11 April 2024 Current Affairs in English

11 April 2024 Current Affairs

11 April 2024 Current Affairs refers to the latest news and events happening worldwide and are relevant to our daily lives. Staying updated with the 11 April 2024 Current Affairs is essential for students who are preparing for exams, especially competitive exams, as it forms an important part of the syllabus. The importance of the 11 April 2024 Current Affairs lies in its ability to help students enhance their general knowledge, improve their reading and comprehension skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities.

11th April Daily Current Affairs 2024

11 April 2024 Current Affairs also provides students with insights into issues such as politics, economics, and social issues that are important for their overall development as informed citizens. Regularly reading and analyzing the 11 April 2024 Current Affairs not only helps students ace their exams but also prepares them for their future roles as responsible and well-informed citizens of society.

National Safe Motherhood Day 2024

National Safe Motherhood Day 2024 (11th April), Theme & History

National Safe Motherhood Day, observed annually on April 11th, is a crucial occasion to highlight the importance of maternal health and well-being. As we approach the 2024 celebration, let’s delve into its significance, potential themes, and ways to ensure a brighter future for mothers and children.

National Safe Motherhood Day holds a significant place in the global movement for maternal health. Its history reflects a dedication to improving the lives of mothers and newborns, filled with tireless efforts and crucial milestones. Read the complete article here.

National Pet Day 2024

National Pet Day 2024

National Pet Day 2024 is on April 11, but if you’re a pet owner, you probably celebrate your pet every day! Whether it’s cuddling with your hedgehog, spending time with your bunny, or giving your kitty some catnip, our pets make us happy. But did you know they also make us healthier? Over the last 10 years, the National Institutes of Health found that having a pet can be good for our hearts and overall health. They help lower stress, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. Read the complete article here.

World Parkinson’s Day 2024

In 1817, Dr. James Parkinson was the first person to discover the first case of Parkinson’s Disease. In 1997, the European Association for Parkinson’s Disease announced that April 11 would be observed as World Parkinson’s Day every year. The World Health Organisation also co-sponsored the event.

World Parkinson’s Disease Day aims to support people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, who often face severe difficulties in managing Parkinson’s disease’s physical, emotional, and social effects.

PhonePe partners with eSewa, HAN Pokhara to promote UPI in Nepal

Fintech firm PhonePe said it has partnered with Nepal’s digital wallet service eSewa and the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) Pokhara to promote digital payments through UPI on the Himalayan country’s payment processor Fonepay Network. The partnership is a part of the Fewa New Year Festival which will be held from April 11-14 in Nepal.

Climate Change Poses Challenges For Monetary Policy: RBI

Climate Change Poses Challenges For Monetary Policy: RBI

Frequent weather shocks caused by climate change pose challenges for monetary policy as well as downside risks to economic growth, a Reserve Bank report said.

Global average temperatures are on the rise, with an accompanying increase in extreme weather events, and the economic and social impact of global warming is becoming increasingly evident, said RBI’s Monetary Policy.

The report said that climate change has increased the frequency and ferocity of weather shocks, posing challenges for monetary policy. In the absence of any climate mitigation policies, the long-term output will be lower by around 9% by 2050 vis-à-vis a no-climate change scenario with full pass-through of the physical risks of climate change to the economy.

WTO pares down projected merchandise trade volume growth to 2.6% for FY24

World Trade Organization revised downwards its projection for merchandise trade volume growth to 2.6% for 2024 from 3.3% estimated in October.

However, the multilateral trade body, in its latest bi-annual ‘Global Trade Outlook and Statistics’, said after a contraction of 1.2% in 2023, demand for traded goods will rebound in 2024.

In October last year, it had projected merchandise trade volume to grow 0.8 per cent in 2023.

According to the report, India’s rank among leading merchandise exporters (excluding intra-EU trade) improved by a notch to 13 in 2023 from the preceding year, though its share remained unchanged at 2.2 per cent.

India’s rank among leading exporters of commercial services (excluding intra-EU trade) remained unchanged at 5 in 2023 from the preceding year, with its share remaining the same at 5.4 per cent.

However, India’s rank dropped a notch to 6 among the major importers of commercial services. Its share declined to 4.2% from 4.8% in the preceding year.

JNU India’s highest-ranked university: QS World University Rankings

As many as 69 Indian universities have made it to the latest ‘QS World University Rankings’ with a total of 424 entries across 55 subjects, a 19.4 per cent jump from the previous year’s 355.

With this, India became the 2nd most represented country in Asia after China whose 101 institutions were on the list compiled by global higher education experts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) emerged as the highest-ranked Indian university on the list. Under the subject of Development Studies, JNU was ranked 20th in the QS World University Rankings. IIM Ahmedabad grabbed the next best rank of 22nd in the subject of Business & Management Studies. IIM Bangalore stood first in Accounting & Finance subject.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) secured 25th rank in the subject of Engineering-Mineral & Mining. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) secured the 29th spot in Petroleum Engineering.

A total of 69 Indian universities made it to the rankings with 424 entries across all subjects. It was 19.4 per cent higher than the previous year’s 355 entries.

HDFC becomes the first private bank to open a branch in Lakshadweep

HDFC Bank opened a branch at Kavaratti Island in Lakshadweep, making it the only private sector bank to have a branch in the Union Territory. HDFC Bank has branches in the cold climes of Kashmir, the southern tip of Kanyakumari and now the island of Lakshadweep – a prominent tourist place. As of December 31, 2023, the HDFC Bank’s distribution network was at 8,091 branches.

KABIL and CSIR-IMMT sign MoU for Technical and Knowledge cooperation for Critical Minerals

Khanij Bidesh India Limited (KABIL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT) for Technical & Knowledge cooperation for Critical Minerals.

Under the MoU, KABIL will leverage the technical expertise and services of CSIR-IMMT to undertake various projects, including the design and analysis of metallurgical test work plans, the development and review of process flowsheets, and the selection of process technologies for mineral processing, beneficiation, and metal extraction.

KABIL is a JV company of three Indian public sector undertakings – National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) and Mineral Exploration and Consultancy Limited (MECL), under the aegis of the Ministry of Mines, Government of India.

Simon Harris becomes Ireland’s youngest-ever prime minister

Simon Harris became Ireland’s youngest-ever prime minister, succeeding party colleague Leo Varadkar with less than a year to boost the coalition government’s bid to halt a first electoral victory by left-wing Sinn Fein. He would become the 16th person to lead the country.

GUJCOST was designated as the Nodal Centre for ISRO’s START programme

The Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) has been designated as the Nodal Centre for the ‘Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START)‘ programme by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The START programme, a brainchild of ISRO, offers an introductory-level online training platform.

Encompassing a vast spectrum of space science research areas, including planetary exploration, astronomy, heliophysics, atmospheric science, and microgravity research. This initiative promises to ignite the curiosity of aspiring scientists and engineers. The inaugural online programme is themed “Exploration of Solar System,”.

Chandrayaan-3 mission receives prestigious US Space Exploration award

India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission team was recently awarded the prestigious 2024 John L. ‘Jack’ Swigert Jr. Award for Space Exploration, acknowledging their efforts to elevate the standards of space exploration. With the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission in August last year, India became the first country to land on the south pole of the moon.

Comprising both the lander (Vikram) and the rover (Pragyan), India’s lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, successfully touched down on the southern pole of the Moon at 6:04 pm on August 23. With this achievement, India joined the ranks of the US, China, and the former Soviet Union as the fourth nation to demonstrate the capability of soft landing on the lunar surface.

John L ‘Jack’ Swigert Jr. Award for Space Exploration is an honour bestowed by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in recognition of outstanding contributions to space exploration. It is named after John L. ‘Jack’ Swigert Jr., an American astronaut who flew on the Apollo 13 mission in 1970.

Mendis and Bouchier named ICC Players of the Month for March

Kamindu Mendis claims the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award after his historic efforts at the crease helped Sri Lanka comfortably win the first Test in their ICC World Test Championship showdown against Bangladesh.

England’s Maia Bouchier won the ICC Women’s Player of the Month prize thanks to a sparkling series of scores in New Zealand as the tourists secured a win.

Nobel laureate Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of a ‘god particle’, dies at 94

Nobel prize-winning physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the so-called “god particle” that helped explain how matter formed after the Big Bang, has died at age 94. Higgs won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work, alongside Francois Englert of Belgium, who independently came up with the same theory.


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