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Current Affairs (1st March, 2024)

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Bengali Translation of Staliner Divan Won Romain Rolland Book Prize 2024

  • The Bengali translator of Stalin’s Couch has won the 7th edition of the Romain Rolland Book Prize 2024.
  • Stalin’s Couch is a French novel and was translated in Bengali by Pankaj Kumar Chatterjee.
  • This is the second time a Bengali translator has won the prize. Previously, Trinanjan Chakraborty won Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, contre-enquête in 2022.

RIL Signed Deal with Disney to Merge Viacom18 and Star India

  • Reliance Industries has signed a binding agreement with Disney to form a joint venture that will combine the businesses of Viacom 18 and Star India.
  • RIL has agreed to invest around Rs 11,500 crore ($ 1.4 billion) into the JV for its growth strategy.

Rare Disease Awareness Day 2024

  • Rare Disease Awareness Day is annually observed on 29th February.
  • The Day promotes dignity and legitimacy and reminds the public that rare diseases are a worldwide health concern.
  • Since an illness is rare it doesn't imply that it merits any less consideration than other more recognizable health issues.

Sunil Mittal Awarded Knighthood

  • Sunil Mittal has been awarded an Honorary Knighthood from United Kingdom's King Charles III.
  • He is the founder and chairman of Bharti enterprises and become the first Indian citizen to receive an award.
  • The title of the award granted to him is Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
  • An honorary Knighthood is one of the highest honors granted by the British Sovereign to civilians.

India’s First Indigenous Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated India’s first indigenous hydrogen fuel cell ferry at Kochi Harbor in Kerala.
  • It is a 24-meter vessel, built by Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) and named Suchetha.