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Here 30th December, 2023 Headlining events such as: NASA To Study Asteriod 'Apophis', China's Groundbreaking Voyage, Projected Threefold Growth, First Submarine Tourism In Dwarka, Argentina Rejects BRICS Membership, Navy Unveils New Admirals, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Pondicherry University to become familiar with etc. Daily GK updates is given, After reading about these events, you can current affairs quiz can also practice,

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Top 17 Daily GK Updates: National & International News

Below are the top 17 important Daily General Knowledge 2023 updates with national and international news.


Paramilitary forces adopt 'Sands App' for safe official movement

In a strategic move aimed at strengthening data security and prioritizing indigenous technology, the paramilitary force is set to switch to 'Sands App' for sharing all official communications and documents in the new year. This change underscores the growing importance of ensuring secure messaging platforms within organizations protect and secure sensitive information.

The decision to adopt the 'Sands App' stems from the prevalent use of WhatsApp for internal communication within the paramilitary forces. While WhatsApp has been a popular choice, the paramount emphasis on data security necessitated a change in the platform being designed and developed in India. 'Sands App' developed by National Informatics Center (NIC) has emerged as a strong alternative.

Indian Navy unveils new design for Admirals' epaulettes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the unveiling of new designs for the epaulettes of Admirals and the renaming of ranks within the Indian Navy.

In a significant move reflecting India's commitment to its maritime heritage and departure from colonial vestiges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the unveiling of new designs for admirals' epaulettes and renaming of ranks within the Indian Navy. The announcement was made during the Navy Day celebrations at Sindhudurg on December 4, stressing on embracing Indianness and the transformation by the Navy towards freeing itself from the “slavery mentality” or slave mentality.

Defense Secretary inaugurates new design and testing center for aero engines at HAL

Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane inaugurated a new design and test facility at the Aero Engine Research and Development Center (AERDC) of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru, Karnataka on December 29, 2023. AERDC is currently involved in design and development activities.

Several new engines including two strategic engines – Hindustan Turbo Fan Engine (HTFE) of 25 kN thrust to enhance capability for trainers, UAVs, twin engined small combat aircraft or regional jets and 1200 kN to power light and medium aircraft. Thrust's Hindustan Turbo Shaft Engine (HTSE) is used on heavy duty helicopters (3.5 to 6.5 tonnes in single/twin engine configuration).


According to data released by the Health Ministry, about 49% of the total Ayushman cards made are women.

Health Ministry data shows that women play an important role in the success of AB PM-JAY, with about 49% of Ayushman cards made.

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) has emerged as a ray of hope in India's healthcare scenario, especially for women. Data released by the Health Ministry shows that women have a significant contribution in the success of the scheme, with about 49% of the total Ayushman cards created being attributed to them.


Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar appointed as ex-officio Chancellor of Pondicherry University

Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar has been appointed as the ex-officio Chancellor of Pondicherry University. The appointment results from an amendment to statute 1(1) of the Pondicherry University Act 1985. The official communication from the university's registrar in-charge Rajneesh Bhutani said the change is effective from December 5.

Pondicherry University, established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has been a premier institution for higher education in the region. The Pondicherry University Act of 1985 outlines the governance structure of the university, including the post of Chancellor.


Estimate of three times increase in tax collection during Modi's 10 year rule

In a decade under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India is likely to increase personal income and corporate tax collections to more than Rs 19 trillion.

Over a period of 10 years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, both personal income and corporate tax collections in India are likely to increase to more than Rs 19 trillion. This substantial increase provides flexibility to the government to implement tax measures that benefit the public.

Core sector output growth hits six-month low in November

India's core infrastructure sector witnessed a slowdown in November with growth falling to a six-month low of 7.8%. Declines in crude oil and cement production contributed to the recession.

In November, output growth of eight key infrastructure sectors slowed to a six-month low of 7.8%, mainly due to a decline in the crude oil and cement sectors. The figure is up from 5.7% recorded a year earlier, marking a slowdown from October's 12% growth. The last decline occurred in May, when growth was 5.2%. Despite the overall slowdown, coal and refinery product production witnessed double-digit growth.


Revision of interest rates on small savings schemes by the government

The central government has kept the PPF rate intact at 7.1% for the sixth quarter, while increasing the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme (SSAS) to 8.2% and the 3-year fixed deposit to 7.1%.

In a recent decision, the central government announced an adjustment in returns on specific savings schemes, leaving the Public Provident Fund (PPF) rate untouched for the sixth consecutive quarter. Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme (SSAS) will now offer interest at 8.2%, up from the previous 8%, while the 3-year fixed deposit rate has increased marginally to 7.1% from 7%. Despite expectations of a broader reset, the PPF rate remains stable at 7.1%.

Government allocated Rs 1,170 crore for Ladakh roads: Gadkari

In a significant step towards enhancing infrastructure in Ladakh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the government has approved Rs 1,170.16 crore for 29 road projects in the region. The development aims to address the connectivity challenges faced by Ladakh, the largest Union Territory in terms of area and the second least populous in the country.

Gadkari shared details of the allocation in a post on social media platform X, stating that the approved funds cover a number of projects including state highways and other major roads. Additionally, as part of the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) scheme for the financial year 2023-24, an additional Rs 181.71 crore has been earmarked for the construction of eight bridges, especially in Ladakh.


Argentine President Javier Miley rejected the invitation to join BRICS

President Javier Meili has formally rejected Argentina's membership in BRICS, calling it inappropriate at this time. In letters written to BRICS leaders, he stressed on separation.

Argentina's President Javier Meili has officially declined an invitation to join the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), a group of major emerging economies. The rejection was communicated through letters sent to BRICS leaders, solidifying Argentina's decision to stay away from the bloc. The liberal outsider, who recently took office after a significant electoral victory over traditional political parties, had promised during his campaign not to align Argentina with BRICS.


ULFA peace accord historic day for Assam: Amit Shah

The pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) signed a historic peace accord with the central and state governments, an important step towards ending the decades-long insurgency in Assam.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed optimism about the future of the region, calling the signing of the agreement “a golden day” for Assam. This development is the result of over 12 years of unconditional negotiations with the Arabinda Rajkhowa-led faction.


Gujarat to unveil India's first submarine tourism in Dwarka

The Government of Gujarat, in collaboration with Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), is all set to create waves in the tourism industry by launching India's first submarine tourism venture. This ambitious project aims to explore the mesmerizing marine life around Bet Dwarka, a sacred island off the coast of the city of Dwarka, filled with mythological significance within Hinduism.

According to ancient mythological texts, Bet Dwarka is believed to be a submerged city built by Lord Krishna himself. This mysterious aspect adds an extra layer of intrigue to the submarine tourism project, as it promises to uncover the secrets hidden beneath the waves.

Lieutenant Governor inaugurates CRC Samba-Jammu for persons with disabilities

In an important event demonstrating a significant progress towards inclusivity and empowerment, Shri Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, with the launch of the Comprehensive Regional Center (CRC) for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. (CRC) Samba-Jammu Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay officially inaugurated CRC Jammu by unveiling the commemorative plaque at the National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities (PDUNIPPD).

The inauguration ceremony held today at Second Extension, Gandhi Nagar, Green Belt Jammu-180004 saw the presence of respected dignitaries, government officials and representatives of the disabled community. CRC Samba – Jammu, an initiative of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, is set to become a symbol of hope and progress for Persons with Disabilities in the region.

Gujarat is now the “petro capital” of India

Gujarat is now recognized as the “petro capital” of India, with the world's largest oil refinery at Jamnagar and the OPL petrochemical complex at Dahej in Bharuch district. The officials said this. He said Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Jamnagar Refinery is the world's largest and most complex single-site refinery with a processing capacity of 14 lakh barrels per day (MBPS) of crude oil.

According to RIL's website, the Jamnagar refinery complex houses some of the largest units in the world, such as fluidized catalytic cracker, coker, alkylation, paraxylene, polypropylene, refinery off-gas cracker and petcoke gasification plant. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel had recently highlighted the impact of the state's petrochemical sector.

Kerala CM unveils board for transparent PSU recruitment

Pinarayi Vijayan recently inaugurated the Kerala Public Enterprises (Selection and Recruitment) Board, which aims to increase transparency and efficiency in the recruitment processes of public sector units.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan recently inaugurated the Kerala Public Enterprises (Selection and Recruitment) Board, an important step towards increasing transparency and efficiency in the recruitment processes of Public Sector Units (PSUs). The establishment, located in Vellayambalam, is set to play a vital role in identifying and placing capable candidates within the state-run institutions.

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