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Current Affairs (1st February, 2024)

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 01-Feb-2024

The Mascot of Khelo India Winter Games 2024 is Sheen-e She’ (Shan)

  • Sheen-e She or Shan has been declared the mascot of Khelo India Winter Games 2024.
  • In keeping with the tradition and biodiversity of the region, the Sheen-e She or Shan is a snow leopard.
  • The logo integrates the Indian tricolor and symbols of Ladakh.

Delhi Government Introduced New Solar Policy 2024

  • The Delhi government has introduced New Solar Policy 2024, aimed at promoting solar power adoption among residents.
  • The policy allows residents to install solar panels on their rooftops, enabling them to generate their own electricity.
  • Residents can benefit from zero electricity bills and even earn by selling excess solar power back to the grid.
  • The new policy targets to achieve 4500 megawatts of installed capacity of solar power in Delhi by 2027.
  • Its objective is to reduce air pollution and combat inflation by reducing electricity bills for residential and commercial/industrial consumers.

Neuralink Implanted Brain Chip in First Human

  • Neuralink startup had installed a brain implant in its first human patient.
  • Neuralink is a neurotechnology company co-founded by Elon Musk.
  • Its mission is to develop brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that can help patients overcome paralysis and a range of neurological conditions.
  • It helps to treat neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurated MoE - AICTE Investor Network Event

  • Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the Ministry of Education - AICTE Investor Network.
  • The event is a collaboration of AICTE and the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC).
  • The network aims to provide crucial financial support, mentoring, and strategic guidance to early-stage students or faculty-led startups.

Union Home Minister Launched Computerization Scheme for Offices of ARDBs, RCSs

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the computerization scheme for the offices of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCSs) and Agriculture and Rural Development Banks (ARDBs).
  • The Computerization Project for ARDBs aims to digitize 1851 units of ARDBs situated across 13 States and Union Territories, connecting them to NABARD through a Common National Software.
  • This initiative works to enhance the operations, efficiency, accountability, and transparency of ARDB by standardising business processes through the Common Accounting System and Management Information System.
  • It also aims to reduce transaction costs, facilitate loan distribution to farmers, and enable real-time data access for better monitoring and assessment of schemes.