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Banking Current Affairs : 2nd Mar 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 2nd Feb 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani Launched Logo & Website of Alliance for Global Good – Gender Equity and Equality:

  • The Alliance, aligning with India’s vision on women-led development, represents a setp towards the gender equality.
  • The Alliance aims to consolidate global practices, encourage knowledge sharing, and attract investments in women’s health, education, and enterprise in line with several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

MoE & MIB Jointly launches nationwide awareness campaign:

  • The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) have jointly launched a nationwide awareness campaign “Mera pehla vote desh ke liye (my first vote for the country)” to encourage the first-time voters to participate in the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

US Chamber’s International IP Index 2024:

  • India’s position unchanged at 42 on International IP Index 2024 According to the 12th edition of the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index (2024) by the United States (US) Chamber of Commerce, India has retained the 42nd rank with an overall score of 38.64%.
  • The United States of America (USA) has topped the list with an overall score of 95.48% followed by the United Kingdom (UK) in the 2nd place with 94.12% and France in the 3rd with 93.12%.

India’s GDP in Q3FY24:

  • The National Statistical Office (NSO) under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released the Second Advance Estimates (SAE) of National Income, Financial Year 2023-24 (FY24); Quarterly Estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for October-December quarter of FY24 (Q3FY24).

President Appoints New Chairman & Members of Lokpal; Justice AM Khanwilkar as Chairman

  • Droupadi Murmu, President of India, has appointed the new Chairman and Members of Lokpal, the anti-corruption authority in India.
  • Former Supreme Court judge Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar was appointed as the chairperson of Lokpal.

DRDO Conducts Successful Flight Test of VSHORADS Missile in Chandipur, Odisha:

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the flight test of the Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile, a Man Portable Air Defence System(MANPADS) , off the coast of Odisha on 28th and 29th February 2024.