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1.G7 commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

  • Net zero emissions refer to achieving a balance between the greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere and those removed from it.
  • Bhutan and Suriname are currently the only countries that absorb more CO2 than they emit.
  • The Paris Agreement of 2015 set the temperature goals of 15oC and 2°C.

2.The market value of all companies traded on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India recently passed the $5 trillion mark.

  • Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in India as well as Asia.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange was established by Premchand Roychand in 1875.
  • It is located on Dalal Street, Mumbai and lists over 6000 companies.

3.IIT Guwhati and Columbia University developed an Optical Nanopatterning Process.

  • Nanopatterning is a complex method for making designs on materials that are very small, measured in nanometers.
  • One nanometer is equal to one billionth of a meter.

4.A low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal will intensify into Cyclone Remal, reaching Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts as a severe cyclonic storm.

  • The cyclone, named Remal, signifies “sand” in Arabic.
  • A cyclone is a system of winds rotating inwards to an area of low barometric pressure, with an anticlockwise (northern hemisphere) or clockwise (southern hemisphere) circulation; a depression.

5.Astronomers, using NASA’s TESS have discovered Gliese 12b.

  • Gliese is a temperate, Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf Gliese 12 in Pisces, 40 light-years away.
  • Gliese 12b, similar in size to Earth or Venus, has a mass 3.87 times that of Earth and orbits its star every 12.8 days.
  • It receives 1.6 times more energy than Earth and has an estimated surface temperature of 107°F (42°C)

6.Delhi is the highest-ranked Indian city at 350th in Oxford Economics’ Global Cities Index.

New York ranks 1st, followed by London, San Jose, Tokyo, and Paris.

  • Other Indian Cities:
  • Bengaluru (411), Mumbai (427), and Chennai (472)
  • The index provides a holistic evaluation of the largest cities globally, covering 163 countries.

7. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi as the brand ambassador for the upcoming 9th ICC Men's T20.

8. Kolkata Knight Riders Win IPL 2024 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

9. Iranian Rial (IRR) with 1 INR equaling 506.76 IRR, stands as the weakest currency in the world 2024.

10.Maharajganj, a district in Uttar Pradesh, is known as "The City of Furniture.

11.Anasuya Sengupta wins Best Actress at Cannes Festival

12.Vice Admiral Gurcharan Singh assumed the appointment of Commandant, National Defence Academy from Vice Admiral Ajay Kocchar in Pune.

13.Scientists discovered a new gooseberry species, "Emblica Chakrabartyi", in Kerala's Edamalayar forest range.

14.Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences Launches "Pharma Research in AyurGyan And Techno Innovation PRAGATI-2024.

15.Payal Kapadia won the Grand Prix for her film "All We Imagine as Light," making her the first Indian filmmaker to achieve this.

16.Jos Buttler becomes first England player to make 3,000 T20I runs.

17.Simran Sharma wins Gold Medal at World Para Athletics Championship.

18.Saurabh H. Mehta from New Delhi created the world’s first 100% biodegradable pen

19.Uttar Pradesh’s Arti Receives Amal Clooney Women’s Empowerment Award from King Charles III











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