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Banking Current Affairs : 8th Jan 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 8th Jan 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Asia’s first Hyperloop facility:

  • ArcelorMittal has announced that it has established a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and is working closely with IIT Madras’ Hyperloop Technology teams

52% drop in toy imports in 8 years, 239% jump in exports: Commerce Ministry

  • The Indian toy industry witnessed growth in FY2022-23 in comparison to FY2014-15, with a decline in imports by 52%, and a rise in exports by 239%.

Health Ministry notifies revised Pharma manufacturing rules under schedule M to ensure quality control:

  • Schedule M prescribes the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for pharmaceutical products and the revised Schedule M has been notified as rules to ensure GMP is adhered to, and requirements of premises, plant, and equipment for pharmaceutical products.

Vietnam’s VinFast unveils $2 billion investment for integrated electric-vehicle manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu:

  • The company has earmarked an initial investment of $500 million, the EV giant said in a statement, for the first phase of the project, spanning five years in Thoothukudi.

Aditya L1 reaches the destination and successfully enters the halo orbit:

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday successfully placed Aditya L1, the country’s first space-based solar observatory, into a halo orbit around its intended destination: the Sun-Earth Lagrangian Point L1.

India’s GDP likely to grow by 7.3% in FY24: NSO data:

  • India’s economy is projected to grow at 7.3% in the ongoing financial year, as per the initial advance estimate report released by the National Statistical Office (NSO).

UN report revises India’s GDP projection downward to 6.2% for 2024:

  • The United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects Report 2024 revised India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimate for the 2024 calendar year to 6.2%, compared to 6.7% earlier.

India beats Taiwan in MSCI EM index weightage to be second after China:

  • India now ranks second behind China in the MSCI Emerging Markets index, solidifying its reputation as one of the most promising emerging markets in the world to invest in.

Govt amends PM-eBus Sewa tender, adds 100 low-floor buses:

  • The Union government has recently amended a tender for the procurement of 3,600 electric buses, the first batch under the PM-eBus Sewa scheme launched in 2023

India to launch GSAT-20 satellite on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket:

  • NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL), the ISRO’s commercial arm, announced its plan to launch communication satellite GSAT-20 onboard Elon Musk-owned SpaceX’s Falcon-9 rocket.

General VK Singh releases book ‘Sanskriti ke Ayaam’ written by Manorama Mishra:

  • The book, authored in Hindi language, is published by the National Book Trust, India functioning under the Ministry of Education (MoE).

Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane’s Book “Four Stars of Destiny”:

  • General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the former Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of the Indian Army, has penned his autobiography titled “Four Stars of Destiny:

International Purple Fest 2024: A Global Celebration of Inclusivity and Empowerment in Goa

  • The International Purple Fest – Goa 2024, India’s inaugural inclusive festival for persons with disabilities, kicked off today and is set to captivate audiences until January 13.

Ashwani Gupta Appointed as CEO of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone:

  • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), India’s premier ports and logistics company, has announced significant changes in its leadership structure, marking a new era in its corporate journey.