Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2024

Feb 06, 2024

Current Affair 1:
Support to Students for Participating in Competitions Abroad (SSPCA) Initiative



It is an initiative of the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) aimed at bolstering the global competitiveness of Indian students in technical education.

It is designed to financially support students aspiring to compete in international scientific events.

About AICTE:

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was set up in November 1945 (in 1987, given statutory status by an Act of Parliament) as a national-level apex advisory body to conduct a survey on the facilities available for technical education and to promote development in the country in a coordinated and integrated manner.

And to ensure the same, as stipulated in the National Policy of Education (1986), AICTE was vested with:


Current Affair 2:
World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2024


The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) is the annual flagship multistakeholder convening organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

Instituted in 2001, the Summit series has a legacy of over two decades for making ‘sustainable development’ a globally shared goal.

Over the years, the Summit platform has brought together thought leaders, heads of state and government, scholars, corporates, youth groups, and civil society representatives from across the world.

About TERI:

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is an independent, multi-dimensional organization, with expertise in research, policy, consultancy and implementation.

TERI’s mission is to serve as innovators and agents of change to enable policies and practices for an equitable and sustainable future through conservation and efficient use of energy and other resources.

Registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, TERI is a research institute which is headquartered in New Delhi, TERI has regional centres and campuses in Gurugram, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Mumbai, Panaji, and Nainital.

Current Affair 3:
DigiReady Certification



In a significant stride towards fostering digital inclusion in the MSME sector, the Quality Council of India (QCI) and Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) are proud to announce the launch of the DigiReady Certification (DRC) portal.

For the initiative, QCI aim to assess and certify digital readiness of MSME entities. By leveraging this online self-assessment tool, MSMEs can evaluate their preparedness to seamlessly onboard as sellers on the ONDC platform, thereby expanding their digital capabilities and business potential.

Digital Readiness Assessment looks at the 7 key dimensions of Digital Transformation:


The DRC portal is meticulously designed to facilitate a streamlined seller journey, ensuring that MSMEs and small retailers can integrate seamlessly into existing digitized workflows.

The DigiReady certification (DRC) can be a transformative leap for MSMEs, equipping them with the digital capabilities needed to navigate the evolving ecommerce business landscape. DRC accelerates the integration of MSMEs into the Network while also amplifying their potential to thrive in the digital economy. It's a testament to our commitment to foster digital inclusion to enable a more robust and empowered future for everyone.”

Current Affair 4:
National Creators Award




Creators are allowed to nominate themselves. The nomination must include links to the content on the eligible platforms, a brief description of the content's impact, and any other supporting reasons as required by the nomination form.

Nominations will be evaluated based on creativity, impact, reach, innovation, sustainability, and alignment with the goals of the Award.

Awards will be presented across 20 distinct categories. In 19 of these categories, a single winner will be selected for each. However, the International Creator Award category would have three winners.

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