Current Affairs in Short: March 30 2023

Jagran Josh compiles the top 5 news on the most important topics from the exam point of view. It includes IPL Opening Match 2023, and GSAT 7B Satellite, among several others.

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Indian Army to set up GSAT 7B Satellite

  • GSAT 7B, an advanced communication satellite will be launched by 2026 for the Indian Army that will aid them in their complex missions.
  • The Ministry of Defence collaborated with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) for a project worth Rs 3,000 crore to support and increase Army’s overall capabilities.
  • The satellite will be indigenously built by ISRO with its unique security features. This will strengthen the army personnel in India by providing high-level communication facilities to troops deployed in various fields. 

India declines in Global Passport Index 2023

  • A powerful ranking tool, Passport Index released the Passport Power Rank 2023. While UAE is at number 1, India this time loses its position.
  • From 71 and 73, India’s mobility score dropped down to 70 on the Passport Index this year. The rank given to India was 144th. 
  • The most powerful passport scores include countries like UAE, Sweden, Germany, Finland, etc. 

Ajay Bangs is soon to acquire the Head position at World Bank

  • Indian-American Business Executive Ajay Banga has been nominated for World Bank’s Presidency by Joe Biden.
  • As of March 29, 2023, the World Bank organisation is not accepting further nominations hence no substitutes are left in the competition with 63-year-old Ajay Banga.
  • He is expected to replace the present president David Malpass after he was condemned for his failure to deliver immediate action on climatic conditions.

Leena Rafeeq becomes Youngest AI App Developer 

  • An 11-year-old girl Leena Rafeeq introduced her creation titled ‘Ogler EyeScan’. It is a smart application that is used to detect eye disorders.
  • The app comes up with 70% accurate results. This girl was born in Kerala but currently stays in Dubai and is becoming famous for her recent launch. 
  • As she received positive wishes from viewers across the world, her app is under review on the Apple Play Store. This can only be accessed by iPhone users. 

IPL 2023: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals

  • In the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, the Sunrisers Hyderabad team will be competing with the Rajasthan Royals.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be leading the Sunrisers Hyderabad team as Aiden Markram is on another duty. 
  • The current season’s match is going to start tomorrow i.e. March 31, 2023. On March 2 (Sunday), the opening match will be played. 

Also Read: Current Affairs in Short: March 29 2023

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