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Current Affairs (2nd April, 2024)

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Romania and Bulgaria Join Schengen Area

  • Romania and Bulgaria partially joined Europe’s ID-check-free travel zone Schengen.
  • The two countries reached an agreement late last year to join the continent’s free-travel area by air and sea.

Pakistan Cricket Board Reappoints Babar Azam as Captain

  • Pakistan Cricket Board appointed Babar Azam as the Pakistan men's cricket team's white-ball (ODI and T20I) captain.
  • He replaced fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi as the T20 captain.

Hardik Singh And Salima Tete Named the Player of the Year for 2023

  • Hardik Singh and Salima Tete were named the Player of the Year for 2023 among men and women respectively at the sixth annual Hockey India awards.
  • Hardik and Salima received a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh along with a trophy each.

Vineet Jain Won ENBA Lifetime Achievement Award 2023

  • Vineet Jain was awarded the ENBA Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 for his contributions to Indian news television.
  • He is the MD of Times Group the Times Network, which includes channels like Times Now, ET Now, Mirror Now, Times Now Navbharat, and ET NOW Swadesh.

REC Won SKOCH ESG Award 2024

  • REC Limited won SKOCH ESG Award 2024 in the 'Renewable Energy Financing' category.
  • REC Limited is a Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Power and a leading NBFC.