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Daily Current Affairs 30 August 2023

Read the most important current affairs of 30 August 2023. Today Current Affairs covers the headlines on Wagner, BRICS, Chandrayaan 3 and more

Top 10 Current Affairs of 30 August 2023

World Current Affairs

1. India Condemns China over its inclusion of Indian Territory in China Map

  • China’s Ministry of Natural Resources on 28 August 2023 released a Chinese map that included the Indian Territory of Arunachal Pradesh. It evoked widespread condemnation from India
  • India’s foreign ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi has strongly condemned China’s Act
  • He added that such steps by China “only complicate the resolution of the boundary question”

2. Islamabad High Court suspended former PM Imran Khan’s corruption sentence

  • Islamabad High Court suspended former PM Imran Khan’s Conviction and 3 Years Prison Sentence over Toshakhana corruption case.
  • The cricket star-turned-politician was sentenced to three years in jail on 5 August for not declaring money earned from selling gifts he received during his time in office from 2018-2022.
  • The court found him guilty of illegally selling state gifts, popularly known as the Toshakhana corruption case. 

3. Billionaire Investor Warren Buffet turns 93 today.

American Billionaire Investor and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet Celebrated his 93rd Birthday today August 30, 2023

India Current Affairs

4. Chandrayaan 3 discovered the Lunar Surface Temperature and other elements on the moon

Lunar Temperature:

 On 27 August, ISRO released a graph of the temperature variation on the lunar surface. The space agency shared an update saying that Chandra’s Surface Thermophysical Experiment (ChaSTE) payload onboard Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander measured the temperature profile of the lunar topsoil around the pole to understand the thermal behaviour of the Moon’s surface. While speaking to news agency PTI, ISRO scientist B H M Darukesha said, “We all believed that the temperature could be somewhere around 20 degrees centigrade to 30 degrees centigrade on the surface but it is 70 degrees centigrade. This is surprisingly higher than what we had expected.”

Elements found on the Moon

The Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscope instrument onboard ‘Pragyan’ rover of Chandrayaan-3 ‘unambiguously confirmed’ the presence of sulphur in the lunar surface near the south pole. Other elements like Aluminum (Al), Calcium (Ca), Iron (Fe), Chromium (Cr), Titanium (Ti), Manganese (Mn), Silicon (Si), and Oxygen (O) are also detected. The space agency further added that the search for Hydrogen (H) is underway.  

5. Raksha Bandhan is Celebrated today

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in India and worldwide Today 30 August. Raksha Bandhan is a day dedicated to brothers. On this day, the Brothers are thanked for their deeds by their siblings.