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Current Affairs (16th January, 2024)

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 16-Jan-2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurated NACIN in Andhra Pradesh

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) institute in Andhra Pradesh.
  • NACIN is under the Government of India and specializes in enhancing expertise in indirect taxes.
  • It extends training programs to officials from diverse nations, focusing on customs, drug laws, and environmental protection to build their capacity in these areas.

DEPWD and NHRDN Signed MoU to Boost Employment for Divyangjans

  • Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPWD) and the National Human Resources Development Network (NHRDN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for providing job opportunities for Divyangjans.
  • This partnership is geared towards consolidating employment prospects for Divyangjans using the innovative PM-DAKSH-DEPWD digital portal.

Vice Admiral A.N. Pramod Appointed as Director General Naval Operations

  • Vice Admiral A.N. Pramod was appointed as the Director General Naval Operations (DGNO).
  • He took over the charge from Vice Admiral Atul Anand.
  • Previously, he served as the flag officer commanding (FOC) of the Indian Navy's Maharashtra Naval Area.

President Draupadi Murmu Inaugurated the 5th edition of the Meghalaya Games

  • The President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the 5th Edition of the Meghalaya Games.
  • It is a state’s marquee multisport event held at PA Sangma Stadium Tura, Meghalaya.

Ex-Ayutthaya

  • The Indian Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted bilateral exercise, named 'Ex-Ayutthaya.'
  • This Indo-Thai Bilateral Exercise means The Invincible One or Undefeatable.
  • This exercise symbolises the significance of two of the oldest cities, Ayodhya in India and Ayutthaya in Thailand.

Yes Bank Introduced Veefin’s SmartFin for Digital Supply Chain Finance

  • Yes Bank launched ‘SmartFin,’ a digital platform for enhancing supply chain finance (SCF).
  • The bank has collaborated with Veefin Solutions, a company renowned for its SCF products, to develop this innovative platform.