Current Affairs – 06 July 2024

India Dominates U23 Asian Wrestling Championship in Jordan

India’s U23 wrestling team excelled in Amman, Jordan, clinching a total of 19 medals across women’s wrestling, Greco-Roman, and freestyle categories. The women wrestlers led with three gold medals, showcasing dominance in their divisions. Meenakshi, Pushpa Yadav, and Priya Malik stood out with impressive performances, securing victories by various methods including Victory by Superiority and Victory by Fall.

NTR Bharosa Pension Scheme Launch Day, A New Era of Social Security in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launched the NTR Bharosa pension scheme, fulfilling a key election promise and bringing hope to millions of beneficiaries across the state. Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Pawan Kalyan also participated in the pension distribution programme at Gollaprolu village in his Pithapuram constituency.

Global IndiaAI Summit 2024: Empowering Responsible AI Development and Adoption

The ‘Global IndiaAI Summit 2024’ commences in New Delhi, hosted by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This two-day event aims to position India as a global leader in AI innovation while promoting ethical and inclusive AI advancement. It will feature sessions on IndiaAI’s strategic pillars, including compute capacity, datasets platform, innovation centers, and skills development.

Maitree Exercise 2024, Strengthening India-Thailand Military Cooperation

July 2024, marks the beginning of an important event in India-Thailand relations. The Maitree Exercise, a joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Royal Thai Army, kicks off at Fort Vachiraprakan in Tak Province, Thailand. This two-week exercise, running until July 15, 2024, is a significant step in strengthening military ties between the two nations. This exercise is part of a broader effort by the Indian and Thai governments to enhance mutual cooperation in the defence sector.

Inauguration of Indian Air Force Weapon Systems School

The Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief, Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari, inaugurated the Weapon Systems School (WSS) in Hyderabad, marking a significant advancement for the IAF. Established to recalibrate and transform the IAF into a future-oriented force, the WSS aims to provide contemporary, effect-based training to officers of the newly formed Weapon Systems (WS) branch. This initiative integrates ground-based and specialist weapon system operators under one umbrella, enhancing the IAF’s war-fighting capabilities.

Arunachal Pradesh Yields New Species of Horned Frog

A team of researchers from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has recorded a new species of forest-dwelling horned frog in Arunachal Pradesh. The new-to-science Xenophrys apatani, recorded from the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in the Lower Subansiri district, has been named after the dominant Apatani community in recognition of their ingenuity in the conservation of wild flora and fauna.

Hungary Takes Over Rotating Presidency of EU Council

Hungary has assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Hungary aims to prioritize EU competitiveness, defense policy, migration control, and agricultural reform. The presidency’s motto, “Make Europe Great Again,” reflects a stance emphasizing unity and proactive global engagement.

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