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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 MAR 2018


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 6 MAR 2018
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      DELHI GOVT APPROVES DELIVERY OF RATION AT DOORSTEPS OF PDS BENEFICIARIES
i.Delhi government approved a proposal for delivering rations in sealed packets at the doorstep to Public Distribution System beneficiaries.
ii. It will provide doorstep delivery of wheat/flour, rice and sugar for eligible PDS beneficiaries.
iii. This initiative will address problems such as theft of ration, poor quality of supplies and shops remaining closed.

2.      ‘VISION FOR FUTURE’ EVENT MARKS 70 YEARS OF INDO-RUSSIA TIES HELD IN NEW DELHI
I. ‘Vision for Future’ event is conducted to celebrate the 70 years of successful Indo-Russia ties, in New Delhi.
ii. The Vision for Future event is organised by Ministry of External Affairs of India and International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs and BRICS International Forum.
iii. This event is aimed at strengthening strategic partnership between India and Russia.

3.      BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES USD 170 MN FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
i.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a USD 170 million projects aimed at advancing women’s economic empowerment in India, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
iiThe Project will focus on  advancing gender equality, increasing job opportunities, spreading digital financial inclusion, and supporting the agricultural sector and women’s support groups.
iii. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is setup to achieve healthcare and reduce extreme poverty across the world and to expand educational opportunities .
4.      INDIA TO JOIN MULTILATERAL LENDER EBRD
i.India will join the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development as its 69th member.
 ii. EBRD is working for furthering the development of market-orientated economies and the promotion of private and entrepreneurial initiative in the European region.
iii. Now Indian companies would be permitted to undertake joint investments in regions in which the EBRD operates.
iv. Currently the U.S. is the largest shareholder in the EBRD.

5.      INDIA STARTS IMPORTING LNG FROM US FOR THE FIRST TIME
i. India has started importing natural gas from US under a 20-year deal.
ii. India starts importing LNG from US for the first time
iii. The deal is constructed between US and  GAIL.
iv.GAIL is India’s biggest natural gas transportation and marketing company.
v. In 1975, a ban was placed on oil exports from US and the  ban was lifted in 2015 by Obama administration.

6.      VIVEK R WADEKAR APPOINTED NEW SPECIAL DIRECTOR IN ED
i. Vivek R Wadekaris appointment as Special Director in Enforcement Directorate  was made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet .
ii.He is appointed for five years.
iii.Enforcement Directorate is a  central investigative agency that enforces the Prevention of Money Laundering Act  and the Foreign Exchange Management Act  in India

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH STATE GOVERNMENT APPROVED A PROPOSAL FOR DELIVERING RATIONS IN SEALED PACKETS AT THE DOORSTEP TO PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (PDS) BENEFICIARIES?
a. West Bengal
b. Odisha
c. Punjab
d. Delhi 
Q2. WHAT WAS THE SUM ALLOCATED BY BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION FOR THE PROJECTS AIMED AT ADVANCING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN INDIA, TANZANIA, KENYA AND UGANDA?
a. USD 250 million
b. USD 200 million
c. USD 170 million
d. USD 190 million
Q3. INDIAN GOVERNMENT-OWNED GAS AUTHORITY OF INDIA LTD. (GAIL) HAS SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH WHICH COUNTRY FOR THE IMPORT OF LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG) UNDER A 20-YEAR DEAL?
a. USA
b. Saudi Arabia
c. Iran
d. UK
Q4. TO CELEBRATE THE 70 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL INDO-RUSSIA TIES, ‘VISION FOR FUTURE’ EVENT WAS CONDUCTED IN WHICH CITY OF INDIA?
a. Ahmadabad
b. Itanagar
c. Hyderabad
d. New Delhi
Q5. INDIA WILL JOIN THE EUROPEAN BANK OF RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT (EBRD) AS ITS 69TH MEMBER. WHICH IS THE LARGEST SHAREHOLDER IN THE EBRD?
a. UK
b. USA
c. Germany
d. Russia
Q6. WHO WAS APPOINTED THE NEW SPECIAL DIRECTOR IN THE ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATE (ED) BY THE GOVERNMENT?
a. PrakashDev
b. Nithin David
c. GautamRaju
d. Vivek R Wadekar

ANSWERS:
1-d      2-c      3-a      4-d      5-b      6-d



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