Every year on February 24th, India observes Central Excise Day, a tribute to the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act in 1944. This significant day marks the foundation of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), a pivotal institution in the administration of indirect taxes in India. Central Excise Day 2024 not only commemorates the historic legislation but also celebrates the relentless efforts of the CBIC officers in maintaining the quality and safety of goods within the country.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2024, marks the 647th anniversary of the birth of Guru Ravidas, observed on February 23rd. Guru Ravidas, also known as Raidas, stands as one of the eminent saints of the North Indian Bhakti movement. Born into a marginalized untouchable leather-working caste in Varanasi, his life and works profoundly reflect the challenges and struggles of his social background. Despite his humble origins, Guru Ravidas’s spiritual charisma and renown were so remarkable that even members of the Brahman community, the priestly class, paid homage to him.

World Peace and Understanding Day, observed globally on February 23, stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of harmony, compassion, and cooperation among diverse cultures, religions, and regions. Also known as Special Day, this occasion traces its roots to the foundational meeting of Rotary International, a beacon of humanitarian service, peace, and goodwill. As we approach World Peace and Understanding Day 2024, which falls on a Friday, it’s a poignant reminder of our collective responsibility to foster a more inclusive and peaceful world.

The government has appointed A S Rajeev, former Managing Director and CEO of Bank of Maharashtra, as the Vigilance Commissioner of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). A S Rajeev voluntarily retired from his position as Managing Director and CEO of Bank of Maharashtra. The Department of Financial Services has accepted Rajeev’s request for retirement.

In Pakistan, two big-time political groups, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), have decided to share power. This means Shehbaz Sharif is set to be the Prime Minister again, and Asif Ali Zardari will be the President. It’s like when two captains from different teams decide to work together to win the game.

In a groundbreaking move for Indian cricket, Jacintha Kalyan has etched her name in the annals of sports history as the country’s first female pitch curator. With the highly anticipated 2nd edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) just around the corner, the excitement among fans, players, and tournament organizers is palpable. Jacintha Kalyan’s journey to becoming India’s first female curator is nothing short of inspiring. Previously serving in the administrative sector, Kalyan made a bold transition to curatorship driven by her unwavering passion for the game.

In a monumental stride towards promoting technological advancement and innovation, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, in collaboration with EduRade, has inaugurated India’s largest Remote Pilot Training Organisation (RPTO). Spanning across 18 acres, this initiative boasts the capability to simultaneously fly 9 medium-class drones, positioning itself as a frontrunner in drone technology training.

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. inaugurates its inaugural solar project in Chhattargarh, Rajasthan, with a capacity of 70 MW, marking a significant milestone in India’s renewable energy sector. This project contributes to NTPC Group’s total installed capacity, which now stands at 73,958 MW, further solidifying its position as a key player in the country’s energy landscape. Capacity: 70 MW, with a slated full capacity of 150 MW, expected to be commissioned by March 2024. Beneficiary: State of Rajasthan, secured under SECI-Tranche:III. Energy Generation: Designed to produce 370 million units annually, capable of powering 60,000 households.

In a remarkable display of endurance and determination, Bhagwan Singh and Mahesh Khurana from Bhopal have completed the Pangong Frozen Lake Marathon 2024, held in Leh-Ladakh. Known for its extreme conditions, this marathon is celebrated as the ‘World’s Highest Frozen Lake Marathon.’ The event unfolded on February 20, amidst heavy snowfall, at an altitude of 18,680 feet with temperatures plunging to -15°C, posing an ultimate challenge to the participants.

Every year, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) brings people from the mobile industry together and gives them a chance to connect as well as collaborate. It also, given its importance, sets the technology tone for companies that deal in mobile and wireless technologies. At the same time, MWC gives companies a chance to showcase their latest products and innovations. This year, the event will start with a keynote on February 26 and will go on until February 29.

SJVN Limited, a Mini Ratna, Category-I and Schedule ‘A’ Central public sector enterprise under the administrative control of Ministry of Power, Government of India, has marked a significant milestone in its journey towards sustainable energy solutions. On February 23, 2024, SJVN announced the commencement of successful commercial operations of its 50 MW Gujrai Solar Power Station in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh.

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong to establish the first ‘Gati Shakti Research Chair’ in India. This initiative aims to enhance academic research in multimodal logistics, particularly focusing on the North-East region.

In a groundbreaking expedition led by National Geographic, the scientific community and the world at large have been introduced to a previously unknown giant lurking in the depths of the Amazon rainforest. The discovery of the world’s largest Northern Green Anaconda, conducted by the renowned TV wildlife presenter Professor Freek Vonk, has set new records and expanded our understanding of biodiversity in one of the planet’s most vital ecosystems.

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