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

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This post contains important current affairs of 30th December2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30th December2023. 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 December2023 Current affairs test.

 

 

National News

1. Gujarat’s Emergence as India’s Premier Petrochemical Hub

  • Gujarat has emerged as India’s top petrochemical center, boasting the world’s largest grassroots oil refinery and an advanced petrochemical complex.
  • This development is exemplified by Reliance Industries Ltd’s Jamnagar refinery and the ONGC Petro additions Limited’s complex in Dahej.

International News

2. Argentina Declines BRICS Membership under President Javier Milei

  • Under President Javier Milei’s leadership, Argentina has opted not to join the BRICS group, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
  • This decision was communicated to the BRICS leaders, with Argentina citing the current inappropriateness of joining the group.

State News

3. Gujarat’s Innovative Submarine Tourism Project in Dwarka

  • Gujarat is initiating India’s first submarine tourism project in Dwarka, in collaboration with Mazgaon Dock Limited.
  • The project aims to display the rich marine life around Bet Dwarka, an island steeped in Hindu mythology.

Defence News

4. Indian Navy’s Admirals’ Epaulettes Redesigned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled new designs for the Indian Navy’s Admirals’ epaulettes, signifying a departure from past and colonial influences.
  • The redesigned epaulettes feature octagonal shapes.

Economy News

5. Revised Interest Rates on Indian Small Savings Schemes

  • The Indian government has adjusted the interest rates on various small savings schemes.
  • While the Public Provident Fund rate remains unchanged, the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme rate has been increased to 8.2% and the 3-year time deposit rate to 7.1%.
  • These revised rates are aligned with the previous year’s government bond yields.

Books & Authors News

6. “The Babri Masjid Ram Mandir Dilemma: An Acid Test for India’s Constitution” by Madhav Godbole

  • Madhav Godbole’s book delves into the intricate Babri Masjid Ram Mandir dispute, a significant historical and contemporary issue in India.
  • The book underscores the necessity of a fair and modern resolution to this longstanding conflict.

Science & Technology News

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7. NASA’s Upcoming Mission to Study Apophis Asteroid in 2029

  • NASA plans to closely examine the Apophis asteroid as it approaches Earth on April 13, 2029, using the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
  • This mission follows OSIRIS-REx’s previous successful expedition to asteroid Bennu.

8. China Launches Advanced Ocean Drilling Vessel “Mengxiang”

  • China has launched “Mengxiang,” a sophisticated ocean drilling vessel, aimed at exploring Earth’s mantle.
  • This vessel is a result of collaborative efforts involving various institutes and companies, demonstrating China’s ambitious exploratory objectives.
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