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Daily Current Affairs 14th June 2024, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

National News

National Crime Record Bureau(NCRB) launches Mobile App ‘NCRB Sankalan of Criminal Laws’

National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) has launched a Mobile App “NCRB Sankalan of Criminal Laws” to serve as a comprehensive guide providing complete information about the new criminal laws at one place. The New criminal laws will come into force from the 1st of next month (July).

Jammu & Kashmir Elevates Agricultural Partnership with New Zealand

In a major advancement in the agricultural sector, Jammu & Kashmir on June 12, broadened its existing Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with New Zealand into a full-fledged strategic agreement. The partnership taps into New Zealand’s globally recognized strengths in breeding technology, sustainable farm management and advanced disease control measures within the sheep sector. The collaboration is set to transform and revitalize both the sheep and goat sectors in the Union Territory through comprehensive training initiatives besides innovative and sustainable practices.

States News

Pema Khandu Sworn In for Third Term as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Pema Khandu Sworn In for Third Term as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister

On June 13, 2024, Pema Khandu of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took the oath as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the third consecutive time. The swearing-in ceremony, held at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Hall in Itanagar, was graced by the presence of prominent leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president and Union Minister JP Nadda, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Assam Launches ‘Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina’ Scheme to Promote Girl Education

Assam Launches 'Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina' Scheme to Promote Girl Education

The Assam government has taken a commendable step towards promoting girl education and addressing the issue of child marriage in the state. On June 12, 2024, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the launch of the Mukhya Mantri Nijut Moina (MMNM) scheme, which was approved by the Assam government cabinet.

Appointments News

Ajit Doval Reappointed National Security Adviser (NSA)

The Centre on June 13 reappointed former IPS officer Ajit Doval as the National Security Adviser (NSA). His appointment will be co-terminus with the term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi or until further orders.

Business News

Wipro Launches Lab45 AI Platform to Boost Efficiency Across Business Functions

Wipro has announced the launch of its Lab45 AI platform, designed to leverage generative AI (GenAI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning technologies to enhance efficiencies and transform business functions across industries. The platform is available to all Wipro employees and clients, running on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model and supporting various state-of-the-art large language models (LLMs) from leading providers, as well as custom deep-learning models.

Tata Communications Secures Five-Year Broadcasting Deal with World Athletics

Tata Communications has finalized a significant five-year agreement with World Athletics to provide broadcasting services, enhancing global coverage of premier events starting from the Tokyo World Championships. This partnership marks Tata Communications as a pivotal supplier, committed to innovation and audience engagement.

Ranks and Reports News

Global Peace Index 2024: An Overview

The Global Peace Index (GPI) 2024, published by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), provides a comprehensive measure of global peacefulness, evaluating 163 independent states and territories. This report highlights the trends, results, and economic impacts of violence across the world, offering valuable insights into the current state of peace and the factors influencing it.

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Sports News

Gudakes Motie and Chamari Athapaththu Named ICC Players of the Month for May

Gudakes Motie and Chamari Athapaththu Named ICC Players of the Month for May

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Gudakesh Motie of the West Indies as the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for May 2024. Chamari Athapaththu of Sri Lanka has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for May 2024.

Shruti Vora First Indian to Win 3 Star GP in Dressage, Closes in on Paris Dream

Shruti Vora, astride Magnanimous, has become the first Indian rider to win a three-star Grand Prix event- a historic achievement for the Indian equestrian. Shruti scored 67.761 points in the CDI-3 event in Lipica, Slovenia from June 7-9. The Indian finished ahead of Moldova’s Tatiana Antonenco (Aachen), who scored 66.522. Austria’s Juliane Jerich (Quarter Girl) completed the top 3 with a score of 66.087.

Science and Technology News

Three Craters on Mars Named for Physicist Devendra Lal, Towns in UP, Bihar

‘Lal’, ‘Mursan’ and ‘Hilsa’. These are the names given to three craters on the surface of Mars recently discovered by Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), that hint at the red planet’s wet past. Lal has been named after legendary cosmic ray physicist from Varanasi, the late Professor Devendra Lal. The other two have been named after Mursan town in UP’s Hathras district, and Hilsa town in Nalanda district of Bihar.

Important Days

World Blood Donor Day 2024- Date, Theme and History

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On June 14, 2024, the world will unite to commemorate World Blood Donor Day, an annual event that recognizes the incredible contributions of voluntary blood donors. This year’s theme, “20 years of celebrating giving: thank you blood donors!” marks a significant milestone, highlighting two decades of gratitude and appreciation for those who have generously given the gift of life.

Obituaries News

Legendary Sarod Maestro Pandit Rajeev Taranath Passes Away at 91

Legendary Sarod Maestro Pandit Rajeev Taranath Passes Away at 91

The Indian classical music fraternity mourns the loss of the illustrious Sarod maestro Pandit Rajeev Taranath, who breathed his last on June 11, 2024, at the age of 91. The veteran musician, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mysuru for a fracture, passed away around 6:30 PM.

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What is the theme for World Blood Donor Day 2024?

20 years of celebrating giving: thank you blood donors!