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

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This post contains important current affairs of 30th November 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 30th November 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 November 2023 Current affairs test.

 

National News

1. Rescue of Workers from Uttarakhand Tunnel

  • Smriti Zubin Irani, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs, introduced the Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children at Vigyan Bhawan.
  • The program aims to improve the welfare of Divyang children and was attended by officials, experts, and stakeholders.
  • Smt. Irani emphasized the support provided to over 4.37 crore children through meals, ECCE, take-home rations for younger children, and health monitoring for over 8 crore children.

2. Nepal’s Landmark in Same-Sex Marriage

  • Nepal, which adopted a constitution in 2015 prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, has become the first South Asian country to officially register a same-sex marriage.
  • This historic marriage occurred in Lamjung district between Maya Gurung, 35, and Surendra Pandey, 27.
  • Nepal’s Supreme Court had previously supported same-sex marriage in 2007, laying the groundwork for this development.

3. Inauguration of Luxury Cruise in Kerala

  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari virtually inaugurated the luxury cruise vessel ‘Classic Imperial’ in Kochi, boosting the region’s cruise tourism.
  • The vessel, developed by entrepreneur Nishith K. John, is the largest of its kind in Kerala, accommodating 150 people.
  • Built to high safety standards, ‘Classic Imperial’ focuses on passenger safety and comfort.

4. Indian Navy’s MAHASAGAR Initiative

  • The Indian Navy launched MAHASAGAR, a virtual interaction for maritime heads, to promote security and growth in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
  • The event included naval and maritime agency heads from various countries around the IOR.
  • Discussions at MAHASAGAR centered on collaborative efforts against challenges in the IOR.

5. U.S. Pension Fund’s Impact on Indian Equities

  • The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), a major U.S. pension fund, plans to switch indexes, potentially bringing a $4 billion investment into Indian equities.
  • This move is part of a global $28 billion equity reshuffle.
  • The shift to a new MSCI index could significantly increase the weightage of Indian shares in global markets.

6. Adani Power’s Green Initiative at Mundra Plant

  • Adani Power Ltd (APL) announced a green ammonia combustion pilot project at its Mundra plant in Gujarat.
  • This initiative involves co-firing green ammonia with coal, blending up to 20% green ammonia for the boiler.
  • Green ammonia is produced from green hydrogen, aligning with APL’s commitment to sustainability.

7. Observance of Chemical Warfare Victims

  • The Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare is observed annually on November 30.
  • This UN-designated day honors the victims of chemical warfare and emphasizes the need to eliminate chemical weapons.
  • It serves as a reminder of the devastating effects of chemical warfare and the importance of global awareness against such weapons.

8. Key Insights into COP28

  • COP28, the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, is a crucial global summit on climate change.
  • Established in 2010, COP28 encourages sharing of decarbonization strategies in various sectors.
  • Scheduled in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, 2023, the conference is expected to draw about 70,000 participants.

9. India’s Role in QUAD’s Climate Initiatives at COP28

  • At the upcoming COP28 in the UAE, the QUAD alliance, including India, the US, Japan, and Australia, will focus on climate change.
  • Holding the QUAD presidency for 2023, India will align its climate efforts with the alliance’s objectives.
  • The India Pavilion at COP28 will host discussions under QUAD, emphasizing climate adaptation and sustainable lifestyle promotion.

10. Launch of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra

 

  • The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra was launched in South West Garo Hills by the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) at MFC, Ampati.
  • This national campaign aims to inform citizens about various central government schemes and programs.
  • The Yatra’s goal is to increase awareness of welfare schemes, involving citizens in the dissemination and enrollment process.

11. Approval of Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan

  • The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PMJANMAN) to support Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
  • The initiative involves 11 interventions across nine ministries, including the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • A key role is played by the Ministry of Ayush in establishing Ayush Wellness Centres in PVTG habitations.

12. Extension of PMGKAY Scheme

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  • The Indian government extended the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for five more years.
  • The scheme provides 5 kg of free foodgrains per month to 81.35 crore poor citizens.
  • The extension, costing approximately ₹11.80 lakh crore, will start from January 1, 2024.

13. Recognition of Abdullahi Mire’s Humanitarian Work

  • Abdullahi Mire, a Somali refugee, won the 2023 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for his contributions to education for displaced children.
  • Mire has distributed over 100,000 books to displaced children in Kenya.
  • The award includes a commemorative medal and a USD 100,000 prize.

14. India’s First Woman Aide-De-Camp

  • Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi has been appointed as India’s first Woman Aide-De-Camp (ADC) from the Indian Armed Forces by Mizoram Governor.
  • Squadron Leader Padhi, from the 2015 batch of the Indian Air Force, brings extensive experience to her new role.
  • She has previously served in various capacities at Air Force stations in Bidar, Pune, and Bhatinda.

15. New Leadership at Rural Marketing Association of India

  • Puneet Vidyarthi was appointed as the President of the Rural Marketing Association of India (RMAI) for the 2023-2025 term.
  • He succeeds Biswabaran Chakrabarti and brings experience from his role at JCB India Ltd.
  • Vidyarthi’s appointment was announced at RMAI’s 18th Annual General Meeting.

16. Hockey Punjab’s Championship Victory

  • Hockey Punjab won the 13th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2023 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • They defeated Hockey Haryana in a closely contested final.
  • Hockey Punjab’s victory marks their fourth title in the tournament’s history.

17. Railways’ Safety Upgrade with ‘Kavach’

  • Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced plans to upgrade the indigenous anti-collision system, Kavach, to LTE technology.
  • Kavach is currently deployed over 1,465 route kilometers, with plans to cover an additional 3,000 kilometers.
  • The next-generation Kavach will enhance safety and efficiency across the railway network.
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