12 Important Current Affairs For 18th January 2024

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation launched a new app called eSakshi this week to track the fund flow under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for 2023.


After a hiatus of almost nine years, traditional Moh-Juj (buffalo) fights were held in Ahatguri, Assam. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma attended the event to mark the revival of this cultural practice.


On India’s lively National Startup Day, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) revealed the winners of the prestigious National Startup Awards 2023.


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently unveiled the Shree Mandir Parikrama Prakalpa (SMPP), a large development project around Puri’s 12th-century Shree Jagannath Temple.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently fed Punganur cows from Andhra Pradesh at his Delhi residence on the Pongal/Makar Sankranti festival.


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The Assam government has announced that it will confer the Assam Baibhav award, the state’s highest civilian honor, to Member of Parliament and former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.


Researchers from various institutes have uncovered evidence of human settlement at Vadnagar, Gujarat spanning over 3,000 years, starting from as early as 800 BCE.


A new study warns of increasing acidity in Antarctic continental shelves within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) under high greenhouse gas trajectories.


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


The 9th Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) will be held from January 18-20, 2024, in Arunachal Pradesh. Declared a state festival, it centers around wildlife conservation, especially hornbills found in the Pakke Tiger Reserve.


Global inequality between the wealthy and impoverished has notably worsened for the first time in 25 years, according to Oxfam’s recent “Inequality Inc” report published on January 15, 2024.


Prior evidence has shown poverty can increase mental illness, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and mortality risks.