06 March 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

06 March 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

National Appointments

06 March 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

Conrad Sangma sworn-in as Meghalaya Chief Minister

  • The National People’s Party (NPP) President ‘Conrad Sangma’ was administered the oath of office and secrecy as 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya by Governor Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhavan in Shillong.
  • Governor, Ganga Prasad also administered the oath of office to 11 ministers.
  • Earlier, He was invited by the Governor to form the government after he staked the claim with the support of 34 MLAs (NPP-19, UDP-6, PDF-4, BJP-2, HSPDP-2) in 60-member Assembly.
  • Conrad Sangma is the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker late PA Sangma.
  • Currently, Mr. Sangma is the Member of Parliament(MP), Lok Sabha from Tura Parliamentary constituency.

Science & Defence

Andaman & Nicobar Command to host Naval Event 'Milan' from today

  • Today, the Andaman Nicobar command is organizing the biennial get-together of foreign navies called ‘Milan-2018’ at Port Blair (conclude on 13th March).
  • The theme of the Milan is friendship across the seas.
  • During multilateral Exercise at sea with an aim to enhance regional cooperation for combating Unlawful Activities at sea will be organized.
  • An international maritime seminar cultural and social exchanges, band concert, ship visit, sports and city parade are the highlights of Milan 2018.
  • This prestigious international event will also see the participation of 38 delegates from the sixteen participating countries.

National Affairs

HRD Ministry invites suggestions on rationalizing curriculum for class 1 to 12th

  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has invited suggestions on rationalizing curriculum for class 1 to 12th to ensure all round development of students.
  • The objective of seeking suggestions is to make the content more balanced in various subjects offered as prescribed by the NCERT and CBSE.
  • The Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar urged all stakeholders including teachers, educationalists, parents, students to send their suggestions on the issue.
  • It may be submitted online in the prescribed format till 6th March 2018.

I&B Minister Smiriti Irani inaugurates FICCI Frame in Mumbai

  • The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Smiriti Irani has inaugurated 2018 edition of FICCI Frame in Mumbai.
  • The three- day global convention covering the entire gamut of Media and Entertainment Industry.
  • The event will have more than 35 knowledge sessions by experts besides having over 200 high profile speakers from across the world.
  • This year a maiden edition of Content Market has been added with over 70 buyers for a curated slate of new Indian Films.

Centre sets up a committee to study issues in Fintech space

  • The union govt. has set up a steering committee (eight-member) headed by Subhash Chandra Garg (Economic Affairs Secretary) to consider various issues relating to the development of Fintech space in India.
  • The eight-member committee headed by Subhash Chandra Garg (Economic Affairs Secretary) will also focus on how Fintech can be leveraged to enhance financial inclusion of MSMEs.
  • The Committee will take stock of the developments in the fintech sector globally, and in India.
  • It will also work with Government agencies like UIDAI to explore creation and use of unique enterprise identification number.

Govt to constitute a group for changes in SEZ policy

  • According to the Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, the union government will constitute a group to suggest necessary changes in the policy for Special Economic Zone (SEZs).
  • The SEZs are export hubs and contribute significantly to the country's total outbound shipments.
  • The developers and units of these zones enjoy certain fiscal and non-fiscal incentives like no requirement of a licensee for import and no routine examination by customs authorities of export and import cargo.
  • The union government has decided to constitute a task force on the commodity for finding out short-term solutions and formulating long-term strategies to tackle the problems.

Obituaries

Veteran Bollywood actor Shammi passes away

  • Veteran Bollywood actor Shammi (89-year) passed away after a prolonged illness.
  • Shammi acted in movies like Jab Jab Phool Khile, Preet Na Jane Reet, Aamne - Saamne, Upkar, Ittefaq and many others.
  • Her perfect comic timing in TV shows like ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, Shriman Shrimati and others brought smiles to many faces.

Sports

Telangana CM announces cash prize of Rs. 2 crores for Aruna Reddy

  • Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has announced a cash prize of 2 crore rupees for Aruna Reddy, the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the World Cup.
  • Earlier, Aruna Reddy clinched a bronze medal in women's vault at the Gymnastics World Cup held in Melbourne.

Viswanathan Anand wins Tal Memorial rapid title

  • World Rapid Chess Champion ‘Viswanathan Anand’ has lifted the Tal Memorial rapid trophy in Moscow.
  • The win came after an easy final round draw against Boris Gelfand (Israel).
  • Anand finished with six points out of a possible nine, scoring four wins and four draws.
  • The trophy adds to Anand's world rapid title won in Riyadh over two months ago.
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