News For 25th-Dec (Monday)
1.According to the World Bank’s report, India is the largest recipient of remittances, with an estimated 125 billion dollars in 2023.
2. As per IMF India has emerged as a star performer & is projected to contribute more than 16 % of the global growth.
3.US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced a new maritime task force intended to protect commercial vessels traveling through the Red Sea from attacks by Houthi militants.

1. To fortify the logistics sector, the Govt is set to inaugurate the 402 km-long segment of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.
2.President of France Emmanuel Macron will be the Chief Guest for the 75th Republic Day celebrations.
3. India has Iaunched its first-ever winter expedition in Artic region. India’s Himadri will be only the fourth research station in the Arctic to be manned round the year.

1. Indian Women’s Hockey team Goalkeeper, Savita Punia has won the FIH Goalkeeper of the Year for the third consecutive time.
2. Leander Paes and Vijay Amritraj were inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

1.M of D has inked a Rs 1,615 crore contract with Mazagon Dockyard Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai, for six Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard.
2. The 12th edition of the *Multilateral Naval Exercise – 2024 (MILAN)* is to be held at Visakhapatnam from February 19 to 27, & likely witness the largest-ever participation by over *50 countries and nearly 20 ships* from friendly nations.
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