Daily Current Affairs PDF 30 march 2023
Important Current Affairs for General pepar 2 and 3 – 30 march
(Governance, constitution, polity, social justice, and international affairs)
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1-US hypersonic missile failed during test
Hypsonic Cruise missile
The hypersonic cruise missile uses a high-speed jet engine to reach the target, which helps it achieve a speed of 5 times that of sound (Mach 5). It is a non-ballistic missile. It works differently from ballistic missiles, which use gravitational force to reach their target.
Russia ahead of US-China in case of hypersonic missiles
Russia, the US and China have been investing heavily in hypersonic missiles over the years. Although Russia is at the forefront of this race. Russia: Russia’s Kunzhal hypersonic missile used in Ukraine
The US Air Force’s March 13 test of a hypersonic weapon was “not a success,” the service secretary told lawmakers on Tuesday.
Frank Kendall indicated the Lockheed Martinmade AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon program may be in jeopardy and suggested that it’s more likely to adopt a competing system built by Raytheon.
The service, he said, is “more committed to HACM (the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile, the service’s other major hypersonic weapon program) at this point in time than we are to Airlaunched Rapid ResponseWeapon (ARRW).”
The ARRW has been under development since 2018 and was delayed after three failed booster tests in 2021. Last May, the Air Force declared the missile’s first successful launch, claiming it reached speeds greater than Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound.
US forces don’t yet have a fully operational hypersonic missile system, as Washington has fallen behind Russia and China in the race to develop such weapons.
2- Conflict between two religions over time in Lebanon
Lebanon’s government has reversed a decision to delay the shift to daylight savings time by a month, which had sparked both anger and confusion.
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced that clocks would now go forward on Wednesday night.
He had agreed to a delay last week so Muslims could break their fasts earlier during the holy month of Ramadan.
But Christian authorities defied the order and changed their clocks as usual on Sunday, which was the last in March.
Decision changed in Arab country
The situation is different in Labor. Where every year on the first Sunday of March, bells are thrown forward by one hour. But the Chief Minister of the place, Jajib Namakati, announced to implement it from 20 April. His argument was that this would provide relief to the people during the crisis. But the Christian authorities disobeyed the order.
Considering this as rationalization of the majority, Chisse expressed his condolences.
Angry cheeses officials set their clocks forward an hour on the first day of the month on the 13th of every year. It is believed that Chisco felt that the executive PM was breaking the rules to please the majority population of Lebanon.
3- Repair of US Navy ships in Indian shipyards
Indicating the commitment of the US Navy and Department of Defense to utilise ship repair and maintenance facilities in India, two large cargo ferrying vessels of the US Navy successfully underwent repairs in an Indian shipyard, over the last seven months.
About USNS Matthew Perry ship
The USNS Matthew Perry measures 210 meters in length, and 32.3 meters in breadth and has 35,300 tonnage.
the USNS Matthew Perry was named after Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry (1794–1858), who led a squadron of ships to Japan in 1853 with the aim of opening that nation to trade. He served during the War of 1812 and the Mexican American War and was sent to suppress piracy and the slave trade in the West Indies.
Construction started: 3 October 2008 by a US company
Launched in : 16 August 2009
4- What is Aravalli Green Wall Project
What is Aravalli Green Wall Project?
It covers the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Delhi
There is an ambitious plan to create a 1,400 km long and 5 km wide green belt around Khunri La.
- In the initial phase, 75 water bodies will be rejuvenated, starting with five water bodies in each district of the initial scenario.
- It will cover Khab Bhoom in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh and Heddi districts of Haryana.
- The plan is inspired by Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’ project, running from Senegal (West) to Djibouti (East), which came into force in 2007.
According to Desertification and Land Degradation Atlas by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), some 97.85 million hectares (29.7%) of India’s total geographical area (TGA) of 328.72 mha underwent land degradation during 2018-19.
5- India is considering sending tigers to Cambodia
In November 2022, India has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with Cambodia to assist the Southeast Asian country with its tiger reintroduction efforts.
Are all of the tigers extinct in Cambodia?
Smaller habitats mean more competition for prey, more inbreeding, and more human-animal conflict.
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), “Every part of the tige—from whisker to tail—has been found in illegal wildlife markets.
A result of persistent demand, their bones, and other body parts are used for modern health tonics and folk remedies, and their skins are sought after as status symbols among some Asian cultures.”
In 2010, these countries had met and adopted a goal to double their tiger population by 2022. India reached the goal before that year, and, with its current population of about 3,000 tigers, harbors more than 70% of the global wild tiger population. The animal has gone extinct in Laos and Vietnam.
The Indochinese tiger found in Cambodia is smaller than the Royal Bengal tiger, but they are the same subspecies. According to the WWF, “since 2017, IUCN has recognised two tiger subspecies, commonly referred to as the continental tiger and the Sunda island tiger.
GK Current Affairs Questions & Answer
Q-1:- Which Pakistani-origin elected as the Scotland’s first Muslim Minister?
a) Humza Yousaf
b) Ishaq Dar
c) Sherry Rehman
d) Khawaja Muhammad
Ans- a) Humza Yousaf
Q-2:- Govt caps maximum GST cess rate on which of the following products, recently?
c) Liqueur / Shiab
Ans– a) Tobacco
Q-3:- Aadhaar-PAN linking last date extended by how many months?
a) 3 months
b) 4 months
c) 5 months
d) 6 months
Ans- a) 3 months
Q-4:- Sebi extends deadline for nomination of trading and demat account holders, What is the new date ?
a) September 30
b) September 29
c) October 30
d) October 31
Ans– a) September 30
Q- 5:- Which Indian state signs three MoUs with Western Australia government, recently?
c) Tamil Nadu
Ans– a) Telangana
Q-6:- The Ships of First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy visited which port of Madagascar, recently?
Ans– a) Antsiranana
Q-7:- J&K Bank signed corporate agency pact with which of the following life insurance company?
a) Bajaj Allianz Life
b) HDFC Life
c) Tata AIA Life
d) Max Life
Ans– a) Bajaj Allianz Life
Q-8:- Which IPS officer becomes first person to swim from Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves?
a) Krishna Prakash
b) Sachin Atulkar
c) Manu Maharaj
d) Shivdeep Lande
Ans– a) Krishna Prakash
Q-9 :- IDFC First Bank partners with which of the following company to demonstrate offline retail payments?
Ans– a) Crunchfish
Q-10 :- Name the 11-Year-Old Kerala Girl who developed AI App To Detect Eye Disease With Accuracy “Almost 70%”?
a) Leena Rafeeq
b) Shabana Faizal
c) Nagma Mallick
d) Sara Aboobacker
Ans– a) Leena Rafeeq
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