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Daily Current Affairs 30th April 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 30th April 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30th April 2023. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 30th April 2023 Current affairs test.

 

Sports

1. Abhilash Tomy Marks History in Golden Globe Race 2022

  • Commander Abhilash Tomy, now retired from the navy, stands out as the inaugural Indian to finish the renowned Golden Globe Race of 2022.
  • Securing the second position in this solo global sailing challenge, he initiated his journey from Les Sables-d’Olonne, France, on September 4, 2022.
  • Kirsten Neuschafer from South Africa also made history as the premier woman to clinch the Golden Globe Race, which demands a solo voyage around the world without the assistance of contemporary technology.

National & International Appointments

2. Ajit Kumar Mohanty Takes the Helm of Atomic Energy Commission

  • Renowned for his directorship at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Ajit Kumar Mohanty has been designated the head of the Atomic Energy Commission and the principal secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy. He will serve in this capacity until he turns 66, which will be on October 10, 2025.
  • Succeeding K N Vyas, Mohanty had initially taken up the director’s role at BARC in 2019.
  • His association with the Nuclear Physics Division of the BARC dates back to 1983, post his graduation from the institution’s 26th training batch.

National Affairs

3. India Outpaces Saudi Arabia in Fuel Supply to Europe, as per Kpler

  • Kpler’s analysis indicates that India has ascended as the topmost supplier of refined fuel to Europe, overtaking Saudi Arabia.
  • The prohibition on Russian oil has augmented Europe’s dependence on Indian petroleum products.
  • The study suggests a projected leap in Europe’s refined fuel procurements from India, estimated to exceed 360,000 barrels daily.
  • Despite global pricing restrictions set at USD 60 per barrel, Russia dominated as India’s principal crude oil supplier by monetary value in the month of February.

Important Dates

4. Commemorating Ayushman Bharat Diwas on April 30, 2023

  • Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated on April 30 annually across India to highlight and champion the core principles of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
  • Introduced in 2018 by PM Modi, this initiative aims to offer comprehensive healthcare access to Indian citizens unable to bear basic medical costs.
  • Structured to resonate with the essence of universal healthcare, this program is in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing the mantra of “leave no one behind.”
  • This comprehensive health initiative encompasses all patient-related costs.

International Affairs

5. Sberbank Introduces GigaChat, a Rival to ChatGPT

  • Sberbank, headquartered in Russia, has unveiled its AI chatbot named GigaChat, aiming to present a challenge to OpenAI’s renowned ChatGPT.
  • Originally crafted to facilitate enhanced multi-modal interactions and to proficiently converse in Russian.
  • Underpinning GigaChat is the sophisticated neural network ensemble model, termed NeONKA (Neural Omnimodal Network with Knowledge-Awareness).
  • This sophisticated framework incorporates diverse neural network designs, amalgamating supervised adjustments and the merits of reinforcement learning via human inputs.
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