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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6TH APR 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6TH APR 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1. NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATING INDIA 2017 HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The national conference on Communicating India 2017 held in New Delhi.
ii. The conference was organized by the Vivekananda International Foundation in collaboration with the the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and India Media Centre, University of Westminster, London, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library with the association of Prasar Bharati.
iii. A day-long conference was based on the three main themes: Telling India’s story to the world, Communicating via Journalism and Dialogue with Diaspora.
iv. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu , Journalist Sanjay Baru , Jay Panda-Member of Parliament, University of Westminster, London, Dr Daya Thussu-Professor of International Communication are participated in the conference.
v. Venkaiah Naidu highlights the importance of communication and also he adduce that PM Modi using social platforms Twitter and Radio to share his thoughts with people.

2. HARYANA TO PROVIDE ONE-TIME GRANT OF RS. 21,000 TO FAMILIES FOR 3RD GIRL CHILD
i. In its ongoing efforts to combat the problem of declining child sex ratio in the state, Haryana to provide one-time grant of Rs. 21,000 to families for 3rd girl child was born after August 24, 2015 under the currently operational ‘Aapki Beti Humari Beti’ scheme.
ii. As per this scheme, the first girl child born in the families belonging to Scheduled Castes and Below Poverty Line category will be eligible for a grant of Rs. 21000/-.
iii. Similarly, 2nd girl child, twin or multiple girl child born on or after January 22, 2015 in any family will also be eligible for a grant of Rs. 21000/- (per girl child).

3. GADKARI ANNOUNCES FIRST EXPRESS HIGHWAY PROJECT RS.40000 CR IN NORTHEAST
i. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, has announced the first North East Express Highway project  at the closing ceremony of the ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ festival.
ii. This 1300 Km highway project will be implemented with an outlay of Rs 40,000 cr in Assam.
iii. The National Highways Authority of India,  Assam government and the Inland Waterways of India have signed a tripartite agreement to construct the highway in Assam along the banks of Brahmaputra.

4. INDIA AND UK ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL DIALOGUE HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. 9th UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue held in New Delhi which was led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Philip Hammond, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer.
ii. Its aim is to combat cross border tax evasion, enhance cooperation in financial services and boost investments by encouraging Indian companies to raise funds through masala bonds.
iii. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that India and the UK have decided to set up Green Growth Equity Fund to finance clean energy projects.
iv. This is considered as sub-fund of National Infrastructure and Investment Fund and it will be raised to 500 million pound.
v. India and UK have agreed to work together to ensure effective implementation of the Financial Action Task Force’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing standards globally.
vi. Both the countries have also agreed to set up a forum comprising representatives from the SEBI, RBI, the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of England among others to share experiences and best practices on issuance of green and masala bonds.

5. INDIA’S IS THE WORLD’S 7TH LARGEST TOURISM ECONOMY IN TERMS OF GDP: WTTC
i. According to a new report released by World Travel and Tourism Council, India’s travel and tourism sector ranks 7th in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product.
ii. WTTC has forecasted 7% growth for the sector in 2017. Visitor exports are expected to grow by 5.4% in 2017.

6. ADITYA BIRLA GROUP GETS RBI LICENCE TO START PAYMENTS BANK
i. Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Ltd. has become the 7th entity to receive a final licence from Reserve Bank of India for carrying out the business of payments bank in India.
ii. Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank Ltd. will be launched in the first half of year 2017. Its headquarters is in Mumbai.
iii. On 19th August 2015, RBI gave “in-principle” licences to 11 entities to launch Payments bank.

7. JAPAN OFFICIALLY RECOGNISES BITCOIN AS CURRENCY FROM APRIL 2017
i. The currency of the Internet, Biticoin and other digital currencies have recognised as a payment method by Japan with effect from its new fiscal year.
ii. It was recognised under new banking law of Japan but it is not a legally-recognized currency.
iii. Bitcoin exchanges will come under additional regulatory scrutiny. They will be required to comply with strict anti-money laundering and Know Your Customer requirements, along with annual audits. Use of Bitcoin, other virtual currencies not authorised by RBI, says Govt.
iv. Financial institution can make Bitcoin exchange after registered with the government with the minimum capital of 10 million yen.

8. PRITHIKA YASHINI FROM TAMIL NADU BECOME INDIA’S FIRST TRANSGENDER POLICE OFFICER
i. Prithika Yashini’s application for the police post was initially rejected and tried hard to become the India’s 1st police officer from the transgender  community.
iii. The Madras high court has directed Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board to appoint a transgender as sub-inspector of police.
iv. The 1st bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana, also directed TNUSRB to include trans genders as a “third category” by the next recruitment process is carried out.

9. NATIONAL MARITIME DAY OBSERVED ON APRIL 5 2017
i. 54th National Maritime Day is celebrated on 5th April since 1964  to mark the day when the 1st voyage of the SS Loyalty, the 1st ship of Scindia Steam Navigation Company towards United Kingdom from Mumbai.
ii. The special programme was organised at various ports across India to highlight the importance of maritime trade in the country.
iii. The maritime day flag was hoisted at the ports and Port Trust chairman took salute of the Sail Past.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH STATE GOVT. HAS ANNOUNCED TO PROVIDE ONE-TIME GRANT OF RS 21,000 TO ALL THOSE FAMILIES WHOSE THIRD GIRL CHILD WAS BORN AFTER AUGUST 24, 2015 UNDER THE CURRENTLY OPERATIONAL ‘AAPKI BETI HUMARI BETI’ SCHEME?
a)  Chhattisgarh
b)  Haryana
c)  Madhya Pradesh
d)  Jharkhand
Q2. NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATING INDIA 2017 WAS HELD IN?
a)  Mumbai
b)  Varanasi
c)  Kochi
d)  New Delhi
Q3. WHAT WAS THE AIM OF 9TH UK-INDIA ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL DIALOGUE HELD IN NEW DELHI?
a)  To lay out plan for Britain’s exit from European Union
b)  To facilitate operations of British Hedge Funds in Indian Capital Market
c)  To combat cross border tax evasion, enhance cooperation in financial services and boost investments encouraging Indian companies to raise funds through masala bonds
d)  To sign a currency swap agreement between Bank of England and Reserve Bank of India
Q4. WHICH COUNTRY HAS OFFICIALLY RECOGNISED BITCOIN AS A METHOD OF PAYMENT?
a)  Japan
b)  Switzerland
c)  France
d)  Australia
Q5.  WHO HAS BECOME INDIA’S FIRST TRANSGENDER POLICE OFFICER?
a)  Shalini Dave
b)  Vibha Rajput
c)  Prithika Yashini
d)  Mridula Bose

ANSWERS:
             1 - B   2 - D    3 - C    4 - A    5 - C


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