CISF Raising Day is celebrated every year on March 10. This day marks the establishment of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in 1969. CISF is an important armed police force in India that provides security to many important places and projects across the country.

Krystyna Pyszkova from the Czech Republic was crowned as the new Miss World 2024 at a grand event in Mumbai, India. The previous Miss World 2022, Karolina Bielawska from Poland, crowned her successor in a magnificent ceremony. First Runner-Up: Yasmina Zaytoun of Lebanon, Miss World Asia and Oceania: Yasmin Azaytoun of Lebanon, Miss World Europe: Krystyna Pyszková of Czech Republic, Miss World America and Caribbean: Aché Abrahams of Trinidad and Tobago, Miss World Africa: Lesego Chombo of Botswana

The Oscars, officially named the Academy Awards, stand as the pinnacle of recognition in the film industry worldwide. Every year, artists from diverse corners of the globe compete for accolades across a broad spectrum of categories. India, renowned for its vibrant film industry, has made notable strides in global cinema, with several Indian talents achieving success at the Oscars and thereby leaving an enduring impact on the international cinematic landscape.

Indian badminton stars Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have won the BWF French Open men’s doubles title, defeating Chinese Taipei’s Lee Jhe-Huei and Yang Po-Hsuan in the final.

Devendra Jhajharia, a two-time Paralympic gold medalist, has been elected as the new President of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI). He succeeds another renowned para-athlete, Deepa Malik. Devendra Jhajharia, a javelin thrower, won gold medals in the 2004 Athens and 2016 Rio Paralympics in the F46 disability category. He was the only candidate for the post of PCI president.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh, announced the establishment of North India’s first Government Homeopathic College in the Jasrota area of Kathua district, J&K. The project, funded centrally at Rs 80 crore, reflects a significant stride in healthcare and education infrastructure development in the region.

Majuli, the largest river island in the world, has received two prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tags from the Indian government for its traditional crafts – Majuli mask making and Majuli manuscript painting.

Sweden has officially become the 32nd member of NATO after it completed the accession process in Washington. The handover of documents took place at a ceremony two years after Sweden applied to join the military alliance following the full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine in February 2022. The foundations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) were officially laid down on 4 April 1949 with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty, more popularly known as the Washington Treaty. The Treaty was signed in Washington D.C. on 4 April 1949 by 12 founding members. At present, NATO has 32 member countries. These countries, called NATO Allies.

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