Aditya-L1 Mission showcased India's Space Research capabilities.

  • Aditya-L1, placed in the Halo orbit, covered 1.5 million km from Earth, showcasing India's prowess in space exploration.
  • The mission, following the Chandrayaan-3 success, is a major milestone in India's space endeavors.
  • Aditya-L1 has seven payloads to conduct a detailed study of the sun, contributing to the understanding of the Sun-Earth connection.

Sheikh Hasina wins 5th Term as Bangladesh Prime Minister in election.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to secure her fifth term as the leader of the country following the 12th general elections.
  • Sheikh Hasina is expected to win a fourth straight term for her Awami League-led alliance, making it her fifth overall term.
  • The election was boycotted by the main opposition party BNP.
  • The voting took place in 299 out of 300 constituencies.

Uttar Pradesh's "Paying Guest" scheme boosts tourism in Ayodhya.

  • Under Navya Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh government launches Paying Guest scheme to enhance tourism experiences.
  • Locals encouraged to offer homestays, showcasing Awadhi culinary heritage, creating jobs, and boosting income.
  • Ayodhya anticipates a surge in visitors, with hotel rates soaring; the scheme aims to register 1,000 houses, fostering community involvement and economic growth.


India and Mauritius collaborate on Rs 20 crore small satellite project.

  • India and Mauritius signed agreement for joint development of a small satellite, set to be launched by ISRO in early 2024.
  • Project timeline estimates realization within 15 months, with an estimated cost of Rs 20 crores borne by India.
  • Collaboration ensures continued support for ISRO's ground tracking station in Mauritius and signals potential for future bilateral space projects.

Alvaro, first cyclone of 2024, hits Madagascar.

  • Cyclone Alvaro, the first cyclone of 2024, made landfall near Morombe in Madagascar on January 1, 2024.
  • The cyclone hit regions like Atsimo-Andrefana, Haute Matsiatra, and Menabe the hardest, causing difficulties in evacuation and rainwater drainage.
  • Cyclone Alvaro has affected nearly half the number of people impacted by Cyclone Freddy in Madagascar in 2023.

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