World Anthropology Day, celebrated on the third Thursday of February each year, marks a significant occasion dedicated to the field of anthropology. This day, falling on February 15 2024, aims to shed light on the comprehensive study of human behavior, biology, and the intricate dynamics of human societies. Instituted by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in 2015, the event initially known as National Anthropology Day, quickly broadened its horizon to encompass a global perspective, thus being renamed World Anthropology Day in 2016. The term ‘anthropology’ itself, rooted in the Greek word ‘anthropology,’ translating to ‘human behavior,’ underscores the essence of this field. It is a pursuit to unravel the evolutionary milestones of our species and to comprehend the unique processes that define human existence.

South Indian Bank has clinched the esteemed title of Best Technology Bank of the Year Award at the 19th IBA Annual Banking Technology Conference, Expo, & Citations. The bank’s remarkable achievements were acknowledged with a total of six prestigious awards, including three wins, one runner-up position, and two special mentions.

Awards Ceremony Highlights

Recipient: PR Seshadri, MD & CEO of South Indian Bank

Presented by: T Rabi Sankar, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Venue: Mumbai

Organizer: Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)

Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nand Kishore Yadav has been elected as the Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly. This election marks a pivotal moment in Bihar’s political landscape, with Yadav bringing a wealth of experience to the prestigious position.

Boeing, the American aerospace giant, has made a significant move to enhance its operations and propel its growth strategy in India by appointing Nikhil Joshi as the managing director of Boeing Defense India (BDI). This strategic decision underscores Boeing’s commitment to fortifying its presence in one of the world’s largest defence markets, aiming to advance the mission readiness and modernization efforts of India’s defence forces.

Official data reveals that Germany has surpassed Japan as the world’s third-largest economy, primarily due to a significant depreciation in the yen compared to the stability of the euro. Japan’s economy, despite growing 1.9% last year, contracted in the fourth quarter, leading to its relegation to the fourth position. Currency Depreciation: The yen depreciated by over 18% against the dollar in 2022 and 2023, facilitating Germany’s ascendancy due to the stability of the euro against the dollar. Recession in Japan: Japan’s technical recession, marked by two consecutive quarters of economic contraction, contributed to its fall behind Germany in GDP rankings.

Prabowo Subianto emerges victorious in Indonesia’s Presidential race, securing nearly 60% of the votes in the first round. His military background and alignment with President Joko Widodo’s policies propel him to a clear-cut victory, sparking positive reactions in Indonesian markets. Indonesian markets respond positively to Prabowo’s impending presidency, with the stock market rising by 2.2% and the rupiah strengthening by 0.3%. Analysts cite Prabowo’s commitment to continuing President Joko Widodo’s policies as a stabilizing factor.

India is set to launch its first Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) from Uttarakhand, marking a significant milestone in the country’s healthcare and aviation sectors. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia recently announced this groundbreaking initiative, highlighting its importance in providing rapid medical assistance to those in need.

Taghi Askar, a 100-year-old diver from the Islamic Republic of Iran, made waves at the Diving World Championships in Doha as he wiped away tears of gratitude and emotion for the overwhelming support he received. Despite his age, Askar took the plunge from the 1m platform, showcasing his passion for diving and promoting the upcoming World Aquatics Masters Championships at the Hamad Aquatics Centre. Having claimed silver and bronze medals at the inaugural Asian Games in New Delhi in 1951, it has been an astonishing 73 years since Askar first tasted success in the world of diving. His career, spanning nearly six decades, came to an end 59 years ago, leaving the sport on a triumphant note with a gold medal at the national level.

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur handed over the Chess Olympiad Torch to Budapest, Hungary, the host city for the 45th edition of the Chess Olympiad. The ceremony, held at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi, was not just a formal handover but also a celebration of chess as an intellectual sport deeply rooted in India’s heritage.

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