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Current Affairs (16th March, 2024)

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Mumbai Wins Ranji Trophy 2024

  • Mumbai clinched the Ranji Trophy 2024 by defeating Vidarbha with a commanding lead of 169 runs at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
  • This victory marked their 42nd Ranji Trophy triumph, highlighting their strong presence in Indian domestic cricket.
  • Mumbai after eight years claimed the Ranji Trophy, having last claimed it in the 2015-16 season.

World Consumer Rights Day 2024

  • World Consumer Rights Day is observed globally every year on 15th March.
  • Celebrating this day promotes awareness of the rights and obligations of consumers in the market.
  • It underscores the significance of safeguarding consumer rights, promoting fair and ethical business conduct, and ensuring companies are held responsible.
  • For World Consumer Rights Day 2024, Consumers International has selected the theme 'Fair and responsible AI for consumers.'

India and Singapore Sign Memorandum of Understanding

  • India and Singapore have recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) focusing on collaboration in the field of Law & Dispute Resolution.
  • The signing ceremony took place during a virtual meeting attended by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Law and Justice (I/C) from the Indian side, and Mr. Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community, and Youth and Second Minister for Law from the Singapore side.
  • The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two nations in various areas of mutual interest.

Vice-President to visit Hyderabad

  • The Vice-President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, is scheduled to visit Hyderabad, Telangana, on the 16th and 17th of March 2024.
  • During his visit on the 16th of March, Shri Dhankhar will serve as the Chief Guest at the Valedictory Ceremony of the 'Global Spirituality Mahotsav' at Kanha Shanti Vanam, Hyderabad.

IIT Delhi And Israel Aerospace Industries Collaborate for Applied Research

  • IIT Delhi has recently unveiled a partnership with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), marking a notable advancement in applied research.
  • The partnership seeks to foster innovation and technological progress through collaborative projects, training programs, and research consultancy efforts.

Prime Minister Meets Prime Minister of Bhutan

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Bhutan, H.E Dasho Tshering Tobgay, in New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay's visit to India is part of his first official overseas trip since assuming office in February 2024.
  • The Prime Minister of Bhutan expressed deep appreciation for India's consistent support as a reliable, trusted, and valued partner in Bhutan's development priorities.
  • On behalf of his Majesty the King of Bhutan, PM Tshering Tobgay extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Bhutan next week, which was graciously accepted by the Prime Minister.