Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2024

Mar 27, 2024

Current Affair 1:
International Rice Research Institute



Recently, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said that the focus of the IRRI-South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) is to develop rice varieties with low methane emissions.

About International Rice Research Institute:

It is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government.

The Government of India vide its Gazette notification recognises IRRI as an international organisation and accorded privileges and immunities (As per UN Privileges and Immunities Act 1947) that are applicable to United Nations (UN) organizations, for all offices and activities of IRRI in India including, for the IRRI South Asia Regional Centre.

Headquarter: Los Banos, Philippines.


Current Affair 2:


About INDRA App:

The Indian Naval Dynamic Resource for Weather Analysis (INDRA) app will help to disseminate weather related information and forecasts empowering optimal & quick decision making.

The application has been developed by BISAG (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics) in coordination with Directorate of Naval Oceanology and Meteorology, Indian Navy.

Key facts about BISAG

  1. It is an Autonomous Scientific Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  2. It undertakes technology development & management, research & development, facilitate National & International cooperation, capacity building and support technology transfer & entrepreneurship development in area of geo-spatial technology.
  3. The organisation has three main domain areas: Satellite Communication, Geo-informatics and Geo-spatial technology.
  4. Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.

Current Affair 3:
Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG)



The Indian Army has initiated a significant development in its technological capabilities by establishing the Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG).

It is a unit dedicated to researching and evaluating futuristic communication technologies like 6G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and quantum computing for military applications.


Its primary objective is to nurture technologies across wired and wireless systems, covering a wide spectrum of domains including electronic exchanges, mobile communications, software-defined radios, electronic warfare systems and more.

Current Affair 4:
Vaikom Satyagraha



India's one of the most supported and widely accepted protests, ‘Vaikom Satyagraha', is celebrated its 100 years recently.


  1. It is the first anti-caste movement, as the pupil of the depressed class and untouchables were restricted from entering the temple.
  2. It was aimed to establish the rights of the oppressed classes to walk on the roads to the Shree Mahadeva Temple in Vaikom in Kottayam district.


  1. The issue of temple entry was first raised by Ezhava leader TK Madhavan in a 1917 editorial in his paper Deshabhimani.
  2. In AICC (All India Congress Committee) meeting in Kakinada 1923, K Madhavan along with Sardar Panikkar and KP Kesava Menon submitted a petition to the Travancore legislative council.
  3. The petition sought to grant the right to temple entry and worship of gods for all sections of the society irrespective of caste, creed and community. The movement was launched on 30th March 1924.
  4. The movement in the vicinity of Mahadev temple in Kottayam district of Kerala took place during 1924-1925.

Prominent people who supported this Satyagraha are Sree Narayana Guru and Periyar E.V Ramaswamy.

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