Current Affairs – 01 July 2024

Pench Tiger Reserve Embraces AI for Enhanced Forest Fire Protection

The Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra has taken a significant step forward in wildlife protection by introducing an advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) system for early forest fire detection. This innovative approach marks a new chapter in conservation efforts, combining cutting-edge technology with traditional wildlife management practices.

International Day of Parliamentarism 2024 Observed on June 30th

The International Day of Parliamentarism is observed annually on June 30th. This day celebrates the role of parliaments in democratic governance and highlights their importance in building peace and understanding between nations. In 2024, the focus is on “Parliamentary diplomacy: Building bridges for peace and understanding.” This theme emphasizes how parliamentarians can contribute to international cooperation and conflict resolution.

EAM Jaishankar to Represent India at SCO Summit in Astana

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will represent India at the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Astana next week. The summit, to be held on July 3 and 4, is expected to focus on the regional security situation and ways to boost connectivity and trade. During the virtual summit last year, Jaishankar had expressed concern over terrorism in the presence of then Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto.

Shafali Verma’s Double Century Leads India to Record-Breaking Day in Women’s Test Cricket

On a remarkable at Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium, young Indian opener Shafali Verma etched her name in the annals of cricket history with a record-breaking double century against South Africa in the one-off Test match. She broke the record of Australia’s Annabel Sutherland, who had scored a double century in 248 balls against South Africa this year.

Dr Usha Thakur Receives Prestigious 12th Vishwa Hindi Samman

In a heartwarming celebration of linguistic and cultural ties between India and Nepal, Dr Usha Thakur has been honoured with the 12th Vishwa Hindi Samman. This prestigious award recognizes her outstanding contributions to Hindi literature and her efforts in strengthening the bonds between Hindi and Nepali languages.

Global Chess League to Hold Second Edition in London in October

After a successful first season in Dubai, the Global Chess League will return for another edition, this time in London. The highly anticipated second edition of Tech Mahindra Global Chess League will take place in London, England from 3rd to 12th October 2024. It will take place at Friends House in central London.

Central Railway Has Installed a Floating Solar Plant

The Central Railway has installed a floating solar plant of 10 MWp capacity in the Igatpuri lake located in the Western Ghats, a first-of-its-kind initiative by the Indian Railways. Central Railway has always played an active role in opting for clean & renewable energy for its traction requirements and has taken various bold and revolutionary steps to fulfil the same.

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