30th September 2022 Current Affairs
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30th September 2022 Current Affairs are provided below:
1. Global Innovation Index 2022:
- India has climbed to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
- India’s innovation performance is above average for the upper-middle-income group in almost every innovation pillar, with the exception of infrastructure, where it scores below average.
- 1st Place – Switzerland. It leads globally in innovation outputs, and specifically in patents by origin, software spending, high-tech manufacturing, production, and export complexity.
- 2nd Place – US
- 3rd Place – Sweden
- WIPO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
2. International Translation Day:
- Observed on 30th September.
- Theme 2022 – “A World Without Barriers”
3. World Maritime Day:
- Observed on the last Thursday of September.
- This year it is observed on September 29.
- The day focuses on drawing public attention to maritime safety and the marine environment.
- Theme 2022 – ‘New technologies for greener shipping’ – which reflects the need to support a “green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future while leaving no one behind.”
4. Operation ‘GARUDA’:
- Launched by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
- It is against the illicit drug trafficking network.
- Operation Garuda seeks to target drug networks with international footprints for action against handlers & production zones.
5. India Tourism Statistics 2022:
- Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu had the highest numbers of foreign tourist visits in 2021.
- India’s tourism industry will return to its pre-pandemic level by mid-2024 and contribute USD 250 billion to the nation’s GDP by 2030.
- Dharamshala Declaration – it emphasises India’s commitment to creating sustainable and responsible tourism.
6. Changemaker Award:
- Won by SRISHTI BAKSHI, a women’s rights activist.
- Awarded at the UN SDG Action Awards held at a ceremony in Bonn, Germany.
- The award is given to recognise her efforts to raise awareness of gender-based violence and inequality.
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