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Current Affairs (27th January, 2024)

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National Tourism Day 2024

  • National Tourism Day is annually observed on 25th January and was first celebrated in 1948.
  • The theme of the day 2024 is Sustainable Journeys, Timeless Memories.
  • It aims to promote popular tourist destinations across the country and to preserve the nation's cultural heritage.

National Voters Day 2024

  • The National Voters’ Day is celebrated every year on 25th January in India.
  • It was first celebrated in 2011.
  • It was celebrated to encourage the country’s voters to participate in the electoral process.
  • The theme of the day 2024 is Nothing Like Voting, I Vote For sure.

Defence Ministry Signed Rs 1,070 Cr Deal with MDL

  • The defense ministry signed a Rs 1,070 crore agreement with Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL).
  • The agreement aims to acquire 14 fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.
  • MDL will undertake the indigenous design, development, and manufacturing of these multi-role fast patrol vessels, with delivery scheduled within 63 months.

G. Kishan Reddy Inaugurated New Sound and Light Show and Facade Illumination

  • Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, G Kishan Reddy inaugurated a new Light and Sound show and Facade Illumination at Golconda Fort.
  • The show was funded by Indian Oil Foundation, is a multimedia experience unlike the earlier static show.
  • The two initiatives aimed at improving facilities and enhancing the tourist experience.

Suryakumar Yadav Awarded ICC T20I Player of the Year For 2023

  • Suryakumar Yadav has been awarded the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year award.
  • He has been conferred with the honour for the second time in a row.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) described him as the backbone of India's middle order.

President Droupadi Murmu Inaugurated Kaushal Bhawan

  • The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu inaugurated Kaushal Bhawan – a new building of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in New Delhi.
  • The building provides office space for the Ministry as well as its associated organisations – the Directorate General of Training, the National Council for Vocational Education and Training and the National Skill Development Corporation.

Prasanna B Varale Appointed as Supreme Court Judge

  • Prasanna B Varale appointed as Supreme Court Judge.
  • Previously, he was serving as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.