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IREDA And PNB Collaborate on Renewable Energy Projects

  • The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) and Punjab National Bank (PNB) have formalized a partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  • The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at accelerating renewable energy endeavours throughout the country.
  • It was executed at IREDA's headquarters in New Delhi on 19th February 2024.

Shubman Gill Designated as Punjab ‘State Icon’ for Lok Sabha Polls

  • In the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer in Punjab has designated Indian cricketer Shubman Gill as the state's latest "icon."
  • This selection represents a deliberate strategy to forge connections with the younger generation and sports enthusiasts, thereby fostering a stronger resonance of the electoral process across diverse demographic groups.

World Day of Social Justice 2024

  • Every year 20th February marks the World Day of Social Justice.
  • This occasion serves as a poignant reminder of the urgent imperative to tackle inequality, injustice, and social exclusion on a global scale.
  • This day emphasises the critical importance of nurturing fairer and more equitable societies.
  • The theme of the World Day of Social Justice 2024 is “Bridging Gaps, Building Alliances.”

Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day 2024

  • Arunachal Pradesh annually observes its Foundation Day on 20th February.
  • It signifies the milestone of its attainment of full statehood in 1987.
  • This significant event memorializes the transformation of the region from the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) into an independent state within the Indian union.
  • It is famous for its stunning landscapes, abundant biodiversity, and dynamic tribal traditions.

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Kalki Dham temple in UP's Sambhal

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the inauguration of the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the Shri Kalki Dham Temple in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The occasion witnessed addresses from prominent figures such as Chairman Pramod Krishnam and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
  • Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath discussed the temple's importance and emphasized various developmental endeavors in the area.

Mizoram Foundation Day 2024

  • Mizoram Foundation Day is observed annually on 20th February.
  • This day marks the establishment of Mizoram as the 23rd state of India in 1987.
  • It symbolizes the acknowledgment of the people's right to self-determination and the realization of their aspirations.
  • Mizoram's journey traces back to 1961 when local Mizo tribal leaders formed the Mizo National Front (MNF) to advocate for political rights.