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Current Affairs (2nd February, 2024)

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boAt Ties Up with Shoobhi Foundation for CSR initiative

  • boAt has collaborated with the Shoobhi Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
  • This collaboration contributes to the provision of clean and safe drinking water in public areas and communities across Delhi NCR.
  • A certified water brand, Whater will also play a role of distribution partner, delivering clean drinking water in recyclable bottles through designated carts and strollers.

Indian Coast Guard Day 2024

  • The Indian Coast Guard Day or ICG Day is annually observed on 1 February.
  • The day aims to honor the contribution of the Coast Guard and is dedicated to the officers and personnel who look after maritime security.
  • The theme of the day 2024 is Indian Coast Guard: Innovating, Protecting, and Serving with Valor.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah Reappointed as ACC Chairman

  • Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah was reappointed as the president of the Asian Cricket Council for a third consecutive term.
  • He was appointed president of the ACC for first time in 2021 from the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board Nazmul Hassan and became the youngest administrator.
  • His tenure as ACC president was extended till January 2025.

Karnataka Signs MoU with Wistron for a Laptop Manufacturing Plant

  • The government of Karnataka and Wistron (ICT Service Management Solutions) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a laptop manufacturing plant.
  • Under the MoU, the company would invest ₹1,500 crore which is likely to create around 3,000 employment opportunities.
  • The company has planned to commence works related to setting up the plant in July 2024 and to start manufacturing laptops by January 2026.

Sneha Hastham Scheme

  • Forest Minister A.K. Saseendran launched the Sneha Hastham scheme.
  • The scheme envisaged to organise medical camps in 100 select tribal settlements this year.
  • It also aims to propagate awareness regarding hygiene, sanitation and disease prevention.

NSIL Signed MoU with Arianespace to Support Satellite Launch

  • NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) and French satellite launch company Arianespace signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support satellite launch missions.
  • The MoU aims at establishing a long-term partnership between the two companies to meet the global commercial satellite launch service market needs.
  • In MoU, the LVM-3 heavy lift launch vehicle from NSIL/ISRO and the Ariane-6 from Arianespace are poised to cater to the global launch service market requirements.