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Current Affairs (13th February, 2024)

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UPI and RuPay Card Launched in Sri Lanka and Mauritius

  • The Unified Payments Interface (UPI), and RuPay card services are launched in Sri Lanka and Mauritius.
  • UPI and RuPay services will facilitates seamless digital transactions for Indian nationals visiting these countries and Mauritian nationals traveling to India.
  • These moves underscores India’s commitment to fostering financial inclusion and enhancing cross-border digital connectivity.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

  • The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is annually observed on 11th February.
  • The day aims to promote full and equal access and participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
  • The theme of the day 2024 is Women and Girls in Science Leadership, a New Era for Sustainability and the subtheme is Think Science … Think Peace.

IREDA and IIT Bhubaneswar Signed MoU for Clean Energy Innovation

  • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar.
  • The MoU aims to support collaborative efforts in innovation and research initiatives, technology transfer, and nurturing the start-up ecosystem.

Amit Panghal and Sachin Siwach won Gold Medals at Strandja Memorial Tournament

  • World Championship medalist Amit Panghal and Sachin Siwach won a gold individually in boxing at the 75th Strandja Memorial tournament in Bulgaria.
  • The 2019 World Championship silver medalist Panghal (51kg) pulled off a dominating 5-0 triumph over Kazakhstan's Sanzhar Tashkenbay in the men's flyweight final.
  • Sachin (57kg), out-punched Uzbekistan's Shakhzod Muzafarov by a 5-0 verdict.

Sindhu Ganapathy Appointed as the First Transwoman Travelling Ticket Examiner

  • Sindhu Ganapathy was appointed as the first transwoman Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) of Southern Railway.