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

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This post contains important current affairs of 30th January2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30th January2024. 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 January2024 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India: Mother of Democracy Wins at Republic Day Parade 2024

  • The 2024 Republic Day Parade featured a captivating tableau titled ‘India: Mother of Democracy’, which clinched the first prize, captivating the audience.
  • This tableau symbolized India’s deep-rooted democratic traditions, beautifully illustrating the nation’s journey as a bastion of democratic values and practices.
  • The tableau was a celebration of India’s diverse culture and inclusive political system, highlighting its rich democratic heritage.

2. India’s Largest Green Hydrogen Project Launched by THDCIL

  • THDC India Limited (THDCIL) achieved a significant milestone by inaugurating the largest Electrolyser End Fuel Cell-based Green Hydrogen Pilot Project in Rishikesh on Republic Day.
  • Aligned with the National Green Hydrogen Mission, this project features a 1MW Rooftop Solar Plant, producing 50KG of Green Hydrogen daily.
  • The project represents a significant step in sustainable energy, with the hydrogen stored in two tanks and powering the THDCIL office at night using a 70 Kw PEM Fuel Cell.

3. Republic Day Parade Awards 2024 Announced

  • The Republic Day Parade Awards for 2024 were declared by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt on January 30th, acknowledging outstanding parade contingents.
  • The Sikh Regiment Contingent received the best marching contingent award among the Three Services for its discipline and precision.
  • The Delhi Police Women Marching Contingent was honored among the CAPF/Other Auxiliary Forces, showcasing the growing role of women in security forces.

International News

3. Comoros President Azali Assoumani Re-elected Amid Controversy

  • In a closely-watched election, Comoros President Azali Assoumani secured a fourth term with 63% of the vote, amid allegations of electoral malpractice.
  • Despite claims of irregularities like ballot stuffing and early poll closures, international observers deemed the election largely fair.
  • Assoumani’s presidency, following a controversial 2018 referendum that removed term limits, has faced criticism for its treatment of political opponents.

4. Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay Begins Second Term

  • Tshering Tobgay of the People’s Democratic Party starts his second term as Prime Minister of Bhutan.
  • His leadership is crucial for Bhutan’s economic revival and addressing youth migration issues.
  • Tobgay, a proponent of Gross National Happiness and a former bureaucrat, previously served as Prime Minister from 2013 to 2018 and was instrumental in Bhutan’s first free election in 2008.

State News

5. Fourth National Chilika Birds Festival Inaugurated in Odisha

  • The fourth edition of the National Chilika Birds Festival was inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, attracting bird enthusiasts nationwide.
  • Held at the scenic Chilika Lake, the festival featured birding trips to Mangalajodi and Nalabana, known for their diverse birdlife.

6. Odisha Launches LABHA Scheme for Tribal Empowerment

  • The Odisha government, led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, launched the ‘LABHA’ scheme, a 100% state-funded MSP initiative for Minor Forest Produce (MFP).
  • This scheme aims to support approximately one crore tribals in the state, ensuring fair pricing for their forest produce through TDCCOL-managed procurement centers.

7. Maratha Military Landscapes Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

  • India nominated the ‘Maratha Military Landscapes’, including twelve historic forts, for the UNESCO World Heritage List for the 2024-25 cycle.
  • These forts, dating from the 17th and 19th centuries, represent the strategic military architecture of the Maratha rule across Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Defence News

8. Indian Army Implements New Fitness Policy

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  • The Indian Army introduced a comprehensive new fitness policy to tackle declining physical standards and lifestyle diseases among personnel.
  • This policy mandates strict physical fitness measures and immediate action for those not showing improvement within 30 days, utilizing the Army Physical Fitness Assessment card (APAC).

Economy News

9. Finance Minister Prepares for Union Budget 2024

  • Finance Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman is set to present her 6th Union Budget on February 1, 2024, which is the 15th interim budget of the nation.
  • This budget is critical as it precedes the Lok Sabha elections and will cover government expenditures until a new government forms, focusing on the growing infrastructure sector.

Banking News

10. BOB Financial Solutions Limited Rebrands to BOBCARD Limited

  • Bank of Baroda’s subsidiary, BOB Financial Solutions Limited, has been rebranded as ‘BOBCARD Limited’ with a new tagline “Credit Reimagined”.
  • The rebranding introduces a new logo, ‘Baroda Sun,’ symbolizing a new era of innovative and customer-focused credit solutions in India.

Business News

11. Toyota Maintains Global Automaker Leadership in 2023

  • Toyota upheld its status as the world’s top-selling automaker in 2023, showcasing its sustained dominance in the global automotive market.
  • This achievement underscores Toyota’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, particularly in hybrid and electric vehicle technologies.

12. GAIL India’s 10-Year LNG Deal with UAE’s ADNOC Gas

  • GAIL India secured a significant 10-year LNG supply agreement with ADNOC Gas of the UAE, set to commence in 2026.
  • This deal involves the annual procurement of 0.5 million tonnes of LNG, addressing India’s growing natural gas demand.

Important Days News

13. India Observes Martyrs’ Day

  • Martyrs’ Day was observed on January 30th across India, commemorating Mahatma Gandhi and other martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s independence.
  • The day was marked by prayer meetings and homage ceremonies, with participation from government officials, political leaders, and citizens.

14. World Leprosy Day Focuses on Curability and Treatment

  • World Leprosy Day, observed on the last Sunday of January, aimed to raise awareness about leprosy and address the stigma associated with the disease.
  • The theme “Beat Leprosy” emphasized the importance of promoting awareness about its curability and available treatment options.

Ranks & Reports News

15. India’s Snow Leopard Population Report Released

  • Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav, released a report on the status of Snow Leopards in India.
  • The Wildlife Institute of India coordinated the first-ever scientific assessment, revealing the presence of 718 Snow Leopards in the country.

Agreements News

16. QatarEnergy and Excelerate Energy’s 15-Year LNG Deal with Bangladesh

  • QatarEnergy and Excelerate Energy finalized a 15-year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement with Bangladesh, beginning January 2026.
  • The agreement will supply up to one million tons of LNG per annum to Bangladesh, enhancing the energy partnership between Qatar and Bangladesh.

Appointments News

17. Sharat Chauhan Named Chief Secretary of Puducherry

  • Sharat Chauhan, an experienced IAS officer, was appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Puducherry, announced by the Union Home Ministry.
  • He brings extensive administrative experience to the role, particularly from his service in Arunachal Pradesh.

Sports News

18. Sonam Maskar Wins Silver at Cairo World Cup

  • In her World Cup debut in Cairo, Indian shooter Sonam Maskar secured a silver medal in the women’s air rifle event.
  • Her compatriot Nancy Mandhotra also showcased impressive performance, narrowly missing a medal in the event.

19. Mandeep Jangra Clinches US Intercontinental Super Featherweight Title

  • Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra won the US intercontinental super featherweight championship, marking a significant milestone in his boxing career.
  • His victory over American boxer Gerardo Esquivel in Toppenish City, Washington, highlighted his successful transition from amateur to professional boxing.

20. Naorem Roshibina Devi Named International Wushu Federation Female Athlete of the Year

  • Manipur’s Naorem Roshibina Devi was honored as the Female Athlete of the Year by the International Wushu Federation.
  • Her accomplishments in the sport, including medals at the Asian Games and the Arjuna Award, have established her as a prominent figure in wushu.

Books & Authors News

21. ‘Political History of Assam (1947-1971) – Volume 1’ Released by Assam CM

  • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma released the first volume of ‘Political History of Assam (1947-1971)’, authored by historian Dr. Rajen Saikia.
  • The book documents Assam’s political events from 1947 to 2020, offering an objective perspective on the state’s history.

22. ‘Ek Samandar, Mere Andar’ by Sanjeev Joshi Launched

  • ‘Ek Samandar, Mere Andar’, a collection of 75 poems by BrahMos Aerospace’s Deputy CEO Sanjeev Joshi, was unveiled at a prestigious event.
  • The book launch was attended by notable figures in defense and literature, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan.
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