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Daily Current Affairs 30th April, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 30th April, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30th April, 2024. 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, 2024 Current affairs test.

International News

Resignation of Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf Amid Political Chaos

  • Humza Yousaf, the first Muslim to serve as Scottish First Minister and a prominent figure in the Scottish National Party (SNP), has stepped down due to ongoing political unrest.
  • His resignation follows the dissolution of the SNP’s coalition with the Scottish Greens, which sparked motions of no confidence from the opposition.
  • Yousaf mentioned that he stepped down because he did not want to compromise his principles for the sake of maintaining power.
  • His tenure faced several hurdles, including a financial scandal and the resignation of the previous leader, Nicola Sturgeon.

Sri Lanka Relaxes Import Bans on Heavy Vehicles

  • Facing a critical economic situation due to a dollar shortage, Sri Lanka has relaxed its import bans on trucks and heavy vehicles.
  • This measure, initiated in hopes of revitalizing the struggling economy since March 2020, marks a key step in the country’s recovery efforts.

State News

Tamil Nadu Undertakes Survey to Protect Nilgiri Tahr

  • The Tamil Nadu government has initiated a three-day survey to study and protect the Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered species native to the state.
  • This conservation project aims to address the challenges of habitat loss and illegal hunting that threaten the species.

Appointments News

New Director Appointed in the Department of Land Resources

  • Sarvadanand Barnwal, an officer from the 2010 Indian Statistical Service (ISS) batch, has been named Director in the Department of Land Resources.
  • His appointment was officially confirmed on Friday, April 26, 2024, by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT).

Leadership Change in Indian Vaccine Manufacturers

  • Krishna Ella, co-founder and executive chairman of Bharat Biotech, has been named the new president of the Indian Vaccine Manufacturers Association (IVMA).
  • Starting in April 2024, Ella will serve for two years, succeeding Adar C. Poonawala who held the position from 2019 to March 2024.

Awards News

India Today Group’s AI Anchor Recognized Internationally

  • Sana, an AI news anchor created by the India Today Group, has won two awards at the International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards in London.
  • This AI innovation has been recognized for setting new standards in AI-powered journalism.

Environmental Activist Alok Shukla Awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize 2024

  • Alok Shukla, an environmental activist and leader of the Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan, has been awarded the 2024 Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as the “Green Nobel Prize,” for his exceptional environmental conservation efforts.

Celebrity Recipients of the Pandit Lacchu Maharaj Award

  • Prominent Hindi cinema actresses Hema Malini and Saira Banu, along with other notable figures in arts and culture, will be recognized with the Pandit Lacchu Maharaj Award.
  • The award ceremony is scheduled for August 31, 2024, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

K.V. Kamath Receives Honorary Doctorate from MAHE

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  • The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) conferred an honorary doctorate on K.V. Kamath, chairman of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development and Chairman of Jio Financial Services Ltd.
  • The award was presented on April 29, 2024, honoring his leadership and contributions to banking and sustainable development.

Science and Technology News

Innovative 3D Printed Dummy Ballot Unit Unveiled by IIT Guwahati

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, in collaboration with the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation Cell of Kamrup Election District, has developed a 3D-printed dummy ballot unit.
  • This new tool is designed to increase voter awareness and participation, especially among new and senior voters.

Defence News

Indian Armed Forces Enhance Capabilities with New Missile

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy have enhanced their strike capabilities with the induction of the Rampage long-range supersonic air-to-ground missile.
  • This missile, also known as the High-Speed Low Drag-Mark 2 within the IAF, boasts a range of up to 250 kilometers and was previously used by the Israeli Air Force.

Sports News

MS Dhoni Achieves New Milestone in IPL

  • MS Dhoni set a new record during the Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) comprehensive 78-run victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), influencing the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) standings.
  • The victory elevated CSK to third place in the league, while SRH faced their second straight loss, moving down to fourth place.

Important Days

Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2024 Celebrations

  • India marks Ayushman Bharat Diwas every year on April 30, celebrating the Ayushman Bharat Yojana’s goals.
  • The initiative aims to enhance access to affordable and quality healthcare services, particularly for disadvantaged groups.
  • This celebration underscores the government’s commitment to health equity.
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