National Chartered Accountant Day, also known as CA Day, is an annual celebration in India that recognizes the crucial role of chartered accountants in the country’s economic landscape. As we approach the 2024 celebration, let’s delve into the history, significance, and impact of this important day. CA Day is observed on July 1st every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Monday, marking the 76th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

National Doctor’s Day is an annual celebration that recognizes the invaluable contributions of medical professionals to our society. As we approach the 2024 observance, it’s important to reflect on the significance of this day and the impact doctors have on our lives. In India, National Doctor’s Day is observed on July 1st every year. In 2024, this special day falls on a Monday.

India ended their 13-year wait for an ICC Cricket World Cup trophy when they beat South Africa by seven runs to lift the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in a thrilling final at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. India also became the first team to win the men’s T20 World Cup without losing a game all tournament. India won all eight matches they played in the tournament, and had one washout: the first-round game against Canada.

Financial Services Institution Bureau (FSIB) has selected Challa Sreenivasulu Setty as the next chairman of State Bank of India (SBI). Ashwini Tiwari and Vinay Tonse were two other contenders to the post. Setty will succeed the current chairman, Dinesh Khara, when he turns 63, the upper age limit for the position of SBI Chairman. His term is scheduled to end in August 2024. FSIB’s decision came in consideration of the overall experience of the contenders.

Ravi Agrawal, a 1988-batch IRS officer, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). He succeeds Nitin Gupta, whose tenure ended on June 30, 2024. Agrawal’s appointment extends till June 2025, with a reappointment on a contract basis to ensure continuity in CBDT’s policy framework. Previously serving as a member (administration) in the board, Agrawal’s extended tenure aims to oversee critical tax policy decisions and manage upcoming Union government budgets in July 2024 and February 2025.

Naveen Chandra Jha has been appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of SBI General Insurance Company Limited.

He succeeds Kishore Kumar Poludasu.  Jha has been associated with the State Bank of India since 1994 and has held several key positions during his tenure. Prior to his current role at SBI General Insurance, Jha served as Deputy Managing Director of SBI.

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a bioplastic park in the state to deal with the problem of environmental pollution caused by the pertoleum derivative based plastic products in the state. The bioplastic park to be developed on 1000 hectares of land will be constructed in Kumbhi village, Gola Gokarnnath tehsil, Lakhimpur Kheri district. The project will be developed with an estimated cost of Rs 2000 crore.

The three New Criminal Laws– Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, 2023 and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, 2023, will come into force July 1, 2024. The government of India has held regular meetings with States and Union Territories and they are fully geared up in terms of technology, capacity building and awareness generation to implement the new Criminal Laws.

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