On March 29th, 2024, Christians around the globe will solemnly observe Good Friday 2024, a pivotal day in the Christian calendar. Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday or Great Friday, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, believed by Christians to be the Son of God, and his ultimate sacrifice for the redemption of humanity’s sins. The history of Good Friday traces back to the foundational events of Christianity. According to biblical accounts, Jesus Christ, believed by Christians to be the Son of God, was arrested by the Roman authorities and sentenced to death by crucifixion. Tradition holds that Jesus was crucified on a Friday, hence the name “Good Friday.” Other terms for this day include Holy Friday, Black Friday, or Great Friday.

World Piano Day, celebrated annually on the 88th day of the year, pays homage to one of the most beloved and versatile musical instruments – the piano. This day serves as a global platform to recognize the beauty, cultural significance, and enduring appeal of the piano, fostering appreciation for its rich legacy across generations and cultures. This year, World Piano Day 2024 has celebrated on Thursday, March 28th, 2024. Marking the 88th day of the year, this date symbolizes the 88 keys on a standard piano keyboard, a fitting tribute to the instrument’s unique characteristics.

The inaugural Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction has announced its shortlist of six books, including “Code Dependent: Living in the Shadow of AI” by Indian-British journalist and commentator Madhumita Murgia. The book explores the impact of artificial intelligence on human society.

S. Raman’s autobiography, “From A Car Shed To The Corner Room & Beyond,” offers a first-person account of his remarkable journey from a clerk at SBI to becoming the Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank and a full-time Member of SEBI. The book explores the intricate dance between personal integrity, professional challenges, and systemic issues in the financial world.

The Indian Army is organizing the first Army Commanders’ Conference for the year 2024 in a hybrid mode. The virtual segment of the conference is scheduled for 28th March 2024, followed by the physical mode in New Delhi on 1st and 2nd April 2024. The conference will be chaired by the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Pande, and attended by senior military leadership, including Army Commanders participating virtually from their respective Command Headquarters.

In a significant development, the central government has approved the appointment of Nidhu Saxena as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of the Bank of Maharashtra. This appointment will be effective for a period of three years starting from 27 March 2024. Nidhu Saxena will take over the top leadership role at the Bank of Maharashtra from A.S. Rajeev, who has been selected as the Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission.

A 900-year-old Kannada inscription dating back to the Kalyana Chalukya dynasty has been discovered in a state of utter neglect at Gangapuram, a temple town in Jadcherla mandal, Mahabubnagar district. The rare inscription was found lying uncared for on a tank bund near the Chowdamma temple.

Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM), a unit of Tata Motors, has announced a strategic partnership with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) to establish a nationwide network of 5,000 public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) by the end of 2024. The collaboration will leverage HPCL’s extensive network of over 21,500 fuel stations across the country. TPEM’s insights from over 1.2 lakh Tata EVs on Indian roads will help identify locations frequently visited by Tata EV owners for setting up charging stations.

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