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Daily Current Affairs for Competitive Examinations: March 30, 2023


The section on current affairs is included in the question paper for almost every competitive examination like UPSC, SSC, IAS, Railway-RRB, UPPSC, UGC NET, SBI, MPPSC, and so on. Furthermore, if we have an effective preparation strategy, scoring high in this section is not difficult. Any exam’s current events section may be aced by candidates with the correct resources and daily news analysis.

Our experts at Embibe have chosen the most current occurrences from across the world and have put them in this article. To provide students with the most recent current affairs, we analysed the day’s most recent news, from The Hindu to the BBC.

Current Affairs: National

President Murmu to launch ‘Gaj Utsav’ in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park

  • President Droupadi Murmu will launch a two-day “Gaj Utsav” in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park on 7 April to commemorate the successful completion of Project Elephant’s 30th year and to boost conservation efforts.
  • In 1991-92, India launched Project Elephant as a government-sponsored initiative to protect elephants, their habitat, and corridors, to prevent human-elephant conflict, and to ensure the welfare of captive elephants in India.
  • The elephant is a national heritage animal protected under Schedule I of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972.
  • India accounts for more than 60 per cent of the global wild elephant population. These are distributed majorly in southern and north-eastern India, east-central and northern regions.

Question: 1

Who will launch the “Gaj Utsav” in Kaziranga National Park?

(A) Amit Shah

(B) Narendra Modi

(C) Droupadi Murmu

(D) Rajnath Singh

Answer: C

Check out the Highlights of the Economic Survey 2022-23 by clicking on the link given below:
Economic Survey 2022-23

Current Affairs: National Interest

Manmeet Colon first Sikh woman to take charge as Connecticut’s assistant police chief

  • Indian-origin Sikh Manmeet Colon has been sworn in as the first assistant police chief of Connecticut’s New Haven city, recently becoming the department’s first Indian-American and second woman assistant chief of colour to rise to the top post.
  • The Board of Police Commissioners in New Haven unanimously approved the appointment of Colon, 37, who was previously a lieutenant in the internal affairs office.
  • Colon graduated from the police academy in December 2008 and studied criminal justice at the University of New Haven.
  • New Haven is a coastal city on Long Island Sound in Connecticut, United States.
  • New Haven was one of the first planned cities in the U.S.
  • New Haven is the home of Yale University.

Question: 2

Indian-origin _____ has been sworn in recently as the first assistant police chief of Connecticut’s New Haven city

(A) Harbhajan Singh

(B) Navjot Singh

(C) Manmohan Singh

(D) Manmeet Colon 

Answer: D

Current Affairs: International

Pakistan-origin Humza Yousaf becomes Scotland’s first Muslim leader

  • Humza Yousaf beat his competitors to become the head of the governing Scottish National Party (SNP). 
  • The 37-year-old Humza Yousaf became the first Muslim leader of a major UK political party and also the first Muslim to lead a country in Western Europe.
  • Humza Yousaf beat Kate Forbes and Ash Regan to succeed Nicola Sturgeon as SNP leader. He will take over as head of the semi-autonomous government once he wins an approval vote in the Scottish Parliament. 
  • He was elected to the Scottish Parliament as an additional member for the Glasgow region in 2011. 

Question: 3

Who recently became the first Muslim leader of Scotland?

(A) Humza Yousaf

(B) Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali

(C) Imran Khan

(D) Muhammad Khan Junejo

Answer: A

Current Affairs: Science and Technology 

India’s first cloned indigenous Gir female calf produced at NDRI, Karnal

  • Scientists of the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) in Karnal have achieved a new milestone by producing the country’s first Indigenous Gir cow clone calf.
  • The female calf named Ganga was born on 16 March, but the achievement was disclosed on 26 March after observing her health for around ten days. 
  • The weight of the calf at the time of birth was 32 kg, and the newborn is keeping in good health.
  • Gir, a native breed of Gujarat, is becoming popular among dairy farmers because of its docile nature and the goodness of milk.

Question: 4

The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) is located at

(A) Nagpur

(B) Karnal

(C) Anand

(D) Mumbai

Answer: B

Current Affairs: Sports

Lovlina Borgohain becomes world champion in the 75 kg category

  • Lovlina Borgohain defeated Australia’s Caitlin Parker in the 75 kg final to win the gold medal at the World Women’s Boxing Championship in New Delhi.
  • She defeated Australian boxer Caitlin Parker 5-2 to take the top prize in the 75 kg category and win her first-ever World Championship gold medal.
  • Lovlina had won the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics. She is only one of two Indian women to win an Olympic medal in boxing.
  • Legendary boxer Mary Kom has won a record six gold medals in the history of the World Championships.
  • Earlier on Sunday, Nikhat Zareen won her second World Championships Gold medal, dominating the 50 kg final. Nitu Ghanghas (48 kg) and Saweety Boora won the Gold medals in their respective weight categories on Saturday in New Delhi.

Question: 5

Who won the gold medal in the 75 kg category at the World Women’s Boxing Championship in New Delhi?

(A) Mary Kom

(B) Nikhat Zareen

(C) Caitlin Parker

(D) Lovlina Borgohain

Answer: D

Current Affairs: Sports

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman honoured with a literary award

  • The Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) honoured Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with a special literary award for his trilogy – Unfinished Memoirs, The Prison Diaries and The New China 1952.
  • The award was presented at the ceremony to Bangladeshi writers and researchers Ramendu Majumdar and Mofidul Haque by eminent Punjabi novelist and founder president of FOSWAL Ajit Kaur.
  • The award was given to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his outstanding literary excellence, as he is a towering figure of national emancipation of the oppressed people of the world.
  • A citation by the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature compares him with Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, saying that no power on earth can erase them from history.
  • SAARC Writers and Literature Foundation (FOSWAL) was established in 1987 as a non-profit organisation with the objective of promoting regional cooperation and cultural exchange among SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries through literature and the arts.
  • Its founding members were writers and poets from SAARC countries, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.

Question: 6

Who was recently conferred with a special literary award by FOSWAL?

(A) Bob Woodward 

(B) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

(C) Sigrid Nunez

(D) Jesmyn Ward

Answer: B

Current Affairs: Defence

The first joint conference of army chiefs of India and African countries held

  • The inaugural joint conference between the Indian and African army chiefs took place in Pune, with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh as the guest of honour and Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pandey in attendance. 
  • This marks the first-ever conference of its kind between these nations, with ten army chiefs and 31 representatives from African countries in attendance. 
  • Additionally, an exhibition under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative was held to showcase defence products and target the African market.

Question: 7

Where did the army chiefs of India and African countries hold their first joint conference?

(A) Pune 

(B) Mumbai

(C) Delhi

(D) Bengaluru

Answer: A

Check out the Highlights of Union Budget 2023 by clicking on the link given below:
Union Budget 2023-24

Factbook: 29-March-2023

Japan to connect landlocked North East with Bangladesh

  • Northeast India may soon get a trade gateway through Matarbari deep seaport in Bangladesh. 
  • Japan is supporting Bangladesh in the development of Matarbari port and improving connectivity in the region through the Bay of Bengal Industrial Growth Belt (BIG-B) initiative. 
  • BIG-B aims to accelerate industrial agglomeration along Dhaka-Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar belt area and beyond, encompassing developing economic infrastructure, improving the investment environment and fostering connectivity. 
  • Recently, the Japanese PM, while outlining Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy, stated that Japan would promote the Bay of Bengal-Northeast India industrial value chain concept to foster the growth of the entire region. Japan is also assisting in road connectivity in NER to connect to Japanese-assisted projects in Bangladesh.
  • Japan has been working closely with India to support the development of NER through India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF)

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue Heat Index (HI) reading

  • IMD, in addition to giving out the day’s maximum and minimum temperatures, will soon issue a HI- a reading that gives an estimation of what temperature actually feels like.
  • It factors in the day’s relative humidity, wind speed, maximum temperature, and cloud cover. 
  • A colour-based warning will also be issued, based on the expected HI, listing precautions people can take.
  • Calculation of HI will help states in formulating better Heat Action Plans (HAPs) for heatwave assessment, forecast, preparedness and mitigation.
  • Heatwave is considered if the maximum temperature of a station reaches at least 40°C for Plains and at least 30°C for Hilly regions.

‘Ironman’ Krishna Prakash becomes the first person to swim from Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves

  • The ‘Ironman’ achieved another milestone by becoming the first person to swim from the Gateway of India to the famed Elephanta Caves (located at Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour).
  • The police officer wrote how he took the opposite route from the popular swimming route, from the Elephanta Caves to the Gateway of India, and covered 16.20 kilometres within five hours and 26 minutes.
  • In 2017, he completed the Ironman Triathlon, one of the most challenging sports events in the world. 
  • This three-day event requires the participants to complete a 3.8-kilometre swim, a 180.2-kilometre bicycle ride, and a 42.2 km run in 16–17 hours. 
  • This achievement earned Prakash the ‘Iron Man’ title and a mention in the World Book of Records. 
  • He was the first Indian Government Civil Servant and Uniformed Services Officer, including Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces, to earn this title!

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