12 Important Current Affairs For 3rd January 2024

The Reserve Bank of India proposes new guidelines allowing financially robust banks to increase shareholder dividends to 50% of profits, up from the previous 40% limit.


India formally joins the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO), a multinational effort to construct the world's largest radio telescope spanning one square kilometer.


Scientists identify three new frog species from the Namdapha-Kamlang protected area near the Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh.


The Indian and UAE armies initiate their inaugural joint military training exercise, 'Desert Cyclone,' in Rajasthan on January 2.


The Union Cabinet grants retrospective approval to the Migration and Mobility Agreement between India and Italy.


The number of beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme decreases by over 20%, from 10.47 crore in April-July 2022 to 8.12 crore.


A financial benefit of Rs 6000 per year, in three equal installments every four months, is transferred to farmers' families across the country through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.


The Pegasus spyware sparks a renewed debate on privacy and security, with reports from Amnesty International indicating its use in targeting the phones of two prominent Indian journalists, prompting inquiries into potential government involvement.


The Ministry of Mines, Government of India, via state-owned Khanij Bidesh India Ltd (KABIL), enters a draft exploration and development agreement with Argentinian miner CAMYEN.


Researchers from the University of Szeged in Hungary reveal new insights into Huntington's disease using fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) as a model organism.


The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) confirms that India faces no tsunami threat despite a 7.5 magnitude earthquake near Honshu, Japan.


The Defence Minister of India inaugurates the Samvid Gurukulam Girls Sainik School in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.