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Here is the Current Affairs 30th March 2023 covering the following news headlines: Agniveers, India’s exports, TATA IPL 2023, surcharge for payment apps, Zero Waste 2023, ASSOCHAM President, Passport Index, Phoolange, ChatGPT, adulteration in milk, Great Indian Bustards.
Top 17 Daily Current Affairs: National & International News:
Here is providing below the top 17 important Daily General Knowledge 2023 updates with national & international news.
1. First batch of Agniveers passes out of INS Chilka
- The “Agnipath” scheme is a defence recruitment initiative in India that aims to reduce the increasing salary and pension expenses by hiring short-term soldiers on a contract basis.
- These soldiers, known as ‘Agniveer’, will be initially recruited for four years, after which some of them may be retained.
- The scheme offers Indian youth an opportunity to serve in the Armed Forces and aims to achieve an optimal balance between youth and experience in the Army.
- Women will also be recruited into the armed forces under this scheme. Previously named “Tour of Duty”, the initiative was launched in the presence of the Chiefs of the three Services.
- Currently, the Army recruits youth under Short Service Commission for an initial tenure of 10 years, which can be extended up to 14 years.
2. India’s overall exports cross all time high of 750 Billion US dollars
- During the ASSOCHAM Annual Session 2023, Mr. Piyush Goyal, who serves as the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Textiles, declared that India’s merchandise and services exports are expected to surpass US$ 760 billion in the present fiscal year, which will end on March 31, 2023.
- Despite the global economic downturn, rising inflation, and high-interest rates, Mr. Goyal highlighted India’s successful performance.
- He also stated that exports increased from US$ 500 billion in 2020-21 to US$ 676 billion in 2021–22.
3. BCCI Announces Herbalife as its Official Partner for TATA IPL 2023
- Herbalife, a leading global nutrition company, has teamed up with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to become an official partner of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) for the 2023 season.
- This partnership brings together two strong brands that share a passion for sports.
- The IPL is a beloved cricket tournament for fans in India and around the world, while Herbalife is known for providing high-quality, science-based nutrition products that help athletes perform at their best.
- The TATA IPL 2023 is set to take place in India from March 31 to May 28, 2023.
4. Government imposes surcharge for Google Pay and other payment apps
- Starting from April 1, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has implemented interchange fees of up to 1.1 percent for prepaid payment instruments used in merchant UPI transactions.
- The fee, ranging from 0.5 percent and based on the merchant category code, will be charged for UPI payments exceeding ₹2,000 made to online merchants, large merchants, and small offline merchants.
5. 601st Meeting of Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India
- The central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) chaired by Governor Shaktikanta Das, conducted its 601st meeting in Hyderabad to assess the current global and domestic economic conditions, along with the accompanying difficulties.
- According to a statement released by the RBI, during its meeting, the board evaluated the global and domestic economic scenario, as well as the associated obstacles, taking into account the influence of current global geopolitical events.
6. International Day of Zero Waste 2023 observed on 30 March
- On December 14, 2022, the United Nations General Assembly acknowledged the significance of zero-waste programs and announced that March 30 would be celebrated as the International Day of Zero Waste every year starting from 2023.
- International Day of Zero Waste will encourage sustainable consumption and production practices and enhance understanding of the ways zero-waste efforts help to achieve the goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
- The UN has provided data indicating that approximately 2.24 billion tons of municipal solid waste are produced each year, with only 55% of it being disposed of in managed facilities.
- In addition, an estimated 931 million tons of food are either lost or wasted annually, and as much as 14 million tons of plastic waste enters aquatic ecosystems each year.
7. SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh takes over as ASSOCHAM President
- Ajay Singh, the chief of SpiceJet, has become the new President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
- He has replaced Sumant Sinha, who completed his tenure as Managing Director of Renew Power. Sanjay Nayar, the Founder and Chairman of Sorin Investment Fund, has been appointed as the new Senior Vice-President of ASSOCHAM.
Ranks & Reports
8. Passport Index points: India ranks at 144th spot in 2023
- According to the latest update from the Passport Index, India’s Mobility Scores have decreased, resulting in the country experiencing the largest global drop on the Index this year.
- Prior to the pandemic in 2019, India had a mobility score of 71, which increased to 73 in 2022 as the post-pandemic wave of increasing mobility took effect.
- However, as of March 2023, its mobility score has dropped to 70.
- This decline has occurred despite record increases in mobility as the global and national economies re-opened after the pandemic.
- India’s ranking has fallen by six places in 2023, resulting in an individual ranking of 144 compared to 138 in 2022.
9. Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy awards declared
- The Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi has announced the fellowships, awards, and Gurupuja Puraskaram of the year 2022.
- Theatre person Gopinath Kozhikode, music director P.S. Vidyadharan, and Chenda/Edakka artist Kalamandalam Unnikrishnan have been selected for the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi fellowships for their contribution to the respective fields.
10. Naveen Jindal honoured with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by University of Texas
- Naveen Jindal has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the University of Texas at Dallas for his accomplishments in industry, politics, and education.
- Jindal, who graduated from the University in 1992, received the award in a ceremony.
- This award is the highest recognition given to an alumnus by the University of Texas, Dallas and is presented to those whose contributions have positively impacted society.
- Aziz Sancar, a Nobel Laureate, was the first person to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Books and Authors
11. A book titled “Phoolange” penned by Darjeeling-based writer Lekhnath Chhetri
- Penguin Random House India (PRHI) has announced that the English translation of the Nepali novel “Phoolange” will be released on April 17th.
- The book is written by Lekhnath Chhetri, a writer based in Darjeeling, and focuses on the failed Gorkha movement for a separate state.
- The original Nepali version of the novel was shortlisted for the Madan Puraskar, which is Nepal’s most prestigious literary award, in 2021.
Science and Technology
12. For the first time in the country, the decision on bail in the case of ‘murder’ with the help of ChatGPT
- The Punjab and Haryana Court recently utilized the assistance of an AI chatbot called ChatGPT to make a decision regarding a bail application in a criminal case, marking the first time an Indian court has done so.
- The bench, led by Justice Anoop Chitkara, requested feedback from ChatGPT during the hearing of the bail petition filed by an individual who was taken into custody in June 2020 for charges of criminal conspiracy, murder, rioting, and criminal intimidation.
13. IIT Madras researchers develop pocket-friendly device to detect adulteration in milk
- In just 30 seconds, a cost-effective and portable 3D paper-based device developed by researchers at IIT Madras can detect milk adulteration.
- This device is unlike traditional laboratory-based methods and can be used at home with just one millilitre of the liquid sample needed for testing.
- The device is capable of identifying various commonly used adulterating agents, including but not limited to detergents, soap, hydrogen peroxide, urea, starch, salt, and sodium-hydrogen-carbonate.
14. Shakib Al Hasan surpasses Southee to become the top T20I wicket-taker
- Shakib Al Hasan has surpassed Tim Southee to become the leading wicket-taker in T20I cricket during the second T20I match against Ireland in Chattogram.
- With 136 wickets in T20I at an average of 20.67 and an economy rate of 6.8, Shakib is considered as one of the best all-rounders in T20 cricket.
- He has also scored 2339 runs at a strike rate of 122.33 in T20I.
- Shakib made his debut in T20I against Zimbabwe in 2006 and has played 114 matches since then, featuring in all seven editions of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
15. Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
- On March 29, the Premier League inducted former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger into its Hall of Fame.
- This is the first time that managers have been included in this prestigious list.
- The two managers had a fierce rivalry during the 1990s, with a combined 16 English top-flight titles to their names.
- Ferguson led Manchester United to 13 Premier League titles during his 26-year reign, while Wenger won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups with Arsenal during his 22-year tenure.
- The Premier League Hall of Fame was launched in 2021 to honour players who have made an exceptional contribution to the league.
16. National Gallery of Modern Art to organise “Spring Fiesta” 2023 to celebrate 69 years of the Museum
- To commemorate the 69th anniversary of its official inauguration by Vice President Dr. S Radhakrishnan on March 29, 1954, the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi will host its first-ever “Spring Fiesta” in 2023.
- The event will feature over 50 stalls set up on the museum lawns by individuals from various backgrounds who specialize in areas such as handicrafts, ceramics, indigenous art, fashion, and more.
17. Conservation Plan for Great Indian Bustards
- In order to conserve and protect the Great Indian Bustard, which is considered one of the largest flying birds in the world, the Government of India is implementing various measures throughout the country.
- However, apart from certain regions in Rajasthan and Gujarat, the bird has disappeared from 90% of its original habitat.
- The International Union for Conservation of Nature has classified the species as “critically endangered.”
Important Current Affairs of 30th March 2023
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