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September 06, 2017

6th September 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (6th September 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 6th September 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Myanmar
    • This is his maiden bilateral visit to Myanmar. 
    • During this visit, he is expected to work on a range of subjects including security and counter-terrorism. 
    • Modi to hold talks with the State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi today.
    • Agreements on maritime security, capacity building and health likely to be signed.
  • French Defence Minister Florence Parly has announced that the country is going to begin arming its surveillance and intelligence drones, saying the move will help France's military become "more effective". 
MOUs & Agrements
  • The leaders of BRICS Countries have signed 4 MOUs during the 9th BRICS Summit, which was recently held at Xiamen, China.
    • The Signed MOUs are are :
      • BRICS Action Agenda on Economic and Trade Cooperation
      • BRICS Action Plan for Innovation Cooperation(2017-2020)
      • MoU between  BRICS Business Council and New Development Bank on Strategic Cooperation
      • Strategic Framework of BRICS Customs Cooperation
National Current Affairs
  • NITI Aayog today launched National Nutrition Strategy.
    • Aim of this Strategy : Kuposhan Mukt Bharat.
    • It intends at bringing nutrition to centre-stage of National Development Agenda. 
    • It lays down roadmap for targeted action to address India’s nutritional needs.
  • The Gujarat government today banned the Blue Whale Challenge in the state, citing increased incidents of suicide because of the game. 
    • Instructions have been issued to all schools asking them to ensure students don't fall prey to the game.
  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today launched two new contraceptives Antara and Chayya, an injectable drug and a pill, in 10 states. 
    • The contraceptives are being launched under Mission Parivar Vikas, a central family planning initiative, and are available for free in medical colleges and district hospitals. 
    • The 10 states are :
      • Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi and Goa.
  • Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu gave her assent to the Jharkhand Religious Freedom Bill, 2017
    • The state government will now issue notification on the Religious Freedom Bill, after which it will become an Act.
    • With this bill, Jharkhand becomes 7th state in the country to have anti-conversion law
      • Other six states are :
        • Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh (55) was shot dead at her house in Bengaluru. 
    • She was a veteran columnist and ran a Kannada weekly 'Gauri Lankesh Pathrike'.
    • She was known to write against communal violence and Hindu extremism.
  • Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister, Jomde Kena (52), passed away after a prolonged illness.
    • Kena, who represented the Likabali constituency, was elected as the Deputy Speaker in the Nabam Tuki government. 
Awards & Honors
  • As many as 219 teachers were awarded the National Award for Teachers by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Teacher's Day (5th September). 
    • Note : This was the first time that the Vice President, instead of the President gave away these awards. 
    • President Ram Nath Kovind later interacted with the awardees at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Science & Technology
  • Scientists associated with the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), which houses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator, are building a new detector, a scintillating fibre tracker dubbed 'SciFi'.
    • SciFi will help them to harvest more data from the collider. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Ajay Bhushan Pandey has today announced that the banks that fail to open Aadhaar enrolment centres in a stipulated 10% of branches till September 30 will be fined ₹20,000 per uncovered branch every month.
  • India has begun exporting its 1st consignment of 30 tonnes of high-speed diesel to Myanmar via land route. 
    • This is a part of PM Narendra Modi's goal of promoting the 'Act East Policy' and enhancing hydrocarbon trade with neighbouring countries, the Oil Ministry said. 
    • Note : Myanmar previously relied on imports from Thailand and Singapore to meet its consumption needs.
  • Australia's biggest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, was today hit with a class-action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders over a money laundering scandal. 
    • Litigation financier IMF Bentham is funding the lawsuit. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian shooter Ankur Mittal has won a Silver medal in the double trap event at the ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Moscow today. 
    • This is his first silver at a World Championship. 
    • Note : In the double trap junior category, India's Ahvar Rizvi also won silver.
  • The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the recruitment notification for IBPS Clerks VII. You can read the official notification from HERE.
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