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Daily Current Affairs 15th May 2024, Important News Headlines (Daily GK Update)

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International News

China Overtakes US as India’s Largest Trading Partner in FY24

According to data from the Global Trade Research Initiative (GTRI), an economic think tank, China has emerged as India’s largest trading partner in the fiscal year 2023-24, surpassing the United States. The two-way commerce between India and China stood at a staggering $118.4 billion, slightly edging out the $118.3 billion traded with the US.

States News

Tamil Nadu’s Shyaamnikhil Becomes India’s 85th Chess Grandmaster

Tamil Nadu's Shyaamnikhil Becomes India's 85th Chess Grandmaster

In a remarkable achievement, P Shyaamnikhil from Tamil Nadu has etched his name in the annals of Indian chess history by becoming the country’s 85th Grandmaster (GM). The 31-year-old chess prodigy, who embarked on his journey at the tender age of eight, finally secured the coveted third and final GM norm at the prestigious 2024 Dubai Police Masters Chess Tournament.

Indian Literary Masterpieces Inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

Indian Literary Masterpieces Inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register

In a proud moment for India, three of its literary treasures – the Ramcharitmanas, Panchatantra, and Sahṛdayāloka-Locana – have been inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Asia-Pacific Regional Register. This prestigious recognition celebrates India’s rich literary heritage and cultural legacy, affirming the timeless wisdom and artistic expressions that have shaped the nation’s identity.

Awards News

Chandrakant Satija Honoured with Global Excellence Award 2024

Chandrakant Satija Honoured with Global Excellence Award 2024

In a prestigious ceremony held at the Sahara Star Hotel in Mumbai on May 12th, Chandrakant Satija, the renowned educationist and Founder/CEO of Chandra Admission Consultants, was honoured with the Global Excellence Award 2024. The award, presented by the famous Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra, recognized Satija as the Most Trusted Admissions Consultant in the Vidarbha Region.

Science and Technology News

Microsoft’s AI and Cloud Boost: €4 Billion Investment in France

Microsoft's AI and Cloud Boost: €4 Billion Investment in France

In a move that underscores its commitment to artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing, tech giant Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to invest a staggering €4 billion (approximately $4.3 billion) in building cloud and AI infrastructure in France. This latest investment highlights the company’s continued focus on advancing its AI capabilities and expanding its cloud services globally.

TCS Unveils Global AI Centre of Excellence in France

TCS Unveils Global AI Centre of Excellence in France

In a significant move, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced the creation of a Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence in the French capital, Paris. The announcement was made during the prestigious “Choose France Summit” hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, underscoring TCS’s commitment to the French market and the global AI landscape.

Important Days

International Day of Families 2024 Observed on May 15th

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Every year on May 15th, we celebrate the International Day of Families. It’s a special day to recognize how essential families are in our society. The United Nations established this day in 1994 to help people understand why families matter, what challenges they might face, and to encourage people to come together in support.

Obituaries News

Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro dies at 92

Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro dies at 92

The literary world mourns the loss of Alice Munro, the Nobel Prize-winning author renowned for her masterful crafting of short stories. Munro, who passed away on May 13 at the age of 92, left an indelible mark with her taut and acutely observed narratives, which captured the essence of human nature with remarkable clarity.

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