26 March 2024 Current Affairs in English

26 March 2024 Current Affairs

26 March 2024 Current Affairs refers to the latest news and events happening worldwide and are relevant to our daily lives. Staying updated with the 26 March 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 26 March 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.

26th March Daily Current Affairs 2024

26 March 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 26 March 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.

Purple Day of Epilepsy 2024 (26th March) Theme & Significance

Purple Day of Epilepsy, a global campaign raising awareness for epilepsy, is just around the corner on March 26, 2024. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about epilepsy, a neurological condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Read the complete article here.

Sreeja Akula wins women’s singles title at WTT Feeder Beirut II 2024 table tennis tournament

In Table Tennis, India’s Sreeja Akula won the women’s singles title at the WTT Feeder Beirut II 2024 table tennis tournament at the Al Kawthar Secondary School in Lebanon. Akula, the world No. 47, beat Luxembourg’s Sarah De Nutte to win what was her second WTT singles career title. The 25-year-old’s maiden crown came at the Feeder Corpus Christi 2024 in Texas.

For the mixed doubles crown, India’s Poymantee Baisya and Akash Pal beat Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra, while in Men’s Doubles Final, Manush Shah and Manav Thakkar won the event of the WTT Feeder Beirut- II tournament in Lebanon.

Figure skating: Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto wins 3rd straight world title

Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto has become the first woman to win three straight titles at the Figure Skating World Championships since 1968.

17-year-old American Isabeau Levito won Silver while Kim Chae-yeon of South Korea took bronze. Sakamoto has dominated the season, sweeping the Grand Prix Series and claiming a fourth Japanese national title.

Bharat Biotech starts clinical trials of Tuberculosis vaccine MTBVAC in India

Bharat Biotech International Ltd said it started clinical trials of the Tuberculosis vaccine MTBVAC on adults in India. This is the first vaccine against Tuberculosis derived from a human source by the Spanish bio-pharmaceutical company, Biofabri. The trials are carried out by Bharat Biotech in close collaboration with Biofabri.

After completing a dose escalation trial in HIV uninfected adults, a Phase2 study in HIV-infected adults has started in 2024 to determine whether MTBVAC is safe in this population.

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims | March 24

Each year, on 24 March, the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed.

This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980.

Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador. On 21 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 March as the day. The day honour the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations and promote the importance of the right to truth and justice.

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members | 25 March

The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is marked each year on the anniversary of abduction of Alec Collett, a former journalist who was working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East when he was abducted by armed gunman in 1985. His body was finally found in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, 2007.

The day is to observed year on 25 March to mobilise action, demand justice and strengthen our resolve to protect UN staff and peacekeepers, as well as colleagues in the non-governmental community and the press.

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade | 25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is a United Nations international observance designated in 2007 to be marked on 25 March every year. The day honours and remembers those who suffered and died as a consequence of the transatlantic slave trade.

Jindal Stainless collaborates with IIT-Kharagpur for metallurgical projects

Jindal Stainless Ltd and IIT Kharagpur will jointly work on metallurgical projects like primary alloy production and materials characterisation.

It is an industry-academia collaboration, under which the premier educational institution will offer technical and operational solutions.

The collaboration will work together on metallurgical projects, such as process optimisation, materials characterisation, and primary alloy production. Under the terms of the MoU, IIT Kharagpur will provide technical consultancy and engage in academic and industrial research to enhance productivity and process improvements.

Federal Bank opens 600th branch of Kerala in Tanur

Federal Bank has opened its 600th branch of Kerala in Tanur of Malappuram district. Incorporated on April 23, 1931, as the Travancore Federal Bank Limited, Nedumpuram under the Travancore Companies Regulation, 1916, the Bank was renamed as The Federal Bank Limited in December 1949, under the stewardship of Late K.P. Hormis, who took over its reigns in 1945.

Licensed under the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, on July 11, 1959, the Bank went on to become a scheduled commercial bank on July 20, 1970. Shalini Warrier is the Executive Director of the Federal Bank.

Star Housing Finance inks co-lending pact with Tata Capital Housing Finance

Semi-urban and rural housing finance-focussed Star Housing Finance has entered into a co-lending arrangement with Tata Capital Housing Finance. The co-lending pact aims to lend to economically weaker sections (EWS) and low-income group (LIG) at more affordable rates by leveraging the strength of Tata Capital Housing and the distribution network of Star Housing.

Indian economy to grow 6.8% in FY25: S&P Global Ratings

The Indian economy will likely grow 6.8% in FY25, owing to strong domestic demand and a pick-up in exports, S&P Global Ratings said keeping its forecast unchanged for the coming year. S&P expects the Indian economy to grow 7.6% in the current year, in line with the government’s second advance estimate released last month. The agency had earlier predicted 7.2% growth in FY24.

Mumbai Dethrones Beijing As Asia’s New ”Billionaire Capital”: Hurun Report

India’s financial hub Mumbai has emerged as ”Asia’s billionaire epicentre” for the first time, surpassing Beijing, as per the Hurun Global Rich List 2024. According to the list, Mumbai now boasts 92 billionaires, edging past Beijing’s count of 91. While Mumbai added 26 new ultra-rich to the club, Beijing lost 18.

Globally, Mumbai now ranks third in terms of billionaires after New York, which has 119 and London 97, as per Hurun’s list. Industries that the report attributed India’s growth in rank to were Pharmaceuticals (39) and Automobile and Auto Components (27). As per the list, there are 3,279 billionaires in the world today, with 167 of them added in the previous year.

he United States added 109 billionaires, maintaining its lead with a total of 800 billionaires, while China, despite a decline of 155 billionaires, retained its position as the world’s leader with 814 billionaires. Meanwhile, India witnessed a significant rise in its billionaire population, ranking third globally with 271 billionaires, marking an addition of 84 individuals.


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