7th March 2019 Daily Current Affairs

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Janaushadhi Diwas

Janaushadhi Diwas is being celebrated on 7th March across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with owners of Janaushadhi Kendras and beneficiaries of the Janaushadhi scheme, under which the government provides quality medicines at affordable rates.

More than  5050 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendras (PMBJP), are functional in 652 districts.

  • The Janaushadhi Kendras are providing quality medicine at an affordable price. He said the government’s aim is to open Janaushadhi Kedras at block level by 2020.

APPOINTMENTS

 India nominated Ramesh Chandra to head Food and Agricultural Organisation

  • India has nominated Ramesh Chandra, a member of Niti Ayog, to head Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).
  • Ramesh Chand’s candidature is challenged by Qu Dongyu of China, Medi Moungui of Cameroon, Catherine Geslain-Laneelle of France and Davit Kirvalidze of Georgia.
  • . The only Indian to head the FAO is Binay Ranjan Sen, who was the Director-General from 1956 to 1967.

  Scientist Ajit Kumar Mohanty appointed as BARC Director

  • The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has appointed scientist Ajit Kumar Mohanty as its Director. He has been appointed for a period of three years. He is at present Director, Physics Group in BARC and Director, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics.

 

Ajit Kumar Mohanty appointed Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

The Ministry of Personnel has notified the appointment of Ajit Kumar Mohanty as Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre for the period of three years. Currently, he is the Director, Physics Group in BARC and Director, Saha Institute Institute of Nuclear Physics.

  • The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)is India’s premier nuclear research facility headquartered in Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Kaja Kallas appointed as the first female prime minister of Estonia

Kaja Kallas was appointed as first female Prime Minister of Estonia. She is the leader of the country’s Reform Party. Her appointment comes after her liberal Reform Party was declared victorious in the elections against center-left Prime Minister Juri Ratas’s party.

  • In recently concluded elections her party secured 28.8% votes against Centre party votes of 23%. Her party has form a coalition government with the support of far-right EKRE.

Estonia Capital: Tallinn
Currency: Euro

Google launches reading tutor app ‘Bolo’ for kids in India

Google said it has been piloting Bolo with over 900 children in 200 villages in Uttar Pradesh with the help of ASER Centre, a research and assessment unit of Pratham Education Foundation

Smriti Irani inaugurates refurbished Handloom Haat in Delhi

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the refurbished Handloom Haat at Janpath in New Delhi. The main objective of the Haat is to provide infrastructure support to handloom agencies to augment their sales of handloom products and to showcase the exquisite variety of products produced all over the country.

These projects are being set up in the building by National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT which will help handloom sector in the production of handloom products as per market requirement in terms of trends, design and colour forecast.

Tata Motors SUV brand Harrier becomes VIVO IPL 2019s official partner

  • Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019’s official partner, TATA Motors will promote its newly-launched SUV, Harrier, as its lead brand at the event and showcase the SUV by means of the IPL platform. About TATA Motors ♦ Non-Executive Director and Chairman – N Chandrasekaran ♦ Headquarters – Mumbai 

  Malaysia to join the International Criminal Court

Malaysia will officially be the 124th member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on June 1, 2019.

Malaysia: Supreme head: Abdullah al-Haj

♦ Prime Minister: Mahathir Mohamad

♦ Capital: Kuala Lumpur

♦ Official language: Malay

♦ Currency: Malaysian ringgit (RM)

CCEA approves investment approval for 1320 megawatt Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant in Bulandshahar

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has approved the investment approval for a 1320 megawatt Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant (STPP) in Bulandshahar of Uttar Pradesh. Eleven thousand eight nine crore rupees will be spent on the plant.

  • Investment approval for 1320 Mega Watt Buxar thermal Power Project in District Buxar of Biharwas also approved. The project will be completed at an estimated cost of ten thousand 439 crore rupees. The Buxar Thermal Power Project will improve the deficit power scenario in Bihar and Eastern Region. It will start yielding benefit from 2023-24.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates BOLD-QIT project in Assam

Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the project BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) on India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri District of Assam.

 Border Security Force, BSF is responsible for the safeguarding of over four thousand kilometers long International Border with Bangladesh.

 

Rajnath Singh inaugurates CRPF training center in Jodhpur

Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a training center of the Central Reserve Police Force at Paladi Khinchiyan village in Jodhpur. He inaugurated it remotely from New Delhi. Spread over 175 acres, training can be provided to 1,600 security personnel at the center every year.

  • The new center has been handed over to the CRPF and soon the training facility will be shifted to Paladi Khinchiyan from Suratgarh.

National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation to be set up at Sehore in Madhya Pradesh

SmtShakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment laid the foundation stone of the ‘National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation’ at Sherpur Village in District Sehore, Madhya Pradesh.

  • This Institute will be first of its kind in the country. The Central Government has approved an outlay of Rs 180 crore for this project for an initial period of three years.
  • The survey also re-confirmed theOpen Defecation Free (ODF) status of over 90 percent of villages which were previously declared and verified as ODF by various districts and States.

Chennai Central Station to be renamed after MGR

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Chennai Central Railway Station will be renamed after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, popularly known as MGR. 

In Kancheepuram, the Prime Minister inaugurated a number of developmental projects in roadways, railways, and energy sector. These projects are meant to further strengthen the roadway and railway infrastructure in the state paving way for better, faster and cheaper transportation for people in Tamil Nadu.

HP to build Centre of Excellence for 3D printing in Andhra Pradesh

HP Inc India has signed a pact with Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS) and Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB). HP would bring in its global 3D printing expertise to support various training programmes at the CoE.

  • The CoE would give assist small and medium businesses (SMBs) and start-ups in Andhra Pradesh in learning more about the benefits of additive manufacturing and using 3D printing to digitally transform their own business operations..

Hi-tech traffic management & surveillance center set up in Raipur

The Chhattisgarh government has set up a hi-tech ‘integrated command and control center’ in Raipur for better traffic management and surveillance in the city. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched the ‘Daksha‘ project under which the centre has been built.

 

  Bernard Arnault overtakes Warren Buffett as world’s third-richest person

  • On the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, French luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault has overtaken Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person. Arnault is now worth $83.1 billion, while Warren Buffett has a net worth of $83 billion. The Bloomberg Billionaire Index 2019:
  • 1 Jeff Bezos $140 billion
  • 2 Bill Gates $98.3 billion
  • 3 Bernard Arnault $83.1 billion
  • 4 Warren Buffett $83 billion
  • 5 Amancio Ortega $67.9 billion

  Three Jharkhand districts top in Niti’s development ranking

  • Three Jharkhand districts Chatra, Sahibganj, and Hazaribagh have topped in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog for the December 2018-January 2019 period.

Awards & Honors

The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), Bhubaneswar has won the 2018 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award as the leading airport in size and region.

  • Nari Shakti Puraskar2018
  •  President Ram Nath Kovind will present the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018 (highest civilian honor for women in India) in New Delhi tomorrow.
  •  The Women and Child Development Ministry confer Nari Shakti Puraskar to women and institutions in recognition of their relentless service towards the cause of women empowerment and social welfare. This year, 44 awardees have been selected for this prestigious award.

India and Pakistan will hold talks to discuss and finalize the modalities for the Kartarpur corridor at the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border on 14th March 2018.

India also proposed that a technical level discussion on the alignment of the corridor be held on the same day on the sidelines of this meeting.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Daaji’s new book on how to design one’s destiny

Spiritual teacher Kamlesh Patel, popularly known as Daaji, addresses key issues related to destiny.

OBITUARIES

Former Union minister Venur Dhananjay Kumar passes away

Former Union minister Venur Dhananjay Kumar battling multi-organ failure passed away at a private hospital in Mangaluru. He was 68. Having started his career in the youth wing of BJP, Kumar became an MLA in 1983 from then Mangalore assembly constituency.

  • A lawyer by profession, Kumar had a brief stint with Janata Dal (Secular) and he was last associated with the Congress before illness laid him low for past few months.

Matua matriarch Binapani Devi passes away at 100

Matua community matriarch Binapani Devi, popularly known as ‘Boro Ma’ (elder mother), passed away after a prolonged illness. She was 100.

  • Devi headed the Matuas sect, a religious refugee community from Bangladesh.

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