Current Affairs – 09 July 2024

Historic Election in Mexico: Claudia Sheinbaum Becomes First Woman President

In a historic moment for Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected as the country’s first woman president, according to the provisional results announced by the Mexican election commission. Sheinbaum, from the ruling Morena party, has taken an unassailable lead over her nearest rivals in the presidential contest held on June, 2024. Outgoing Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who mentored Sheinbaum, has congratulated her on her victory. The elections also saw the renewal of more than 20,000 political positions, including all seats in the lower house, the senate, and regional and municipal offices.

IGNOU Launches MA Programme in Bhagavad Gita Studies

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced the launch of a new MA programme in Bhagavad Gita Studies for the academic session 2024-2025. The course will begin in July 2024 and will be offered through open and distance learning (ODL). The duration of the course will be from two to four years, with a total of 500 seats available. It will be of 80 credits, with the medium of instruction being English.

Keir Starmer: The Next British Prime Minister

Keir Starmer, born in 1963 to a working-class family near London, is set to become Britain’s next Prime Minister. With a background in human rights law and public prosecution, he entered politics relatively late, becoming an MP in 2015. 61-year-old Keir Starmer has now become the oldest person to become the British Prime Minister. Keir Starmer got this post only 9 years after being elected to the Parliament for the first time. Let us tell you that Keir Starmer once completed his studies by living on the roof of a brothel.

CM Mohan Yadav Launches ‘Lokpath Mobile App’ For Public

Bhopal, Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav has said that our aim is to make all departments as accountable as possible towards the public. Lokpath Mobile App prepared by the Public Works Department is being launched with a view to continuously moving forward on the path of public welfare by adopting a more transparent and accountable working system towards the public.

Hemant Soren sworn in as Jharkhand CM

Hemant Soren is back as Jharkhand chief minister, after a five-month hiatus that began with his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate. His reappointment comes after a tumultuous period marked by political manoeuvring within the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which leads the state’s ruling coalition.

Indiabulls Housing Finance Rebrands as Sammaan Capital Limited

Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd has undergone a transformation, rebranding itself to Sammaan Capital Ltd. This change reflects its shift from a promoter-led entity to a board-run, diversified financial institution. The rebranding, effective upon receipt of regulatory approvals, marks a significant milestone in the company’s 25-year journey since its inception as Indiabulls Financial Services Limited in 2000.

Smart Cities Mission in India Extended to 2025

The Government of India announced a significant extension to one of its flagship urban development initiatives. The Smart Cities Mission, originally set to conclude on June, 2024, will now continue until March 31, 2025. This extension marks a crucial phase in India’s journey towards creating technologically advanced and livable urban spaces.

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