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CURRENT AFFAIRS OF MARCH 6


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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

European commission launches global coalition for biodiversity to raise public awareness

on the occasion of the World Wildlife Day on March 3, 2020, the European Commission has launched a new global coalition for biodiversity called ‘United for Biodiversity’ in Monaco.


QS World University Ranking 2020 by subject: IIT Bombay & IIT Delhi find place in top 50 for engineering institutes

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and IIT Delhi have made it to the top 50 institutes in the world for the category of  engineering and technology and ranked 44th and 47th respectively.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge,US (Unites States) ranked at top position in the list of this category.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

SC allows trade in cryptocurrency by rejecting RBI 2018 circular

The decision in this regard has been taken by the three-judge Bench of headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman

Overview of Cabinet approvals on March 4, 2020

Cabinet approves amended FDI policy on Civil Aviation
The Union Cabinet has approved an amended Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy on civil aviation which permits non-resident Indian (NRI) nationals to own 100% stakes of Air India.



Cabinet clears MoU between India and Côte d’lvoire on cooperation in the health sector


5th edition of India Pharma & India Medical Device 2020 Conference held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat

inaugurated by Shri Sadananda Gowda, Chemicals and Fertilizers (C&F) Minister & Shri Mansukh Mandviya, Minister of State (MoS of C&F) addressed the conference. 

Ministry of Home Affairs approved automated facial recognition system (AFRS) for identification of bodies, missing children, criminals

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved the world’s largest automated facial recognition system (AFRS) by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for better identification of unrecognized bodies, missing children, persons and criminals without violating the privacy. 

Govt aims to replace all level crossings on NH with Over/under Bridges under the Setu Bharatam scheme

Setu Bharatam scheme: It was launched by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on March 4, 2016 to make all national highways free of railway crossings in order to prevent the frequent accidents and loss of lives at level crossings.


India & US signed Rs 1200 crore deal for missile protection suites for new Boeing-777 VVIP planes


BANKING & FINANCE

ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company inks pact with Saraswat co-op bank to tap rural market

About Saraswat Co-operative Bank:Headquarters– Mumbai,Maharashtra
Chairman– Gautam Thakur
About ICICI Prudential AMC:Headquarters– Mumbai,Maharashtra
Managing Director and CEO– Nimesh Shah



AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 

President of India honoured 15 Artists with 61st Annual Lalit Kala Akademi Awards 2020 in New Delhi


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Slovenia confirms anti-immigrant party leader Janez Jansa as new Prime Minister

About Slovenia:
President– Borut Pahor
Capital– Ljubljana
Currency- Euro


RBI Deputy Governor N.S. Vishwanathan resigned ahead of retirement


Tribal affairs ministry constitutes committee on CFR guidelines under FRA headed by NC Saxena

headed by Naresh Chandra Saxena, former member of the Planning Commission of India and of the National Advisory Council (NAC), to examine and recommend Community Forest Resources (CFR) Guidelines under the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA).


SPORTS

Badminton Asia Championships 2020 shifted to Manila from Wuhan

About Philippines:
President- Rodrigo Duterte
Currency– Philippine Peso
About Badminton world federation(BWF):
Established- London (1934)



Mumbai to host 2023 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session 

About IOC (International Olympic Committee):
Headquarters- Lausanne, Switzerland.
President- Thomas Bach.



OBITUARY

Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar Passed away at 100


IMPORTANT DAYS

Janaushadhi Week being celebrated in India from March 1 to 7

the theme ‘Suvidha Se Sammaan’.

The “Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana” initiated by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government Of India to provide quality medicines at an affordable price.


STATE NEWS

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel presents a Rs 95,650-crore budget for fiscal 2020-21


Gairsain will be the summer capital of Uttarakhand

About Uttarakhand:
Capital- Gairsain (summer capital), Dehradun (winter capital).
Governor- Baby Rani Maurya.
National Parks- Corbett NP, Gangotri NP, Govind Pashu Vihar NP, Nanda Devi NP, Rajaji NP, Valley of Flowers NP.