12 Important Current Affairs For 17th January 2024

Oxfam's "Inequality Inc" report, released on January 15, 2024, reveals a significant worsening of global inequality between the affluent and impoverished for the first time in 25 years.


The International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in GIFT City, Gandhinagar, has announced a new partnership with the Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC).


The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recently published a report evaluating trends in global cooperation across five crucial areas, including health and wellness.


NASA and Lockheed Martin have unveiled a new experimental aircraft, two decades after the last civilian supersonic jet, aimed at addressing the challenging sonic boom issue that hampers faster-than-sound travel.


The population of saltwater or estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) in Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park has witnessed a slight increase, reaching 1,811 according to the 2024 census.


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In Chile's Antarctic territory, a photographer has captured images of an exceptionally rare all-white Gentoo penguin.


A report from NITI Aayog suggests that India is on track to achieve SDG 1.2, focusing on reducing multidimensional poverty by at least half, well before 2030.


India has experienced a significant reduction in multidimensional poverty, decreasing from 29.17% to 11.28% between 2013-14 and 2022-23.


According to NITI Aayog, the escape of 24.82 crore people from multidimensional poverty over nine years translates to an annual rate of 2.75 crore.


India's headline retail inflation reached a four-month high of 5.69% in December, slightly below the expected 5.9%.


Davos 2024 adopts a 'Back to Basics' approach with a focus on creating a new economic framework.


Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the state with the highest success in poverty alleviation, with 5.94 crore people escaping poverty.