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Daily Current Affairs 6th March 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 6th March 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 6th March 2023. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 6th March 2023 Current affairs test.

 

Sports

1. Karnataka Triumphs Over Meghalaya in Santosh Trophy Football

  • After a 54-year gap, Karnataka secured its 5th Santosh Trophy National Football Championship by besting Meghalaya with a 3-2 score. The final showdown occurred at King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Half a century ago was the last time Karnataka bagged this title.
  • In a preceding match to the final, Services secured a 2-0 win against Punjab, claiming the third position.
  • West Bengal holds the record as the team with the most victories, having won the title 32 times.
  • The Santosh Trophy, established in 1941, is overseen by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Defence

2. 2023’s Inaugural Naval Commanders’ Conference Commences

  • The 2023 Naval Commanders’ Conference kicked off its first edition on March 6, 2023.
  • The initial segment of the conference is being conducted on India’s premier indigenous aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, positioned off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea.
  • INS Vikrant witnessed a keynote address from Rajnath Singh.
  • The meeting offers a venue for Naval leaders to deliberate on vital military and strategic matters and to engage with top-tier government representatives.

National News

3. Mauganj Emerges as Madhya Pradesh’s 53rd District

  • The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has proclaimed that Tehsil Mauganj, previously a part of Rewa district, will now be recognized as the state’s 53rd district.
  • The new district will encompass four tehsils: Mauganj, Hanumana, Naigarhi, and Devtalab, catering to a populace exceeding six lakhs.
  • In addition to this declaration, the Chief Minister initiated projects valued over Rs 738 crore, a significant portion being allocated for Mauganj.
  • Under the Sambal scheme, an assistance sum of Rs 605 crore was disbursed to the accounts of 27,310 beneficiaries.
  • Madhya Pradesh Overview:
    • Capital: Bhopal
    • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chauhan
    • Governor: Mangubhai C. Patel

Banking & Finance

4. Sashidhar Jagdishan’s Tenure Extended at HDFC Bank

  • HDFC Bank’s board has endorsed the continuation of Sashidhar Jagdishan as its CEO and managing director for another three-year term, starting 27 October 2023.
  • This decision awaits confirmation from both the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the bank’s stakeholders.
  • Sashidhar Jagdishan began his journey with the bank in 1996, served as the chief financial officer from 2008, and subsequently became the MD and CEO.

5. World Bank Pledges $1 Billion to Augment India’s Healthcare Infrastructure

  • The World Bank has committed to extending a $1 billion loan to India with the objective of bolstering its health amenities.
  • This financial aid will be partitioned into two distinct loans, each amounting to $500 million.
  • The funds are geared towards the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PMABHIM) – an initiative rolled out in October 2021.
  • The financial assistance will predominantly benefit healthcare provisions in seven states: Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
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