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Current Affairs (9th February, 2024)

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Kilkari Launched with Local Content in Gujarat, Maharashtra

  • Prof. S P Singh Baghel and Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare, conducted a virtual launch of the Kilkari program and Mobile Academy.
  • Kilkari Program has the objective of enhancing public health infrastructure in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
  • Kilkari operates as a centralized interactive voice response (IVR)-based mobile health service, disseminating 72 weekly, stage-appropriate audio messages concerning pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare directly to families' mobile phones, commencing from the second trimester of pregnancy until the child reaches one year of age.

RBI Grants Payment Aggregator Licences to Juspay, Zoho, and Decentro

  • Juspay and Decentro, fintech firms, along with software-as-a-service company Zoho, have been granted final authorization by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to function as payment aggregators.
  • This accreditation places them in the company like Stripe, Zomato, and Tata Pay, who were previously approved by the regulator in January.

UAE Awards ‘Golden Visa’ to Anand Kumar

  • On 6th February 2024, Anand Kumar, founder of Super 30, was awarded the esteemed 'Golden Visa' by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • This recognition marks a significant milestone in Anand Kumar's career, underscoring his contributions to education and excellence in Mathematics.

Dharmendra Pradhan Launches Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the EdCIL Vidyanjali Scholarship Programme.
  • The Vidyanjali Scholarship Program represents a holistic societal endeavour to enhance educational access and opportunities, particularly for economically underprivileged students.

Naveen Tahilyani Appointed Tata Digital’s New CEO & MD

  • Tata Digital has declared the selection of Naveen Tahilyani as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Group’s e-commerce division.
  • He is currently serving as CEO and MD at Tata AIA Life Insurance, is scheduled to assume his new responsibilities on 19th February 2024, succeeding Pratik Pal.