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14th February, 2024 Current Affairs

14th February, 2024 Current Affairs

Growth rate of Agriculture sector is highest in world. Niti Aayog Member says

  • The Agriculture Sector in the country has seen a robust growth in the last ten years and the growth rate has approached 4 percent.
  • Niti Aayog Member Prof Ramesh Chand said, This growth rate of the sector is the highest in the world.
  • One of the biggest schemes of the government for the farmers in terms of price support is the fixation of MSP.

India to Replace Military Personnel with Technical Staff in Maldives

  • India has announced the replacement of military personnel operating aviation platforms in the Maldives with competent Indian technical personnel. This decision comes after negotiations between Indian and Maldivian authorities, with the latter expressing a clear demand for the withdrawal of Indian troops.
  • First Aircraft Replacement: Indian technical personnel will replace military personnel in one aircraft by March 10.
  • Remaining Aircraft Replacement: Replacement of military personnel in the other two aircraft will be completed by May 10.
  • President Muizzu officially requested India to withdraw its troops, emphasizing the desire for prompt action.
  • Approximately 80 Indian military personnel are stationed in the Maldives to operate helicopters and a Dornier plane for medical evacuation and search and rescue missions.

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Trinidad and Tobago Declares National Emergency After Offshore Oil Spill

  • The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has officially declared a state of “national emergency” following a significant oil spill in the eastern Caribbean. The spill, originating from an overturned vessel near Tobago, has led to widespread environmental damage along the coastline, prompting concerns about the impact on the nation’s economy, particularly its tourism sector.
  • Prime Minister Rowley emphasized the gravity of the situation, highlighting that the response to the oil spill will require extraordinary funding due to its uncertain extent and magnitude.
  • The full scope of the required resources remains unclear, underscoring the urgency for comprehensive assessment and action to mitigate the environmental and economic repercussions.

China Opens Qinling Station for Antarctic Scientific Investigation

  • China has officially opened the Qinling Station in Antarctica. This significant development marks a new chapter in China’s scientific exploration and research in the Antarctic region, underscoring its commitment to contributing to global understanding of this remote and pristine environment.
  • Qinling Station, situated in one of the most untouched frontiers on the planet, is poised to become a hub for cutting-edge scientific research. The establishment of this station underscores China’s growing role in polar science, a field that has critical implications for understanding climate change, sea-level rise, and other global environmental issues.
  • Since its inception in 1981, the Indian Antarctic programme has performed 40 scientific missions and established three Indian Research Station in Antarctica, dubbed DakshinGangotri (1983), Maitri (1988), and Bharati (2012). Maitri and Bharati are now fully functional.
Published date : 14 Feb 2024 05:11PM

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