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30th March, 2024 Current Affairs

30th March, 2024 Current Affairs

Metoc seminar ‘Meghayan 2024’ – an insight into the frontline of climate change

  • The METOC seminar ‘Meghayan-24’ was conducted by the School of Naval Oceanology & Meteorology (SNOM) and the Indian Naval Meteorological Analysis Centre (INMAC) at the Southern Naval Command on March 28, 2024. It was organized in commemoration of World Meteorological Day, with the theme ‘At the Frontline of Climate Action’ set by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for 2024.
  • An indigenous mobile application named INDRA (Indian Naval Dynamic Resource for Weather Analysis) was launched to disseminate weather-related information and forecasts, facilitating quick decision-making in naval operations.

Indian Parliamentary Delegation Strengthens Ties with Armenia and IPU

  • The Indian Parliamentary Delegation, led by Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh, held a bilateral meeting with their Armenian counterparts on the sidelines of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) event in Geneva, Switzerland. The Armenian delegation was represented by the Vice President of the National Assembly, Hakob Arshakyan. Harivansh appreciated Armenia’s support to India in multilateral initiatives and emphasized the growing partnership between the two countries.
  • The Deputy Chairman also met with the IPU President, Tulia Ackson, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania.
  • He congratulated her on assuming the presidency of the IPU and expressed hope that their meeting will renew their commitment and strengthen collaboration with the IPU and world parliaments.
  • An Indian Parliamentary Delegation, led by Harivansh, is currently attending the 148th Assembly of the IPU in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The delegation comprises five members from Rajya Sabha: S Niranjan Reddy, Sujeet Kumar, Ashok Mittal, Prashanta Nanda, and Sumitra.

India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise (IMT TRILAT 24) Concludes
The second edition of the India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise, IMT TRILAT 24, concluded successfully in Nacala, Mozambique on March 28th, 2024. This week-long exercise aimed to strengthen maritime cooperation and interoperability among the navies of India, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
Harbour Phase (21-24 Mar 24):

  • Intensive training sessions onboard INS Tir at Zanzibar and INS Sujata at Maputo.
  • Training included Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS), Damage Control, Firefighting Drills, communication procedures, and medical lectures.
  • Emphasis on CPR demonstration and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC).

Sea Phase (24 Mar 24 onwards):

  • INS Tir and INS Sujata embarked sea riders from Tanzanian and Mozambique Navies.
  • Joint operations with Mozambique Naval ship Namatili and Tanzanian naval ship Fatundu.
  • Simulated VBSS exercises, night manoeuvres, and joint surveillance of EEZ off Tanzania and Mozambique.

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Indian Expert Kamal Kishore to Lead UN’s Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts

  • The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Kamal Kishore of India as the new Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. He will lead the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
  • Currently, Mr. Kishore is the Head of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in India, a position he has held since 2015. During India’s presidency of the Group of 20 (G20), he led the G20 Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction. He also contributed to the development of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, launched by the Indian Prime Minister in 2019.

Indian Paddler Sreeja Akula Shines at WTT Feeder Beirut II 2024

  • Indian paddler Sreeja Akula clinched the women’s singles title at the WTT Feeder Beirut II 2024 in Beirut, Lebanon. The world no. 47 Indian came from behind to secure a 6-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-9 victory over the lower-ranked Sarah D Nutte of Luxembourg in the final.
  • The 25-year-old Commonwealth Games mixed doubles gold medalist had previously defeated top seed world no. 36 Suh Hyo Won of South Korea earlier in the tournament. This is Sreeja’s second WTT singles career title, having won the Feeder Corpus Christi in January.
Published date : 30 Mar 2024 05:10PM

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