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Current Affairs (26th March, 2024)

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US, UK and Australia Entered Agreement to Build Australia’s SSN-AUKUS Submarines

  • The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia have entered a new agreement to build Australia’s SSN-AUKUS submarines.
  • It is a trilateral Security partnership under which Australia’s ASC and UK-based BAE Systems will build the SSN-AUKUS submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.
  • The SSN-AUKUS will be equipped for intelligence, surveillance, undersea warfare and strike missions, and will provide maximum interoperability among AUKUS partners.

World Meteorology Day 2024

  • World Meteorology Day is annually observed on 23rd March.
  • The day commemorates the formal establishment of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
  • The day aims to create awareness about the importance of predicting weather changes and climate change mitigation.
  • The theme of the day 2024 is At the Frontline of Climate Action.]

Mariam Mammen Mathew Appointed as DNPA Chairperson

  • Mariam Mammen Mathew has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA).
  • She is a CEO of Manorama Online and succeeds Tanmay Maheshwari, Managing Director of Amar Ujala.

Govind Dholakia Appointed as New Chairman of Surat Diamond Bourse

  • The Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) has appointed Govind Dholakia as its new chairman.
  • He is a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat and succeeded Vallabhbhai Patel (Lakhani).

World Tuberculosis Day 2024

  • World Tuberculosis Day is annually observed on 24th March.
  • The day aims to unite governments, health organizations, and communities worldwide in their commitment to end the TB epidemic by ensuring access to quality care for all those affected.
  • The theme for Day 2024 is Yes! We can end TB.