Monthly Current Affairs February 2024 - Defence Guru

Monthly Current Affairs February 2024 - Defence Guru
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Staying updated with current affairs through regular reading is a must in today's dynamic when you want to qualify defence exams like NDA/ CDS/ AFCAT/ NAVY/ AIRFORCE/ MNS etc. Thus, it becomes important to read monthly current affairs which not only enables a comprehensive understanding but also empowers you with confidence. In most of the competitive examinations, you need to prepare monthly current affairs for written and interviews. In defense examinations, staying abreast of current affairs is not just a choice but a strategic necessity- military and defense environments are dynamic and subject to rapid changes, making it imperative to possess an up-to-date understanding of international relations and security issues. Monthly current affairs preparation ensures that you are well informed about the latest strategic developments that are integral to defense examinations.

Moreover, it enhances analytical skills, critical thinking, and the ability to assess situations under time constraints—crucial attributes for a career in defense. Therefore, Defence Guru brings you this monthly current affairs update for February 2024. Read the complete article for important defence current affairs-


  • India nominates ‘Maratha Military Landscapes’ for 2024-25 UNESCO World Heritage List

The Ministry of Culture announced that India is nominating the 'Maratha Military Landscape' for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List for the 2024-25 cycle, with a total of 12 components included in this nomination. Suvarnadurg Fort is a part of the historic 'Maratha Military Landscape'. 'Maratha Military Landscapes' represents the extraordinary fortification and military system envisioned by the Maratha rulers, showcasing the vibrant history of India.


  • First Survey Vessel Large INS Sandhayak Commissioned

The Indian Navy commissioned its latest survey vessel, INS Sandhayak, at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam on February 3 2024, in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. INS Sandhayak is the first in a series of four Survey Vessel (Large) ships being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata.


  • Bharat Ratna to Lal Krishna Advani

Lal Krishna Advani was born on November 8, 1927 in Karachi, British India (now Pakistan). He belonged to a Sindhi Hindu family. After partition, his family migrated to Bombay where he completed his law degree from Government Law College. Advani is known for leading the Ram Rath Yatra in 1990 which brought the Ram Mandir issue to national prominence. As Home Minister, Advani oversaw responses to national security threats and the 1999 Kargil War. He promoted infrastructure development and economic growth.


  • Law Commission Recommends Legal Reforms to Curb Property Damage During Protests

The Law Commission has proposed updates to laws aimed at addressing the issue of damage to public and private property during blockades and protests. The main thrust of these recommendations is to introduce stricter penalties for individuals for the same.


  • Vyommitra to Precede India’s Gaganyaan Mission in 2024

India is planning for a manned space mission Gaganyaan in 2025. But before human astronauts launch, a space-bound “robot friend” named Vyommitra will fly to space later this year to test critical systems.


  • Uttarakhand Uniform Civil Code Bill

Uttarakhand government has introduced legislation to implement a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the state. If enacted, Uttarakhand would become the second Indian state to adopt a UCC after Goa, where it has been in effect since Portuguese rule.


  • Jammu and Kashmir Local Bodies Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2024

The Union government has introduced a new bill in the Lok Sabha, aiming to provide reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local bodies of Jammu and Kashmir. The proposed legislation seeks to amend existing laws and align them with constitutional provisions. The number of seats to be reserved for OBCs will be determined by a commission, which will be established once the legislation is passed.


  • US Approves $4 Billion Military Drone Sale to India

The US government has approved a major military sale to India valued at nearly $4 billion. The sale would include 31 MQ-9B SkyGuardian drones and related sophisticated equipment. The MQ-9B SkyGuardian is a weapons-ready drone designed for surveillance, reconnaissance, targeting, and strike missions.


  • Rajya Sabha Passes Tribal Affairs Amendment Bills 2024

Rajya Sabha has passed the Constitution (STs) Order Amendment Bill 2024 and the Constitution (SCs and STs) Order Amendment Bill 2024, presented by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. This cleared the way for the addition of several new communities to the STs list of Odisha and the inclusion of synonyms and phonetic variations of existing tribes in the ST lists of both Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.


  • Pradhan Mantri Matsya Kisan Samridhi Sah-Yojana (PM-MKSSY)

The Union Cabinet approved the “Pradhan Mantri Matsya Kisan Samridhi Sah-Yojana (PM-MKSSY)”, a Central Sector Sub-scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada aimed at formalizing the fisheries sector and supporting fisheries micro and small enterprises.


  • SWATI (Science for Women- A Technology & Innovation) Portal

In February 2024, the government launched the SWATI (Science for Women- A Technology & Innovation) portal, a database highlighting the accomplishments of Indian women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine) fields. The interactive portal was developed by the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) to address the gender gap in sciences.


  • NITI Aayog Launches Agroforestry Portal and Report

The NITI Aayog has recently launched the ‘Greening and Restoration of Wasteland with Agroforestry’ (GROW) report and portal. The GROW initiative by NITI Aayog utilizes remote sensing and GIS to assess agroforestry suitability across all districts in India. It aims to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 and create an additional carbon sink.

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