Current Affairs : 06-03-2020 in English

Defence

  • This force has instituted a special 'Shakti Award' (Rs 1 lakh, a citation and trophy) that will be annually given to chosen personnel who work for the empowerment of women - CRPF.

Economy

  • New Interest rate on provident fund deposits for the financial year 2019-20, decided by the EPFO - 8.50% (lowered from 8.65%).

Environment

  • “Biodiversity super year” by WWF – 2020.

International

  • New prime minister of Ukraine - Denys Shmygal.
  • First government that have made free public transport free - Luxembourg.

National

  • District that topped the list of aspirational districts by NITI Aayog for January 2020 - Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh (second: Latehar of Jharkhand and Third: Dhaulpur of Rajasthan).
  • Under the theme ‘Collaborate to Create: Sustainable Growth in a Fractured World’, first ‘Economic Times Global Business Summit’ will be organised on 6th March 2020 in - Delhi.
  • New mobile application for convenience of investors to lodge grievances in SEBI Complaints Redress System (SCORES) - 'Sebi SCORES'.

Persons in News

  • Newly appointed head of the World Intellectual Property Organisation - Singaporean Daren Tang (replacing Australian Francis Gurry).
  • Re-appointed managing director and chief executive officer of SBI Life Insurance Limited - Sanjeev Nautiyal.
  • Former UN chief and Peruvian Prime Minister who has died aged 100 on 4 March 2020 - Javier Perez de Cuellar.

Sports

  • Sports Authority of India, in association with Hockey India will organise the first edition of the Khelo India Women's Hockey League (U- 21) between March to November in - New Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar.

State Current Affairs

  • The "no bag day" programme to allow students of the clases 1 to 5 to learn in a stress-free environment, launched in – Odisha’s Ganjam district.
  • This state government has decided to provide Rs. 5000 each to 14,608 students of the final year of the undergraduate level under the 'Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana' scheme for buying Smartphone - Tripura.
  • Lt. Governor G.C. Murmu launched Student Health Card scheme in - Jammu, UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The 590-km coastline of this state would soon get protection from geo-tubes instead of conventional granite seawalls - Kerala.
  • According to the Economic Survey of Maharashtra state, expected growth of Maharashtra's economy during 2019-20 - 5.7%.
  • Average share of the Maharashtra's contribution among all the states in the All India nominal GDP during 2019-20 - 14.3%.

Science

  • Indian Institute that developed Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) for Disaster Management - International Advanced Research for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad.

General Knowledge

  • Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) - Founded: 04 March 1952; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Founded: 29 April 1961; Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland.
  • World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) - Founded: 14 July 1967; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Ukraine - Capital: Kyiv; Currency: Hryvnia.
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) came into existence as Crown Representative’s Police on - 27th July 1939.

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