06 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

06 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

06 March 2020 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Janez Jansa becomes new Prime Minister of Slovenia

  • Leader of Slovenian Democratic Party, Janez Jansa becomes the Prime Minister of Slovenia.
  • He will replace centre-left Prime Minister Marjan Sarec, who resigned from his post in January 2020.
  • Previously Jansa led the Slovenian government from 2004 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2013.
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 Arts & Culture

2. Fourth Global Ayurveda Festival to be held in Kochi, Kerela

  • The 4th edition of Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) will be held at Kochi, Kerala from 16th to 20th May.
  • The theme for the five-day event will be “Ayurveda Medical Tourism: Actualizing India's credibility”.
  • GAF-2020 will bring together the world of Ayurveda wellness providers and it's seekers to one platform.
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 Books & Authors

3. Union Minister Smriti Irani released ‘Chronicles of Change Champions’ bo

  • Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani has released a book titled “Chronicles of Change Champions” in New Delhi.
  • The book is a compilation of 25 innovative initiatives flagship scheme of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.
  • Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme was launched in 2015 at Panipat, Haryana as a comprehensive programme to address the declining Child Sex Ratio and the related issues of empowerment of women over a life-cycle continuum.
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 National Affairs

4. ‘SEBI SCORES’ app launched for investors to lodge grievances

  • Markets regulator SEBI has launched a mobile application ‘SEBI SCORES’ for convenience of investors to lodge grievances in SEBI Complaints Redress System (SCORES).
  • This will be available on both iOS and Android platforms.
  • Entities against whom complaints are lodged need to file an action taken report with the regulator within 30 days of receipt of complain.
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 Obituaries

5. Former UN Chief Javier Perez de Cuellar passes away

  • Former UN Chief Javier Perez de Cuellar, who served as United Nations Secretary General from 1981 to 1991, passed away in Peru at the age of 100.
  • Perez de Cuellar notably led the world body during the Iran-Iraq war and the civil war in El Salvador.
  • He was often described as a pacifist by vocation and nature.
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 Arts & Culture

6. Three day 'Namaste Orchha' festival begins

  • 'Namaste Orchha' festival has begun in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh which is a famous tourist destination of the state.
  • ​Namaste Orchha festival will showcase cultural landscape of Madhya Pradesh through a range of activities like art, music, dance, guided history tours and photography along with business meet and KisanMela.
  • The festival will also feature a food and crafts bazaar that will have local cuisine and traditional handicrafts of the region.
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 Arts & Culture

7. Chapchar Kut of Mizoram celebrated in Mizoram

  • The biggest and most joyful spring festival of Mizos, Chapchar Kut is being celebrated across the state.
  • The festival is a public holiday in the state.
  • Traditional bamboo dance, Cheraw and other dances were performed at the main event, attracting thousands of people.
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 Banking & Finance

8. Government capped withdrawal limit of Rs 50,000 for Yes Bank Account Hol

  • The government has imposed a withdrawal limit of 50,000 rupees for depositors of private lender Yes Bank for a month as Yes Bank was placed under a moratorium.
  • The limit on withdrawal comes with a few exemptions, in cases like medical emergency, higher education, marriage and unavoidable emergency.
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 Sports

9. Manila will host Badminton Asia Championships

  • The Badminton Asia Championships which was to be held in Wuhan, China will be held in Manila, Philippine due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China.
  • The Novel Coronavirus outbreak has caused cancellation, postponement or shifting of the several badminton tournaments as well as other tournaments in recent weeks all over the world.

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 Sports

10. Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2019 held in New Delhi.

  • Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2019 powered by BHIM-UPI which honoured the best sports performance in 2019 held in New Delhi.
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu was named Sportsperson of the Year at the fourth TOISA 2019 in New Delhi.
  • Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia was given the Lifetime Achievement award.
  • Pulella Gopichand, Jaspal Rana, Amit Phanghal, Lovlina Borgohain and Balbir singh were among the other winners.
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 National Affairs

11. Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana signed MoU with Amazon

  • National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs today signed MoU with Amazon for e-marketing of products made by Self Help Groups (SHGs) across the country in urban areas.
  • Giving impetus to Women empowerment and sustainable livelihoods in urban area, the Mission has also undertaken similar collaboration with for the 2nd edition of Shehri Samridhi Utsav to be organised from March 28 to April 12, 2020.
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 Schemes

12. India-European Union Flagship Call on Integrated Local Energy Systems

  • During India Smart Utility Week 2020, India-European Union Flagship Call on Integrated Local Energy Systems to help in clean energy and climate by DST.
  • This Indo-EU flagship call is fully in line with both the European Union’s and India’s involvement in Mission Innovation (MI), a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Commission committed to reinvigorate and accelerate global clean energy innovation with the objective to make clean energy widely affordable.
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