Current Affairs: 06 March 2019

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06 March, 2019

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  1. PM Modi inaugurates first phase of Ahmedabad Metro, takes a ride

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the first phase of Ahmedabad Metro. The Phase-II is around 40.03 km in total, out of which 6.5 km is underground and the rest of the stretch is elevated. PM Modi took a ride on the Metro along with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Deputy CM Nitinbhai Patel and Union Minister Hardeep Puri among others.

Source: – AIR

 

  1. ISRO launches ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ for school children

Indian Space Research Organisation has launched ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’, a ‘Young Scientist Programme’ for the School Children to be studying in the 9th standard.

‘Catch them young’ residential training programme will be of around two weeks duration during summer holidays with a proposal to select 3 students from each State and Union Territory, covering CBSE, ICSE and State syllabus.

Source: – News On AIR

 

  1. Electronic surveillance of Indo-Bangla border to begin Tuesday

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday said a riverine section of the Indo-Bangladesh border in Assam will be put under electronic surveillance from Tuesday. The project, BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique), is aimed to check illegal immigration and smuggling of arms. The project will provide respite to the BSF from round-the-clock human surveillance, the MHA added.

Source: – The Indian Express

 

  1. Bhagwan Lal Sahni appointed chairman of the National Commission for Backward Classes

Bhagwan Lal Sahni has been appointed as the chairman of the newly constituted National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). Kaushalendra Singh Patel, Sudha Yadav and Achary Talloju have been appointed as members of the commission.

Their names were approved by President Ram Nath Kovind. The NCBC was given constitutional status by Parliament in 2018, after repealing the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993.

Source: – Business Standard

 

  1. Maharashtra CM inaugurates 2nd phase of Mumbai monorail

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday inaugurated the second phase of Mumbai monorail between Wadala and Jacob Circle. With this, the entire 19.54 km route of the monorail is now functional. “At almost 20 km, Mumbai monorail is the third largest route in the world,” Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority Commissioner RA Rajeev said.

Source: – The New Indian Express

 

  1. Indian Bank receives best Bank Award from the state government of Tamil Nadu

Indian Bank, a Public Sector Bank (PSB), headquartered at Chennai, Tamil Nadu has been awarded the Best Bank Award by the Tamil Nadu government for successfully meeting the needs of women’s self-help groups (SHGs). The award was given to MK Bhattacharya, the executive director of Indian Bank by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu K Palaniswami at Salem, Tamil Nadu.

Source: – Moneycontrol

 

  1. Sanjeev Ranjan new Road Transport Secy, NN Sinha NHAI chief

The government has appointed Sanjeev Ranjan as Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Ministry. A 1985-batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre, Ranjan is presently Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Nagendra Nath Sinha, who is currently the Managing Director of National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), will take additional charge as NHAI Chairman.

Source: – The Indian Express

 

  1. ‘Notun Disha’ Initiated By Tripura Government

The government of Tripura announced ‘Notun Disha’ (New Direction) for assessing the academic level of students in classes level. It was launched by state Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath.

Training will be provided by NGOs and educational institutions to 800 teachers. The duration of the project is 1 month. Rs. 28 crores have been allocated to the project

Source: – Moneycontrol

 

  1. PM launches ‘One Nation One Card’ for all modes of travel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched ‘One Nation One Card’ which can be used to pay for travelling on any mode of transportation. Addressing a rally in Ahmedabad, PM Modi said that a ‘common mobility card’ can also be used to withdraw money and to shop. Several ministries and departments were employed to work on cards’ challenges, he added.

Source: – India.com

 

  1. DRDO Chairman to receive 2019 Missile Systems Award by AIAA

DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy will receive the 2019 Missile Systems Award by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for his excellence in the field of missile systems technology. Reddy will receive the award jointly with Arizona-based Raytheon Missile Systems’ Rondell J Wilson. As per reports, Reddy has been pivotal in evolving roadmap for self-sufficiency in missiles.

Source: – The Financial Express

 

  1. U.S. And South Korea End Military Exercises ‘Foal Eagle 2019’ And ‘Key Resolve

The United States and South Korea decided to call off their joint exercise “Foal Eagle” and “Key Resolve” and instead bifurcate them into smaller exercises. This is being done to ease tensions with North Korea. “Key Resolve” will be replaced by “Dongmaeng” which is also known as alliance in English, Foal Eagle drills will be replaced by a smaller battalion-sized exercise.

This decision has been made after there was a failure to reach an agreement on denuclearisation during the summit in Hanoi, Vietnam between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Source: – The Diplomat

 

  1. ICICI Bank to buy 9.9% in NBFC Kisan Finance for 18 crore

Private lender ICICI Bank on Monday said it will acquire 9.9% stake in Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) Kisan Finance for nearly 318 crore. Under the transaction, the lender will buy 1.49 crore shares from the NBFC. Kisan Finance, which was incorporated in December 2017, had registered a net loss of 348 lakh in 2017-18 at revenue of 34 lakh.

Source: – Livemint

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