112 Aspirational Districts and 500 Aspirational Blocks, marking a new chapter in India’s journey towards inclusive growth.

India Hosts 46th UNESCO World Heritage Committee Session

India Hosts 46th UNESCO World Heritage Committee Session

In a landmark event for India’s cultural diplomacy, the nation is set to host the 46th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee from July 21-31, 2024. This prestigious gathering will take place at the Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, bringing together delegates from around the world to discuss and decide on matters of global cultural significance.

India Chairs ‘Colombo Process’ Meeting at Permanent Representative Level in Geneva

India Chairs 'Colombo Process' Meeting at Permanent Representative Level in Geneva

India chaired its first meeting as Chair of the ‘Colombo Process’ at the Permanent Representative Level Meeting in Geneva, marking a significant moment in regional migration cooperation. The Colombo Process, comprising 12 Asian member states, focuses on enhancing governance and opportunities for overseas employment. Under India’s leadership, priorities include financial sustainability, membership expansion, and collaboration with regional bodies like the Abu Dhabi Dialogue.

International News

Ex-Spy Chief Sworn In as New Dutch PM with Mission to Curb Asylum

Ex-Spy Chief Sworn In as New Dutch PM with Mission to Curb Asylum

Former spy chief Dick Schoof is the new Dutch prime minister, leading a right-wing coalition with a focus on implementing the “strictest-ever” immigration policy. Schoof, 67, previously headed the Dutch Secret Service and takes over from Mark Rutte, who served 14 years in power.

States News

UP NIRMAN Bill-2024, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Passes Draft

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Uttar Pradesh (UP), the state government has passed the draft for the Uttar Pradesh Nodal Investment Region for Manufacturing (Construction) Area Bill (NIRMAN)-2024. This initiative, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, is part of a broader strategy to uplift the state’s economy to the one trillion dollar mark.

 Appointments News

Dr. B.N. Gangadhar named as Chairperson of the National Medical Commission

Dr. B.N. Gangadhar named as Chairperson of the National Medical Commission

In a significant move to bolster medical education and healthcare governance in India, the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has announced several high-profile appointments to the National Medical Commission (NMC). These appointments are expected to bring fresh perspectives and expertise to the country’s apex medical education regulator.

Ex-R&AW Chief Rajinder Khanna Appointed New Additional NSA

Ex-R&AW Chief Rajinder Khanna Appointed New Additional NSA

The government has recently strengthened the National Security Council (NSC) by making several high-profile appointments. Former Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) chief Rajinder Khanna has been promoted to Additional National Security Adviser (NSA). T V Ravichandran and Pavan Kapoor have also been appointed as Deputy NSAs.

SBI General Insurance Names Naveen Chandra Jha as New MD & CEO

SBI General Insurance Names Naveen Chandra Jha as New MD & CEO

SBI General Insurance Company Ltd. has appointed Shri Naveen Chandra Jha as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Shri Kishore Kumar Poludasu, nominated by the parent company State Bank of India.

Business News

Paytm Launches ‘Health Saathi’ Plan at ₹35 per Month for Merchant Partners

Paytm Launches 'Health Saathi' Plan at ₹35 per Month for Merchant Partners

One 97 Communications Limited, the parent company of Paytm, has introduced ‘Paytm Health Saathi’, an affordable healthcare and income protection plan tailored for its merchant partners. Available through the ‘Paytm for Business’ app, this initiative aims to support the well-being and business continuity of Paytm’s extensive network of merchants.

Science and Technology News

ISRO’s Aditya-L1 Completes First Halo Orbit

ISRO's Aditya-L1 Completes First Halo Orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on June 2, announced that India’s inaugural solar mission has completed its halo orbit around the Sun-Earth L1 point on July 2. This significant breakthrough was achieved after a station keeper manoeuvre made its transition into the second halo orbit.

Awards News

P. Geetha Receives Inaugural K. Saraswathi Amma Award

P. Geetha Receives Inaugural K. Saraswathi Amma Award

In a significant recognition of feminist literature and studies, writer, critic, and feminist activist P. Geetha has been awarded the first K. Saraswathi Amma Award. This prestigious accolade, instituted by WINGS (Women’s Integration and Growth Through Sports) Kerala, marks a pivotal moment in the acknowledgment of feminist contributions to literature and social discourse.

Sports News

George Russell Triumphs in Dramatic Austrian Grand Prix 2024

George Russell Triumphs in Dramatic Austrian Grand Prix 2024

The Austrian Grand Prix 2024 will be remembered as a day of unexpected twists and turns, culminating in a stunning victory for George Russell of Mercedes. This race, held at the iconic Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, showcased the unpredictable nature of Formula 1 racing and the skill of drivers who can capitalize on sudden opportunities.

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