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March 06, 2018

6th March 2018 Events - Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (6th March 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 6th March 2018

International Current Affairs
  • With a total of 42,07,250 personnel, India has been ranked as the 4th most powerful military in the world in Global Firepower Index 2017.
    • Top 3 of Global Firepower Index 2017 :
    • United States
    • Russia 
    • China. 
  • Sri Lanka today imposed a 10-day nation-wide state of emergency due to clashes between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in the Kandy district.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected a plea demanding the country's national anthem 'Song of Germany' to be made gender-neutral. 
    • The plea proposed replacing "fatherland" and "brotherly" in the anthem with "homeland" and "courageously" respectively.
National Current Affairs
  • India's first helicopter taxi service was launched in Bengaluru.
    • This helicopter taxi service will fly passengers from Kempegowda International Airport to Electronic City which is expected to reduce the time taken to cover the distance from 2 hours to 15 minutes. 
  • The Chief Minister of Nagaland TR Zeliang today resigned from his post after the BJP stood by its pre-poll alliance with Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). 
  • The 50th anniversary of English rock band The Beatles' visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram was celebrated in Uttarakhand's Rishikesh
    • The band had visited the ashram to practice transcendental meditation in 1968 and had written nearly 50 songs there. 
    • Note : The ashram, now commonly known as 'Beatles Ashram', has been turned into an eco-friendly tourism destination by the state authorities.
  • The Rajasthan government has decided to introduce uniforms for college students.
  • The Assam government has extended the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 by 6 more months in the state. 
    • AFSPA gives special rights to security forces to carry out operations in "disturbed areas." 
Baking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today announced that it has imposed a penalty of ₹2 crore on Indian Overseas Bank after a "fraud was detected" at one of its branches. 
    • It said the bank failed to comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations. 
    • Note : The RBI has also imposed a penalty of ₹3 crore on Axis Bank for violation of bad loan classification norms.
  • ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank MD Shikha Sharma have been summoned by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) in the PNB fraud case. 
    • They have been called in connection with working capital loans given to Mehul Choksi-owned Gitanjali Gems.
    • Note : ICICI Bank had led a 31-lender consortium which gave loans worth ₹5,280 crore to the company.
  • China has announced that it will spend $175 billion on Defence this year.
    • This is nearly 4 times as compared to India's $45-billion defence budget.
  • Veteran actress Shammi (89) passed away.
    • She appeared in over 100 films including 'Khuda Gawah', 'Hum', 'Arth' and 'The Burning Train'. 
    • Shammi also worked in many television shows like 'Dekh Bhai Dekh', 'Shrimaan Shrimati' and 'Kabhi Yeh Kabhi Woh'.
Science & Technology
  • Elon Musk-led SpaceX today successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket for the 50th time, carrying the 6,000 kg Hispasat satellite, the largest geostationary satellite the company has ever flown.
New Appointments
  • The president of the National People's Party (NPP), Conrad Sangma, today sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Meghalaya
  • Multinational steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal today announced the appointment of Aditya Mittal as President of the group in addition to his current role as CFO and CEO.
  • BJP has named former RSS volunteer, Biplab Kumar Deb as the Chief ministerial candidate for Tripura.
    • Note : Jishnu Deb Burman has been selected for the post of Deputy CM.
  • Ryoko Azuma has been appointed as the Commander of the First Escort Division of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
    • With this she became the 1st woman to command a warship squadron
  • London's Metropolitan police Scotland Yard has appointed Neil Basu as the new head of its counter-terrorism operations. 
    • Basu, who is known for his work in combating terror including the 2017 London attacks, is the first Indian-origin officer to be appointed to the role which is believed to be the toughest in British policing.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has been named as the Commissioner of the T20 Mumbai League, which will take place at Wankhede Stadium from 11th to 21st March 2018. 
  • India's 16-year-old shooter Manu Bhaker won her 2nd Gold medal in in a mixed team event at the ISSF shooting World Cup today. 
    • Note : India is on top of the medal tally with seven medals overall and three golds.
  • The opening ceremony of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), which was scheduled to be held on April 6, has been moved to April 7. 
    • The budget for the ceremony was also reduced to ₹30 crore from ₹50 crore.
    • The venue has been changed from CCI to Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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