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Daily Current Affairs 14th May 2024, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

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International News

Russia’s Controversial Oil and Gas Discovery in British Antarctic Territory

In a development that has raised eyebrows globally, Russia has claimed to have discovered massive oil and gas reserves in the British Antarctic Territory, a region currently protected under the 1959 Antarctic Treaty. According to evidence submitted to the Commons Environment Audit Committee, the reserves uncovered by Russian research ships contain around 511 billion barrels worth of oil, a staggering amount equivalent to approximately 10 times the North Sea’s output over the last 50 years.

State News

Meghalaya Gets first woman police chief

Meghalaya Gets first woman police chief

Meghalaya has made history by appointing Idashisha Nongrang as the state’s first woman Director General of Police (DGP). Nongrang, a 1992 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, will succeed Lajja Ram Bishnoi, who is set to retire on May 19, 2024.

Awards News

Hindustan Shipyard Limited’s CMD Cmde Hemant Khatri Honored with ‘PSU Samarpan Award’

Hindustan Shipyard Limited's CMD Cmde Hemant Khatri Honored with 'PSU Samarpan Award'

In a prestigious ceremony held in New Delhi, Cmde Hemant Khatri, the Chairman and Managing Director (C&MD) of Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), was bestowed with the esteemed ‘PSU Samarpan Award‘ by Gov Connect. The award recognizes Khatri’s outstanding leadership and his pivotal role in driving the transformation of the shipyard, inspiring countless individuals within the industry.

Science and Technology News

NASA and JAXA Forge Ahead with XRISM Despite Instrument Glitch

NASA and JAXA Forge Ahead with XRISM Despite Instrument Glitch

NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have decided to operate an instrument on the X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) satellite as-is for at least the next year and a half, despite encountering an issue affecting one of its instruments. This decision showcases the agencies’ determination to push forward with this groundbreaking X-ray astronomy mission.

Sports News

Jorge Martin wins 2024 French MotoGP

Jorge Martin wins 2024 French MotoGP

In a showcase of electrifying motorcycle racing, Jorge Martin of Pramac Ducati emerged victorious in the nail-biting 2024 French MotoGP. The Spaniard fended off fierce challenges from Marc Marquez and Francesco Bagnaia to claim the top spot on the podium, extending his lead in the championship standings.

Japan Wins Maiden Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Trophy

Japan Wins Maiden Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Trophy

Japanese men’s hockey team etched its name in the history books by clinching its maiden Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy title. The match against Pakistan ended in a 2-2 deadlock after regulation time, leading to a penalty shootout. Japan emerged victorious, defeating Pakistan 4-1 in the nerve-wracking shootout at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh, Malaysia, on 11 May 2024.

Magnus Carlsen’s Incredible Comeback Wins 2024 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland

Magnus Carlsen's Incredible Comeback Wins 2024 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland

In a display of sheer dominance, World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen pulled off an incredible comeback to claim victory at the 2024 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland. Despite starting the day trailing by 2.5 points behind GM Wei Yi, Carlsen embarked on a remarkable 10-game winning streak, ultimately overtaking his rival and securing the championship title.

United Nations Declares May 25 as World Football Day

United Nations Declares May 25 as World Football Day

In a historic move, the United Nations General Assembly has unanimously proclaimed May 25 as the World Football Day, marking a significant milestone in the global celebration of the world’s most popular sport. The resolution, adopted during the 80th plenary meeting of the General Assembly in New York, coincides with the 100th anniversary of the first international football tournament with representation from all regions – the 1924 Summer Olympic Games held in Paris.

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