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

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


Appointments News

1. Dr. Dinesh Dasa Sworn in as UPSC Member

  • Dr. Dinesh Dasa, renowned for his acumen in forestry and public service, has recently been appointed as a Member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • Supervised by UPSC’s chief, Dr. Manoj Soni, this induction adds another feather to Dr. Dasa’s distinguished cap. His exemplary background, leadership role at the Gujarat Public Service Commission, and commitment to public service exams have been underscored.

2. Saugata Gupta Takes Helm as ASCI’s Chairman

  • Saugata Gupta, the prevailing leader of Marico Ltd, has stepped into the position of Chairman for the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).
  • Having a deep-rooted association with ASCI, inclusive of roles on the Board of Governors, Gupta’s proficiency stands out. Concurrently, Partha Sinha is now the vice chairman, with Sudhanshu Vats being appointed the honorary treasurer.

3. K.N. Shanth Kumar Ascends as Chairman of PTI Board

  • K.N. Shanth Kumar, a distinguished media personality, is the newly elected Chairman of the Press Trust of India’s governing board for the ensuing year.
  • The verdict came post PTI’s Annual Board Meeting at their New Delhi office. Kumar replaces Aveek Sarkar, who served two terms as Chairman, infusing fresh perspective to this crucial news establishment.

Sports News

4. Asian Games 2023: Gold Glory for Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale

  • India beams with pride as Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale secure the mixed doubles gold, besting their opponents from Chinese Taipei with scores of 2-6, 6-3, 10-4.
  • Despite being on the back foot initially, the Indian duo mounted a remarkable comeback, edging past another team from Chinese Taipei in the championship round. Notwithstanding these triumphs, India’s tennis stint at this Asian Games hasn’t been its pinnacle in the recent past.

Significant Days

5. Commemorating International Translation Day 2023

  • On the 30th of September, the globe salutes translators and linguists for their pivotal role in mending cultural divides, fostering worldwide growth, and advocating for peace.
  • Instituted by the International Federation of Translators (FIT) in 1991, this day underscores the camaraderie within the translation fraternity and the significance of the profession. St. Jerome, renowned for his prolific Biblical translations, is the spirit behind this day’s commemoration.

Economic Updates

6. ADB Enacts Reforms: $100 Billion Boost for Asia-Pacific

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned capital reforms, laying the foundation for a $100 billion funding over ten years.
  • Incorporated into ADB’s Capital Adequacy Framework (CAF), these shifts aim to address pressing dilemmas and ecological challenges in the Asia-Pacific arena.

7. India’s Fiscal Deficit Touches 36% of Yearly Goal by August

  • In the initial quintet of months for the fiscal year 2023-24, India’s fiscal deficit touched 36% of its annual target, according to the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) statistics.
  • This fiscal gap, which denotes the variance between government revenue and expenditure, stood at Rs 6.42 lakh crore by the end of August.

8. India Reframes Tax Regimen for Crude Petroleum

  • The Indian government has restructured its taxation policies concerning the petroleum sector.
  • These reforms encompass an augmentation in the special excise duty on indigenous crude oil and diminutions in levies on diesel and Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF).

Recognition and Awards

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9. Ruixiang Zhang Bestowed with 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Mathematics Award

  • Prominent mathematician Ruixiang Zhang, affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley, USA, has been chosen for the prestigious 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for his remarkable mathematical contributions.
  • Zhang is set to be honored at an international number theory symposium at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam come December, with a cash award of $10,000.
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