Daily Current Affairs for 30 May 2023
First Vande Bharat Express Train of Northeast to be Flagged Off by PM Modi
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off Assam’s first Vande Bharat Express train.
- The state-of-the-art Vande Bharat train will be flagged off by the Prime Minister through video conferencing.
- The new service will cover the distance of 411 km between Guwahati and New Jalpaiguri in 5 hours 30 minutes reducing the present shortest journey time by the speediest train significantly.
- Get to know all the features included in the first Vande Bharat Express train of Northeast India
New Parliament Building
- The new Parliament building in India is an architectural marvel that represents the ethos of the nation.
- Inaugurated on May 28, it is adorned with intricate statues and motifs inspired by ancient sculptures, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the country
Polio Eradication Efforts in West and Central Africa
- In a crucial stride towards combating polio, a vaccination campaign was launched in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.
- Spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), this multi-country initiative aims to address the prevalent issue of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus and strengthen immunization efforts in West and Central Africa
Somalia to Introduce Direct Universal Suffrage in 2024
- Somalia is poised to embark on a transformative journey towards establishing a direct one-person-one-vote democracy by 2024.
- This ambitious plan seeks to replace the existing electoral structure and address the challenges that have hindered previous attempts at achieving direct universal suffrage
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
ISRO’s GSLV-F12 Successfully Places Navigation Satellite NVS-01
- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)achieved yet another milestone as its geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) rocket, GSLV-F12, successfully placed the navigation satellite NVS-01 into orbit.
- This launch aims to enhance the continuity of Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) services, providing accurate and real-time navigation in India and its surrounding region.
- Let’s delve deeper into this significant achievement
Telangana Achieves 100% Coverage of PMJDY: A Step Towards Financial Inclusion
- TelanganaState has achieved a significant milestone in financial inclusion by attaining 100% coverage of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).
- Since the launch of this national mission, the state has made remarkable progress in extending banking services to all sections of the population.
- This article explores the achievements of PMJDY in Telangana, highlighting its objectives and the steps taken to promote digital banking and financial empowerment
Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Chandigarh Awarded Skoch SILVER Award 2023
- The Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Chandigarhgot Skoch SILVER Award 2023 for e-Governance for computerisation of medical records of livestock being treated by the department.
- This is the first of its kind project in the country. Giving more details, Secretary Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Vinod P Kavle said that this web-based application software caters to five Government Veterinary Hospitals and nine Veterinary Sub-centres of the Animal Husbandry Department, Chandigarh
IPL 2023 final: Chennai Super Kings Beats Gujarat Titians
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)clinched their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title, equaling a record with Mumbai Indians.
- They secured a five-wicket victory over the Gujarat Titans (GT) amidst a backdrop of fireworks and jubilant celebrations.
- CSK’s captain, Dhoni, received the IPL trophy and subsequently handed it over to Rayudu and Jadeja.
- Opting to bat first, the Gujarat Titans managed to score 214 for four, with B Sai Sudharsan playing an outstanding innings of 96 runs off 47 balls.
- However, due to the rain interruption, CSK’s target was adjusted to 171 runs to be chased in 15 overs
World Vape Day 2023 celebrates on 30th May
- World Vape Dayis an annual event that is celebrated on May 30th.
- The day is dedicated to raising awareness about the potential benefits of vaping as a harm reduction tool for smokers.
- Vaping is the act of inhaling an aerosol that is produced by heating a liquid that contains nicotine.
- The liquid can also contain flavorings and other additives.
- Vaping is often seen as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, as it does not produce the same harmful chemicals that are found in tobacco smoke