Current Affairs March 6, 2024

Current Affairs March 6, 2024

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Current Affairs March 6, 2024

National News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates India’s First Underwater Metro Rail Service In Kolkata

  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurated multiple connectivity projects worth 15,400 crore rupees in Kolkata, including the ground-breaking underwater metro rail service.
  • The Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section marks India’s first transportation tunnel beneath a major river, the River Hooghly.
  • The underwater metro line connects Kolkata and Howrah cities on opposite banks of the River Hooghly.
  • Howrah metro station, a part of this new line, is recognized as India’s deepest metro station.

PM Modi Flagged Off “Swarna Sindhu” 1st Tanker Carrying Crude Oil From ONGC

  • PM Narendra Modi flagged off the 1st tanker “Swarna Sindhu” carrying crude oil from the oil and natural gas corporation KG-DWN-98/2 Deepwater project
  • The project is located in the Krishna Godavari basin and is expected to add 7% to India’s oil and gas production at its peak

ONGC:

 Arunachal Pradesh Welcomes Keyi Panyor As Its 26th District

  • On 1st March, 2024 Pema Khandu chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh inaugurated Keyi Panyor the 26th district of Arunachal Pradesh
  • This district is strategically positioned for agriculture and horticultural development

Arunachal Pradesh:

  • Capital: Itanagar (Executive Branch)
  • Chief minister: Pema Khandu
  • Bird: Hornbill
  • Districts: 26
  • Flower: Foxtail orchid
  • Formation: 20 February 1987

Kerala To Launch Cspace: India’s First Government-Backed OTT Platform

  • Kerala is set to unveil CSpace, the first government-supported OTT platform in India, on Thursday.
  • CSpace aims to offer a blend of informative and entertaining content curated for the general audience.
  • The launch event is scheduled to take place at Kairali Theatre, marking a significant milestone in digital content delivery initiated by the Kerala government.

Kerala state:

Inauguration of India’s First National Dolphin Research Center in Bihar

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated India’s first National Dolphin Research Center (NDRC).
  • The NDRC, costing Rs 30 crore, is situated on the banks of the Ganges River within the Patna University campus.
  • It aims to facilitate research and education on the behaviour and ecology of freshwater dolphins, with a focus on the endangered Gangetic dolphin.
  • The centre will serve as a crucial hub for researchers and students studying dolphin conservation and related ecological aspects.

Banking News

RBI Gives Approval To NPCI To Launch Interoperable Payment System For Internet Banking In CY24

  • On March 4 2024 RBI approved NPCI Baharat Bill Pay Ltd (NBBL) To launch an interoperable payment system for Internet banking in the calendar year 2024 this will allow merchants to more quickly funds
  • RBI has sanctioned USD 530 million for all stocks scheme of amalgamation of Bengaluru, Karnataka based fin care small finance bank Ltd
  • RBI in exercise of its power under section 45L(1)(b) of the RBI act 1934

About RBI:

  • Governor-shaktikanta das
  • Established in 1st April 1935
  • Headquarters-Mumbai, Maharashtra

RBI’s UDGAM Portal: 30 Banks On Boarded, Covering 90% Of Unclaimed Deposits

  • The Reserve Bank of India’s UDGAM portal, facilitating the search for unclaimed deposits, sees participation from 30 banks as of March 4, 2024.
  • This initiative covers approximately 90% of unclaimed deposits in value terms, providing a centralized platform for individuals to locate their accounts.
  • The ongoing onboarding process ensures that remaining banks will also join the UDGAM portal, ensuring comprehensive coverage for users seeking information on unclaimed

Appointment News

Rajendra Prasad Goyal Takes Additional Charge As CMD Of NHPC Limited

  • Rajendra Prasad Goyal has assumed the additional charge as the chairman and managing director (CMD) of NHPC Limited (formerly known as National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd) with effect from 1st March 2024
  • He is currently serving as the director (finance) of NHPC Limited since 2020
  • He is succeeding Rajeev Kumar Vishnoi who has been serving as CMD (additional charge) since 1st March 2023

NHPC Limited: NHPC Limited is an Indian public sector hydropower company that was incorporated in 1975 to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power. Recently it has expanded to include other sources of energy like solar, geothermal, tidal, and wind.

Alok Rungta Appointed Managing Director & CEO of Future Generali India Life Insurance

  • Alok Rungta was appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Future Generali India Life Insurance, effective April 1st, pending regulatory approvals.
  • He will succeed Bruce De Broize, whose tenure ends on March 31st.
  • Alok Rungta currently serves as Deputy CEO and CFO.
  • Rungta brings over two decades of experience in the insurance industry to his new role.

About Furture Generali India Life Insurance

  • Future Generali India Life Insurance – a collaboration between Future Group & Generali Group.
  • Product Portfolio: Offers term plans, endowment plans, ULIPs, child plans, retirement plans, and health insurance.
  • Established: 2007.
  • Target Market: Customers in India.
  • Future Group: One of India’s largest retail chains.
  • Generali Group: Leading global insurance group based in Italy.

Defense News

Indian Navy Demonstrates Twin-Carrier Operations In Presence Of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh observed Indian Navy’s ‘twin-carrier operations’ during the Naval Commanders’ Conference.
  • The demonstration showcased the Navy’s capability to conduct coordinated operations with two aircraft carriers.
  • This event was part of the first edition of the Naval Commanders’ Conference, conducted in a hybrid format.
  • The showcased operations emphasized safeguarding India’s maritime interests and strengthening naval capabilities.

Sports News

Indian Shuttler B Sai Praneeth Retires From International Badminton Due To Persistent Injuries

  • B Sai Praneeth, aged 31, announces retirement from international badminton citing persistent injuries since the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Praneeth confirmed the news via his social media accounts, ending his 24-year-long career in the sport.
  • Throughout his career, he achieved notable success, including winning a bronze medal at the World Championships and representing India at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Shimla Hosts Inaugural Asian River Rafting Championships on Sutlej River

  • The first-ever Asian River Rafting Championships commence in Shimla, officially opened by Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on March 4th, 2024.
  • The championship is held on the Sutlej River, near Basantpur in the Sunni region, from March 4th to 9th, 2024.
  • Participation includes around 20 national and international teams from countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Iraq, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia.
  • The event serves as a platform for showcasing competitive river rafting skills and promoting adventure sports tourism in the region.

Scheme News

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Launches ADITI Scheme To Promote Innovation In Critical And Strategic Defence Technologies

  • On march 4, 2024 union minister rajnath singh ministry of defence (MoD) launched acing development of innovation technologies with Idex (ADITI) Scheme to promote innovation in critical and strategic defence technologies
  • The scheme was launch during defconnect 2024 in new Delhi
  • This scheme will provide start-ups with grant in aid of up to 25 crores for research, development and innovation in defence technology

About rajnath singh: Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician and lecturer who is serving as the 29th Defence Minister of India since 2019. He is currently the deputy Leader of the House, Lok Sabha since 2014. He was the 8th President of Bharatiya Janata Party from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 to 2014

Science and Tech News

Union Minister Jitendra Singh Inaugurates IN-SPACe Technical Center in Ahmedabad

  1. Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh, inaugurates a technical center in Ahmedabad.
  2. The center is established by IN-SPACe, aiming to advance India’s space sector through private sector involvement.
  3. Signifies a significant step towards promoting private sector participation in space technology development and testing.
  4. The inauguration marks a milestone in India’s efforts to expand its space capabilities and foster innovation in the sector.

 

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