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Current Affairs (14th February, 2024)

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 14-Feb-2024

Delhi Govt Rejects Proposal to Convert Bawana Stadium into Jail

  • The Delhi Government rejects the central government's proposal to convert Bawana Stadium into a prison amidst the anticipated farmers' march towards Delhi.
  • Responding to the Centre's proposal, Home Minister Kailash Gehlot emphasized the legitimacy of the farmers' demands, stating that every citizen has a constitutional right to engage in peaceful protest.

Kelvin Kiptum Dies in Road Accident

  • On the night of February 12, 2024, Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the men's marathon, and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana, tragically lost their lives in a traffic accident.
  • Kiptum had already made history at the Chicago Marathon in October 2023 by setting a new world record surpassing the previous record.

PM Modi to inaugurate UAE's first Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi

  • On 14th February 2024, Prime Minister Modi is set to inaugurate the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which holds great importance for the city's Hindu community.
  • Public access to the temple will commence on 1st March 2024.
  • PM Modi expressed his anticipation to connect with the Indian diaspora in the UAE during the Ahlan Modi program.

Farmers Begin March to Delhi

  • Protesting farmers from Punjab began their march to Delhi.
  • The Union ministers' five-plus-hour meeting with them remained inconclusive.
  • There has been no resolution on the main demand of the farmers: the minimum support price for crops.

National Women’s Day

  • 13th February 2024 commemorates the 145th birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu.
  • She is an eminent figure in India’s independence movement and a renowned poet hailed as the “Nightingale of India.”
  • This date is also observed as National Women’s Day in recognition of her pivotal role in championing women’s rights.
  • She was born in a Bengali family in Hyderabad in 1879.
  • She served as the first Governor of the United Provinces.