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Current Affairs (27th March, 2024)

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PM Modi Inaugurated Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck Mother and Child Hospital

  • PM Modi Inaugurated Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck Mother and Child Hospital in Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • The hospital is a state-of-the-art 150-bedded facility that has been built with Indian assistance.

Federal Bank Launched Flash Pay

  • The Federal Bank launched RuPay Smart key chain Flash Pay which is the first of its kind in the industry and is enabled with NCMC technology.
  • This smart key chain allows users to make contactless payments at NCMC-enabled metro stations without the need to wait in line to purchase tickets or cards specific to the metro stations.
  • Customers can conduct contactless transactions (up to ₹5000) without a PIN and will need PIN authentication for amounts exceeding this limit. The daily transaction limit at any POS terminal is set at ₹1,00,000.]

Mumbai Becomes Asia’s Billionaire Capital

  • Mumbai surpasses Beijing as Asia’s billionaire capital according to the report from the Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute 2024.
  • Mumbai boasts 92 billionaires securing its position as Asia’s third billionaire capital trailing behind New York (119) and London (97).
  • New Delhi falls into the Top 10 for the first time.

Sreeja Akula Won Women’s Singles Title at WTT Feeder Tournament

  • Sreeja Akula won the women’s singles title at the WTT Feeder Beirut II 2024 table tennis tournament at the Al Kawthar Secondary School in Lebanon.
  • She beat Luxembourg’s Sarah De Nutte.

Supreme Court Appointed Committee for Great Indian Bustard Preservation

  • A bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, JB Pardiwala, and Manoj Misra has committee to investigate the preservation of the Great Indian Bustard
  • The committee is non-negotiable and needs sustainable development in the context of meeting the international commitments of the country towards promoting renewable sources of energy.
  • The committee will determine the scope, feasibility and extent of overhead and underground electric lines in the area identified as priority area in the reports of the Wildlife Institute of India in the States of Rajasthan and Gujarat.