30th September 2023 Daily Current Affairs

National & International Appointments

1. Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan takes over as Director General Border Roads

  • Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan took over as the 28th Director General Border Roads (DGBR) on September 30, 2023.
  • He assumed the charge following the superannuation of Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry.
  • Prior to his appointment as the DGBR, the General Officer was holding the appointment of Commandant, College of Military Engineering, Pune.
  • Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

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National & International Appointments

2. Govt extends tenure of Central Board of Direct Taxes chairman

  • The Union government has extended the tenure of the incumbent chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Nitin Gupta till June 30, 2024.
  • The nine-month extension for Gupta came on the day when he was scheduled to retire and demit from office.
  • As per the Centre’s notification, his service period has been extended “on a contract basis”.
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the reappointment of Gupta as the CBDT Chairman.

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3. PM Modi launches Sankalp Saptaah in 500 Aspirational Blocks

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a unique week-long programme for aspirational blocks in the country called ‘Sankalp Saptaah‘ at the Bharat Mandapam on 30 September 2023.
  • It is being implemented in 500 aspirational blocks across 329 districts in the country.
  • ‘Sankalp Saptaah’ is linked to the effective implementation of the Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP).
  • The ABPP was launched across the nation by the Prime Minister on 7 January, 2023.

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4. ICC announces official mascots for Cricket World Cup 2023

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the two official ICC mascots named ‘Blaze’ and ‘Tonk’ for the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India.
  • ‘Blaze’ is a female mascot, bowling at a rapid pace, leaving batters in sheer awe.
  • She is adorned with a belt carrying six power cricket orbs, each meticulously prepared for various game-changing tactics.
  • ‘Tonk’ is a male mascot, with icy-cool composure, making him a batting champion.

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Summits & Conferences

5. Ministry of Tourism to host PATA Travel Mart 2023 in New Delhi

  • Ministry of Tourism will be hosting the 46th edition of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2023 at the magnificent International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre, Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi.
  • The Mart is scheduled to take place from October 4th to 6th 2023.
  • Aim: To bring together tourism professionals and business stakeholders from across the world
  • The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) was founded in 1951, with its Headquarters in Bangkok.

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6. 30th Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise successfully concludes

  • The 30th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) has successfully concluded in Singapore.
  • Indian Naval Ships Ranvijay, Kavaratti, submarine Sindhukesari, and a long-range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P8I participated in the exercise.
  • Combined aviation, firefighting, and damage control exercises were conducted during the period.
  • The sea phase of SIMBEX 23 was conducted from 25 to 28 of September.

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National Affairs

7. Dharmendra Pradhan launches the Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav

  • Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav and Technology and Bharatiya Bhasha Summit in New Delhi.
  • The two-day summit aims to set a course for a technologically enriched future for Bharatiya languages in education.
  • The summit encompassed 3 pivotal thematic sessions with a special focus on the integration of technology in promoting Bharatiya Bhasha, including its role in teaching, training, examination, and translating educational materials.

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Banking & Finance

8. RBI grants approval to IFC for acquiring 9.7% stake in Federal Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted approval to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to acquire a 9.7% stake in Federal Bank.
  • Earlier this year, the Kerala-based private sector lender had raised ₹959 crore via preferential issue of shares to the World Bank Group member.
  • ’The Federal Bank Ltd has received an intimation from the Reserve Bank of India on September 28, 2023.
  • After RBI, the stake holding is subject to compliance by other regulatory bodies.

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9. India’s Sarabjot Singh, Divya TS won silver in 10m air pistol mixed team

  • India’s Sarabjot Singh, Divya TS won silver in the 10m air pistol mixed team on Day 7 of the Asian Games 2023.
  • On day 7, India’s medal tally reached 38 including Gold (10); Silver (14); and Bronze (14).
  • Other winners:
    • Arathy Raj 5th in women’s 10000m speed skating final.
    • Tennis players, Rohan Bopanna, and Rutuja Bhosala clinch gold in mixed doubles final.
    • Indian men’s team beats Pakistan in thrilling Squash final to win gold medal.

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 29th September 2023 Daily Current Affairs 

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Unemployment rate down to 5.2 in J&K

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