Current Affairs for bank exams – March 1 – March 6
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Rangaswamy (Indian women’s cricket captain )has become the first woman to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BCCI Annual Awards. She was the first Indian women’s cricket team captain and the first woman cricketer to win the Arjuna Award.
The World Bank will provide USD 63 million loan to India to empower 6.8 lakh adolescent girls in Jharkhand under the ‘Tejaswini’ project(Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project”) . The project will be delivered in 17 districts of Jharkhand. The closing date for the project is June 30, 2021.
The Zero Discrimination Day has held on March, 01 2017. This United Nations Day aims to combat all forms of discrimination. The theme of Zero Discrimination Day 2017: Make some noise for Zero Discrimination
Narendra Modi is expected to visit Israel by the middle of this year, this will be the first visit by any Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish nation. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is also likely to visit India this year. The two nations are celebrating 25 years of diplomatic ties this year. Sinha underlined the cooperation between the two countries in the areas of cyber security and drinking water.
India Q3 GDP grows 7% despite demonetization.
India’s largest telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel has been rated the ‘Fastest Mobile Network for 2016’, leading broadband testing and network diagnostic application Ookla said.
Ajay Tyagi has charged as the ninth chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
Telecom Secretary J.S. Deepak has been appointed as country’s permanent representative to World Trade Organization (WTO).
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is likely to get the power to raise the rate up to 40 per cent for any item in future, without the need for parliamentary approval. The Council, chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has proposed an enabling provision in the GST Bills for a peak rate of 20 per cent each for Central GST (CGST) and state GST (SGST), from 14 per cent in the current draft, taking the limit to 40 per cent from 28 per cent.
The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms – C-CAMP, technology and innovation hub, will house the BIRAC Regional Entrepreneurship Centre (BREC) in Bengaluru. The centre has been set up with the objective of encouraging the spirit of bio-entrepreneurship, facilitating the creation of life science start-ups and mentoring start-ups to increase their chances of success.
Kerala has achieved the maximum number of registrations under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime with at least 60 per cent of an estimated 2.5 lakh traders migrating to the new platform.
The Ministry of Women & Child Development is observing the Swachhta Pakhwada from 1st March 2017 to 15th March 2017, to raise awareness about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan among women and children.
With an aim to free India from cataract by 2022, the government has approved a Rs 756 crore scheme to treat over 700 lakh such patients in the next five years. The scheme would render Rs 2,000 as financial assistance for each operation, including cost of lenses. This has been a part of the national blindness control programme.
Pakistan’s seasoned diplomat Amjad Hussain B Sial has assumed office as the new Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Sial has assumed charge of the office of Secretary General of SAARC from March 1, 2017, according to a press release issued by SAARC Secretariat here. He has succeeded Nepal’s Arjun Bahadur Thapa, who was appointed the Secretary-General in 2014.
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