Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2024

Mar 21, 2024

Current Affair 1:
Who is eligible to vote from home in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?


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What else has the EC done for inclusive elections?

The government is also experimenting with remote voting for domestic migrants, according to a December 2022 press release. The Multi Constituency Remote Electronic Voting Machine (RVM) would allow people who migrate within the country for employment and opportunity (almost 450 million, as per the latest 2011 census) to vote for their home constituencies from remote locations.

Current Affair 2:
Prime Minister conferred with the Order of the Druk Gyalpo


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was conferred the Order of the Druk Gyalpo, Bhutan’s highest civilian decoration, by His Majesty the King of Bhutan.

India’s trade with Bhutan:

Current Affair 3:
General Assembly adopts landmark resolution on artificial intelligence



The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a landmark resolution on the promotion of “safe, secure and trustworthy” artificial intelligence (AI) systems that will also benefit sustainable development for all.

Adopting a United States-led draft resolution, the Assembly also highlighted the respect, protection and promotion of human rights in the design, development, deployment and the use of AI.

The text was “co-sponsored” or backed by more than 120 other Member States.

The General Assembly also recognized AI systems’ potential to accelerate and enable progress towards reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

It represents the first time the Assembly has adopted a resolution on regulating the emerging field.

Current Affair 4:
What is Earth Hour?


Earth Hour, organized by World Wildlife Fund, is a global grassroots movement uniting people to act on environmental issues and protect the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights out event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

What does Earth Hour ask people to do?

The first thing anyone can do to get involved is to turn off their lights during Earth Hour. But there is much, much more. Our objective is for people to take action beyond the hour, whether it is supporting a local WWF project or getting involved in Earth Hour campaigns in their own country, or starting the movement in their own community.

The vision is always to do more, so make the light switch the beginning of your journey.

Why is Earth Hour the event held in late March?

The second-to-last and last weekend of March is around the time of the Spring and Autumn equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively, which allows for near coincidental sunset times in both hemispheres, thereby ensuring the greatest visual impact for a global ‘lights out’ event.

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